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Learning classic tales in Year 3

We have started the new year with one of Roald Dahl’s classic tales, The BFG.

The book begins with an eight-year-old orphan girl named Sophie lying in bed in an orphanage run by Mrs. Clonkers. She cannot sleep, and sees a strange sight in the street; a giant man, carrying a bag and an odd trumpet. He sees Sophie, who tries to hide in bed, but the giant picks her up through the window. Then he runs quickly to a large cave, which he enters. 

Using the Talk for Writing approach we imitated this opening, focusing on starting our sentences with subordinate clauses, writing in the past tense and descriptive language features like alliteration. 

Look at some wonderful examples of writing from our bubble in school: