2: Samuel Pepys and the Great Fire of London - Part 2
During the programme the children will:
- Check their chronometers are set to 1666 at the City of London to travel back in time once again.
- Repeat the baking actions from ‘Loaves of bread and puddings and pies’ (sifting, stirring and clapping with a neighbour).
- Hear about the start of The Great Fire of London in Thomas Farrynor’s bakery.
- Listen to snippets from Samuel Pepys’ diary.
- Join in with a sound-picture about the start of The Great Fire of London using body-percussion and mouth sounds.
- Sing the famous tune ‘London’s burning!’ with adapted words about ‘buckets’ and ‘fire-hooks’, focusing on gradually rising then falling.
- With the class split into two groups, sing the 'London's burning!' song as a round in two parts (in canon), cued by blowing instruments (Group 1) and bell sounds (Group 2, starting a few moments afterwards).
- Listen to more extracts from Samuel Pepys’ diary.
- Join in in with another sound-picture about fire-fighting The Great Fire (using varied clapping and voice sounds) as it reaches its peak, then begins to die down.
- Tap a repeating drum-rhythm and hum sad notes with the sad ‘Funeral music’ from last time (based on music by Purcell).
- Think about health and safety at home and at school and how to avoid accidents.
- Sing the whole of ‘London’s burning!’, once through the tune together, then dividing into two groups to sing the tune twice as a round (as above); then repeating ‘Pour on water...’ at the end, getting quieter and quieter.
- Use the additional music files on the website to practise the song and appraise the music.
Song: 'London's burning'
For the downloads below right click on the link and select either 'Save Target As' (PC) or 'Download Linked File' (Mac).