Tuesday 19th May 2020 – Writing planning task

Hello Year 4,

Hope you are all well. Today you will be planning a newspaper, you can either handwrite using the headings and send a photo to yearfour@lingsprimary.org.uk or you can use the headings and type in the blog. You have the reading comprehension from yesterday and the research you did on last week’s history to help you. Do not copy the same quotes and headlines, you need to plan your own newspaper report about the Battle of Hastings. You may need to do some more research on the Battle of Hastings.

Remember quotes are what people what have said when they witnessed the Battle so think carefully who they could have been and what they might have said. Obviously you weren’t there so think carefully. Make your headline catchy and do not give too much away – The Battle of Hastings tells us and is more of a title. The 5ws are who, what, when, where, why.

Happy planning.

Look forward to seeing your plans later, try and use as much detail as this will help you write your newspaper tomorrow.

Mrs Denny, Mrs Baldry and Miss Bishop

3 thoughts on “Tuesday 19th May 2020 – Writing planning task

  • 19th May 2020 at 11:30 am

    Normans invaded England!

    • The battle of Hastings was fought on 14 October 1066 between Norman-French army of Williams.
    • It took place approximately 7 miles (11 kilometres) northwest of Hastings.
    • The background to the battle was the death of the childless King Edward confessor.
    • In late 1066 AD it was starting an attack in England.
    • The exact numbers present at the battle are unknown; modern estimates are around 10,000 for
    William and about 7,000 for Harold.
    • Hastings to the battlefield to confront Harold. The battle lasted from about 9 am to dusk. Early
    efforts of the invaders to break the English battle lines had little effect; therefore, the Normans
    adopted the tactic of pretending to flee in panic and then turning on their pursuers.
    • Harold’s death, probably near the end of the battle, led to the retreat and defeat of most of his

    Quotes I will use
    • A horse, my dukedom horse
    • Clear vision holds the keys.
    • Let the game be ventured.

    Paragraph 2- More details about the battle
    • The planning is ready!
    • The battle field is used as an attack.
    • This battle field was planned by William.
    • Some historians estimate that 2,000 invaders died along with about twice that number of
    • The battle begins!

    Paragraph 3
    • A big attack crashed together with a big noise!
    • The Normans had a great power but someone was killed.
    • King Harrold was slain in a sad time leading the Normans.
    • William carried on but the Normans were retreating easily.
    • The Normans were carrying on as the English were attacking as they got tired.
    • Harold had spent mid-1066 on the south coast with a large army and fleet waiting for William to
    • No one exactly knew how many soldiers there were dead.
    • The battle almost ends.

    Sentence openers & connectiveness
    • Harold’s forces deployed in a small, dense formation at the top of steep slope
    • The battle opened with the Norman archers shooting uphill at the English shield wall, to little
    • After the attack from the archers, William sent the spearmen forward to attack the English as the
    Normans smashed their way through.
    • They were met with a barrage of missiles because no arrows.
    • The cavalry also failed to make headway so William left.

    • The English force was defeated near the London Bridge.
    • The Normans finally defeated the English with a high range attack.

    • 19th May 2020 at 3:09 pm

      Wow. A fantastic plan Hargun, I look forward to reading your newspaper report tomorrow.

  • 19th May 2020 at 10:53 pm

    Introduction. • The battle of Hastings was fought on 14 October 1066 between the Norman- French army of Williams. • It took place approximately 7 miles( 11 kilometres) northwest of Hastings, close to the present- day town of Battle, East Sussex, and was a decisive Norman victory. • Some 10,000 men died at the Battle of Hastings. England. •The Duke of Normandy, and an English army under the Anglo- Saxon King Harold Godwinson, beginning the Norman conquest of England. • The exact numbers present at the battle are unknown; modem estimates are around 10,000 for. Quotes I will use. A horse, my bold and brave horse. Let the game begin. Paragraph 2- More details about the battle. • The plan is ready. • The battle field is is used to conquered. • The battle field was attacked by William. Paragraph 3. • A big attack came on the battle field with louder noises. • King Harold ll of England is defeated by the Norman forces of William the Conqueror at the Battle of Hastings. • Fought on Senlac Hill, seven miles from Hastings, England. Retreating easily. • As the Normans were carrying on fighting the as the English got tired. • While Harold ll was in the north of England fighting Hardrada, William, Duke of Normandy invaded Sussex. Invade. • No one knows how many soldiers and horses die. Sentence openers & connectiveness. • The battle opened with Norman and their knights with horses. • As the England and the knights got on their horses going to battle field. Effect. • At the end of the bloody, all- day battle, Harold was killed-shot in the eye with an arrow, according to legend- and his forces were destroyed. • William marched into London and received the city’s submission. Conclusion. • English was forced to defeat near the London Bridge. • The Normans defeated the English with a high range attack.


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