Description of Characters from Oliver Twist
This activity is a good start to the term if your theme is the Victorians (cross curricular link). Watch the DVD and then as indpendent work children to write words around the pictures to decribe the characters. They then use Thesaurus to find alternative more powerful vocabulary. Serves as a great bank for the work on narratives later on in the year. It also works well as PSHE and Circle time activities.