South Brent Primary School

South Brent Primary School


Ongoing Activity:

Spelling shed, reading - lots of it!!!!, keep a diary, SATs papers

Thursday 26th and Friday 27th March

Good morning class! Today you are going to start work on writing your biography. I have posted below an example text for you to use as a model. If you scroll down, the text is annotated to show you which features of a biography you should be including and the spelling and grammar features I will be looking for. I will also post the Y5/6 spelling lists to encourage you to use some of these words in your writing. 

Wednesday 25th March

Good morning! Today's English task is to plan the biography text that you will be writing tomorrow. You will need to look at the answers you got to the questions you asked yesterday and start to put them into categories. You can organise your planning however you like - I would use a spider diagram (but you know me... I always do!) 

Headings you might like to use are:

early life

school and education

life events


later life


Tomorrow, i will post an example of a biography for you to use as a model to help you write your own. 




So, today's task is to use the questions you wrote yesterday to find out about the person about whom you are going to write. You need to ask them the questions and record their answers - remember the work we did on note-taking during the Junior Apprentice work! You could also film the person's responses or record them using a Dictaphone or phone. Please remember the importance of social distancing and use the phone or Facetime unless you are interviewing a person you live with! 


I hope you find out some interesting facts!


Miss Berry


This week, we are going to start work on a biography about one of your family members. Your task today is to think about which family member you might want to write about and to compile a list of at least 20 questions that you could ask them. It might be nice to think about an older relative who might be feeling a bit isolated - you will be able to ask them questions over the phone or via facetime etc.


Remember, a biography is the story of someone's life so you will need to think carefully about the questions you ask. You will need to find out about where and when they were born their childhood, interesting events in their lives, important things that they have lived through (such as a worldwide pandemic!) and perhaps what they feel are their greatest achievements. Write your questions in your home learning books.


Happy question writing-  bet you find out some really interesting thing about people you thought you knew well!

2019/20 - Year 3/4 enjoying a day with their Roman visitor