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Talk For Writing

As a Talk 4 Writing school, we place emphasis on children learning to orally retell different types of texts using story maps and actions. Throughout the year, children will learn approximately 9-12 model texts.


The table below highlights the text types and texts that we are learning in Year 5. The table will be updated and added to throughout the year.


Parents and children can help at home by:

  • Practice these oral stories (found below) at home using actions and expression.


Date Text Type Text Title
w.c. 4th September 2017 Portal Story Alien Landing

23.09.17 - Week 3 Update

We've been stepping up our portal story-writing exploits this week, with some very creative minds creating some wonderful stories including setting descriptions! Next week we will be moving on to our Invention stage.

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15.09.17 - Week 2 Update

We have continued looking at the features of different portal stories in preparation for writing our own. We have been 'innovating' our own class and individual stories based on these! Some super creative minds across the class!

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09.09.17 - Week 1 Update

We've made a super start to our portal stories, learning our 'Alien Landing' text really well in addition to beginning to explore how to structure portal stories and deliver an effective setting description.