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Sherford Vale School and Nursery

Sherford ValeSchool and Nursery

Sherford ValeSchool and Nursery

Great Fire of London News Reports

In English, the children were challenged to produce their own news reports on the Great Fire of London, using the chronological order of events and then reporting these to the class as if working for a time-travelling BBC News team!

The children produced short scripts that focused on specific days of the event and included interviews with eye-witnesses such as baker Thomas Farriner and local London townspeople, and experts such as Samuel Pepys and the firefighters helping stop the fire from spreading.

We used the structure of a non-fiction historical report to plan and produce our own chronological report on the Voyage of the Mayflower, linking our history focus to our English.