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Historical Narrative

This term in English we will be starting off the term by looking at  Historical Narratives.

We will use inspiration from our class reading book,

Street Child, and our learning in History on the Victorians and the Industrial Revolution to write our own story set in Victorian Britain.


Week 1- 6.9.21

This week we looked at the following images of a chimney sweep and his equipment, to spark a discussion of what life was like for the majority of children during the Victorian Era.


We then decided if we thought it was fair that very young children were forced to climb up chimneys!



Week 2- 13.9.21


This week we have been reading a text called 'Stuck' about a young boy called Jeb, who was living in an orphanage before getting take on by Mr Fulbrook- a master chimney sweep. In the text we find out what it was like to be forced up a chimney and the consequences of getting STUCK!


After reading the text, the children thought up questions to ask the three main characters and we then used Hot Seating, where the children got into role and answered each others questions.


At the end of the week, we wrote a first person account from Jeb's point of view of his day. He are some good examples.


Week 5- Non Chronological Reports

This week we have started to look at a piece of text about Roman architecture to show what a good report looks like.

We have discussed the features we have found and looked carefully at the way that the text was structured.


Week 6

This week we are looking more closely at how writers convey information, thinking carefully about how paragraphs are constructed.

In class we organised facts under different headings considering our choices carefully to show whether they were linked to domes, arches or columns.