Lets describe a woodland habitat using adjectives. An adjective is a describing word that can tell us the colour, size, shape, feel or smell of something. For example: silver, round, bumpy, sweet and large are all describing words. We use adjectives to give more information about something.
You are going to be using four of your senses to describe a woodland. Watch some of the video below to go on a journey through the woods. What different sounds can you hear?
You could even go and explore the woods in Middleton Park.
Try to think of interesting adjectives that will make your writing stand out. Instead of 'big tree' you could say 'gigantic tree' or 'enormous tree'.
You could write it on paper or go on to Purple Mash and type it on to the 'Woodland description', remember to focus on your letter formation and punctuation.
We are going to write a story, using this picture as inspiration.
A few questions to get you thinking! (The answers do not need to be written down, just discuss them with an adult).
1. What is happening in the picture?
2. How did the child and the panda meet?
3. How are they managing to fly?
4. Where are they going to?
Using a piece of paper folded into 8 boxes (fold a piece of paper in half 3 times), or using the planning template on Purple Mash (Under Panda mail) draw pictures to show what happens in your story.
Remember that a story has a beginning (where you tell me about your characters and where they are), a middle (where there is a problem and the character have to fix it) and an end (where the characters fix the problem and everyone lives happily ever after).
The day after you have planned your story, you are going to need to write it. Below are some word mats that might help you. Please don't rush writing your story! If it takes you longer than a day to complete it that is absolutely fine.
If you want to then type it on to Purple Mash so that I can read it too that would be fantastic! I can't wait to read it!!!