LC: To use different sentence structures depending on the formality of writing

Introduction  In this writing , there will be details of crimes and punishments from the Roman era to modern Britain. Throughout all these times , and even further back in history , people have always committed crimes and faced punishments for those. For example , if you commit patricide (killing your father) you would be put in a sack of snakes and thrown in the river to drown. Would you believe it ?

Roman times

During this particular time period , ( it spanned between 500 BC and 400 AD murder and theft was very common. Also also , in this time period , the Romans had to follow the rules of the Empire or you would be punished according to your status ( if you did not  follow the rules ). Punishments in the Roman era were not nice ! The punishment that was usually used was beating and lashing (particularly on there back ). More meaningful crimes demanded more violent and more harsher punishments. These included ; being thrown of a cliff or crucifixion. Worst of all , the Romans did not always give punishments ; they sometimes moved onto instant death. If this was you and you got blamed for something you did not do , how would you feel ? In the Roman times , there were prisons , but they  were rarely used. Sometimes , they were used to hold prisoners before trial. Although all these punishments seem very severe , but in Roman times they were actually used.

Anglo-Saxon times

The Anglo-Saxon era started in around 410 AD and ended at about 1066 AD. In the Anglo-Saxon period  , crime and theft used to usually be fined (weregild). In that time , money used to called shillins shillings (1 shilling is more than 1 pound !). If the Anglo-Saxons can’t decide whether innocent or guilty , they would do a trial (by ordeal). These included ; walking bare foot an hot coal and putting your hand in hot boiling water. If god decided to heal you in three days , you are innocent but if god did not heal it in three days , you are guilty. Also , if you commit theft , your hands would be chopped of so you can not steal. Sometimes , ( it is just for men ) if you recite a verse from the Bible , you would be let go.

Tudor times

If you want to know something quick about the Tudor period ,you should know that crime and punishment in that time period was extreme. In the Tudor Tudor period , there would be a punishment for absolutely every type of crime from petty crimes to murdering. If you gossip too much , you would get a scolds bridle to stop you from talking so much. Being burnt alive was a very common punishment. If you sell food and it is rotten, you would get a pillory ( it is where you get rotten food thrown on you ). If you are currently planning a treason against the Empire you will be executed. Remember this , in the Tudor period the punishments that were given were mainly to humiliate the criminals.

The Victorian times

The Victorians were also quite extreme. In this era , children were 10 and above were claimed as adults. So , if children do crime , they would get the same punishments as an adult. If you steal in the Victorian times you would get killed (either children or adult ). No school ? It is a crime. The children would go to child labor all the way to Australia. In the Victorian times Sir Robert Peel introduced the first police force. Then as time slowly went by the police forces slowly became more popular.


As you all know WW2 (world war 2) has very recently happened so you could know lots of things about this part of history. In WW2 , lots of crimes happened. The most common crimes that happened during this amount of time were robbery and murder. Luckily, during this time, there were police forces that tried to stop the crime from happening. Lots of people during that time , were selling things on the black market. So , those people that were caught stealing on the black market were fined and were imprisoned.

Very clear and organised facts throughout.  Also, well chosen vocabulary and varied sentences.  Add more details to your Victorians paragraph though. 

How mountains are formed (Bigwrite)

Practice   Introduction.

Surprisingly, Mountains grow very hi-gh due to the tectonic plates pushing up into the earth. It takes a very long time to form and grow. It grows very tall just like Mount Everest. Mount Everest is the tallest mountain and the fact that the mountain grew like that is amazing.

Block Mountain.

Have you ever wondered how many different ways they are formed? There are 4 ways. A dome shape, shape a block shape, a fold shape and a plateaus shape. We are going to mainly talk about how block mountains are formed, just like Mount Everest. Block mountains are formed with 3 layers. One layer pushing the mountain above sea level and two underground beneath sea level. Both of the plates underground are pushing together forming a shape/plate above sea level making another plate growing taller and taller. Once it grows that tall it becomes a mountain, a hill or a volcano. Mostly mountains like Mount Everest.


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Dome mountains. Dome mountains are just like block mountains but a dome shape instead. This is another way that has tectonic plates to work. Underneath the mountain, there is a river of molten rock that pushes the mountain up forming a dome shape from the earths crust. There is a mountain called the dome mountain but don’t be fooled by the name, there are many other mountains that are formed this way. The mountains get taller and taller by this formation.

Fold Mountains!

Fold mountains are basically the same as dome and block mountains but it’s a different shape than the other mountains. Although, the mountains go higher like the other mountains, the layers fold acting like hills on top of each other. Mount Everest also uses this type of growth. It is very helpful for mountains and better so climbers can sometimes use the folds like stairs. That is how people climbed Everest.


Plateaus mountains can become really high. They are built up of earth that crumbled from the ground and that have piled and piled on top of each other, forming a tall mountain also forming hills next to the mountain. Surprisingly, the tallest Plateaus Mountains are the Tepui Plateaus mountain which is about 5,000 meters and about 16,000 feet. There’s also big mountains about plateaus in Colorado and everywhere in many countries, especially the alps.

Absolutely brilliant writing in different sentene types and paragraphs.  Super use of images and photos to enhance the writing too. Well done.