Recently, Year 6 have been writing biographies in English. After developing many new skills (including how to use hyphens, colons, the passive voice and presentational features such as sub-headings), we planned and wrote our own biographies about fictional characters! We were given the challenge of make our writing as believable as possible. Mohammed even managed to trick Mr Reynolds into believing that his character, Tyler Stoneman, was real! Take a look at his brilliant work...
Thursday 23rd January Can I independently write a biography?
Tyler Stoneman was born on 26th June 1912 in London, Britain during the summer months. He dedicated his life to making technology and to understand more about the underwater kingdom. And that's how he got to make the one and only: Robo-fish! Read more if you want to find out more about this amazing man.
Early life and education
As a young child, Tyler loved the water and he even invented a working robot the size of his arm! But unfortunately, one day him and his family went ice skating but it was his first time so he fell over and his arm got cut off by someone else's blade so he had to have a robotic arm. His family also went on holiday and he went in a submarine and that's when he was determined to explore more about the underwater world.
Education and early career
In 1942, Something was made by him that changed his and many others life: The Robo-fish! The Robo-fish was a robotic fish that had a camera so it can see a close up of fish nobody would dare to go to in person such as jellyfish, sharks and much more and if it gets spotted it will camouflage into the underwater plants. He went back to university after his great invention and managed to get a PhD!
Later career and life
Stoneman started to make movies, which became blockbuster hits within only days of making them, and got some angles that nobody else could record all thanks to his Robo-fish. he thought instead of getting one angle at a time he would just make loads of Robo-fishes and get lots of angles all at once! This gave him the title of “The father of the Robo-fish”. With this he made movies more frequently and gave morals to his movies like “our fish are dying, play your part by recycling” or “every minute a truckload of plastic goes into the oceans and ruin beautiful fish” and people actually started to listen by recycling more and helping the environment!
Death and hopes for the future
Tyler died at the age of 74 on the 15th of August 1986 (of a heart attack). Thousands attended his funeral in respect of his contributions to the underwater world and many people still use his inventions today! It was thanks to him that people can make underwater movies. Before he died he said this amazing quote: “There can never be enough technology in this world, I am just the beginning, you are the ones who will change this world”.