Our text this half term is ‘Secrets of a Sun King’. We will be reading the text and using it to support our writing.
Having read a couple of chapters, we summarised the key events for Lil and then wrote a diary extract. We published our diaries and illustrated them to make them look like actual journals.
Our first writing challenge is to be able to write a diary as Lil, the main character in Secrets of a Sun King. To help us to achieve this we started by thinking about the features of a diary and then identifying them. We then tried to apply those features in our writing as we wrote a diary about an event of our choosing.
We set the children a challenge on our first day! They had to find all the clues hidden outside and work out the title of our text! Only it wasn’t that straight forward, all the letters were written in Egyptian hieroglyphics, so they had to crack the code as well!