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Y6 Remote Education English 15/3

Date: 11th Mar 2021 @ 1:53pm

Tunnel 29

Watch this video clip so that you understand the context of this unit of work

"In 1961, Joachim Rudolph escaped from one of the world’s most brutal dictatorships. A few months later, he began tunnelling his way back in. Why?"

 Lesson 1 L/O: To retrieve information to describe images

Task 1Look at the photos provided. What can you infer from them? What questions do you have? write your ideas down. 

Task 2 Read through the opening of Tunnel 29- Part 1. Highlight any part of the text that match the pictures or answer your questions

Task 3 Underneath each photograph from Task 1, write a caption describing it. Use the text to help you


Lesson 2 L/O: To identify features of a diary entry.

Task 1- remind yourself of the features of a diary. Are there any you need your adult to explain?

Task 2- Read the diary entry attached. Underline the features as you see them.


Lesson 3 L/O: To write using the appropriate register for a diary.

Register means the tone of the piece - how it sounds. A diary is usually relaxed and informal as you're writing to yourself.

Task 1 Read the next section of The Tunnel 29 and highlight any vocabulary that might be useful when you turn this into a diary entry

Task 2 Looking at the success criteria, try to turn part of the text into a diary entry. Think about your relaxed and informal register!! There is a Wagoll to give you ideas.


Lesson 4 L/O To create direct and reported speech

Task 1: Read the Tunnel part 3. Change the pronouns and anything else that would need changing to turn it into first person.

Today we are going to turn parts of the story into direct speech and then reported speech. We will use the German names Wolf, Hasso, Uli and Joachim

Task 2: Write down 5 pieces of direct speech, that show what the characters might say to each other. For example, "I am exhausted" murmered Wolf. 

Task 3: Use the types of speech examples to then turn your direct speech into reported speech. For example: Wolf mumered that he was exhausted

Lesson 5 L/O To create atmosphere in writing by selecting appropriate language.

Task 1 - Read Tunnel 29 part 4. You won't be using it today but it is interesting to read.

Task 2 - Read Tunnel 29 part 5. What type of atmosphere has been created? tense, optimisic, hopeful, worried, dispondent, worried?? 

Task 3 -Underline the parts of the text that create the atmosphere. 

Can you spot 

  • Point of view
  • Thoughts feelings
  • Ambitious words
  • Fears
  • Bodily response
  • Things
  • Sounds

Task 4 - write your own paragraph making it as full of atmosphere as possible

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