Great Fire of London

It’s 1666, and you live in London with your mum and your cat, Max. In the middle of the night, a fire starts on your street, Pudding Lane. When Max goes missing, you stumble across Samuel Pepys, who calls on your help to stop all of London from burning down. Will you be able to stop the fire, and will you ever see Max again?


In this Experience, your class will learn about the:

  • Causes of the Great Fire of London (Farriner’s bakery, weather, wooden houses) and its impact
  • Methods of extinguishing the fire (buckets, fire squirts, pulling down houses)
  • Historical context (Samuel Pepys, King Charles II, 1666)

Resources for each Experience include:

  • For EYFS, Actions Storyboard, Song Sheet and Script
  • For Key Stages 1 & 2, Storyboard, Quiz, Reading Comprehension, Writing Opportunities and Script