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A miniature adventure in Year 3

This half-term we have been thinking about what it would be like to be really small.

During our English Learning Journey, Year 3 read some of The Borrowers by Mary Norton. Supported by clips from the film and BBC tv series, we imagined what it would be like to be a borrower in our school. First of all, the children learnt how to use inverted commas to create a conversation between Arrietty and her father, Pod. Then we spent some time using expanded noun phrases and prepositions to describe the classroom from a borrower's point of view After that, the children planned an exciting short narrative, which involved the ever-curious Arrietty, exploring 3B's classroom. We challenged them to end it on a cliffhanger, and I think it's safe to say that there were some fabulously entertaining stories produced. At the end of the unit, we even got to share our stories with Year 6.

"I was really nice to get to know the Year 6's. They were a great audience to write for." Erin

"At first I felt quite scared. My Year 6 buddy said they liked my story which made me feel more relaxed. She also liked my expression when I read it out loud." Isabelle

"It was really fun to share my writing with my brother. He gave me 5 stars because it was very entertaining." Sam

Here are some photos of us wowing the Year 6 children: