Resource ID 106172

KS3 English

Writing (Composition)
General Writing for Purpose and Audience
"Dinosaur: Restricted Area 5 - Research, write and present!"
Key Stage ED Squirrel
Resource Title
"Dinosaur: Restricted Area 5 - Research, write and present!"
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106171 - Upper KS2 Mixed Ability

106172 - KS3 Mixed Ability [THIS DOCUMENT]


Contextual Summary

This is a post-visit English writing resource (with some on-site preparation) that engages students with their visit to Blackgang Chine Theme Park. The resource tasks enable them to practise their researching, recording, crafting and composition skills. Students are asked to write to inform, using their experiences at Blackgang Chine as their stimulus material. The task links to Restricted Area 5 which they will have explored during their visit.

Key Skills Practised
  • Writing for a purpose: to inform
  • Note taking
  • Creating a text from notes
  • Crafting a clear and informative response
  • Reading texts for selected material
Learning Opportunities


The task could be discussed in class prior to the trip so students are bearing this in mind when on their visit, focusing on the research possibilities during their experience at Blackgang Chine.


Students could make notes and compile a list of questions for which they would like to find an answer.


Completion of the English resource task linked to this document

Learning Outcomes

Students will demonstrate their informative writing skills. They will demonstrate evidence of planning and selection of appropriate material from their research. They will show they can make language choices to create structured and clear informative writing.

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