In the Tiny Tigers classroom, the children have been focusing on when writing about Winnie the Pooh. The children have been using writing materials independently, both inside and outside on their large wipe board. The children’s handwriting skills are really improving too as they have been practising their pencil control skills!
In Busy Bees, the children have been reading a book called ‘The Journey’ by Francesca Sanna and learned about a little boy who lost his boat. The children re-wrote this story using their own innovated ideas about something they could have lost and a journey they went on to retrieve it. They used lots of amazing adjectives to describe the destinations. Miss Wood then lost an item of her own and the Busy Bees had to conduct a search for the missing item! They searched for clues and then made descriptive posters.
During Summer 1, the Eager Elephants really enjoyed their circus-themed writing topic. This topic created many writing opportunities for the Year 2 children. First, the children participated in a super circus workshop experience which inspired them to write some terrific recounts of their day. The children enjoyed writing character descriptions for clowns and other circus acts. They also used their senses to imagine that they were at the circus and describe the amazing atmosphere. Eager Elephants also thoroughly enjoyed making up their own circus stories about runaway animals, injured performers and collapsed tents.
In Year 3, the Dazzling Dolphins have based their literacy around their topic of Italy.
They took a virtual tour of Rome, made notes and then used informal tone to write postcards. We used all of our senses to write a description of Venice as if they were floating down the Grand Canal. Later in the term, the children wrote persuasive phrases to help sell a Ferrari, then turned them into a script for a Ferrari advert.
Year 4’s text during term was ‘The Explorer’ by Katherine Rundell. When reading the text, the children explored lots of new vocabulary, such as Abacaxi (which means Pineapple in Portuguese!) To begin with, the children
During , the Learning Leopards completed a couple of short writing units based on videos from the Literacy Shed. For their first project, they created non-chronological reports about the fictional planet Pandora. The children then learned about the ‘True Story of the 3 Little Pigs’ and wrote persuasive police reports about who they believed to be the real perpetrators in the story.