Caught Writing

‘Caught Writing’ is a concept that encourages children to write at home.  We select a picture and displayed it in various places around the school.  We read a story starter to the picture and ask the children to continue the story using their own imagination.  A lucky child will have their story read out in front of the whole school on Friday at ‘Celebration assembly’, scanned and placed onto the school website.
This week's picture and story starter can be seen below.
Lost and Found

Story starter!

For hundreds of years they had been sleeping.
The ocean had been their home since that terrible day, when they had been banished to this prison of endless ocean.
Now that they had been rediscovered, the time for waiting was at an end. The divers were shocked when they saw the colossal, stone giants begin to stir in the water. It was time…

Sentence challenge!

Write one of these conjunctions in each space to complete the sentences. Use each word once.
because however and
The sea in front of him was beautiful, _____________ something wasn’t quite right. The diver ____________ and his friends were curious ____________ nothing as strange as this had been discovered for hundreds of years.

Sick sentences!

These sentences are ‘sick’ and need help to get better. Can you help?
The diver went through the water. He saw a figure in front of him in the sand.

Question time!

What feelings do you think the divers are experiencing?
Where do you think the stone giants came from? Why do you think they are now at the bottom of the sea?
Do you think the divers should leave the stone giants where they are, or put them in a museum?
What do you think is about to happen in the picture?