Although we are all working from home at the moment, Year 5's learning has definitely not stopped! Here is what they've been getting up to during lockdown...
by David Walliams
Published by Harper Collins books
Peter Rabbit 2 (25 Chapters in total)
Author: Mandy Archer
Publisher: Penguin Books
The children have loved reading Varjak Paw by S.F. Said and have produced some excellent writing based on the book. Excitingly, I have been in touch with the author who I have arranged to come and visit Year 5 in February (I shall send out a letter about this nearer the time). The children will have an opportunity to ask any questions they have as well as hear what inspired SF Said to become a writer. I have told the children that he would love to take a look at their wonderful writing, which, needless to say, is suddenly encouraging them to put that little bit more effort into their work!
We have been learning how to create suspense in our writing, just like SF Said does in Varjak Paw. We have also looked at other authors who are great at building tension in their stories and we noted down how the they do this effectively. We have learnt that to create suspense, you need to:
Take a look at how we have applied this suspense toolkit to our own writing below:
In order to give the children an opportunity to write for pleasure, each week they are given time to write about a topic of their choice. The children are free to choose the style of writing, whether it be poetry, diary entries, fact sheets, postcards, letters or a story. It is great to see how much enjoyment the children get from these sessions- finding pleasure in writing! I will regularly upload their work below so keep an eye out!
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