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W/C 02.11

Lesson 1:


This first lesson we are going back and recapping on what we started to learn on biographies. 

Watch the video on Roald Dahl (link below) and make notes on the key facts you find out. Remember biographies are factual texts so only include facts, not opinions.


Once you have done this can you write up the notes into a paragraph using cohesive devices (examples in the table below).

Roald Dahl: Facts for kids

A brief look into the life of the world famous writer Roald Dahl. The author of many best sellers like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and the BFG was much...

Lesson 2:


This lesson I want you to read a biography (below) and then answer questions, finding out key information but also using your opinions to answer the questions. Please make sure you answer in full sentences and expand on your information if possible.


As an extension can you find the meanings of the words which are in purple.

Lesson 3:


This lesson we are looking at the key features and layout of biographies, using the one below can you follow the steps to highlight the different features. 

The answers are on the second page, so no cheating :-)

Lesson 4:


In this lesson, can you use the information provided (in the document below) to complete the mini fact file on Alfred Wallace.

Lesson 5:


Today we are going to start gathering information and details about a significant person that you will create a full biography for next week. 


Here are a few examples of people you can research;

Mary Anning (1799-1847); Charles Darwin (1809-1882); Alfred Wallace (1823-1913).

Marcus Rashford

Greta Thunberg

Malala Yousafzai


Using the biography template from yesterday think about the key information you will want to include.