Hello our little Year 2 lovelies!
This week in English we are going to continue to work on using appropriate adjectives to describe a setting. Remember we are looking for quality not quantity again, so we don't want you to write lots and lots, just make sure you think carefully about what you do write to make it the best you can!
Whilst we are all still stuck at home for now, we thought you could write about a setting of somewhere you would like to go to once we are able to travel again. Here are your tasks for the week, if you do one each day they will build up to writing your own description on Friday.
Firstly we would like you to draw your setting and label it with 5 of the best adjectives you can think of. (So nothing boring like good or nice please!) Below are some pictures of different settings to help you if you're stuck.
For your next task we would like you to imagine you are at your setting.
Use your senses to write a list of appropriate adjectives to describe the setting.
What can you see?
What can you hear?
What can you smell and how does it make you feel being there?
Now we would like you to write 3 or 4 sentences to describe your setting. Make sure each sentence is exciting and includes at least 1 exciting adjective.
For example if I was describing the beach, I might write 'The gentle waves of the calm sea splash along the golden sand.' instead of just writing 'The sea is blue and the sand is yellow.'
If I was describing the mountains I might write 'The mountains reach up to the dark silent sky.' instead of writing 'The mountains are tall.'
Next we would like you to plan your description. Have a look at the plan below to help you, you don't need to print it, if you or your grown up folds some paper into 4 squares you can easily make a similar plan if you add the headings. Take care to fill in each box with your ideas - this can either be in a list or in some short sentences that you will use in your description.
Today is your chance to use everything you have written about this week to make your description of your setting. It doesn't have to be a long description, we are looking for it to be exciting and interesting to read so take your time to think carefully about each sentence. Ask yourself:
Do my sentences make sense?
Do they include my most appropriate / exciting adjective?
Have they got the correct punctuation?
Do they all start in the same way or can I make them more exciting?
Don't forget to take pictures of your beautiful writing to send to us, we love seeing what you have been up to each week!