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This week, you are all writing an EXPLANATION TEXT about HOW CRAYONS ARE MADE. Watch the video below which reminds you what the key features of explanation texts are - you might want to take a few notes and write these down to remind you what to look for! Then read through the example and see if you can identify some of these features just like we would do in class. Also identify and write down any vocabulary that you may want to use in your own advert in the week or identify words you are unfamiliar with. See if you can ask someone (or use Google, with an adult's permission) to find out the meanings.

Example to spot key features in

Now you remember what makes a good explanation text, watch the video about how crayons are made. Use your features checklist and planning sheet to note what your explanation of how crayons are made could include - there is also a sheet of key vocabulary at the bottom of this page which will help you. You can use the planning sheet attached at the bottom of this page OR just use paper at home. 

How Crayons are Made | How It's Made

Now you can spend two days writing your explanation text, using your plan and your vocabulary list.

Once you think you have finished your writing, don’t forget to read it through and check it! Could it be better? Do you need to check any spellings or change some of your words for more adventurous choices? You do not have to, but if you would like, you could write it up in best and send in a photo to, we would love to see them! We will then publish the photos of any work sent in on Friday.

Free Styling Friday

You can choose to write another example of the text type, draw a picture that matches your writing, or create something to suit the stimulus - the choice is yours!

Last few places left for Reception pupils starting school in September 2023