In December we have been looking at biographies. We began by studying a model text biography of Walter Tull, a British footballer and soldier who fought and was killed in World War 1. We identified the key features of a biography and wrote our own biography of Helen Keller. Children then chose a subject for their own independent biography, researching and gathering information, then applying everything that we had learnt in their final ‘hot task’ writing.
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Over the last few weeks we have been learning about flashback stories. In a flashback story, the narrator begins in the present tense then looks back on their past memories, describing them in great detail, finally returning to the present tense to reflect on their experiences. Our model text was a flashback to an experience of the WW1 trenches. We identified the key features and wrote our own flashback stories about life as an evacuee during The Blitz.
Finally, children planned their own flashback stories and attempted to include all of the key features that we had discussed. It was important to include good descriptive and emotive language to interest the reader and explain the emotion of the memory.