Hi all, I'm starting a new unit in year 3, unit 1 narrative - stories with familiar settings. I'm an NQT and I'm struggling at the moment to get to grips with it all, as I was told by my year leader that there were plans for this unit and I would only need to adapt them for my class, and now I've been told at the last minute that there are no plans at all! No one seems willing to share their planning just to give me an inkling of what to do, and to make matters worse, I've got an nqt observation on tuesday in this subject! Our current theme is rainforests, and my year leader has recommended that I use the great kapok tree. I want to get some really good descriptive writing out of the children, but I don't even know where to start. I've trawled the internet and am just not finding anything inspiring at all I've thought that maybe I could get the children to compare some different settings and write keywords to describe each one (in note form) and then adapt this into a descriptive paragraph. I'd also like to include some narrative performance, storytelling etc using tone of voice for effect. But I'm struggling to see how this can take up 3 whole weeks of literacy, and I can't find the old archived strategy files for ideas anywhere. If anyone has any ideas please help, I'm pulling my hair out here.