Year 4s Brilliant Buddy Books!

Posted: 6th May 2022

To apply their learning about non fiction writing and to develop some strong researching skills, Year 4 were challenged to create an engaging and informative non fiction book for their Buddies in Reception.

They had to think carefully about the purpose of their books, the audience they were writing it for and how they would format it. They began by writing open-ended questions that they asked their Buddies to establish their likes and interests. This helped develop their reasoning skills and enabled them to tailor their book specifically to their Buddy’s interests. Next they had to research the topic of their choice and gather information about it that they thought would be relevant.  Once they had all the necessary information they had to critically assess what would be suitable and of interest to their Buddies, then they started the fun part – writing their books. 

The children showed great adaptability throughout the writing process as they considered  their Buddy’s reading ability and how they could select age-appropriate wording and descriptions for their book. The children worked really hard and took a lot of care over their presentation, using headings, subheadings, diagrams, labels, contents pages and indexe, to ensure that it was as exciting and engaging as possible.  In the last week of term they were able to present their books to their buddies, who were incredibly excited about their books and loved having them read to them by the year 4s.  The Year 4s show excellent resilience and adaptability throughout the project and developed some useful researching skills, but also hugely enjoyed the experience!

Categories: News Reception Year 4


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