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Writing Challenges 06.01.2021

 

Challenge 1 – Little Red Hen

For you first challenge we would like you to read the story of the Little Red Hen, please see the power point below. Have a discussion on the setting, the characters and what is happening throughout the story. You could write down some key words from the story to help the children with their writing (Little Red Hen, Bread, Wheat)

Just like we have been practicing in class, we would like the children to have a go at re-writing the story. Throughout the school week we aim for about 10 sentences in total, so please don’t feel like the children have to complete this all in one go.

Below is the success criteria we encourage the children to follow:

  • Say your sentences aloud first.
  • Does your sentence make sense?
  • Use finger spaces.
  • Use full Stops.
  • Use capital letters.
  • Use time words (First, Next, Then, After, Finally)
  • Use sentence openers (He, She, The, It, They, We)
  • Sit you letters on the line.

This is an example of what the children could write.

First the Little Red Hen lived on a farm. She had three friends. Next she found some grains of wheat. The friends would not help to plant them. Then she cut the wheat down. The friends still would not help. After that she made flour at the mill. The friends would not help. Finally the Little Red Hen baked the bread. The friends wanted to help eat it. She ate it all on her own.

Challenge 2 – Instructions on ‘How to make bread’.

You second challenge is to write instructions on how to make bread. You can see how Little Red Hen did her bread or you can research yourself. If you are feeling extra motivated you could maybe try making some yourself!

Just like we have been practicing in school, we would still like the children to be thinking about the success criteria.

  • Say your sentences aloud first.
  • Does your sentence make sense?
  • Use finger spaces.
  • Use full Stops.
  • Use capital letters.
  • Sit you letters on the line.

When writing instructions encourage the children to write a title, what ingredients/equipment they would need and then the method. If it helps the children could also draw a picture/ take a photo for each stage to remind them of what they did.

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