In our English lessons, we have started to learn about diary writing. We are studying the book ‘Flotsam’ which is a picture book with no words. This gives children the opportunity to develop their creativity and generate a variety of ambitious language choices. The children are growing in confidence using subordination in their writing and are enjoying creating their own texts to accompany the illustrations. We spent the beginning of the week sequencing the story and identifying key features of diary entries. The children identified how to write in first person and which keywords are needed to write their own diary entry. So far we have discovered that the book is about a little boy who visits a beach with his family and discovers a mysterious camera that has been washed up on the shore.