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This term, in English, our work will be linked to our Rainforests and Plantagenets topics. We will start off in January by looking at Aesops fables and having a go at creating one of our own. Following on from this, we will be focusing on explanations texts all to do with deadly creatures of the rainforest. The second part of the Spring term will be focused purely on our Easter production. We will also be writing a story from our play scripts.
A fable is a type of short story that typically has animals as characters. Fables always have a moral (this is a hidden meaning). They sometimes use personification to give the animal characters human characteristics. Aesop was an ancient Greek writer that came up with many famous fables. Below is an example of a fable called 'The Lion and The Mouse':
An explanation text is a type of non-fiction writing where you provide the reader with facts and information about the topic that you are discussing. In school, we will be linking our explanation texts work to the rainforest, looking specifically at deadly creatures. We will put all of our writing together to create a class book all about deadly creatures.
Example: Here is an example of some explanation texts. See if you can spot the features listed below in each of the texts: