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.
Blending In 

Story starter!

The herd had been too busy grazing on the lush grass of the savannah to notice her arrival. She wondered how long her presence would remain a secret, and gulped quietly, trying to suppress the feeling of panic that was beginning to rise in her belly.
It had been three days since she had been cast out...

Sentence challenge!

Can you make a list of emotions that the zebra might be experiencing?
Can you begin a sentence with an emotion or two?#
E.g. Nervous and tense, she tiptoed through the herd cautiously.

Sick sentences!

These sentences are 'sick' and need your help to get better.
The zebra walked along. She felt scared. It was raining.

Question time!

Why has the zebra been cast out by her own herd, do you think?
Have you ever felt left out or different? What does it feel like?
What advice would you give to the zebra?