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This week we will be writing to entertain!  We will be retelling the story of Hansel and Gretel, writing in the 3rd person!

Read the story of Hansel and Gretel here if you need a refresher!


Read the story of Hansel and Gretel (above).  What was your favourite part of the story?  

Can you retell the story?  Can you remember the key events in order?   Look at the pictures and see if you can order them correctly.  Once you have ordered them tell someone the story!


Re-read the story of Hansel and Gretel.  


Today we are going to start our 3rd person retelling of the story.  There is a word mat below that you might need for the tricky words and don't forget to use your speed sounds chart to spell your words.

You might like to look at the storyboard template above or your sequenced story from Monday.  When looking at your sequenced story from Monday, over this week we will write a sentence for each of the pictures retelling what is happening.  When writing our sentences we need to remember we are retelling a story and try to remember to use our 'story words' such as once upon a time to start and they all lived happily ever after to finish!

My sentences must start with a capital letter and end with a full stop.  I must also try to use the conjunction and to join words or extend my sentences.


Today I will write the sentences for the first three pictures.  Here are mine:


Once upon a time Hansel and Gretel lived with their father and evil stepmother in the woods.  They were very poor so the stepmother wanted to leave the children in the woods and so one day they walked to the woods. The stepmother and father ran away but Hansel had left some stones and so they followed the stones back home.


Today we will continue writing our story of Hansel and Gretel.  You might like to re-read the story before you start thinking about writing the next part of the story.


Step 1: Re-read your work from yesterday.  Check where you got up to in the story.

Step 2: Look at your sequenced story.  What happens next? 

Step 3: Practice your first sentence out loud. 

Step 4: Write your sentence.  Don't forget to use your capital letter, full stop and the conjunction and!


Here are my sentences:


The next day they went into the dark woods again and Gretel dropped some breadcrumbs.  But the birds ate them and they were lost!  Hansel and Gretel found a cottage made from sweets and they went to try some of them.




Today we will finish writing our retelling of the story of Hansel and Gretel!  


Step 1:  Read your story so far.  

Step 2: Look at your story sequencing and see what is next to write.

Step 3: Orally rehearse your sentences.

Step 4: Get writing!


Here's mine:


In the house there was an evil witch and she locked Hansel in a cage!  One day Gretel pushed the witch into the fire and set Hansel free.  They took the treasure and ran home to their Dad.  They all lived happily ever after.


Today we will be writing some dictation sentences.  This means an adult will read the sentences to the children and they will write them.  The idea of this is for the children to practice writing without having to think about what to write!  They can concentrate on the spelling, handwriting and punctuation.  It also enables us to practice our phonics into writing.


Here are the sentences we will write today:


Joan and Dave went to the shops and they saw a goat on the grass!

Dean went to the farm on Monday and he saw three cows.

At night the moon was out and the owl was hooting!