Thomas Jolyffe Primary School

Thomas Jolyffe Primary School


Monday 1st March

LO: To activate prior knowledge and consider the historical context

In this lesson, the children will look at an extract from a newspaper article. They will think about what they already know, what they can infer and generate questions to help reflect upon what they don't yet know.

The Blitz (1940-41)

Tuesday 2nd March

LO: To read a recount and answer retrieval and inference based questions

In this lesson, the children will place World War II on a timeline and be taught some subject-specific vocabulary. They will then read a first hand account from a Blitz survivor and answer a range of inference and retrieval questions. The children will also have to reflect upon the type of question they are being asked.


Wednesday 3rd March 

LO: To understand the key information in a text and consider the author’s perspective

In this lesson, the children will re-read the text they read previously and be guided to find the key information; they will also be guided to reflect upon the author's experience as they read. The lesson culminates with a writing opportunity which will help the children understand that reading helps them understand an entirely different life while building their ability to empathise.


Thursday 4th March 


World Book Day!



We want you to create your own supervillain, their powers or aims need to revolve around books. For example - Trevor Vickers; International Story Stealer. Once you have come up with your villain, have a go at the following activities: 

  • Draw and label a crime scene- Where is it? What clues has your supervillain accidently left behind?
  • Create a wanted poster - Draw your supervillain include clothing, accessories and any powers that they have.
  • Write a newspaper article - What has your supervillain done? When did it happen? Were there any witnesses?
  • Imagine you are a newsreader, present the facts of the crime, including a report about the supervillain. (Why not film it and send to Miss Holmes or Mr Drummond!)
  • Make a comic strip detailing the lead up to the supervillains crime. Why did your supervillain become a villain?



Watch this video to give you ideas for your supervillain!

Friday 5th March

LO: To read a new text and consider the author’s use of language

In this this lesson, the children will read a new account of a Blitz survivor and look at some of the language used to help them build comprehension. They will also make some brief comparisons between the two texts.

‘Children are captivated by their learning’, ‘The well-being of pupils is at the heart of the school’, ‘School is a calm place - pupils are polite, courteous and well-mannered’