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Christ Church, CEP Academy, Brockman Road, Folkestone, Kent

English task for this week.

23rd Mar 2020

LO: I can write a narrative from a character’s perspective.

Success criteria:

  • I can describe settings, character and atmosphere.
  • I can vary my sentence length for effect.
  • I can use speech to advance the action in my narrative.

Task 1: Look closely at the image and answer these questions, in full sentences, in your books to help you start think about what is happening in the illustration.

  1. Describe this setting. What can you see, hear, smell?
  2. Where do you think this is? Why?
  3. Compare this setting to the area you live in. What are the similarities and differences?
  4. Who is the person riding on the carpet?
  5. Where are they going?
  6. How are they feeling?
  7. What is the purple bird doing?
  8. Why is there a cage hanging in the air?

Task 2: Write at least a page of writing to describe what happens next from the perspective of the child on the carpet. There are 2 main sections, and each section may have more than one paragraph.

Section 1: in this you need to think about how what it feels like to be soaring in the air on the carpet and describe it using great language. Would the carpet feel wobbly underneath like a rubber dinghy does on the sea? Is it an exhilarating feeling, or is does it feel precarious and terrifying – you can make the reader feel those things with your great descriptive language.

Section 2: What happens next? This section is where you add action into your writing. Here, as the author, you need to decide what the child is doing on the carpet. Are they chasing the bird, and why? Has the bird taken something of great value and the child must get it back, if so what is that precious object? Is the bird helping the child to escape from something on the ground? Are they embarking on a great adventure, in search of something/on a quest for something? What significance has the cage got to your narrative? Has the bird escaped?

To begin thinking about your ideas for your narrative, draw a story map of the two main sections and write some great words and phrases around it – just like we do in class. Take a photo and send it to me and I’ll post them on our class story so we can share our ideas and brilliant vocabulary. Remember to use a thesaurus – you can do this online if you have access to the internet.