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All the reading and writing activities below are linked to The Tower of London.

By the end of the week you will have produced a non-chronological report.




  • Watch the following video clip about the Tower of London and read the different information 
  • Discuss the information with an adult

The Tower of London. KS1

A brief introduction to the history of the Tower of London.


  • Recap the key features of a non-chronological report (think back to your hedgehog report)


  • Recap the information you read yesterday about The Tower of London
  • Decide on the different sections of your report and record the sub-headings (4) on you planning sheet 



Why was the tower built?

Who are the Beefeaters?

Why are there ravens at the tower?

Crown Jewels


  • Make sure your report has 4 different sections
  • Your sections of information can be different to mine, use the resources above to help you!


  • Complete your planning sheet by making notes under each of your sub-headings
  • Remember notes are not full sentences, just key information e.g. first part of the tower built in 1078
  • Don't make the information up, you will find all the facts in the resources from Monday!


  • Write the introduction and the first 2 sections of your report 
  • Use your planning sheet for support
  • Use the success criteria for support (try and include all the key features)
  • I have included two recording templates if you wish to use them, the first has pictures included and the second has space for you to draw or cut and stick your own pictures


  • Remember the introduction comes first and tells the reader what the report is all about
  • An introduction also includes questions to get the reader interested


The Tower of London is a very famous building. When was it first built? What has it been used for over the years? Carry on reading to find out!



  • Complete the last 2 sections of your report
  • Can you add an interesting fact? 
  • Add pictures if you need to, either draw and colour or print, cut and stick them onto your report
  • Check back though your work for any corrections or improvements using the success criteria for support
  • Ask an adult to help you check back through your work
  • Take photographs of your report and email them in so I can have a look! 

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