Year 6 Term 1
Non-fiction: Autobiography, diary, journal, etc.
Objective 14
Resource Title
  Diary writing, Lucy's Tower, Kids' Castle
Type of Resource

Link to Kids' Castle
Online Resource

  Kid's Castle  
  This is based on a tower in Kids' Castle. Lady Sherwood's niece, Lucy keeps a diary of her life in the castle. There is information regarding a real historical character on which a diary entry may be based.  
URL of project


Downloadables available
Downloadable teachers notes
  Word file
pdf file
Downloadable worksheets
  Word file : Writing Diaries
pdf file  : Writing Diaries

In the Classroom

Children can read other diary entries sent in by children from other schools.
Write a diary entry entitled, 'Imagine a day living in a castle'.

Online activities, instructions or forms
  Web form to submit diary entries  
URL of online activities  
Keywords for extensions: Adaptations for different age groups and abilities, special needs
  Read extracts from a famous diary, e.g., the diary of Anne Frank. Write an entry from the view of a neighbour the day that the Frank family were found.  
External Links
  Anne Frank House  

NLS framework objective (Year)
NLS framework objective (Term)
NLS framework objective (Number)
NLS framework objective (Name)
  To develop the skills of biographical and autobiographical writing in role, adopting distinctive voices, e.g., historical characters through, e.g.; preparing a CV; composing a biographical account based on research; describing a person from different perspectives (e.g., police); description, school report, newspaper obituary.  
Year group(s) UK - Starting Year group range
Ending year group range

Curriculum Links
  English, Literacy, Drama, History  
ICT Skills


Teacher experience level
Length of time required
  1 - 2 lessons   
Resources required
  Examples of diary writing   




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