I created this lesson for a Year 2 class and it worked really well!
Children saw a huge mess and lots of crime Scene tape. A suitcase was left at the scene with lots of items inside.
Who could it be?
What has happened?
Why have they entered school?
The children were full of curiosity and were eager to write a wanted posted using expanded noun phrases to build up a better description than the one I showed them.
After describing items set out on each table the children were eager to draw their description.
They made predictions linked to the story through what they saw eg, I think it’s the smartest giant in town because of his smart clothes. I think it’s Jack and the Beanstalk because of these strange beans.
To encourage editing and checking their work I asked children to swap their writing with a partner and read their peers work.
It was great to see children giving feedback to their peers and changing mistakes when needed in an encouraging environment.
I left blank flash cards on the table for children to write different expanded noun phrases on to share with their peers.
English lessons can be full of excitement and curiosity, from a simple learning objective of using expanded noun phrases, the pupils were extremely excited and all succeeded!
Creativity is key,