Children in Y3,4 have been ‘reading’ a book called Journey by Aaron Becker. (It’s not quite ‘reading’, as the book is a wordless book, where the story is told through its illustrations. You can enjoy the story, too, though the background music is a bit distracting – turn the sound down to fully immerse yourself in the story!)
Look at these wonderful pieces of writing from two Year 4 pupils, who have described one part of the story where the main character is in some sort of imaginary world, flying on a magic carpet:
The girl glided into the white, fluffy clouds after her accomplished mission of escaping the old metal cage. The girl had to dodge all the time because the gold, rusty turrets were in her way. She wondered if the violet and light purple bird would hopefully lead her to her destiny. Suddenly, the bird stopped. She flew next to the bird to see if something was ahead but there was nothing to be seen, so she took the opportunity to admire the view below her before she returned to her old town. She wished that she had a camera to take photos so she could treasure the wonderful, exquisite land in her dark home. Firstly, she looked at the garden domes gleaming far below her in the reflection of the beautiful sunset. Next, she looked at everything else. She was now heading to her gloomy town. Thankfully, when she came back she made lots of friends.
Well done, Rodi. We love your ambitious vocabulary and very descriptive sentences.
The solitary girl flew high above the old, majestic castle on her ruby red carpet. She wondered where the thrilling purple bird would take her. As she soared around, she scrutinised the stunning, gold towers with circular-shaped turrets pointing up to the sunset sky. She had this tingling sense that she couldn’t describe… She gazed at the micro-sized people far below. She wondered if they could see her. The town was phenomenal compared to her lonely, dull town but, unfortunately, she could not stay forever. She wanted to explore the breath-taking castle more than anything, but if she took one more step into the castle a whole army of large, hostile guards would bolt after her.
Another well done, this time to Rhianna, for the same reasons: ambitious vocabulary and very descriptive sentences.