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Good morning!  We made it to Friday! 


Today we are going to try our first home learning 'Big Write'. 


You need to pretend that you are either Icarus or Daedalus, Icarus's father.  You can refer back to the story using the PowerPoint or video from earlier in the week if you need to remind yourself of the story.


Using your planning from yesterday (don't panic if you didn't do this or didn't get far),  you will be writing a diary entry for your chosen character.


Concentrate on the night before they escaped. As the character, make sure that you write in past tense and first person, eg, I, me, my, I've, us. You must include rhetorical questions about the experience and self-reflect on the situation. Be informal, remember it's your diary; let the words flow. Think about your amazing vocabulary (adjectives and adverbs) and sentence openers.  How can you impress us with your description and WOW words?  We will be looking for good use of punctuation and grammar and ensuring the writing makes sense - Check! Check! Check!


Remember, Big Write should be YOUR ideas and writing to show off everything you have learned so far; parents get to have some time off while you write your diary entry.  Give yourself about 40-45 minutes of quiet independent writing time as you would have in class.  This should be hand written as one of the success criteria is handwriting so make sure you focus on presentation as well.


I have attached the success criteria both in a word document and as an image below so that you can reference it as you need to.  Good luck and we look forward to reading your amazing diary entries! smiley


Diana class remember to email Mrs Mason today.