Y5 Writing – Animal Diary Immersion

Y5 have begun their next big write – a series of diary entries from the point of view of an animal travelling around the local area. The children considered how their animal would behave in certain situations and what this behaviour would look like. In pairs, they acted out their animal’s actions while their partners recorded vocabulary that they could use to describe the actions.

The children then worked to construct complex sentences using this vocabulary. They challenged themselves to vary the order of the clauses and begin to apply more ambitious conjunctions to make their writing flow well and be cohesive. These will be useful when they come to write from the point of view of their animal in a few weeks time.