Key Stages(s): Lower KS2 

Author(s): Salvatore Rubbino

A Literacy Tree Teaching Sequence for A walk in London

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Main Outcomes:

Tourist guides

Overview and outcomes:

Children read the book A Walk in London and create a local version of 'A Walk in.....' using two styles of writing, recount and information. Initially, after a first trip out, they will focus on the recount, but after they will return on the walk purely with a fact finding mission in mind. In the final stage, they will merge both styles of writing to create a new guide for the chosen area. All of this will be a response to a letter received from a local councillor asking the children if they can come up with a better guidebook, or new guidebook for the place in mind. Finally they will publish their outcomes and present to one another in the class. They will evaluate their writing, ensuring they can identify the appropriate text and language features for each text type.


London - the perfect place for a girl and her mother to spend the day! Follow them as they board the classic red bus and begin a whirlwind tour of some of London's most iconic landmarks. Try to climb the awe-inspiring lions at Trafalgar Square, take in the ritualistic Changing of the Guard, experience the whispering gallery at St Paul's and - if you're lucky - you may even spot the Queen! In this paean to Britain's bright and bustling capital city, Salvatore Rubbino's fresh, lively paintings and breezy text capture the delight of a young visitor experiencing the wonders of London first-hand. And of course, what's London without a little rain?

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