Fire! Fire!

About this session

Key Stage 1 | Subject: History, English, Drama  | Topics: Stuarts | Session Type: Route-based

It is 1666, London is ablaze. The fire is spreading east approaching the Tower's doorstep… and the fortress is filled with gunpowder!

Students will meet a costumed character who will describe these terrible events and tell the story of Mr Pepys watching the flames from inside the ancient Tower walls.

This session includes time spent exploring outdoor areas of the site - please encourage students to dress appropriately for the weather.

National Curriculum links

This session supports
• Extending chronological knowledge of significant events in British history beyond 1066.
• Development of historical enquiry skills. 
• Development of speaking and listening skills through storytelling and role play.
• Pupils will explore key concepts of significance, cause and consequence as the story unfolds.

Learning outcomes

• To learn key features of the Great Fire of London through questioning and participation.
• To compare and contrast life today with life in the 1600’s.

Booking information

Monday to Friday
10.30, 12.00, 13.30
45 minutes
Up to 35 students
£93 plus admission

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