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5. Reading

Monday

L.O: To enjoy reading for pleasure

 

Today we are going to read Chapter 7 ‘Twenty Eight Minutes Past One’ and Chapter 8 ‘Fourteen Minutes Past Two.’ You may prefer to listen to the two episodes so you have more time for the discussion questions that follow.

 

 

1.Read Chapter 7

 

http://www.queenmargaret.sayr.sch.uk/uploads/9/7/5/1/9751352/private_peaceful_lp_t16.pdf

 

or listen https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/english-private-peaceful/zhrmwty

 

2.Read Chapter 8

 

Or listen https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/english-private-peaceful-episode-8/zjs8rj6

 

3.Discuss some possible questions

Tuesday

L.O: To explore memories from the war

 

Today we are going to read Chapter 9  A Minute Past Three

 

1.Read Chapter 9

 

http://www.queenmargaret.sayr.sch.uk/uploads/9/7/5/1/9751352/private_peaceful_lp_t16.pdf

 

or listen https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/english-private-peaceful-episode-9/zh9t7nb

 

 

2.We are familiar with the repeated refrain of ‘Oranges and Lemons.’

 

Do you know any others? Explore some other songs by following this link, look carefully at the words.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/primary-school-songs-world-war-1-and-rememrbance/z6pgvk7

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/history-ks2-world-war-2-clips-ww2-songs-index/zbg9gwx

Wednesday

L.O: To explore memories from the war

 

Today we are going to read Chapter 9  A Minute Past Three

 

1.Read Chapter 9

 

http://www.queenmargaret.sayr.sch.uk/uploads/9/7/5/1/9751352/private_peaceful_lp_t16.pdf

 

or listen https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/english-private-peaceful-episode-9/zh9t7nb

 

 

2.We are familiar with the repeated refrain of ‘Oranges and Lemons.’

 

Do you know any others? Explore some other songs by following this link, look carefully at the words.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/primary-school-songs-world-war-1-and-rememrbance/z6pgvk7

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/history-ks2-world-war-2-clips-ww2-songs-index/zbg9gwx

Thursday

L.O: To explore the link between fiction and reality

 

1.Read Chapter 10

 

http://www.queenmargaret.sayr.sch.uk/uploads/9/7/5/1/9751352/private_peaceful_lp_t16.pdf

 

or listen https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/english-private-peaceful-episode-10/zdvj92p

 

2.Read or listen to Chapter 11

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/english-private-peaceful-episode-11/z7cxjhv

 

So there is more time for discussion you may want to watch the episodes being read.

 

Discuss

Tommo now reveals that someone is going to die. Who do you think this is going to be and why? How do you think this death will come about considering the information that we’ve been given?

Tommo takes us through the events of a gas attack. What makes this such a frightening event? How does the author convey this? Compare Tommo’s account to a first-hand account from a soldier in the War. How successfully does the author convey the reality of a gas attack in his story?

 Tommo thinks he is dying. How do we know that this can’t be the case? How do you think the story will move forward at this point?

 

 

Friday

We are now reaching the final two chapters of our book.

 

1.Read Chapter 12

 

http://www.queenmargaret.sayr.sch.uk/uploads/9/7/5/1/9751352/private_peaceful_lp_t16.pdf

 

or listen https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/english-private-peaceful-episode-12/zftcvk7

 

2.Read or listen to Chapter 13

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/english-private-peaceful-episode-13/zm23nrd

 

3.Discuss some suggested questions or think of some of your own.

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