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Autobiographical and Biographical Writing

Autobiographical Writing

Our first English topics are autobiographies and biographies. We have looked closely at 'Boy' by Roald Dahl to examine features and will be writing our own autobiographies!

7 Interesting Facts About Roald Dahl

Can you find these in our class reader?

Biographical Writing

We will be looking at the fascinating life of King Alfred the Great. Alfred was the youngest son of King Aethelwulf of Wessex. Born in the 9th Century, he faced the dangerous threat of the Vikings yet brought peace, safety and education to his people. Use the videos below to learn about his life.

King Alfred: Born 849 AD – Died 899 AD

Freeze Framing the life of King Alfred

Alfred the Great Part 1

Documentary on the life of King Alfred.

Alfred the Great Part 2

Alfred the Great Part 3

Alfred the Great Part 4

Horrible Histories - Alfred the Great Song!

Alfred really lived up to his title of 'the Great', trading wisely with other countries, reforming schools and the army and saving the country from a Viking rule...although he never burnt the cakes! From Horrible Histories Series 6 Episode 2.