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Jacqueline Wilson

Genre: Family, Humour, Identity
Age group: 9-11, 12-14

Watch this event to hear Jacqueline Wilson discusses how she became one of the nation's favourite children's authors. She explains where her ideas come from, including where she got the idea for the name Tracy Beaker! You will also hear Jacqueline talking about her own childhood expereince and how this lead to Jacky Daydream.

A transcript of this event is available to download.

If you only do one thing

We know time is tight, so here is just one activity you could complete with your class before or after watching the broadcast.

Childhood games SOC 2-04a, SOC 2-01a, TCH 2-03b, TCH 3-03b, TCH 4-03b

In Jacky Daydream, Jacqueline Wilson describes different toys and games that she enjoyed during her childhood. Ask your class to research the games commonly played by children during Jacqueline’s childhood era (1945- 1955). The People History website might be a good place for your pupils to start their research. Pupils could also ask grandparents about the games they to play, or you could visit a local care home and ask residents about their childhood. Questions to consider: Are any of the games still played today? Have some of the games adapted or changed over time? Are there any that are completey unrecognisable or new? Can pupils adapt any of these games so that children today would enjoy playing them? Pupils can teach the games they have learnt to peers in the class, or to other children in the playground.


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