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In year 2 our history enquiry question is What happened in London in September 1666? 

Each lesson involves a sub-question that the children will explore to develop their history key skills.




1. When was the Great Fire of London?

2. Why did the fire start?

3. How do we know about the Great Fire of London? 

4. What can we learn about life in 1666 by reading Samuel Pepys’ diaries? 

5. Why did the fire spread so fast and far?

6. What significant places were affected by the fire? How was the spread of the fire stopped?

7. What was the impact of the fire on London?

8. Assessment task: Draw a timeline of the events of the Great Fire of London.

London 1666

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