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Research – Tower of London prsioners

In this lesson, the children were inspired by a recurring theme in David Walliams’ fantastic Gangsta Granny to use tablets to conduct research about a famous prisoner of the Tower of London. First of all, the class enjoyed reading an extract from the text together. The children were given an opportunity to discuss and reflect upon this extract with a partner, focussing on the references to the Tower of London and its significance to the story. The children then conducted internet research on previous prisoners of the Tower of London in order to deepen their understanding of the story, working in pairs but individually selecting and noting down important information. This new knowledge will be consolidated as a fact file in the next lesson, and will definitely inform future learning about Gangsta Granny.

Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School