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Tuesday 24th March 2020

Yesterday, you should have chosen an astronaut to write about - either Neil Armstrong or Helen Sharman and found some information about them.


Today, your activity is to write the introduction for your biography (first paragraph). 


The first paragraph must include:

  • Who are they? - Neil Armstrong or Helen Sharman
  • What are they famous for? 
  • When were they born?
  • Where were they born? Where did they live?
  • Who is in their family?

You don't need to write about their childhood or their early life in the first paragraph.


I have written an example introduction to a biography about Tim Peake that you could use to help you (See Tim Peake Introduction Example)

Biographies are written in the past tense and in third person.

CHALLENGE - Include brackets in your introduction. For example, Tim Peake was born in Chichester (West Sussex) in April 1972.

CHALLENGE 2 - Include a relative clause. For example, Tim Peake, who is a famous astronaut, was born in Chichester in April 1972.     


If you have finished your introduction, spend some time editing your work. Have you used punctuation and capital letters correctly? Can you add more detail? Can you use an expanded noun phrase? You could add a relative clause or a fronted adverbial.


I look forward to reading your brilliant introductions.



Complete the first page in your grammar workout booklet or you could do a page of the Easter mystery SPaG booklet in your home learning pack.


Today's reading activity is in the reading section of this website. Spend 10 minutes also reading any book or text you enjoy. What are you currently reading?


Practice this week's spellings for 5 minutes. You could create a spelling game, play hangman with someone using the spellings or make a drawing using the spellings.