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Lesson 3

Where the wilds things are 


The outcome for the unit: Rewrite the story of where the wild things are. 


LO. I can write a letter.  


Learning - PLAN Questions to ask Success Criteria 

Spelling and grammar: using the suffix - er.

Can you try and use this in your writing?


Use Day 3 pdf and plan 


1. Introduce the topic of letters to the children. 

(Ask them questions )

Why do we write them?

Who are they for? 

How would we start a letter? e.g. Dear …   


2. Explain to children that we are going to be writing a letter to mum and we are pretending to be Max. 

Ask children: " What things should we tell mum about?" 

What would Max like to tell mum about his journey?


3. Discuss with children message in a bottle 

What is a letter in a bottle?

Why would people send messages in a bottle?


4. Read the letter in a bottle message from Max's mum to max.

(see below - add the message to a bottle, if possible.)


5. Model an example to children

Dear mum, 

This island is amazing! I met the strangest creatures and guess what they look and act wilder than me. 

Discuss how to conclude and how we finish the letter













Why do people write and send letters?


Have you ever written a letter to anyone? 


How would we start a letter? 

What are some of the things we would have to include in a letter?




























I start my letter with Dear Mum...


I write in the first person using "I"


I write about the things I have seen and how I feel. 


I end my letter with love from Max























Letter from mum