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Wheatley CE Primary School

Together we Thrive

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Together we Thrive

Explore and Identify

Explore and Identify

 

We begin with a hook. This could be:

  • A story/ picture/ prop/ mystery clues for a Shakespeare text
  • A classroom transformation into one each of the three little pigs homes, (complete with 3 teachers dressed in pig onesies)
  • A visit from a Viking
  • A tunnel for the children to crawl through with both nice and not so nice experiences inside

All designed to grab the children’s excitement and interest from day one.

 

From there we explore the unknown vocabulary, creating word banks and extending the children’s spoken language, reading as a reader to further develop the process of reading as a writer. 

 

Dependent on the unit, we will work on setting or character through: a rap/ a wordle / hot seating characters/ texting/ tweets/ consequences/ conscience alley etc.

 

We then identify the features of our text – by discussing it and looking at 'wagoll' (what a good one looks like) examples and creating our own success criteria so that the children are really clear about what  'good' looks while always considering the audience and purpose of our text.

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