Writing Recounts

All this week in Literacy we will be looking at writing recounts. Yesterday we were presented with a simple recount and we tried to improve the recount by asking questions to add more detail. Have a look at some of the super questions we asked:

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Then today we thought about writing a recount about an imaginary trip to the Arctic. We pretended that as soon as we stepped outside that we were walking on the ice. Lots of children were very imaginative thinking about what they would do or see. Have a look at the pictures of our imaginary trip below:

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Some children used their pretend binoculars to see what Arctic animals they would see. They saw Arctic foxes, polar bears, Arctic hares and killer whales!

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Some children thought about what the ice would feel like when they walked on it. They were slipping around and falling over on the ice.

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We thought about what the weather would feel like in the Arctic. We though it would be very cold!

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Some children pretended to stroke the Arctic animals and thought about what they would feel like. They thought that the polar bears might feel fluffy, cold and wet.

We used our ideas from our acting out to help us in our writing. Have a look at our writing below:

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Once we had done our writing, we read each others work and voted on which work we liked the best. We all used a sticker to show our vote. Below is the writing that got the most stickers:

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The other children voted this work as their favourite as they liked the neat writing, finger spaces and they liked that they used adjectives to describe the animals.

 

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