The class first took a test on following instructions and soon discovered that they do not read all instructions - they answered more questions than was needed.
In lessons, we are exploring different types of instructions including, diagrammatic, recipes, game instructions.
We have been writing game instructions after the children have tested and improved card game instructions.
We have looked at an extract from Roald Dahl book Boy, that horribly describes a parents explanation of how liquorice is made to dissuade his son from eating it at the local sweet shop. The children have created a recipe from the text and then devised their own disgusting sweet recipe. Need a sick bucket for some of them!!!!
Relative clauses and Modal verbs:
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We have working on using similes, metaphors, personification and alliteration to help improve our descriptive writing. We then used these techniques to write about a wintry scene with a "deserted deer" in the background. Nothing like the current weather we are having... thankfully.
Moving on from setting descriptions, the children will look at character descriptions used by authors and then invent their own characters to describe in our extended writing.