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We were so happy last week to receive work from 2 children in Mrs Khan's class - they had re-written their favourite Mr Benn story and we would like to share them with you! Fantastic work, well done both of you!

Abdurrahman's story

Bilal's story

Task for this week

Now that you are familiar with the Mr Benn stories, and have written your favourite, this week we would like you to try and make up your very own adventure, you can get your family to help you think of an amazing adventure and write the story in your own words. Remember how the story goes... You wake up, maybe have breakfast... it's a lovely sunny day and you decide to go for a walk through the park today. You sit on the bench and maybe talk to some friends and then decide to go to the costume shop. As if by magic, the shopkeeper appears - what do you want to wear? Maybe a firefighters costume, or a police costume, maybe a teachers costume or a nurse costume, it could be a vet costume, or a clown's costume! You can decide! What will happen when you get there? Are you faced with a problem? How do you solve it, who helps you? What happens in the end? Do you bring back a souvenir? Remember lots of talk and planning with your family before you start writing.

Monday - think about what costume you would like to wear, where would you like to go? Think about an adventure that's exciting! Lots of discussion about where the story starts. What happens when you get there? You could maybe jot some ideas down on paper or draw some pictures to help you remember your story sequence. Make reference to the questions from last week and ensure your child can talk about the story and understands it before they start writing. Discuss how Mr Benn gets to the costume shop and what happens when he goes through the green door. Where does he land? What's the problem in the story? How does Mr Benn help solve it? How does he get home? 

Tuesday  - Start writing the beginning of the story. Help your child focus on a good story opener such as One Sunday morning, It was a wet day on Festive Road or One frosty morning etc. Today your child could write the story just up to Mr Benn going through the green door. 

Wednesday - Children could write about the middle of the story and the problem Mr Benn is faced with - Remember lots of discussion before writing.

Thursday - Children to write the end of the story.

Friday - Children could illustrate their story and you could spend time going through their writing with them. What you liked about their writing and anything you think they need to work on for example remembering capital letters and full stops.

Before your child starts to write remind them of what makes a good writer - remembering punctuation: capital letters, full stops, question marks and speech marks. Encourage them to try and remember adjectives to make their writing interesting eg: Mr Benn saw amazing, colourful fish. Remind them about conjunctions - using and, but, because in their sentences. Last but not least best handwriting!

Yellow and Red groups will be able to write the whole story.

Green group could attempt writing some of the story with support.

Blue group could write one or two sentences about their story with support.

Good luck - we're confident you'll be amazed at just what your child can produce! Remember you can email us any of your child's work if you wish 

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