Year 5 Monkey Puzzle – Story time!
Year 5 have started their next literacy block of story writing this week and today they got to listen to the story of ‘The Mousehole Cat’ by Nicola Bayley. This book is being used as our inspiration and exemplar text for the block and the children did incredibly well to identify similes, alliteration, metaphors, personifications as well as many other things whilst I was reading the story.
Have you read this book?
Get your copy from the library and get immersed in this wonderful story!
Today, Palm class jumped into different story setting images. Just like Mary Poppins, we jumped right in and stepped inside the pictures to make them come alive!
We used our senses to describe how we were feeling, what we could see, what we could hear, what we could smell, what we could touch and what we could taste.
We stepped inside a spooky house, a pirate ship, a castle, a spaceship, a jungle, a forest, onto a desert island and many more! Among other things, we heard cackling witches and owls hooting. We saw gnarling branches and twisted vines. Some of us didn’t want to leave our pictures!
We used our role play to help us generate some excellent vocabulary and setting descriptions, which we will be including in our own story writing at the end of this week in our Big Write!