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Heathfield Primary School

Newspapers and WAGOLL – What A Good One Looks Like!

Today in Literacy I have my writing group all morning! I love it when this happens because as a group, we can really get to the nitty gritty of writing! We have looked at two different match reports from last night’s game between Ghana and Germany. One from the Telegraph and the one in the presentation below is from Sky Sports News. The pupils have vandalised one match report showing all the features they can identify. As a result, the pupils have come up with their own rules for writing a great newspaper report. These are displayed under the photo display of their vandalised/annotated work!

WAGOLL (What A Good One Looks Like) – Journalistic Writing on PhotoPeach

Features of a Newspaper Report:
- Introduction (Orientation paragraph)
- Quotes
- Facts (mainly)
- Opinions (occasionally)
- Exciting vocabulary
- A formal style

Tomorrow, we will be looking at what other people say makes a great newspaper article and we will see how accurate our features are!

Journalistic Writing this week

We have already looked in detail about what thoughts and feelings players experience whilst in the tunnel waiting to come out onto the pitch and also when they get out onto the pitch.

This week we will be looking at newspaper reports. We will look in detail at these links:



Can we write like that? This week we will have a go and hopefully get to use the Newspaper frames on Purplemash too! If you want to do REALLY well this week, read some newspaper report about the world cup games. This will help you understand the style of writing.

If we get time, we may get chance to compare what the UK newspapers say to what the German newspapers say by looking at this report by ‘Bild’ (A very popular German newspaper)


We will obviously keep the world up to day with our learning. Each day we will produce a post that shows the planning stages we have gone through and the results will be posted later in the week! I’m really looking forward to our lessons this week!