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Timeline of the fire
Look at the ppt. of the Great fire of London, look at the pictures of present day London.
How did the Great Fire of London start? It began on Sunday 2nd September 1666, on Pudding Lane.
Read the slides detailing the sequence of events. Discuss and look closely at what was happening in each picture.
Why did the fire spread so quickly? Watch this video to learn more about why the fire spread so quickly. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CichlPUn_5w (watch from 4 minutes).
Why did the fire spread so quickly? a. all houses were very close together and made of wood; b. the wind was strong; c. there was no fire brigade; d. it had been hot so everything was dry and not much water left in the Thames to use to put out the fire.
In what order did events happen? Discuss what order the events happened. Order the events using the sequence cards provided.
Samuel Pepys Diary
What do you think a diary is? Have you ever kept a diary? A diary is a personal record of thoughts, feelings and events. Usually, it is arranged in chronological order. This is the order in which the things you’re writing about actually happened. We usually write a diary in the past tense. Therefore we may need to use a lot of our -ed words (to take us back in time).
Play this video, this is might give you an idea of what people might have written in their diary at the time of the great fire of London. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gJ97kx1ScQ
Now have a look an at extract from Samuel Pepys diary. You will need an adult to help with this.
For a piece of writing to be a good diary entry it needs to have;
Can you look at the first page of the Samuel Pepys comprehension sheet and highlight any features that make it a good diary entry.
Can you think about the features of a diary from yesterday, and how it must have felt to be in the fire and write a diary entry. Think about exciting phrase you might want to use, e.g. crackling fire, thick, black smoke. Imagine you are there at the time of the fire, and just one days diary entry.
Remember a good diary needs to have;
As well as remembering: capital letters, full stops, finger spaces and adjectives.
For the last topic lesson for the week you can carry on with your writing, make sure you have checked it for capital letters, full stops, finger spaces and adjectives.
If you have finished that, you can have a go at this art task. (you will need a paper, a pencil and some colours).
|1||Watch this teaching video and Miss Cashin will lead you through how create opening that hook the reader in. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-explore-how-writers-create-openings-that-hook-70rp8t|
|2||Watch this teaching video and Miss Cashin will lead you through how create opening that hook the reader in (focusing on the setting). https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-write-an-opening-that-hooks-setting-focus-65k30r|