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Writing

This week you will be writing a diary entry on The Battle of Marathon which occurred during the Ancient Greek era! Have you ever written a diary before? First let's look at what features a diary entry must have:

  • Dear Diary 
  • date and times
  • written in first person - I/we 
  • past tense for main events
  • introduction to set the scene
  • chronological order
  • personal emotions and feelings
  • time conjunctions and adverbials e.g. after that, before, until etc

 

It is important to write your diary as if you were there yourselves so try and imagine yourself being at the Battle of Marathon all those years ago!

Below are some examples of diary entries as a guide:

Diary Entry Examples

Monday 22nd June

Today your task is to find out as much as you can about the Battle of Marathon! The Battle was part of the first Persian invasion in Ancient Greece. The Persians wanted to defeat the Greek city states and so wanted to invade. 

 

Research all you can on this battle including dates, key events, why, who was involved, outcome and anything else you can discover. Make notes and keep them safe.

Below are some links to help get you started:

Battle of Marathon | Animated History

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Battle of Marathon (Horrible Histories)

As shown on Blue Peters Olympic Torch Run 26/5/2012

Tuesday 23rd June

Recap all you've learned about the Battle of Marathon from yesterday. Look over your research notes. 

 

Today you can make a poster on the Battle of Marathon! Get creative today by creating a poster either on paper on online stating all you know about what you have learned. Include key points, pictures and title. 

 

Below is an example of how an information poster can look but you can do this however you'd like:

Poster Example

Wednesday 24th June

As discussed earlier in the week, an important part of writing a diary is to include feelings and thoughts on what you're writing about. Imagine you were in the Battle of Marathon in Ancient Greece. Think about the events that are happening and how you would feel. 

 

Today's task is to create a bank of feelings/emotions you would likely have if you were a a soldier or someone else present during the Battle of Marathon. Look at the layout below to help record your ideas. Use adjectives to describe the feelings. 

Feelings word bank

Thursday 25th June

Plan your diary entry! Use all the knowledge you have gathered since Monday and put all your thoughts and ideas into this plan below ready for writing your diary tomorrow:

Diary Entry Plan

Friday 26th June

Write your diary entry! 

 

Now it is time to write your diary entry on the Battle of Marathon! Look at yesterday's plan and gather all the information you have gathered this week. Don't forget to include all the features we talked about on Monday. Here is a reminder: 

 

  • Dear Diary 
  • date and times
  • written in first person - I/we 
  • past tense for main events
  • introduction to set the scene
  • chronological order
  • personal emotions and feelings
  • time conjunctions and adverbials e.g. after that, before, until etc

 

Enjoy writing your diaries and please send us your work!