3rd May 2021

Year 5 English – Newspaper Report Writing

Year 5 English – Newspaper Report Writing

This week in English we have been writing a newsletter report based on the London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd. The story is told from the perspective of Ted Spark. Ted’s cousin Salim has gone missing while riding the London Eye. We have produced journalistic writing about Salim’s disappearance. Imagining that we are reporters, we have asked witnesses about what they saw and in particular, if they noticed any suspicious activity. 

 

We also imagined interviewing family members about how this mysterious event could have happened and what led up to it. Writing witness statements has helped us to revise the difference between direct and reported speech and how to use the correct punctuation.

 

By Arun, Year 5