KS1 & 2 Eye witness recount /diary account of the Great Fire of London
Set in September 1666, James Shirley, Dramatist, writes about his observations as the fire takes hold of and destroys London. This example demonstrates features of a diary and acts as a recount of the event including personal feelings and points of view.
Useful in the lesson for pupils to use to identify features and structure of diary writing or as a Recount Checklist activity.
Can be used in cross curricular History topics on The Great Fire of London or Samuel Pepys diary.