I thought it would be fun for the children to instead write a letter to me about their snow day - they could go outside and enjoy the snow, play games and experience the winter weather. In the letter they could describe what the snow feels like, looks like and sounds like. This could link closely to the season of 'winter', why is it snowing? What is snow made of? I can't wait to read your letters.
This week we have been exploring the whomping woods to find clues that might point us in the direction of the missing treasure chest. We found a key in the whomping willow but the tree would not let us near - it's branches flew through the air and it threw leaves and bark at us to keep us away.
Today, I would like you to write a letter to the Native American's asking for help and advice for how to get closer to the tree. Have a think about how a letter should be laid out, and what you need to include.
Dear Native Americans,
I need your help with the huge whomping willow tree. It keeps hitting us with its long twisted branches and throwing spikey leaves. We need to get closer to collect the next clue. I do not know what to do next. Please can you help us?
I would really like the children to include a question in their letter - using a question mark. This is new to some children so they could practice how to form the question mark first then discuss where it goes in a question, at the beginning? At the end?
In their letters, I would like the children to include adjectives and 'and' to extend. It is important they sound out to spell using their fred fingers, even if this is the incorrect spelling. Once they have finished, it would be great if they could edit their work, correcting those spellings and adding any missing punctuation or capital letters.
Please send me your work at - firstname.lastname@example.org