The children in Year 1 and Year 3 have been trialing a new initiative called Talk for Writing. They learnt an information text about a superhero called ‘Hawkboy’.
The children learnt the information with actions for certain words. This helped the children to learn the information off by heart, including some technical vocabulary.
The next step was for the children to design their own superhero. The children have planned their information text using a boxing-up frame and some familiar information that was used in the Hawkboy text. The children then drew images to plan their own information texts. They then learnt their own version of the information text and designed new actions to accompany certain words.
Attached are videos of some Year 1 and Year 3 children who have been practising the information about their own superheroes.