In class guided reading, we have been reading ‘The Secret Garden’ by Frances Hodgson Burnett, which is set in Yorkshire. It has been great fun learning how to read, write and speak Yorkshire dialect.
The children’s writing has been amazing and many examples are on display inside our classroom. They have described the moment when Mary first finds the secret garden. Not only was their writing full of description, they have worked very hard to include many of the features that we have been learning in Literacy lessons, such as the following: the use of hyphens for compound adjectives; colons and semi-colons for lists; and dialect for speech.
We also have had great fun making our own shoe-box secret gardens.