This week, we'd like you to design your own dragon!
Take a look at the pictures below for some ideas but we'd like you to be as creative as you can - this is YOUR dragon!
There is nothing stopping you from inventing more than one dragon!
Now you have your dragon it is time to create its Fact File!
Write an introductory paragraph about your dragon and make sure you include the criteria in the bullet points somewhere on your Fact File. This could be in your paragraph or as a score or rating. Take a look at the examples below for some ideas.
We can't wait to see what you come up with!
There are lots of different forms of poetry.
At school we have looked at Haiku and Limerick poems.
Can you remember the rules to writing a Haiku and a Limerick?
Important features used when writing poetry include:
Take a look at the poetry activities below.
Is there a particular style you prefer using when you write your poetry?
Maybe you could research other forms of poetry.
Do you have a favourite poet? Who? What do you like about their poetry?
As you know, Roald Dahl is our year group’s author. We all really enjoyed reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and we know lots of you have read more from his collection.
This week, why don’t you have a go at our reading comprehension activity.
It is up to you how you challenge yourself. Take a look at our chilli challenge code to help you decide.
Once you have read the text and answered the questions, you can check your answers.
You could also check out Roald Dahl’s website and read some of his books.
Which is your favourite? Why?
Can you relate to any of his characters?
Do any of the characters in his books remind you of someone you know?
Could you write your own story based on Roald Dahl’s style of writing?
Why not write your own Newspaper article.
News reports are found in newspapers and are designed to provide people with information about what is happening in the world. News is new information and is usually about something that has just happened. All news reports follow a certain structure and have the same key features:
Name of the Newspaper
Found on the front page at the top of the paper
This would be eye catching using a pun, rhyme or alliteration
The Reporter's Name
The person who wrote the article
A Introductory Paragraph
Including the 4 Ws
What, Where, When, Who?
Information About the Main Events
This information is written in chronological order (in the order that it happened)
Pictures with Captions
What people have said about the events
Written in Third Person
Using people's names, they, he, she
A paragraph to explain what might happen next
Look at the Newspaper articles below (you may remember some of them from earlier on in the year).
Can you identify each of the above features in the reports?
You may wish to record your findings in the 'Newspaper Features' table.
Now it's your turn!
Why don't you write your own Newspaper Report. It's up to you what you want to report on.
Here are a few ideas:
You could use the 'Newspaper Features' table to plan it out.
We are really excited to read your articles!
Please send them in so we can share them on the website.
You might want to film yourself reading it!
Choose one of the story starters from the document below!
Be as imaginative as you can.
First, plan out the journey your story will take using pictures and boxes:
Magpie and think of some effective vocabulary as you plan out your story and jot it in a Zone of Relevance:
What would happen in your version of the story?
Maybe you could make it into your very own book.
Why not illustrate your story as well!
Your options are endless!
You are the author, it's your story!
Choose one of prompts to write your own story.
You may wish to write more than one story or combine some of the prompts to come up with your own idea.
Don't forget grammatical features and punctuation to make your story exciting to read - use the story thermometer to help!
It may also help you to draw your character and the setting of your story as part of your plan.
Here is a story mountain to help you think how to plan out your story...
We would love to read some of your finished stories!
Email them over with your plans and illustrations so we can share them on our year group page!
Imagine that you have just walked into your kitchen to find this. Choose: