Cold task/prior learning check. - This week we are learning all about Diary entries. To start the topic we would like to see what the children already know about diary entries. Please read your child an example of a diary entry (you can make up one of your own or use the example provided) and then allow them to write about their weekend.
Read the Diary entry from the point of view of Guy Fawkes in prison. Pretend to be Guy Fawkes. Ask your child if they can ask any relevant questions to do with the story. Remember who, what, when, where and why questions. Record their questions.
What are the key features of a diary entry? Pick out things like the time and the date it was written, that it was written in 1st person. Then write a toolkit with your child - this is a list of things your child needs to remember when writing a diary (capital letters, finger spaces, full stops, date and time, 1st person etc).
Recap the diary entry toolkit from yesterday. Re-read the diary entry to remind the children about what a diary entry should be like. Allow your child to then write their very own diary entry. Encourage them to use their phonics to sound out any words they are finding tricky. Allow your child to write independently.
Finish the diary entry. Then recap of the week - What have we learnt this week? Can you write a diary entry? What are the key things we need to remember?