The Great Fire
Despite being around for a very long time as an infant topic it still ‘does the business’. Not only does it offer one of the best contexts for looking at cause and consequence, it also encourages the use of drama and role play to develop an empathetic understanding of the human dilemmas of the thousands having to watch their houses going up in flames. Schools are now being more imaginative with their approaches, many bringing in the local
|Fire Brigade to put out the fire in the playground where previously junk-modelled buildings (made as part of D&T) went up in flames! Don’t try this at home !!
The lessons here develop a deep understanding of causation, so that children’s explanations are better than some found in books. They also exploit pupils’ creativity, asking them to be designers of the new rebuilt London
An object-based problem-solving approach to learning about life during the Great Fire
This Smart Task is just part of a lesson and uses the power of concealed objects to fire children’s curiosity. Pupils work to help archaeologists establish the likely owner of the mystery...