Becoming Samuel Pepys

This week we have used drama to inform our writing.

We have been writing some diary entries as Samuel Pepys this week. One feature of diary writing is the use of first person, i.e. using “I” – This can be tricky.

So… To get into the character of Mr Pepys, we became him through the technique hot seating. This is where someone pretends to be a character and they are asked questions and they respond as that character.

Obviously, you can’t be Samuel Pepys without a proper periwig.

This really helped us to become Samuel Pepys and helped the writing process.
Below are some examples of our diaries, from Elijah, Lily, Caitlyn, Pippa and Isaac

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