This term, Year 6 have been learning how to write a newspaper report and a sports report during their Writing lessons.
Our guest speaker Lisa Power, Editor of Penrith Press, spoke to the students about her role as Editor. She taught the students: the 5Ws that need to be included in the ‘lead’ part of the article, which allows the reader to get the main facts straight away at the beginning; the importance of direct quotes from witnesses and headlines; and, how the conclusion should state what will happen in the future regarding the story.
Students have been applying what they have learnt to some sensational and interesting articles. One may even feature in the Penrith Press.
Mrs Kirsten Hanson
Teacher – 6BH