Year 4 have been working extremely hard in English. They achieved an incredible piece of written work and have increased their independence by reflecting upon feedback that has helped them to achieve even higher quality work!
Let us take you on our learning journey...
At the beginning of the year, we began by reading the story Escape to Pompeii. To ensure we had grasped a firm understanding of the text, we practised reading skills such as fact retrieval, reading for meaning and inference.
Then, we explored the language used within the story and discussed how adjectives, similes and metaphors can make our work more effective and interesting for the reader. We experimented by creating descriptive sentences based on events within Escape from Pompeii.
Once we had built up an interesting bank of vocabulary, we began to analyse the structure of a diary entry. We learnt how to use time connectives and discussed the importance of writing in a chronological order.
When we had acquired the necessary tools for writing, we began to devise a diary entry based on the eruption in Pompeii. Then, we spent time editing to improve our spelling, and ensured our sentences began with capital letters and ended with full stops.
What a result! The final drafts were a picture of success. It just goes to show what we can achieve when we work hard.
Well done Year 4!