Formal Letters

This week, in the run-up to Bonfire Night, we have been learning about The Gunpowder Plot. In Guided Reading, we read about Guy Fawkes and his co-conspirators, considered the motive behind their actions and discussed whether the gruesome punishment they received was justified.

The plot to kill King James I was uncovered after an anonymous letter was received by Lord Monteagle, who then warned the King. We thought about the person who wrote that letter. Who were they? How did they know about the plot? Why did they want to alert Lord Monteagle and the King? We put ourselves in their shoes and wrote our own letters warning King James or Lord Monteagle of the impending disaster. To be successful, the letters had to include formal language and answer all of the questions in the spider diagram. We hope that you enjoy them!


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