Build analytical reading and writing skills through an in-depth novel study of an award-winning wartime story.
The children will read, discuss, watch WW1 documentaries and the Private Peaceful movie, role-play, analyse and write.
The issues of family, relationships, courage and honour are as relevant today as they were a hundred years ago.
Read and examine chapters of the story
Rewrite a narrative as a newspaper article
Write an anti-war campaign speech
Transform narrative into playscript
Compare childhood and adulthood loyalty
Examine imagery in a gas attack classic poem
Produce an objective report
Watch the Private Peaceful movie
Plan and write an analytical essay on the theme “Bravery in Private Peaceful contrasting with Cowardice”
Students will need their own copy of “Private Peaceful” by Michael Murpurgo and be prepared to read some chapters at home. They will also need their own laptop.
Warning: the subject matter contains themes for older children
3 hours per week for 8 weeks
10-16 year olds