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Clowne Junior School

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Please see the PowerPoint for today's learning. If you would prefer to look at the PDF version, please be aware that if the PowerPoint contains videos they will not work.

 

Our writing sequence is based upon a video called 'Bubbles'.  Towards the end of our writing sequence, we will be writing a fantasy narrative.

 

The video shows us the story of Gabby, who is a lonely little girl walking along a deserted beach. However, when it all seems blue, happiness may be close by… if you just look closely at your surroundings perhaps you will find it! Gabby is walking on the beach and finds a bottle of bubbles - when she blows it she gets transported into fantasy. She has fun riding on bubbles and meets people and things on her way.

 

https://www.literacyshed.com/bubbles.html

 

A fantasy narrative is a story which is written in the third person (using he, she, his, hers, they, them, theirs). A fantasy narrative can include magical characters, an exciting setting and even some magical creatures. A fantasy story including events which may not be possible in places that may not be real. Towards the end of our writing sequence, we will be writing the story based upon a character who gets engulfed by a giant bubble which takes them floating into the ocean. The character discovers some unbelievable sea creatures and they cannot believe their eyes. Unfortunately, the character then faces a giant problem.. Who will come to their rescue?

 

Last week

 

We completed the first week of a writing sequence by looking at different videos, pictures and facts to immerse us into our new writing sequence. We looked closely at expanded noun phrases and how we can use them in our writing to add description to our work. 

 

Today

 

We are going to be looking closely at verbs (a word used to describe an action) and how we can use synonyms to up-level verbs in our writing.

 

Important vocabulary needed for today's lesson

 

  • Verb- A verb is a word which is used to describe an action (e.g. walk, run or jump)
  • Synonym- Synonyms are words that are spelt differently but they have the same meaning (e.g. walk and stroll)
  • Amble- to go at a slow, easy pace.
  • Loiter- to remain there or walk up and down without any real purpose.
  • Wander- to walk around there in a casual way, often without intending to go in any particular direction.
  • Stroll- to walk leisurely.
  • Dawdle- Walk slow and you spend more time than is necessary going somewhere .
  • Sway- to swing slowly back and forth or from side to side.
  • Oscillate- to move or travel back and forth between two points.
  • Rock- to move back and forth in or as if in a cradle
  • Shake- short, quick movements from side to side 
  • Undulate- A flowing, up-and-down movement like the motion of waves.
  • Move- to proceed toward a certain state

 

 

Please see the PowerPoint for today's learning. If you would prefer to look at the PDF version, please be aware that the video links will not work.

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