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This week we are continuing with our book, Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers. 

 

Below you can watch the video of the book being read. 

Lost and Found By Oliver Jeffers

Monday

Today we are writing our ideas for the first half of our stories. 

Have a look at the sentences we put in order last week. We are going to write our own versions, with a different animal. 

 

I would like you to choose an Antarctic animal to be the character in your story. 

I am going to choose a whale. 

 

Now you need to write a sentence to explain that they boy found the whale.

e.g. 

One cold day, the boy found a miserable, lonely whale on his doorstep. 

 

In our story the boy asked for help to find out where the penguin has come from, we need to use some sentences to say what they boy does to find out where this new animal has come from. 

 

e.g. 

The boy wondered where the whale had come from. He asked the policeman, but he didn't know. He asked his teacher, but she didn't have a clue! He asked his football coach, he wasn't any help at all. 

 

We know our animals came from the South Pole so we need to write about the boy taking our animals back to the South Pole. 

 

e.g.

The next morning, the boy and the whale sailed to the South Pole. They rowed south for many days and many nights. They saw waves as big as mountains. They saw icebergs as huge as double decker buses. They saw boats as massive as skyscrapers.

 

We are going to finish this part of our story with the boy and your animal ending up in the South Pole. 

You can write about the arrival in your own way. 

e.g. 

Eventually, they arrived at the cold, icy South Pole. 

Tuesday

Today we are carrying on with our first drafts of our Lost and Found Stories. 

 

After the boy took the penguin to the South Pole and left, the penguin was still sad. He was lonely not lost!
For your first bit of writing I would like you to write about how your animal is feeling now it is in the South Pole. 

e.g. The boy was happy, but the whale felt isolated. The boy was cheerful, but the whale was miserable. 

 

Now I want you to think about what might happen next in your story. Does the boy go back and meet the animal? Is your animal still in the South Pole or has it swum away? What will the ending be like? 

Now have a go at writing your ending. 

 

Challenge yourself by remembering adverbs at the start of your sentences, adjectives to describe the characters and the setting and by using conjunctions such as 'and', 'but', 'so' and 'because'.

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