Here are some examples of our writing in January 2017. As part of our 'Elements' theme, we gave pupils the scenario that the school was going to be flooded the following day. We designed an action plan and wrote an advisory leaflet on how to minimise flood damage.
We had to consider the following criteria:
•What is below 30cm (the predicted level the water would rise to) that water will damage?
•What can we keep dry? What can’t we keep dry?
•Can we prevent the water from getting into the school? How?
•How will we do without electricity?
•What arrangements must be made to provide lunch?
We wrote stories based on this frightening picture.
Here are some more examples of our writing in November 2016.
Below is diary writing based on our studies about the 'Black Death'. Scroll down further to find some examples of story writing.
13 October 1328
Today was the worst day ever! I have the Black Death. Last night I started to feel some pain that was unbearable, that’s when it all began. I saw bubos under my armpit. I woke up with aches all over my body. I went back to bed but I couldn’t get back to sleep so I looked out the window. All I could see were naked trees and dark clouds. It looked cold and blustery, even though I was sick, I was glad to be inside.
In the morning Mum came in to check on me and offered me some bread, but I couldn’t even think about food because I felt so ill. I felt weak and tired but mum dragged me to the Doctor. The Doctor gave me terrible news. He said that I have a 90% chance of dying and only a 10% percent of living. I have the Black Death! Who knows what is going to happen?
On my way home I saw lots of red crosses on people’s doors, this reminded me that so many other people also have the same disease. I know that the symptoms aren’t curable, I feel so sad but angry too. All I can think about is how long I have got left to live and all the things I wanted to do but will never get to do. I feel like my life is being stolen from me. Mums calling me, update you tomorrow if I’m still here.
By Jovan , aged 8