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Extra Blitz writing

History/Writing lesson: The Blitz

Miss Flisher kindly planned this fantastic lesson and shared it with me: thanks Miss Flisher!


Click on the link below and watch the video entitled ‘The Blitz’. 

  1. Watch it once, focusing completely on what is happening in the video without writing notes. 
  2. Watch it a second time – think about the sounds you hear from the video. Maybe even close your eyes to focus completely on the sounds. As you listen, use the worksheet below (or a piece of paper if you don’t have a printer) to write notes about what you can hear. Is it a nice sound? Loud or quiet? How does it make you feel? Can you compare sounds to anything else creating similes? Don’t be afraid to use a thesaurus to expand your vocabulary. 
  3. Now watch the film a third time. Think about what you can see. Describe it. How might you feel? Can you use any personification? Don’t be afraid to use a thesaurus to expand your vocabulary.
  4. From all of these descriptions, create some noun phrases and expanded noun phrases. 

(Noun Phrase –an adjective and a noun e.g. The loud siren.)

(Expanded Noun Phrase The piercingly loud siren which filled the darkening sky with its wail.)


   5. Use your notes to write a poem.  Do not use rhyme in your poem - I want to read a wonderful description and feel the  

       emotion of the poet (you). 


​​​​​​​Now email your poem to Mrs Evans