This week you will begin looking at newspapers. Over the next 3 weeks you will learning about the features of newspapers so that you can write your own based on the first successful ascent to the summit of Everest.
Miss. H teaching
Have a think about what you already know about newspapers. Create a mindmap to show everything you can think of. A few ideas have been added already to help you.
Let's have a look at some short sections of different news articles. Pick out the 5 Ws in each one (Who, What, Where, When and Why).
Add them to a table just like the ones shown below.
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Newspapers aren't the only way we find out about the news, can you think of any other ways?
Create a list of all the ways we find out about the news.
Then explore newsround to see what's been happening around the world today.
Listen to the story being read by Miss. Heightley and make some notes. Here are some questions to help you write your notes:
Who is the story about?
What happens in the story?
Where is it set?
What are the key events?
Why is this adventure happening?
First to the Top
Using the story, have a go at answering the questions below. Don't forget to write each answer in a full sentence.
Paper copy of the book
Watch the video to see Hillary and Norgay after their expedition.
Learning Objective: To write effectively for a range of purposes and audiences, selecting language that shows good awareness of the reader (Headlines)
Click on the link below and use the powerpoint to learn all about headlines.
Can you match together the headline and its story?
Now you have had a go at matching headlines to stories and writing your own, let's try doing this for the newspaper article we are going to be writing.
Use the section of newspaper below to help you write at least 5 different headlines that you could use for your article.
Start the lesson by asking an adult to test you or you could test yourself on the spellings that you have been learning (These are the ones you were given last Thursday).
If you can, email your scores to your teacher – email@example.com
Click on the link below to mark your spellings.
Watch Miss. Heightley reading the book 'First to the Top' to help you remember the adventures of Edmund Hillary.
Now have a think about what you might ask Hillary if you had the chance to meet him.
Use the question generator to help you think of a range of questions.
Watch each of the videos below to find out what it was like climbing Everest. Make notes as you watch each video.
Using the videos you've watched and your notes, number each of your questions and see if you can now answer any of them.