Real writing opportunities - a field trip around our local area for persuasive writing and for recounts.
Celebrating great writing by sharing our work between classes.
Oracy at work
Collaboration and discussion increases our vocabulary and understanding. It also gives us new perspectives and ideas. We don't just use language to interact, we use it to 'interthink' too. That is, we share thoughts aloud and so influence others whilst their words influence us, so a new shared understanding can be created in the process.
Chaffinch Class have been using our outdoor area to inspire our writing at the end of a unit on descriptive story settings. We each imagined we were one of Roald Dahl's Minpins, with a head no bigger than the size of a pea. Then we placed a piece of string in the garden to show the path we must travel as a tiny person. After collecting our ideas in the garden, we all wrote a superb descriptive paragraph using adjectives, adverbs, simile, personification and prepositions. We were so proud to read our work out to each other!