| Year 3
During the last term, the children in Year 3 have been busy learning about Portal Tales in Talk 4 Writing. To start the topic, the children watched clips as a ‘hook’ from ‘Alice in Wonderland’, ‘The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe’ and ‘Christopher Robin’. In each of the clips, the children identified the different portals. They then understood that a ‘portal’ transports a character from one place to another. The children then learnt the story of ‘Elf Road’ in each class. From this, they then designed their own new characters for their story and chose a setting where the portal would take their character... some characters ended up on the beach and others in a gloomy forest! In small groups, the children were then tasked with the challenge to write different sections of ‘Elf Road’. In 3P, the character was a young boy called Bob, who ended up on the beach with a magical silver strawberry. In 3S, the character was called Oliver, who ended up in a dark castle. At the end of the lesson, Miss Parkinson and Miss Scott read the whole portal tale to the class... they were very funny stories!