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For your English task today I would like you to write a recount of your Easter holidays so that I can find out all about what you have been up to! You can write it in your Distance Learning Book. (You may want to add some extra lines at the top of your pages, or use the blank sections to add some photos or pictures.)


Remember that a recount is a piece of writing that gives details of an event that has happened.


You may choose to write about several events from the last two weeks or you might prefer to write a detailed recount of one day. It's up to you!


First of all, look through the attached PowerPoint presentation to remind yourself of the key features of a recount. On the final slide there is a useful checklist which you can refer to whilst you are writing.


I have also attached a 'Time Connectives Word Mat' which we have used before in English. Try to use some of these words and phrases to help to sequence your ideas.


Don't forget our non-negotiables for writing:

  • Capital letters
  • Finger spaces
  • Punctuation   ,  .  ?  !  ...
  • Correctly formed letters
  • Neat handwriting
  • Use phonics to help with spelling
  • Re-read your sentences to check they make sense.


Remember to try to use paragraphs to help to break up your writing into sections.When you are writing about a new event you should start a new paragraph.