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Children are to look at the following text and correct the mistakes with capital letters and full stops either orally or written down. First of all, check your class dojo story page to listen to the end of our story. laugh

Capital Letters and Full Stops!

Where should capital letters go?

Where should full stops go?


Using 'and' to join clauses.

Today we are going to look at an example text. This story is a WAGOLL (What A Good One Looks Like). This isn't designed to be learnt by heart or replicated. This is for finding out how writing works. This will help children when writing their own story.

In a couple of weeks we are aiming to narrate a story. The outcome will be to write a detective narrative of our own using a different creature who finds different objects. 


First, we will look at our example text. 

Example Text

Writing in Year 1 requires children to use 'and'  to join clauses. Below are single clause sentences about a chosen illustration from the vehicle text (Hermelin), which are simple sentences that relate to the story. Children have to combine, read and discuss if it makes a sentence and if it makes sense.

Orally rehearse (say before you write) and then write examples of the combined sentences. 

If you want to push your child further, encourage them to use trickier conjunctions such as because or so.

Tuesday worksheet

An example for joining the first two clauses could be -


Hermelin wrote letters and lists.



Today we are going to make notes on the example text. If you can, grab some highlighters, felt-tips or if you're working straight from your computer then use your annotation tool. Below is the example text that you can print out and/or read through. A video of today's lesson input is on Class Dojo for you to all follow. So check it out.



Today we are going to write a range of questions starting with who, what, where, when and why. Follow the lesson input video on class dojo in order to punctuate our questions correctly. It is important to think of good questions as we will be able to use some questions in our own stories. 
Remember, the example text had a lot of great questions that the writer used to make their story even better.

Use the illustration below to think of your own questions. 
An example could be... 

Who will help baby McMumbo?

Illustration for questions



Today we will write a plan for our story.

Remember our writing purpose: To narrate.

Remember our writing outcome: To write a detective narrative of our own using a different creature who finds different objects.


Look at the illustration where everything is being stolen and several characters realise something is missing.
Chart all the missing items and the characters who have lost them.

Record what these are as options for the children to write about.

Gather several puppets or small animal toys to gather ideas about which animal the children would like to select from to use as the protagonist for their own detective story.

Use the planning sheet as a skeleton to help your child/ren to structure their writing. Encourage them to write words in each of the planning sections.