Learning By Topic KS2: Guinness World Records and English

Theme/Spelling words: adjudicator, determination, commitment, extraordinary, existing, evidence, requirement, attempt, guidelines, witnesses.

List spellings in alphabetical order; write synonyms and antonyms for words (where appropriate); create a crossword puzzle for your theme words; write your theme words in sentences or use all of them in a short story, include some effective language features e.g. similes, metaphors, alliteration and personification.

What do you think drives people to dedicate so much time and energy into breaking or setting a world record? (Genre of writing: Discussion). Top Tip: You might like to present this as a vlog but be sure to draft some ideas down first!

Create a comic strip series of a character attempting and failing many times to break or set a record. Perhaps in the last comic strip of the series your character finally succeeds! Top Tip: Remember that comic strips should be humorous.

Find a YouTube clip that shows a Guinness World Record being set. Write a newspaper report on the event, remember to include a catchy headline and photographs with captions. (Genre of writing: Report)

With the same or different YouTube clip, watch it muted a few times and then watch it again acting as the sports commentator for the record breaking attempt! You can record your commentary on a tablet and then watch the clip again with your commentary. Then listen to the original commentary, how does it compare?

Write a story with the title ‘The Day I broke a Guinness World Record’. (Genre of writing: Narrative)

If you were to attempt to break or set a record, what would you like to do and why? (Genre of writing: Discussion)