Learning and Teaching

Year 3 and 4 Literacy - Writing

Over the past few weeks, the students in Year 3 and 4 have been working through the writing process to create picture storybooks about a Wellbeing theme (see last week’s newsletter for more details). 

Planning and Drafting

The students used storyboards to map their stories. The storyboards don’t have all the final information but they give a good idea of what will be on each page. They then wrote the text for each page in their writing books.

Editing and Revising

After finishing their drafts, each student read over their work and corrected any mistakes they may have made. This not only involved correcting spelling and punctuation but also revising their sentences to see if they made sense or adding/removing any more information to make their story clearer. This is when students receive feedback from their teacher or other students in the class. 


Visual Literacy

Visual literacy concerns how meaning is made in still and moving image texts. Visual literacy involves closely examining diverse visual texts across a range of text types. Text types include non-fiction, textbooks, picture books, art, advertisements, posters, graphic novels, comic strips, animations, film clips, web pages, and more.


The Year 3 and 4 Community analysed various picture books and discussed how the text and image work together; how the text is written to emphasise certain words; where the image is placed on the page and how the text is placed on the page. 





Having studied texts to identify how authors and illustrators place their text and images on the page, the students have started to publish their pieces in book format. 


They will be reading their stories to an audience in the coming weeks. 


Deborah Courtney

Director of Learning and Teaching