Writing at ETPS - Spring 1 2022
This week, Reception have been reading Room on the Broom, pupils have designed and labelled their own broom for the Witch and her friends! Pupils considered what their brooms would look like and how they could fit a variety of different friends on it. The previous week, pupils were able to design and label their own superhero, thinking about what the costume would look like, as well as what superpower they might have.
Year 1 has been studying newspaper reports. Believe it or not, animals have escaped from London Zoo and have ended up on our school playground! Children have been roleplaying being a news reporter and a zookeeper to describe the event. This will then lead onto them creating their own report about the animals recently discovered on the playground!
The focus in Year 2 this week has been writing narratives for a space adventure. They have been exploring the features of a narrative, including focusing on the structure of a story as well as description. Pupils have challenged themselves by using expanded noun phrases and similes to describe the character and setting.
By focusing on their class text (Where the Wild Things Are), Year 3 have been exploring Setting and Character descriptions, they have challenged themselves to use powerful adjectives, using senses, similes, to help build tension within a narrative about voyage and return.
As they have been using their class text as their stimulus (The Lorax), pupils in have written a persuasive letter to the Onceler to persuade him to stop cutting down truffala trees. They have also created persuasive adverts to sell thneeds and this week (and last) they have written free verse poems on the setting on the Lorax.
Year 5 have been basing their work on scripts over the past two weeks. Pupils have been exploring some scenes from Romeo and Juliet. They have acted out some scenes – with the help of their class teachers – and have planned and started their own version. The focus of their version is an alternative, tragic ending – we have seen many gruesome or shocking twists in their plans.
Pupils in Year 6 have had the opportunity to show off their creativity over the past couple of weeks. They have been Writing an adventure narrative based on the video ‘Francis’. All children have been really engaged and have loved sharing their theories about what the elusive ‘monster’ could be.
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