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Monday 9th November

LC: To develop a time line from facts read


Later this week, on Thursday and Friday, you are going to be writing an independent biography about the life of Mary Anning - a famous palaeontologist (someone that studies fossils) from the late 18th and early 19th century. Therefore, you are going to need to begin to collect notes. Please use the text from our reading lesson this morning and the following sources to begin to create a timeline of her life. Please just concentrate on the first 2 sections for today (Introduction and Early Years).    


If you are learning from home, you need to write the date and LC in your Home Learning book and draw your timeline. It might be a good idea to turn your book to the landscape orientation  so that you can fit all the information to your timeline (just like we did for the Walt Disney biography). If you want, you could go over 2 pages (double page).


If you are working from home, you will need to send a photograph of your completed timeline on Wednesday. You do not need to send one today. 

Your biography will be in sections like we did when we completed the Walt Disney biography. The subheadings for these are listed below. This will help you to choose the notes that you need to record. 


Introduction - This will be an overview of Mary Anning's life.


Early Years - You need information on where she was born and her family. You could talk about the thunderstorm when she was just a baby.


Fossil Hunting - Discuss how Mary began finding fossils (she called them curiosities because she didn't know what they were) on the Jurassic Coast.


The Ichthyosaur - Discuss one of Mary's most significant discoveries and how it affected the family. 


The Final Years  - Explain how Mary became a palaeontologist and her death in 1847.







The life and work of Mary Anning (dramatisation) _ History - True Stories.mp4

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