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Spring 2

Don’t - Poetry


Here is the poem that we have learnt together:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oaq3gzswei0

 

Spring 1

The Three Little Pigs - Discussion Text

Continuing with The Three Little Pigs theme, we have now been building arguments to debate who was truly guilty in the story. 
 

The Three Little Pigs in Court - our prompt video for this topic

The next step was to create an argument about a topic of our choice. We wrote these up as a balanced argument in a discussion text. 
 

  
 

The Dreamgiver - Character Descriptions

Using a video prompt, we analysed the mysterious character of the Dreamgiver. We made predictions and inferences, and gave descriptions of him. Then, it was our turn to create our own character and describe them, ready to use in our story opening.

 

  


The BFG - Story Openings

We have been working hard on filling our story openings with suspense so that our readers feel excited and anxious about what will happen next in the story. Are you brave enough to read some of our openings?

 

  

 

 Autumn 2

 

Toy Story - Playscript

Following on from reading the playscript 'A Tune of Lies' (Literacy and Language text), we have written our own playscript to a clip from Toy Story (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rDb8_uNwbo). To make our work our own, we edited some of the characters and provided stage directions for them - a great opportunity to show off our understanding of adverbs, letting the reader know how to say or do something.


  

 

Instructions - How to make a sandwich
Using the text ‘How to make a one-string guitar’, we discovered the features of a set of instructions. We then wrote our own after finding out what can go wrong if instructions aren’t clear enough. 
 

 
 

Here we are making sandwiches for ourselves! 
 

  


The True Story of the Three Little Pigs - Diary Entry
Our focus for this topic is the alternative story of the Three Little Pigs, which is told from the wolf’s point of view. We then learnt about how to reveal the thoughts and feelings of a character using the 1st person. 
 

   
 

Autumn 1

 

Hansel and Gretel - Innovated Retell

Our fiction text for this half term was 'Hansel and Gretel' by Anthony Browne. We retold the original story first, then developed our own characters and settings to innovate the story.

 

Have a look at some of our work below...

 

  

 

Which Holiday? - Persuasive Writing

Our non-fiction text for this half term was 'Which Holiday?'. Using this text, we developed our persuasive techniques to convince someone to choose our own holiday.

 

Which holiday would you choose?

 

  

 

Church Visit - Recount

Following on from our visit to the church, we wrote a recount about the events of the morning. Our writing focus was sentence openers that tell the reader 'where' or 'when' things happened.

 

Read about our trip here...
 

  

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