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Travelling Through Time


Pupils will use Ray Bradbury’s A Sound of Thunder as stimulus to produce a piece of cross-curricular creative writing – a series of diary entries. Pupils will build on creative writing skills exercised in previous units, including quality/engaging sentences, ambitious vocabulary choices and methods to create a specific tone/mood.

Unit aims:

  • Build on creative writing skills exercised in previous unit; quality/engaging sentences/ambitious vocabulary choices/deliberately creating a specific tone/mood
  • Semantics – how to use specific banks of language to create deliberate effects
  • Maximise artistic opportunities by illustrating their work, drawing and labelling time machine and dinosaur
  • Use historical facts to inform creative writing

Example Key Words


The fact or process of a species, family, or other group of animals or plants becoming extinct.


The enforcement or advocacy of strict obedience to authority at the expense of personal freedom.


Relating to a system of government that is centralised and dictatorial and requires complete subservience to the state.


Principles concerning the distinction between right and wrong or good and bad behaviour.


An animal that naturally preys on others.


The action of repeating something that has already been said or written.

External Links

Einstein’s ‘light clock’ theory could provide an interesting angle: