This lesson provides an excellent opportunity to provide a real life event to inspire report writing. The children can analyse a newspaper report from 1666 and then use the information in the article, along with background knowledge, to write their own newspaper report.
How To Use
Engaging the children with this significant historical event will help to motivate them to write newspaper reports. Using their knowledge of the Great Fire of London and their English report writing skills they are challenged to write their own newspaper report detailing the events of this disaster.