We had to use this picture below as inspiration for our writing. We could choose any genre of writing to respond to the photograph below. Below are some examples of our responses.
When I was walking with my friend in a sandy plain, a huge gush of wind blew the sand around and made a huge sand storm that blew our car and other peoples cars, busses, trees and even their houses! Sand went into our eyes. We felt afraid! It was like a group of giants running crazy!
I couldn’t run because the storm was too fast. My friend and I got sucked into the storm! It went faster than light and time got slower and slower and slower.
I was spinning around in slow motion, so I had enough time to dodge the houses. Suddenly the sand storm slowed down and time got faster and we ended up in a beautiful town! We decided to live there and we had a great time. The town was called Minties (or Mintys) town. We bought new clothes and a storm never came.
One day I went to my friend’s house and it was a sunny day.We went on our bikes to the park. We played there for hours,so then we went back to my friend’s house and put our bikes away. After we had had our lunch we went outside and started talking and my friend’s Mum was at work. Then a sand storm came. We started to sprint to the house and we closed all of the windows and doors. When it reached our house it was as big as two T-Rexes. It sounded like a dinosaur in rage.
In secnods we were in the air from the sand storm and then we herd a trex stomping across the ground. I went to the window and fell out of it into the sand storm and something caught me. It was a T- Rex, so I said to my friend, ‘jump out of the window!’ and he did.
A T-Rex did not catch him a teradactyl caught him flying in the air. It was an amazing thing to do and when the sand storm had, the dinosaurs had gone. I woke up in my bed and it was dream.
By Thomas W
Once upon a time I lived in a dry town with my best friend Mari. We had to go to a far lake to get water. It was very dry and it barely rained, so normally there would be dust storms . Normally we hide in our houses and then in our big cupboard and stay until the dust storm would pass.
One day my friend and I were going to get water and ingredients for our fruit breakfast . Then we saw a dramatic dust storm rushing to us . We ran as fast as we could . It sounded like a big bird flapping its wings . We rushed into our house . We locked all our doors, but we forgot one window . When the storm stopped our house was full of the glittery sand .
We smelled a rare smell, it was rain . We were so happy the mushrooms grew , so quickly we filled all our buckets . We knew this was not the last dust storm that was going to strike our little town . We told our neighbours and other people from our town to build a wall to protect us all . When a dust storm strikes next time we were going to be SAFE !