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1950's Non-Chronological Report


Revisit week Beginning 8th June.

This week we were researching  the 1950's. Why was there a period of change? What had happened in the 1940's? What influenced the changes in the 1950's?


Have you researched areas of change? 

Have you put these in to a PowerPoint?


Using the PowerPoint, Create a non-chronological report on the 1950's.


Organise each section with a subheading, use evidence from your research to develop your explanations and information, so that you are able to tell the reader about the changes and the reasons behind these changes.


Provide and introduction the the non-chronological report.


Include pictures in your non-chron.


Grammar Features:

Clause structure, relative clauses and subordinating clauses, modal verbs, Brackets for parenthesis, paragraphing, sub-headings, adverbials, appropriate technical vocabulary, formality - so no contractions. 


Send your finished non-chronological report to your teachers by email.

Diary in Character


Revisit last weeks activities - have you written your diary in character?


Could you write a second diary from a different characters perspective?


If you wrote as Freddy or Polly, could you now write as either Ben or Rachel?


Think about the grammar features needed...


1st person, past tense, continuous 'ing verb endings, rhetorical questions, informal language, discursive writing style, modal verbs, paragraphing, adverbials for time, place and manner, prepositional phrases, emotive language and language appropriate to the character.


What happens next...


You have read the chapters provided...

What could happen next to the characters?


How do Polly and Freddy feel? How are they going to come to terms with the news and the realisation that they are now in 2009, when they went into Cryonic Suspension in 1956?


How do Ben and Rachel feel about their discovery?


How are they going to explain everything to Uncle Jerome and their mum and dad on their return?


We would like to you to write the next part of the story, this could be a paragraph, chapter of the rest of the story development as you think it will happen.


Try to maintain the characters language, style and personality in the text. Think about how their characters are going to develop and evolve. Think about the new experiences Freddy and Polly will have.... walking along the roads, shopping, school,  music fashion, food.... link these to your 1950's research.


Think about grammar features:

Set the scene:

adverbials for time, place and manner, characterisation and development, expanded noun phrases, comparisons - metaphors, similes, personifications, figurative language to describe, use of verbs and adverbs to show movement, adverbials for possibility and modal verbs.

Story development:

Speech between characters to show emotion, empathy for each other, character development, use of pronouns, paragraphing, adverbials to show progression of time and place, shifts between characters.


Once you have written your stories, edit and check spelling, capital letters, punctuation and sentence structure and organisation. Send your story to your teachers to share with the rest of year 6.