A smartnotebook that I used during a week of writing eye-witness reports about the Great Fire with useful links. We read bits of Sameul Pepys' diary, then children made upt heir own character and we did roleplay about what they saw. We then wrote our reports onto blank London Gazette pages, and tea stained them to make them look old.


  • Great Fire of London.notebook
  • blank london gazette.doc
  • Eyewitness plan.doc

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    user avatartracy_4 years agoreport

    Thank you a fab design for a newspaper report.

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    user avatarLucky Bear5 years agoreport

    Thanks for this - exactly what I'm looking for and will save me lots of time!

  • 4
    user avatarpurpleish5 years agoreport

    Looks great! Is there anyway I can access this via powerpoint or ActivInspire?

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    user avatarNW785 years agoreport

    A great resource! My children responded really well to the SMART and enjoyed writing an eyewitness report on the newspaper format.

  • 4

    Thanks for sharing, really useful for my next Big Writing!