Have you ever tried to follow the instructions for making a Lego model and faced all kinds of difficulties?
This week, Class 3 have been learning all about how to write clear, detailed and precise instructions so that the reader is able to follow the instructions and have a very successful outcome. We have been talking though each stage of the process of making a jam sandwich so that the reader doesn’t make any mistakes like: butter both sides of the bread, or put a dollop of jam in the centre of each slice and not spread across the whole surface of the slice.
We have also talked about the key features of good instructions which has included using imperative verbs, adverbs and time or adverbial openers. The instructions also need to be in chronological order. Year 4 have extended their work to include modal verbs. If you have any trouble understanding any of these terms – ask anyone in Class 3!
Here we are making our sandwiches – this is called ‘Talk for Writing’! it is where we rehearse our ideas with our talking partners so that we are ready to put our ideas onto paper. Look out for our amazing written instructions coming very soon…..!