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.
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?
We used expanded noun phrases to add description to sea creatures.
We will be continuing our work on expanded noun phrases to describe nouns that are associated with the sea.
Important vocabulary for the lesson
An expanded noun phrase is a phrase (group of words) that is made up of a noun (a person, place or thing) and one or more adjective (describing word).
Current- The term "current" describes the motion of the ocean.
Waves- A moving ridge on the surface of water.
Reef- A reef is a shoal of rock, sand, coral or similar material, lying beneath the surface of water.
Marine life, or sea life or ocean life, is the plants, animals and other organisms that live in the salt water of the sea or ocean.
We are going to look closely at expanded noun phrases. An expanded noun phrase is a phrase (group of words) that is made up of a noun (a person, place or thing) and one or more adjective (describing word). By the end of the lesson, you will have completed sentences about some subject specific vocabulary about the sea.
The PowerPoint includes an example of what we are after.
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.