The story of The Great Fire of London

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

Unit 1 offers three Music programmes that were originally made available as part of Music: Key Stage 1. They are primarily aimed at children aged 5 to 7 years old and include a number of songs to learn, including some based on well-known nursery rhymes.

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 The programmes were originally made available as part of Time to Move and again are primarily aimed at Key Stage 1 pupils.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 The programmes were originally made available as part of First Steps in Drama and are primarily aimed at children aged 7 to 9.

There is also 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.

Each of the units is highly interactive with pupils listening carefully to the audio sequences before taking part in the activities which involve working solo, in pairs, or in groups.

All the programmes in the series can be downloaded at any time from the programme pages.

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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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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7. Welcome to MATRIX!
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8. Completing the challenge
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9. The story of The Great Fire of London
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The Great Fire of London - images
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