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St Paul's Catholic Primary School

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English

Passing Through descriptive writing session

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We had a lovely morning writing up our powerful descriptions today.

We had a lovely morning writing up our powerful descriptions today. 1
We had a lovely morning writing up our powerful descriptions today. 2

We have been extending our vocabularies by using dictionaries and thesauruses. Now we can use our new words in our writing! We liked OMINOUS and DESOLATE.

In preparation for our work on writing instructions, we had to prepare and present verbal instructions for the class to follow. We also had to listen out for evidence of instructional features such as imperative verbs, conjunctions, technical vocabulary and audience awareness.

As part of our topic work in Geography and English, we used our thinking hats, research and list punctuation to work in teams to decide how best to survive on a desert island.

We learned that writers show characterisation by choosing a personality for their characters. We had to act out a scene, using what our characters said and did, to communicate their personalities.

We identified features of persuasive writing by reading a letter Gran wrote to Michael, begging him not to leave for their adventure around the world. We then wrote letters back, in role as Michael.

We identified features of persuasive writing by reading a letter Gran wrote to Michael, begging him not to leave for their adventure around the world.  We then wrote letters back, in role as Michael. 1
We identified features of persuasive writing by reading a letter Gran wrote to Michael, begging him not to leave for their adventure around the world.  We then wrote letters back, in role as Michael. 2
We identified features of persuasive writing by reading a letter Gran wrote to Michael, begging him not to leave for their adventure around the world.  We then wrote letters back, in role as Michael. 3
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