English - This term we are using the Power of Reading text ‘Shackleton's Journey' by William Grill, as our stimulus to develop our writing skills.
So far, we have:
- Analysed the front cover, noticing and discussing similarities, differences and patterns.
- Written recounts of eventful and memorable journeys we have been on.
- Analysed the book introduction in order to make inferences and draw conclusions about Shackleton's characteristics, in addition to noting key facts about his life.
- Carried out research to discover what life was like in 1914; the year Shackleton's perilous expedition began.
- Each taken on the individual role of a crew member and researched who they were and what their job role entailed. This information provided us with the knowledge needed to write fact files for our crew-members.
During the rest of this term, we will continue reading the text in order to support the development of our writing skills, which will include:
- Writing a CV/personal statement in role.
- Role play as interviewers, and applicants hoping to gain a job aboard The Endurance.
- Making good luck charms to gift to a crew member.
- Role play and writing in role whilst imagining they are saying goodbye to a member of the crew - resulting in the writing of 'bon voyage' cards.
- Exploring an illustration and writing poetry.
- Writing motivational speeches.
- Writing letters offering advice.
- Writing playscripts.
- Writing newspaper reports.
- Writing quotes.
- Making a book trailer.
* BBC Bitesize is a fantastic, easy to access resource for use at home should your child want further practise with any element of our English learning.
Here is a link: BBC BITESIZE - ENGLISH