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Lesson 4: Keeping in touch Key Stage 2: English - composition

'Toothache in Antarctica'

This lesson looks at describing two different episodes contained in one incident. There is a need to use language that can describe the differing emotions and feelings experienced.

Pupils will be able to use the LGfL video extract and can begin to think of translating their empathy into accurate, powerful descriptions.

Prepare to feel the pain!

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Purpose of study:

This lesson looks at Peter Clarkson's account of toothache in order for pupils to be able to write their second chapter.

National Curriculum Aims / Attainment Targets Activity focus


  • Key Stage 3 Creative Writing (stories, scripts, poetry and other imaginative writing) and the grammatical terms in the Key Stage 3 programme of study – Adjectives and Noun Phrases.
  • Writing a chapter using two time sequences.