Real Writing Year 6 - Unit 22
Model text: A Trip To Blackpool
Curriculum Links: History (Victorians)
Writing unit overview
This writing unit for Year 6 is built around an original model text by Jon Mayhew; a journey story set in Victorian Britain. The example text is available as a PDF in three versions (plain, illustrated and annotated); annotated and non-annotated PowerPoint presentations are also included.
In this two-week unit, pupils will use their knowledge of the Victorian period to write their own story about a journey on a steam train. This unit could be included as part of a topic on Victorian Britain or the introduction of locomotives as part of a history project.
Key Curriculum Skills
Two fully resourced lessons are included for Year 5/6 English objectives:
1. Vocabulary: to link words with a similar meaning or related themes
Pupils will: Build up a word bank about the seaside and use this along with images to write a detailed description of a visit to the seaside, describing what they can see when they first arrive.
2. Grammar: to use adverbial phrases to build cohesion
Pupils will: use adverbial phrases to write a short recount about a trip, practising their recount orally first. Look at how adverbial phrases and other devices can create cohesion in a piece of writing.
- punctuating speech
- noun phrases
Additional Y6 objectives to teach or revisit
- using dialogue to convey characters and advance action
- describing settings
- using semi-colons to punctuate clauses
Year 6 vocabulary
Statutory spelling words: vehicle, privilege, restaurant
Tier 2 words: excursion, locomotive, reassure