Subject: History Date: 15/5/06
Topic: Susan Rees: A Pit Girl
No. of pupils: 10
Duration: 50 minutes Age: 6/7
- Diary style writing
- sequence a story in History
- listen carefully to a story
- learn aspects of a book (author, illustrator)
National Curriculum References
1.1 - sequence events
1.2 - use common phrases relating to passing of time ....days of the week
2.1 - pupils should be taught about the past through stories from different periods and cultures
Curriculum Cymreig - Susan Rees lived in Merthyr
Creative skills - drawing pictures of the past
Personal and Social Education - learning about attitudes and values and knowledge of the past.
Author, illustrator, what they do
Ask about title, the letters on the title
Ask pupils to describe the cover
"How does it feel?"
"Does the girl look happy?"
"What can you see in the picture?"
Read the book showing pictures
Ask for opinions on each page
Write a weeks diary of a life of Susan Rees down the mines and illustrate it.
2 separate worksheets of different ability for each level.
Choose a day in Susan's week and draw a picture of her day with a sentence underneath to describe it.
- correct sequence of events
- understanding of the story in detail
- relating to welsh cultures
- spelling punctuation and grammar
Evidence - worksheet of Susan's Diary