Monday 9 February 2015

The circus came to town!

Today we had our first writing motivation for the year. The crowd gathered around the circus ring, the aroma of sawdust lingering in the air, as the music started and the entertainment commenced. We think Beau was the stand out favourite performer!

After the performance concluded, we 'unpacked' a writing exemplar to give the children an idea of the features and structure they should be including in their writing. On Wednesday, or before, they start their first writing piece based on their experiences of a circus, be it the one we put together or something else they have experienced. Their focus is on descriptive writing. A chat at home about what they might describe would be helpful.

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