Year 6 have been learning to write a précis. First, they had to choose a book.
Then, they had to count the words! A précis is a summary and is approximately a third of the length of the original text. Children therefore had to calculate how many words they would need to write.
Then, they were ready to have a go. Some chose to write and others chose to type. Some chose to work on their own and others chose to work in a group. They needed to write in their own style rather than copy the original. A précis uses the past tense, third person and reported speech. Some found it easier than others!