Year 6 Boys working on Descriptive Writing

Elmhurst School for Boys

1st October 2015 | Key Stage 2

This term, Year 6 boys have been working on their descriptive writing.

We looked at examples of descriptive passages and identified literary features that create images in the mind of the reader-as well as interest- such as: metaphors, similes, personification, alliteration and onomatopoeias.

The boys then created their own descriptive passages that describe a scene.  As well as developing creativity, this process will help them in writing three aspects that they may be asked to write in the forthcoming exams: descriptive passages, descriptive essays and settings in stories.

Please read some examples of children descriptive writing.

Also, In PSHE with Year 6 we have been discussing different learning styles; namely Visual; Auditory or Kinaesthetic. The boys then had to say which style they thought most suited the way they like to learn, and then completed an online test to see how accurate they had been. Once we had identified our main leaning styles, we then pinpointed strategies that could help with our learning. For example; Tobias thought it would help him to make posters and to write things down, as he is mainly a visual learner, whereas Abhiram likes to learn by using his hands and moving about, and thinks that it would help to act out a situation relevant to the topic when possible. We have saved these documents and will be revisiting them throughout the year, and adding to them if we feel that some techniques and strategies for our learning work better than others.

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