Inspired by the memory of Stephen Lawrence, Year 6 looked at the facts around an issue that has unfortunately become more prominent in recent months: the rise in knife crime.


We used Newsround’s investigations and animations to learn about the facts and figures around knife crime and hear recounts from both victims of knife crime, and those who have carried knives.


Using The Writing Revolution approach, we looked at writing openings with 4 sentence types: statement, question, exclamation and command.

We then used because, but, so sentences to develop a general statement and add a range of different opinions.

Following this, we looked at using different subordinating conjunctions to offers opinions from different viewpoints.

Finally, we used colons, semi-colons and dashes to add detail to suggested solutions to avoiding knives and knife crime. Take a look at the booklets produced below:


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