This week we used the barrier game strategy to help us create a collaborative story told through the eyes of the shoes in the image. An area of focus in LS2 is to ensure that our completed writing is correctly punctuated so that what we have written makes sense to our readers. My learners had 15 minutes collaborative planning time using the 5 senses to guide their thinking, then had a further 15 minutes to co-construct their text. This isn't as easy as it sounds as they had to 'create' their text sitting back to back with only their plan to prompt them. Each pair wrote sentence by sentence with one partner taking over after the other had added the full stop. It was really pleasing to see how much of this year's learning they have made strong connections to.