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History Unit 5 How do we know about

'The Great Fire of London'? 

                                          This unit is aimed at children in Year 2.

                                          A selection of resources to support the teaching of QCA History Unit 5: How do we know about 'The Great Fire of London'?

                                          For a complete list of what's included see the table below.   

Files Included in this Download

Resource Name

Format

Objectives

Resource Details

Vocabulary for History Unit 5

(7 pages)

Vocabulary to be used throughout the unit

7 pages with approximately 6/7 words on each page to use as a word bank for the unit

Pictures of The Great Fire of London

 (5 pages)

To know where the Great Fire broke out

 

Pictures of the fire itself, how people tried to put the fire out, the monument to the Great fire of London, a map of London

People around 1666

 (5 pages)

To  learn when the fire happened

 

Pictures of people around 1666 discuss long time ago, time line, how people were different. Use words on last page to discuss what the people wore in those days

Timeline

 (1 page)

To place events on a time line

Locate the time when the fire took place on the time line. Order events as they happened

The Great Fire of London what happened

(2 pages)

To place events on a time line

Cut out each of the boxes and arrange according to the dates and times to show the progress of the fire

The story of The Great Fire of London

 (3 pages)

To know why the fire broke out

 

A simplified story of when and how the fire broke out, what they did and the consequences

About the fire

 (3 pages)

To know about the main events of the fire

 

Worksheets of different levels to make a report on what happened / what people said

Great Fire weather and progress report

 (3 pages)

To know why the fire spread so far for so long

 

A report on the progress of the fire and the weather for each day discuss why the fire lasted so long

Ideas to stop the fire

(1 page)

To know why the fire spread so far for so long

 

Decide which ideas were best to stop the fire. Make a poster to show how to stop the fire.

Reports on the fire

(3 pages)

To learn what an eyewitness is

 

Reports from three people who saw what was happening when the fire took place

The Diary of Samuel Pepys

(4 pages)

To know about the part played by artists in recording the events of the Great Fire

Picture of Samuel Pepys, 2 extracts from his diary one more detailed than the other

The Great Fire of London Diary

(1 page)

To use their knowledge and understanding of the Great Fire to make a representation of it

Make a diary of their own as if they were a character at that time

Headlines

(1 page)

To use their knowledge and understanding of the Great Fire to make a representation of it

Draw pictures to represent the headlines about the Great Fire

My diary of The Great Fire of London

(1 page)

To use their knowledge and understanding of the Great Fire to make a representation of it

Make up their own diary of The Great Fire Of London, using the given template

 

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