We are learning to write a persuasive piece where we try and get the reader to agree with us. Today we looked at the statement - cats are the best pets. Here is what we think...
We are going to be learning to write like a scientist this term. A scientist writes in a certain way and uses certain language features. This type of writing will be different to the personal memoirs and poems that we wrote in Term 1. We will need to learn use a different type of sauce, (structure and language) use different flavour cheese (organisation) and use a different brand of milk to write successfully in this style. So... what do you know already? Your first attempt is going to be writing about popcorn! FUN!
Today we played around with words to do with hockey. We learned some new language features and reminded ourselves about some that we can use to make our writing more interesting or better for the reader. If you can use some of these language features in your personal memoir, you help to create a picture for the reader to understand the experience. Here are some of our shared writing examples.
Onomatopoeia - sound words
Alliteration - words with the same starting letter or sound / tongue twisters
Crack, clap, click went the hockey stick.
Simile - compares 2 things using like or as
Personification - comparing something non-human with a human quality
The hockey stick danced around in my hands.
Today in writing we brainstormed words to do with hockey. Then we went outside and participated in some hockey skill drills and came back in for writing. While we were outside, we thought about all the words that we spoke to each other while doing the drills. We added to our brainstorm when we came back in. Then we tried to group some of our ideas into different language features.
Today we thought about what makes a great piece of writing. We each brainstormed ideas before sharing them in our class list.
Year 5's ideas
Introduction, middle and end
Exciting - sometimes they are exciting
5 W words - what, when, where etc
Sad or funny parts
Year 6's ideas
Structure and language
Words that go BANG
Capital letters (right places)
Don't make it too long or too short - just right!