Hi Year 5,
We hope you are having a fabulous holiday so far! For homework over the half term, we have set you a descriptive writing challenge, like the ones we do in class.
Look closely at the image below.
Your challenge is to write the most amazing descriptive paragraph, but here’s the catch: You can only write 8 sentences! Think about your sentence types, sentence starters, adjectives, punctuation and conjunctions.
Make sure you edit and improve your writing before submitting your final version on to the blog!
(If access to the internet is limited – you can complete this on the sheet provided before we broke up.)
If you look back on the blog, you will see the descriptive writing that last year’s Year 5 children wrote. Feel free to magpie ideas!
Miss Knight and Miss Drinkwater
Sentence types you could use include:
- relative clause/noun, who/where/which, verb (The astronaut, who was on her first mission, could not believe her luck.)
- list: (He look around him and saw: crumbling rocks, dry, dusty land and a pitch black sky.)
- 2A/expanded noun phrase (The still, quiet atmosphere made the shaking, quivering astronaut feel strangely calm.)
- 3 ing starter (Heart pounding, palms sweating and eyes glistening, he stepped out of the rocket.)
- 3 feeling starter (Excited, proud but nervous, she took in the sights.)
- 2 ly starter (Nervously and cautiously, he stepped out of the rocket.)
- onomatopoeia! (Crash! The rocket crumbled to pieces.)
- personification (The stars danced in the sky.)
- metaphors (The stars were sparkling diamonds.)
- similes (He ran as fast as a cheetah, he ran like a cheetah.)