In English today, we read a section of our novel where the main character discovers where the two Mongolian boys live and goes there to give back a coat…it was a very dramatic scene and full of action and emotion. 
The children enjoyed rehearsing and performing their own role plays of this scene as a way of exploring the actions (verbs) and the emotions (abstract nouns). 
This work will feed into the children’s writing tomorrow when they will rewrite the scene from Julie’s point of view and try and include some of the brilliant verbs and abstract nouns we collected into complex sentences. 
Mrs Hurley