The Land of Neverbelieve

Year 6 have had a couple of splendid weeks in school. They have been busy creating their own adventure narratives in English using the illustrated book, ‘The Land of Neverbelieve’, by Norman Messenger as their inspiration.  The children used the stunningly detailed images and description from the book to help them begin their very own writing journey and experience.

We began this journey by identifying the key features, and the meanings of any unfamiliar vocabulary that we had discovered from a creative adventure narrative that surrounds the story of our main character Archibald. This would go on to be of great importance as we planned our own narratives.

 

Once these new words had been grasped, and the story of discovering a unique island was understood, Year 6 were able to overwrite certain paragraphs by choosing alternative vocabulary carefully…

 

 

Once mastered and complete, the children began to plan and construct their  own ideas to create an adventure narrative surrounding their own main character. Below are two examples of how important the planning process is when writing…

 

 

Using their plans, the children then went about constructing paragraphs daily to build their own stories…

 

 

Having used our, now familiar, class feedback sheet, the children went about identifying any common misconceptions within their writing. This proved to be an incredibly powerful tool once more. It allowed the children to be independent learners, and for them to see for themselves how to further develop their writing.

Using this knowledge, the children went about highlighting a paragraph of their choice which they wishes to rewrite.

It has been such a lovely writing activity for the children. Seeing how motivated the children remain towards their learning has been wonderful and makes us incredibly proud at Kingsleigh to share their achievements with you.