Can you remember being small? Being a baby and learning to crawl? Do you recall a favourite toy, maybe a teddy bear or a favourite book? Look back at family photos of special occasions, perhaps holiday snapshots or a birthday or two. Remember a wedding or a christening and find a funny photo of your parents when they were young. Learn how to write a diary of days gone by and find out about the days before you were born: it’s called history and it’s all about the past. Then make a special box, a memory box, to keep special things safe. In years to come, you can revisit them and remember how you looked when you were young. Memories are special. Let’s make some more.
Class Novel: The day the Crayons quit
‘Poor Duncan just wants to do some colouring. But when he opens his box of crayons, all he finds are letters, each saying the same thing: we quit!’
We came back to school after the half term holiday to find this note attached to the whiteboard in Dolphin’s class and a video of the crayons saying they have had enough and they have QUIT! We looked in our blue packs to find that every single colouring pencil and crayon has DISAPPEARED and we no longer have any in our classroom!
Over the next few days we are going to be finding out why they have had enough and how they are feeling but also why they decided to leave. We can’t have a classroom without any crayons and colour so it will be up to Dolphins to learn how to write a letter of persuasion to encourage them to come back. We will be learning all about rhetorical questions, commas in a list and apostrophes for omission to use in our letters as well as using things like underlining, the use of capitals and exclamation marks for effect. We will also be learning new vocabulary for different emotions and other words we can use for persuade and encourage that we can magpie and use in our persuasive letters. WE NEED OUR CRAYONS BACK SO IT’S UP TO US!!