The Great Fire Of London

This half term we have been busy learning about the Stuarts.
This week we have focused on a very important event in British History which occurred during the Stuart era.
Year 4 recreated the event in the video below.

Write down a few facts in a short paragraph about the Great fire of London.

Key vocabulary
Pudding Lane     1666    Charles II      River Thames   Thomas Farynor

48 thoughts on “The Great Fire Of London

  1. The Great Fire of London

    At Pudding lane, London a bakers shop was set on fire which the owner was Thomas Farynor. He left his oven on in night and the fire quickly spread through nearly all the houses in the street. The Great Fire of London started at Sunday 2nd of September. Because the houses were made out of wood, the fire spread through the other streets and towns. People were evacuated and some even left the city. The fire spread from East and through the River Thames which was covered in Fire. Due to the skills and knowledge in 1666, firemens could not help much so they had other tools which they thought that was very useful. People stopped the fire eventually by cutting all the house surrounded the fire. The plan worked so people were SAVED! The fire stopped on Wednesday 6th September. Because the The Great Fire of London destroyed the whole city, it took 10 million pounds to recreate the whole of London.

  2. I have leant that the great fire of london started at pudding lane on 1666 and man called samuel pepys wrote it all down on his diary and also buried his expensive cheese.The person who started the fire was a man called thomas farynor with his cooking.

  3. The great fire of London was really big it stared in a barkers shop and it happens In 1666 .it was started in pudding lane .it speeded so fast and lots of people died.ut was so famouse ?it spreeded repdelty .

  4. The Great Fire Of London was a awesome experience to see how quick the fire burnt down all the houses. The fire lasted for 4 days and the whole of London was destroyed and it was reconstructed.

  5. The Great fire of London happened in 1666 in Pudding Lane . It started in at bakery shop, as a servant didn’t turn of the oven.This made the whole of London on fire because they were made of wind.As a result,they tried to blow up houses so the would not spread in other city’s.

  6. sunday 6 1666

    the great fire of london started in a bakers shop when he forget to put his oven he said that he put it of but on monday morning the fire seted a light to his street puding lane they decided to get hoses to put the fire out thebn the goverment blow the houses that didnt set a light die the fire out where it is edventully it work ed then it took 30 years yo rebuild london

  7. The great fire of london started at a bakers shop because the servant left the fire over night so that is how it started.Also another fact is that all the houses on pudding lane burnt therefore the houses were made out of wood witch can spread to other houses . [The fire lasted for four days as well as that the people broke the following houses s o the fire will not continued . it started in 1666 in the 2nd of september. The fire stopped at at the river tembs . This was sett in london as the fire stopped the parliment had to plan for 30 years and finally reconstructed london after them long years of hard work the last thing is that the parliment had to pay 10 million pounds for reconstruction:).

  8. The Great Fire of London started on the 2nd of September 1666 and lasted 4 days. On Pudding Lane, there was a bakery belonging to Thomas Faynor and whilst the Faynor family was asleep, their servant accidently left the oven on and by 1am, the bakery was a blazing inferno. The raging fire then spread down Pudding Lane and then eventually to the rest of London. The reason the fire had spread so quickly is that the houses were very close together and made of timber.

  9. In pudding lane,the owner forgot that he left the oven on and it caused a big fire in London because the houses were maded of wood so the houses were on fire.so it spreaded on the whole street so they needed to break the houses down so it wouldn’t spread.At last,they needed to live in the streets or move to a different country.

  10. The fire started at pudding lane the bake accidentally open the oven the whole bakery shop was on fire because of Thomas farynor .The stwart house was on fire the whole city was on fire people scream and panic so much people went to other city. After 4 days the fire finished so London was rebuild.

  11. How did the fire begin? In September 1st 1666 in a bakers shop on pudding lane, the servant forgot to turn the oven off and left a vibrant sparkle of fire growing to infinity! Unfortunately, the fire spreaded due to the ferocious wind which was so powerful that it can lift a grown man up! The fire also spreaded as the houses were completely constructed by wood and everybody knows that fire can spread more with the help of wood. The people were so petrified to death that they abandoned their houses and smashed it to pieces. They left the city and retreated to the river Thames.

  12. On September 1st 1666 a house in Pudding lane owned by thomas farynor was caught on fire .The servant had forgot to turn the oven off.This left vibrant spark which lit the house quickly.In those times houses were made out of wood and attached together therefore the fire spread quickly. The wind blue east which made the fire bigger and worse .

  13. The great fire of london was a big fire caused by a bakery that spreaded realy fast because the houses were narrow and was re bulit in 30 years..

  14. The great fire of London started in 1666 in the 17th century. This was caused by a man Thomas Farynor who onwened the bakers shop on pudding lane. The fire spreadded quickly because the houses were made out of wood and the streets were narrow.To put out the fire the men’s would have used water squirts and buckets which were full of water.It took 4 to 5 days to put out the fire. London was reconstructed and took 30 years.

  15. The Great Fire of London started in 1666 and lasted 4 days. It all started in a bakery shop… the Faynor family was a sleep but they forgot to turn of the oven and it set on fire.The fire spread to another house to another un til all the houses were on fire.It cost 10,000 to rebuild the all houses.

  16. It started at the beacker when the servant fgot to put out the fire .
    People had to run to the river of themes.
    The fire lasted for 4 days

  17. On pudding lane the servant forgot to put the oven off so in the middle of the night the fire caused to spread to the houses surrounded around the bakery. This could spread quickly because the houses were made out of wood, if it was made out of brick they would have enough time to get to a safe place.The best thing to put the fire out was a type of hose which was the best, all it took was a hose and a leather bucket.After four days the fire stopped, and all that was left were flames and ashes. They reconstructed London after the Great Fire of London. They needed 10 million pounds to reconstruct the whole of London including the river Thames. This lead to the rive Thames which created more damage to London.

  18. firstly in 1666 the great fire of london happend in a bakery shop
    on pudding lane.The servant forgot to put the oven off so it created a fire.The fire soon started to spread therefore the houses were made out of wood.After a while people started to put the fire out but it did not work .

  19. The fire started in pudding lane in 1666 in a bakers shop. When it started in the bakers shop it spreaded rapidly other all the houses because they were made out of wood and they right next to each other.

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  20. At a bakers shop (Thomas Fayrnor owned it), on Pudding lane , the famous Great fire of London occurred because of one of the servants leaving the oven on . Due to most houses being made out of wood , ( except wealthy people who owned brick houses) the fire spread rapidly down Pudding lane and on to Fisher hill . Wood is highly flammable , fire easily burns it . Different to the Stuart times , today , most people will have Houses made of wood because of what had occurred during the Great Fire of London.

  21. The great fire of London first started in a bakers shop on Pudding Lane. The servant left the fire on and this caused other houses to be destroyed, the hous s were made from wood as a result, the fire spread quickly.The people from London tried to put out the fire with buckets of water however, it didn’t work. The plan was to destroy all the other houses, which didn’t have fire on them so the fire couldn’t spread.

  22. The Great fire of London happened in a baker‘s shop owned to Thomas Farynor, the servant forgot to turn the oven off and the sparks of the oven lead to the great fire of London. The fire spread very quickly to the other houses because at that time the houses were made out of timber. Also, the houses were attached to each other like magnets. The wind helped the fire go more and more rowdy and bigger also this caused more fire. The people of London decided to blow up the houses in path of the fire so the fire would stop eventually. People started running to river Thames the big lake of London so they could save their lives.

  23. The great fire of London was one of the most famous incident that happened in the Stuart times.It happened on pudding lane and spreaded.This was in 1666.They was a bakery shop on pudding lane and Thomas Farriner owned the bakery shop.He left his cooker on and it set fire.today we made are own Stuart houses and went onto the field and set fire to them.I really enjoyed it.

  24. The Great fire of London happened in 1666 in Pudding Lane . There was a bakery shop which belonged to Thomas Farynor. One day Thomas Farynor left his oven open over night. Then all the houses in the Sutrat time started getting fire.People went next to the River Thames so they don’t get burnt.When the Great fire of London happened Charles II was the King.People used water squirts and buckets which were filled with water to stop the fire going to each houses. It took 4 days then the Great fire of London was over.All houses got burnt because they were next to each other the street was narrowed.

  25. At Pudding Lane,London a bakers shop owned by Thomas Fayrnor was on fire at 1pm because the servant forgot to put the oven off.this caused many casualties through London.As the houses were made out of wood and was so close toghter, it spread so quickly this why we have houses made out of brick not wood because brick won’t burn easily.The fire spread to the streets on the east because the wind was blowing in this direction.The wind helps fire to gain more oxygen which creates a bigger fire than it started.Many people were evacuated into the sea.This sea is called the River Thames.People slept in streets hoping that the worst would not happen.Due to of the lack of skill and equipment needed, firemen could not help much with their buckets of water and their Walter pistols.The King of England in 1666, was Charles II who helped by throwing buckets of water into the fire.Charles II knew that this won’t end only if they bomb the houses with gunpowder that were close to the fire hoping that the fire would go away.This plan worked so everyone was saved.Approximately 13200 houses were destroyed and 70000 people lives althoughther in these houses and 87 churches were destroyed.It took 10 million pounds to recreate London.We know this information because of Samuel Pepys diary.

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