Year 6 Term 1
Non-fiction: Biographical Writing
Objective 14
Resource Title
  Pupil pen-pictures of authors
Type of Resource
  Link to Kids on the Net
  Authors and Reading  
  Writing from Manor High School about three well-known authors. The writing has been carefully researched.
There are links to authors' own websites, which include biographies, advice to young writers from the authors, and opportunities to write to the authors.
URL of project


In the Classroom

Write short biographical accounts of well-known figures such as authors, pop stars, TV personalities, sports heroes, historical characters or famous children.

Online activities, instructions or forms
  These can be sent to Kids on the Net to create a new page like the Manor School page  
URL of online activities  
Summary - extended information in notes or worksheets
  Extend this project to include other types of writing, e.g., autobiographical, writing in role, school reports on famous people such as Henry VIII or Victoria Beckham.  
Extension activities URL
Keywords for extensions: Adaptations for different age groups and abilities, special needs

Create police reports for characters within nursery rhymes / fairy tales.

Find out about famous past pupils at school and write about them.


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 in 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, History  
ICT Skills

Web browsing
Web form

Teacher experience level
Length of time required
  Several lessons    
Resources required
  Range of autobiographical / biographical materials   




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