Year 6 Term 3
Non-fiction: Review for a real audience
Objectives 11, 20, 21 and 22
Resource Title
  Adventures in Cyberspace: Website Reviews
Type of Resource
  Link to Kids on the Net
  Tell us about it  
  Reviews of websites written by children   
URL of project


In the Classroom

Write a review of a website. Write it in an impersonal style, using the present tense and the passive voice.
Use well-linked paragraphs and suit the writing style to your likely audience.

Online activities, instructions or forms
  Send the reviews to Kids on the Net  
URL of online activities  
Keywords for extensions: Adaptations for different age groups and abilities, special needs
  Select several similar types of websites (e.g., news / sport / childrens) and review them based on certain features decided by whole group / class. Create a ‘top five’ list, or an overall winner. Discuss and justify reasons for selections.
Can also write and submit reviews of films, plays, TV, or other events.

NLS framework objective (Year)
NLS framework objective (Term)
NLS framework objective (Number)
  11, 20, 21, 22  
NLS framework objective (Name)
  To write a brief tailored review for real audiences.
To secure control of impersonal writing, particularly the sustained use of the present tense and the passive voice;
To divide whole texts into paragraphs, paying attention to the sequence of paragraphs and to the links between one paragraph and the next, eg through the choice of appropriate connectives.
To select the appropriate style and form to suit a specific purpose and audience, drawing on knowledge of different non fiction text types.
Year group(s) UK - Starting Year group range
Ending year group range

Curriculum Links
  English, Literacy, PSHE  
ICT Skills
  Web browsing
Word Processing

Teacher experience level
Length of time required
  2 - 3 lessons   
Resources required
  Internet Ready PC   




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