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Learning objective: I can use a range of conjunctions in my narrative.


Warm up: write as many conjunctions as you can.*


*conjunctions are words that join two clauses (or sentences) together.



This week in literacy you are going to write your own narrative based on the story ‘The World Made A Rainbow’ by Michelle Robinson. This book was written by Michelle Robinson following the first lockdown last year. It’s a lovely book with a wonderful message.



Here is a reading of the book itself. 

The World Made a Rainbow by Michelle Robinson | Kids Book Read Aloud

readaloud #covid #teachersHello everyone, Today I will be reading the ever so wonderful book called "The World Made a Rainbow" by the talented author Michel...

In each lesson we will have our success criteria to follow. The success criteria are what I need to see in your work to see what you are learning whilst at home.


Success criteria:

  • Conjunctions
  • Proper nouns
  • Characters
  • Setting
  • Paragraph
  • Problem
  • Adjectives
  • Contractions


When we have used conjunctions before, we have called them subordinating conjunctions or coordinating conjunctions. Today I would like you to use a range of these conjunctions from the table below.



These videos will help you remember how we have used them before.


Subordinating conjunctions



Coordinating conjunctions




Main task: today you are going to write the problem of your lockdown narrative. So far you have written your opening and build-up of your own story based on the book above. Yesterday we focused on using conjunctions and we are going to continue to do so today. This will help us use them regularly to expand our sentences. We know that a problem is where something has gone wrong or starts to go wrong.


Remember, your lockdown narrative doesn’t have to be the same as Michelle Robinson’s book. Write it from your own experiences!


Here is my example:


The day started differently because Betty didn’t have to get dressed in her blue school uniform. Betty’s mum gave her some paper, water, paint brushes and paint to start her rainbow. She painted the red and the yellow but saw she didn’t have an orange. Luckily she mixed two colours and could carry on. Betty started looking for blue and green paint but she didn’t have them. Then she started feeling sad.