Samuel Pepys

This week we had a visit from a theatre company for a Samuel Pepys workshop.  We learned about The Great Fire of London and how Samuel Pepys had kept a diary with lots of  important historical information about the events of the fire and how they tried to fight the fire.


We have also learned about the design of the houses in 1666 and how they were built. This helped us understand why the fire spread so quickly and became so large.  Click the image below for a link to an interactive ‘Build a Tudor House’ activity or click on the picture of the London street to have a tour of London just before the fire in 1666.


Year 2, what have you learned about the Great Fire of London? Where, when and how did it start? Why did it spread so quickly?

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