In Spring term 1, year 2 became experts on all things related to The Great Fire of London. They loved creating their own information books. They included a front cover, subheadings, diagrams, a contents page and even a glossary of subject specific vocabulary. Great job Year 2
As part of their work on Free Verse Poetry this term, Year 4 enjoyed reading 'The Sound Collector' by Roger McGough. They worked collaboratively to write and present their own versions, which we have posted off to Roger McGough himself! Let's hope he likes them!
Year 4 have finished the Christmas term by reading the story "The Snow Queen", exploring use of language to describe setting and character before finally retelling thier own version with an individual twist at the end. Year 4 teachers have beeen very proud of the progress the children have made with their story writing. They have also been extremely busy creating their own dragons to create some fantastic non-chronological reports to complete their topic linked to Beowulf. Keep it up.
LKS2 enjoyed reading "The Donkey's First Christmas" before writing their own version as a comic strip. They had to think really carefully about the main events and character viewpoint. Some children even managed to add some humour! Well done.
Year 5 have been working on their sustained writing. This learner is certainly able to write long and relevant texts! They also read examples of text types to analyse them before writing their own. Reading supports our writing across the school.
This writer has made good progress in their presentation and is now joining their letters - keep it up! Our marking ladders give children feedback of what they've done well ( green) and their next steps or targets are shown in pink ( think pink!)
Across the school, we use text maps to help rehearse text and language features. We use lots of speaking and listening techniques like "talking the text" to help us improve our own writing and vocabulary! Here is a great example...
Year 6 have also been busy publishing some of their writing in ICT. Do you think you would be persuaded by their adverts?
Year 6 have been working on some top secret, classified files after reading one of our favourite class texts - Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz. Their writing about the story has been full of action and suspense. Well done Year 6!
We are keen to show off our writing around school. On this page you will see some excellent example -starting with the year 4 'Jungle Book' topic.