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Evacuation Story

Evacuation Story Lesson 1

Let's start with some spelling

Spelling pattern  

BBC Bitesize tious and cious 

Check webpage English -  GPaS - Spelling - tious and coins word ending pdf to practise


Spelling words

occupy  frequently  sacrifice  signature  competition  especially  familiar  pronunciation

Check webpage English - GPaS - Spelling -  Spelling reasoning words SET 1 to help you to learn these words


The Writing Lesson

This week, you are going to write an Evacuee story based on Chapter 1 of Friend or Foe. I have written a model text, which I will post here tomorrow. Today, we will start with a dictogloss based on the opening paragraph of my model text.


You can watch your first lesson here:


Your task: now that you have created a bank of words to use, write the opening part of an Evacuee story. With a dictogloss, I expect you to try to use as much of my story as you can (it’s not cheating, it’s learning how to use new words and phrases correctly).

Only write up to the part where you character gets out of bed (just like the section I read to you- no further).


Use your KS2 writing assessment checklist or a Y6 Writing mat to ensure your writing is the best it can be.

Evacuation Story Lesson 2


Today you will be using speech in your story: spend 20-25 minutes reminding yourself how to use inverted commas in speech. There are some very resources here: 


Here is today's writing lesson:


1. Read the whole of the model text, 'Vaccy'

2. Read the 3 sources of evidence: accounts of evacuation by really evacuees (click the purple writing).

3. Now write your story. Today is the first draft, so don't worry too much about perfection! Include speech and check your Year 6 writing mats and the KS2 writing assessment checklists.

4. Send me your first draft and I will mark it for you.



Evacuation Story lesson 3

Click my glasses to watch today's lesson. I've also written some notes to help you.



occupy frequently sacrifice signature competition especially familiar pronunciation


Practise each word using a spelling pyramid, like this







Now select 4 words and write a sentence for each, for example,

In World War II, Germany planned to occupy the British Isles. 


In today’s lesson, you will be applying your editing skills. In particular, editing to check for punctuation (especially inverted commas) and vocabulary. Take a look at the editing for spelling resources on the GPaS section of the class page.


Read through the story you wrote yesterday - read it aloud. Now check that your speech is correctly punctuated - check the resources I showed you yesterday. Is there any other punctuation you could use? Use your Year 6 writing mat to help you (you’ll find this in the Writing section of the English page).


How many of the dictogloss words and phrases did you include? How can you include some of them? Could you use a thesaurus (online or book) to help you to improve? Check and edit.

Now read your edited work aloud again. If you've done a good job editing, your work should look quite messy now. Well done!