Year 8 are working towards writing their own articles during our spring term English lessons. This work has started with some preparation for the ideas that we want to include in our final piece.
Each class member was given a free choice about the subject matter. They were encouraged to choose a topic which they had some existing knowledge of. Some of the choices includes transport, computer games and hair and beauty.
The first task was to collect some information. The pupils researched their topic online. We created mind maps to help organise the information.
Our research was then broken down to answer some specific questions. Each topic had to be explained using who, why, what, where and when. We will use this information to help form the starting point for our articles.