The Arrival

This half term the children have begun focussing their English learning on ‘The Arrival’. This is a visual text in which the children have had to use their imagination to create the characters and storyline in their minds.

At the start of the story it seems as if the man is leaving his family. We used this part of the text to empathise with the characters in the story and discuss why he might be leaving his family.

Together we looked at the next part of the story ‘The Arrival’ and we created freeze frames to recreate the journey taken by the main character. We made our freeze frames live and thought about what the character would have thought, felt and said during the journey. We thought about how we could use vocabulary to show not tell the reader how the character was feeling.