Great Fire Of London
Schools all around the world use The Great Fire of London as a way to begin teaching the topic of Tudor History. It gives the children a chance to partake in some very creative tasks; from building model Tudor houses, creating paper fire as well as various role-play activities.
For little bits of inspiration why not take a look at our Great Fire of London Topic Pack in order to help your classroom create a great learning environment for your students.
Why not also have a look below at some examples of other schools work on the subject of The Great Fire of London.
Some fantastic examples of classroom artwork
Why Did The Great Fire of London Happen?
The episode begins in the present at a barbecue where we meet a rat called Maureen. Maureen then takes us back through time to introduce one of her ancestors, a rat living in London in 1666 at the time of The Great Fire of London. Pupils will learn about the causes of The Fire, meet key individuals involved and witness how Londoners responded to The Fire. This clip is from the series History KS1: The Great Fire of London. Suitable for teaching History at KS1 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and 1st Level in Scotland.
How to build a model Tudor House
An amazing tutorial explaining step by step how to build a replica Tudor house.
Truro School: Fire of London Reenactment
A very cool and impressive video created by Truro School; getting the class all involved in role playing as the frightened residents of old London Town.
The Great Fire of London Game
A great addition to any classroom lesson. Get the entire class to work together and collaborate with each other in order to beat the game.
Great Fire of London Minecraft Experience
“Inspired by the Museum of London’s rich collections, the Great Fire 1666 maps allow Minecraft players to explore the City of London and experience the story of the fire like never before. Uncover the causes of this terrible event, help fight the fire and eventually try your hand at rebuilding London. Each map will include challenges that help players delve deeper into the story and experience what it was like to be part of the Great Fire.”