Brington Church of England

Primary School

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On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, I would like you to do an extended piece of writing based on 'The Lighthouse', please.


I want you to tell the story as a written narrative, trying your hardest to write consistently in:

  • Third person
  • Past tense
  • 6-7 level of formality (on our class 'posh scale'!) - this means you can use contracted words but you can only use slang or very informal words if they are in direct speech


Use your story board as a plan and aim to write one paragraph for each step. You will probably need to aim for about three paragraphs a day.


All the activities we have done in the last two weeks will help you to do a really high-quality piece of writing and it is absolutely ok to use ideas from those lessons (or ideas shared by other people) in your narrative.


Try to remember to use examples of:

  • Ambitious adjectives to put a clear picture in the reader's head
  • Active verbs to help describe action in detail
  • Short sentences to show excitement or tension
  • Pronouns or alternative noun phrases to avoid repetition
  • Fronted adverbials


You can write your narrative in your lined book or type it on a computer. Try to have the animation up on your screen so you can watch it as you go along.


Remember our writing motto...

Plan, write and check ONE SENTENCE AT A TIME!


At the end of each day's writing, read your paragraphs aloud to check them. It might help if you can read them aloud to a family member.


I'm really looking forward to reading your writing smiley