This week in writing, we are beginning our new non-fiction unit of work: newspaper reports. We have started the unit by looking at how newspapers are designed to look appealing and interesting to their readers. The children took on the role of journalists and were asked to invent their own headlines and captions! We then looked at a variety of pictures and used our inference skills to infer just what is happening in the picture, before providing evidence from the image.
The results were pretty excellent - and made us laugh too!
We then looked at our WAGOLL text, which is based on the Ancient Mayan civilisation. We recognised different features of newspapers before thinking about the ultimate discovery (or yet to be discovered!) from Ancient Egypt. We have applied our knowledge of newspaper reports to different newspapers and will, later in the week, research perhaps the most famous archaeological discovery of all time.