04 December 2019

Year 6 investigate the floods in the UK

As part of our literacy unit based on the text ‘Floodland’ by Marcus Sedgwick, Year 6 have been writing topical newspaper articles reporting on the recent floods that the UK has been experiencing. In order to immerse the children in the frantic world of journalism, we held press conferences during which the children interviewed members of the emergency services, families and businesses affected by the flood and the met office – all superbly acted by year 6 children. Not only was it great fun, this experience also gave the children a clear insight into the purpose of interviewing people which has allowed them to enrich their newspaper articles with relevant quotes.

Published on 4th December, 2019

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