Year 5 Weekly Writing Task – 18/05/20

This week, as inspiration for your writing task, we are asking you to watch a video on Literacy Shed. This will be used to form part of a short narrative piece of writing. Remember, it can be done in one sitting or over the course of a few days, it’s up to you! We will include guidance – as always – below, and please email the finished product to [email protected]. We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Task – Narrative Writing

Watch the following video:

You need to rewrite the story in the form of a narrative (a story).

What I’m Looking For:

  • Clear paragraphs
    • One paragraph about the meerkats and why they love the fruit so much and must protect it
    • One paragraph to explain how the meerkats feel when the vulture arrives
    • One paragraph where the meerkats discuss how they could get the fruit back
    • One paragraph to describe the attempt to get the fruit back (including forming a chain and flying!)
    • One paragraph to explain how the meerkats felt when they finally got the fruit back
  • Interesting vocabulary
  • Varied sentence length (remember, short sentences can be used for dramatic effect)
  • Speech, with a variety of reporting clauses

Grammar Focus:

  • Broken and direct speech, punctuated accurately.
    • Remember, there should be a new line for each new speaker!

Resources to help:

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