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English

Lesson 1

LI: To generate ideas and create word banks for writing.

In your pack you will find a picture.

This week we will be working up to writing our own adventure story based on this picture

 

Activity

Make a list with all the things that you can see, what you might hear and what you might feel – try to add as much detail as possible.

For example

River – dark blue winding river

Castle – enchanting castle

Its dark – midnight sky

Stars – luminous, twinkling stars

 

Once you have created your word bank have a think about your characters.

Who are they? Where did they come from? Where are they going? Why? – You will need these ideas for our next lesson.

Lesson 2

LI: To plan an adventure story.

 

Today we will be planning our own adventure story based on the image.  Your story needs to have a clear beginning, middle and end. 

Activity

In your pack you have a planning frame – each box on the planning frame represents a different section of your story.

Using notes include the following in your boxes;

Box 1

Where does your story begin? Think about the time of day and the location.

Note down phrases to describe it.

Introduce your characters – describe what they look like and their personality.

Box 2

Where do you travel to next in your story? Why?

Describe it in detail.

Explain how your characters are feeling.

Box 3

What goes wrong?  What could the problem be?  Made detailed notes including how the characters are feeling.

Box 4

Who helps?  How?  Include detail about how the problem is overcome – your reader will really want to know every detail so be sure to make detailed notes.

Box 5

Where last? Why?

Detail how your story will end. Will they all live happily ever after or will things of changed forever?

Lesson 3

LI: To write an adventure story.

 

Today we are going to be writing our adventure stories using the plans that we created yesterday.  Explain how the plans will keep our story focused and in order – it will also help us use paragraphs in out writing.

Encourage your child to leave a clear line between each part of the story (the boxes on the plans show how the story moves on and progresses.) Each box is a represents a paragraph.

Remind your child that they need to include description and detail so the reader knows what is happening in the story.

Activity

Now it is time to write your own adventure story!

Remember to include:

  • A variety of sentence starters – don’t keep using the same one, your reader will get bored.
  • Detail and description – use appropriate adjectives to describe nouns in your story.  For example, the magnificent, colossal castle sat proudly on the edge of the kingdom.
  • Take care with capital letters and full stops!  These are important and show you reader where a sentence ends and a new one begins.
  • Conjunctions – and, but, so, because, while, for, yet – use these to help make your sentences longer so that you can add more detail.

Awards

Awards we have received so far.

  • Primary Science
  • Healthy Schools
  • Health for Life
  • Artsmark Award
  • EEF
  • Big Lottery Fund
  • Music Mark