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Spring Term 2 - Writing - Playscripts 


This term we will be using Roald Dahl's story of James and the Giant Peach to develop our knowledge of Playscript. 





We will be looking at the following skills to increase our knowledge of playscripts

1) The layout of a playscript.

2) How to write a character list, adding description.

3) How to use colons correctly.

4) Mastery - How to include stage directions. 




This term, we will be writing persuasive letters. They will learn the devices needed to make their writing persuasive and organised.


They will do this by following A FOREST:


A - Alliteration

F - Facts

O - Opinions

R - Repetition and Rhetorical Questions 

E - Emotive Language and Exaggeration

S - Statistics

T - Three (Rule of three)


Accelerated Reader

The children are enrolled on Accelerated Reader which provide comprehension quizzes.  The results of these can be viewed at home.

Children use a software program called Renaissance Place at school. This program has a special feature called Renaissance Home Connect, which you can access outside of school from any computer with an Internet connection. Renaissance Home Connect is fun and easy to use. It allows the teacher, and you to share information about children's progress in Accelerated Reader.  You can log in to Renaissance Home Connect from any computer with an Internet connection and compatible browser. Children have been given their user names and passwords.  To log in to Renaissance Home Connect Website:

If you'd like to receive emails showing your student's quiz or test results, click the Email Setup link.