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Friday

Friday 1st May 2020

For today's English activity, choose one of the four writing activities to complete about the explorers picture. 

 

Description of the explorers 

Write a description of the explorers in the picture and the setting.

 

Use lots of adjectives and expanded noun phrases to add description.

 

Use these questions to help you:

  • Who are they? 
  • What do they look like? What are their clothes like?
  • Where in the world are they?
  • What is the place like?
  • How old are they?
  • How do they feel? Why? (look at the oarsmen's facial expressions)
  • Where are they going?
  • Why is the woman looking back at the shore?

 

Diary

Write a diary entry as if you are one of the people in the boat. Describe what is happening to you, where you are going and how you feel.

 

Story

Write a story about the explorers in the picture.

 

Fact file

Research explorers. You could choose a famous explorer, for example Sir Francis Drake or Sir Walter Raleigh.

Write a fact file about them.

Your fact file could include:

  • Who are they?
  • Where were they born?
  • When were they born?
  • What are they famous for?
  • Where did they explore?
  • Did they discover anything? If so, what?
  • Any other interesting facts
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