Narrative writing

There has been some amazing narrative writing in Year 4 this week. Here is an example of the opening to one story from 4P:

In the middle of her wrinkly face, that was covered in plenty of warts, was a pair of unblinking eyes scanning Kacey as she trembled across the room holding steadily a saucer, spoon and the delicate china cup filled with pure sugared tea. In the upper right corner of the room, next to the slightly opened window, which had beige curtains, was grumpy Grandma slouched in her chair, her back arched and an angry expression on her face.

Sentence types

We teach a wide variety of sentence types at QPA. Here are some examples from Year 5. ‘MC’ stands for ‘Main Clause’, a clause that can stand alone and still make sense. ‘SC’ stands for ‘subordinate clause’, a clause that relies on a main clause for it to make sense. All clauses require a subject and a verb.

Library challenge

This morning the pupils had a special assembly to introduce this year’s library challenge. This free scheme at all local libraries involves the children solving the mystery by reading 6 books over the course of the summer. There are plenty of rewards available for all budding detectives!