DINOSAUR: RESTRICTED AREA 5 - RESEARCH, WRITE AND PRESENT!
Designed to support a school trip to Blackgang Chine
ENGLISH Upper Key Stage 2
Other Key Stage Variants: Key Stage 3
General Writing for Purpose and Audience
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This is a post-visit English writing resource (with some on-site preparation) that engages students with their visit to Blackgang Chine Theme Park. The resource tasks enable them to practise their researching, recording, crafting and composition skills.
Students are asked to write to inform, using their experiences
at Blackgang Chine as their stimulus material. The task links to Restricted Area 5 which they will have explored during their visit.
This is a follow-up resource to be completed in the classroom post- visit. This task can be introduced before the visit to Blackgang Chine so that students are aware of the need to focus on their experience, taking note of the environment of Restricted Area 5 and the information located there, thus forming ideas for possible research after their visit. In particular, they need to consider questions about the dinosaurs for which they should like to know the answers.
The tasks can be integrated into English lessons at any stage throughout the academic year for writing practice although the
best results will be achieved immediately following the visit. It is anticipated that students will have an enriched experience as they will be reflecting on their school visit activities in an inspired way, and this will reinforce how English, and writing in particular, is a valuable communicative tool.
Key Skills Practised
Writing for a purpose: to inform
Creating a text from notes
Crafting a clear and informative response
Reading texts for selected material
This resource in use on a school trip.
The task could be discussed in class prior to the trip so students are bearing this in mind when on their visit, focusing on the research possibilities during their experience at Blackgang Chine.
During the Visit
Students could make notes and compile a list of questions for which they would like to find an answer.
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This resource could be completed as part of the following day trip:
Land of Imagination! from £14.50pp
Let children's imaginations run wild as they enjoy the many themed areas around Blackgang Chine!
Completion of the English resource task linked to this document
Students will demonstrate their informative writing skills. They will demonstrate evidence of planning and selection of appropriate material from their research. They will show they can make language choices to create structured and clear informative writing.
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