In Literacy, we have been studying the poem ‘Flannan Isle’ by Wilfrid Wilson Gibson; this is based on the true story of three lighthouse keepers who went missing in 1900. We researched facts (and opinions) about their disappearance and used the information to write detailed news reports. It was very pleasing to see the children using the key features of a news report, including using formal language and both direct and reported speech for quotes. A selection of these will be on display in the classroom for you to read (as well as a few shown below.)
Well done to Jola Markey, who was chosen as our Mystery Writer for a fabulous news report.