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Here are all the components for you to make your 'Market Cross' chronological timeline. The image shows what it's supposed to look like once it's finished. Start by cutting out the six dates and sticking them to the appropriate image. You can use clues within the images to help you. Then read the information provided and stick it around the timeline. Parents! Use the image for reference to support you!

This is the final stage of writing your balanced argument. Here's three documents to help you; an example of a balanced argument (about homework), a final planning sheet and lots of useful phrases to support the genre.

The next stage for your topic work is plan out your balanced argument. Remember that you are going to be arguing the case that your historical person is better than all the others. Look at my examples and discuss them with your parents or siblings. You need strong reasons for your person being the best and those come from the facts that you have discovered about them. You also need to consider your person and their achievements from the other side (negatively). Please note there are 3 types of planning sheet - choose which one suits you best. I used 'three stars' for mine, but it doesn't matter as long as you consider both sides.

Living History Trail - further research/ mindmapping

Miss Woodall's mind map 'Alexander Muddiman'

It's the summer term and we are about to learn all about 'where we live'!


We are very lucky to have lots of interesting history within the local area, for example: the world famous novel 'The Borrowers' by Mary Norton was inspired by The Cedars, which in more recent years is known as Leighton Middle School. Additionally, we will looks closely at The Leighton-Linslade Living History trail and all the incredible people that came from, and contributed to our brilliant market town.

The Borrowers will be our key text for English which will be used to produce a variety of writing genres including: Non chronological reports, Posters, Emails and Balanced arguments.

In geography we will be using a range of maps and aerial photographs from both the past and the present to compare and contrast, what's different? What's the same? Alongside this, we will be using ordinance survey maps to try and get to grips with grid references.