The Great Fire of London

The audio programmes in this series explore The Great Fire of London and its aftermath through Music, Dance and Drama activities - making it a comprehensive Expressive Arts pack on the theme.

Unit 1 offers three Music programmes primarily aimed at children aged 5 to 7 years old which include a number of songs to learn, including some based on well-known nursery rhymes such as London's Burning. Unit 2, presented by Pete Hillier, continues the exploration through Dance. The programmes were originally made available as part of Time to Move and again are primarily aimed at KS1 pupils. Unit 3 focuses on Drama, with two programmes inviting the children to step into role to try out the 'virtual reality' exhibits at an interactive museum devoted to the Fire. The programmes are primarily aimed at children aged 7 to 9.

The series ends with a single 15 minute History programme, in which Cat Sandion explores the causes and consequences of the Great Fire - with short dramatic inserts including Samuel Pepys, Thomas Farynor, King Charles II and the Mayor of London.

All the programmes in the series can be downloaded at any time from the programme pages. Full details in the Teacher's Notes.

Unit 1: Music

1. Samuel Pepys and the Great Fire of London - Part 1
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2: Samuel Pepys and the Great Fire of London - Part 2
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3: Samuel Pepys and the Great Fire of London - Part 3
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Unit 2: Dance

4. The Fire begins in Pudding Lane
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5. The Great Fire spreads
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6. Put the Fire out!
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Unit 3: Drama

7. Welcome to MATRIX!
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8. Completing the challenge
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Unit 4: History

9. The story of The Great Fire of London
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The Great Fire of London - images
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