Writing in Year 6

Friday Write Open Door Sessions

This half term, the children in year 6 have based all of their writing around the book ‘The Lost Thing’ by Shaun Tan. They have enjoyed reading the text and selecting ambitious language to use within their own writing. The children have read all about the Lost Thing’s journey home while learning how to vary their sentence structure by including relative and subordinate clauses. They are also beginning to vary the position of the clauses they choose to use within their writing due to their growing knowledge of different sentence types.
The children have been learning how to integrate dialogue to give further information to the reader and they can write detailed conversations using extensive detail to advance the characters actions. They have also used dictionaries to support their spelling and a thesaurus to develop their language choices by using synonyms.
During the final few weeks of this half term, the children have learnt about the use of complex punctuation and have used this while writing a letter as the Lost Thing. They have produced detailed descriptions of the Lost thing for ‘Home Learning’ and have enjoyed finding out about the main characters eccentric personality.
The children of year 6 have all said they would recommend this book to other year 6 pupils and have requested an opportunity to read another of Shaun Tan’s books later on in the year.
During Autumn 2, year 6 will be studying ‘The Day I Swapped my Dad for two Goldfish by Neil Gaiman; a book studied by last year’s Year 6 pupils.