Friday, 10 October 2014

Imaginary worlds, Roald Dahl day and more!

This week, Year 4 began their latest English topic based on stories set in imaginary worlds. A great link to our Narnia topic! We started with a bang, bringing fantasy settings to life by reading the children a story all about 'Crabtreesia' where the children of Year 4 are teleported to a fantasy land on their way to swimming. Perhaps your child could tell you their own version of the story! Using the ideas they gained at the start of the week, they then wrote their own descriptions of the imaginary world of Narnia and practised proof-reading and editing their work. The children are getting very good at finding their mistakes and it would be great to reinforce this when completing homework!

Next week in English, the children will be inventing their own imaginary characters. Something we know a lot of our dragon enthusiasts will enjoy! To help your child prepare at home, you could think about the main characters in the stories they are reading and discuss how the author describes their personality and appearance. You could even use these as wow words in your reading record! At the end of the week, the children will begin to write their stories based on the character they have created.

Roald Dahl day was a great success and were were extremely impressed by the children's costumes. Thank you all for your fantastic efforts, we were really tested trying to work out was underneath some of the masks and wigs! If you would like to spend some more time learning about Roald Dahl, why not visit the link below and see what weird and wonderful facts you uncover!

We hope you have an enjoyable weekend.

The Year 4 team.

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