This week in Year 1, we have been looking at bossy verbs and how to write clear instructions.
We wrote instructions on how to make a jam sandwich. We then followed our own step by step instructions to make and enjoy them! We had great fun!
Children have been learning how to write a brochure in our literacy lessons. The context was Newcastle and Gateshead. Children learned how to write persuasively by using persuasive adjectives, the power of three, direct address, photographs, personification, and rhetorical questions i.e. are you tired of sitting in front of the TV? Are you tired of… Continue Reading
Inspired by the poem, ‘The River’ by Valerie Bloom, Year 3 planned and wrote their own versions. Then the created beautiful oil pastel pictures inspired by Claude Monet to compliment their poetry. Continue Reading
Today Year 1 have been learning about the four different types of sentences. They worked on statements, questions, exclamations and commands linked to the book they are studying called ‘The Storm Whale,’ by Benji Davies. Continue Reading
In Year 4, we have been using Now > Press > Play in our English Experience lesson and for mental Maths in our Maths lessons. Continue Reading
Today the children in Year One learned some facts about the continent of Africa. In particular, they looked at African animals and were challenged with the task of writing a fact file. The children worked with a learning partner, looking at information sheets and then researched information on ipads about a chosen animal. They all… Continue Reading
Children have been learning all about free verse poetry over the last two weeks and have focused on the life of Neil Armstrong as inspiration for their writing. Children produced a list poem called: 10 things found in Neil Armstrong’s pocket, itself based loosely upon Ian McMillan’s 10 things found in a wizard’s pocket. We… Continue Reading
The children in Year 1 are busy with a writing project all about Little Red Riding Hood. They have been following the ‘Write Stuff’ approach and enjoyed one of the experience days. The children had a visit from Granny and took part in a conscience alley drama situation. They thought about Grandma’s positive thoughts before… Continue Reading
Year 2 children continued their creative literacy work today by finishing off their writing and illustrations for their original Icky Doo Dah story. At the beginning of the week, children listened to the story of Icky Doo Dah, and using their listening skills, produced a picture by following step-by-step instructions. These skills were then used… Continue Reading
Reception are making brilliant progress in phonics. They are learning the Grapheme Phoneme Correspondences (GPCs) quickly and are able to apply their phonics knowledge to read and write simple words and captions. Look how their work has progressed! Continue Reading