The Great Fire of London and the National Curriculum

Primary History article including Scheme of Work for Key Stage 1 (unresourced)

By Karin Doull, Tim Lomas & Meryl Goldsmith, published 7th March 2014

The Great Fire of London: scheme of work and lesson plans

The Great Fire of London is a favourite National Curriculum teaching topic. This paper draws on the latest resources and teaching ideas to suggest how you can meet both the NC history requirements and the wider ones of the National Curriculum, particularly in integrated programmes that include teaching about the Great Fire of London.

We begin with the historical background that provides an essential reference frame for teaching the subject. This leads in to a detailed account of the teaching of one of its sessions, resources and a scheme of work. The final elements are a teacher's account of teaching The Great Fire through dance, Dos and Dont's and What the co-ordinator might do...

Please note: While this unit contains resource suggestions, it is not a fully resourced scheme of work, and the resources it refers to may in some cases only be available to full members of the HA.

The majority of the HA schemes of work were produced between 2014-2019 by members of the HA primary committee and its affiliates. These schemes of work are designed to support your planning and should be moulded and adapted to fit the context and needs of your own school. 

To view a free sample scheme of work, please refer to our Anglo-Saxons unit.

We regularly check the hyperlinks included in the schemes but unfortunately every now and again some links may go out of date. If you spot a broken link, please let us know on

This resource is FREE for Primary HA Members.

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