Hi, I'm hoping some of you might have some ideas/suggestions/advice. I am an NQT and have been given the LA English group. I'm really struggling to engage them in their work. We're currently reading Michael Morpurgo's Beowulf, linking with our Vikings topic. I made the mistake of choosing that version over a Tony Ross and Tony Bradman version, as I thought it would be more inspiring. But they just can't access it, we've done drama, drawing etc, and it's not happening! We're doing this all the way to half term, and I want them to feel like they can manage. We start narrative writing next week, and I will record all of them telling their story before asking them to write it, so they can focus on the story first, and then the transcription. I've done this in the past with year 2s and it worked well. Has anybody got any other suggestions for what I could be doing to ensure they can access it as best they can? Thank you in advance!