In reception the children have been working together and becoming more settled as they begin their journey through school. The children are really enjoying using the home corner, looking after the babies and making dinner for their friends. The children have been practising writing their names using a variety of different resources such as glitter, flour and shaving foam. In phonics they are learning a new sound each day and also enjoying singing and joining in with the actions to the jolly phonics phase two song. Sophie said, “I like singing a a ants on my arm”.
Wow, what a busy few days of writing we have had this week and it is only Wednesday! Talking to teachers and pupils it seems as though we have been full steam ahead with our writing this week and here is an overview of what different year groups have been completing; hopefully, I can get around to seeing some of the amazing work I have heard about!
Over to reception!
In reception this week, we've been looking at houses and homes. We received a letter from the old woman who lives in a shoe asking us to design a new house for her and her children. We have been labelling different parts of our designs using sounds we have learned in phonics. We have been practising our name writing, too. That sounds fabulous! I would like to see some of these labelled homes!
How about our wonderful Year Ones? Well... In Year One, they have been looking at non-fiction writing – Instructional writing to be exact. They have been writing instructions on how to make a peg car. They have been looking at ordering instructions and creating their own versions! I hope they are easy to follow I need a new car!
Our final KS1 year group: our brilliant Year Twos! They have been exploring their favourite animals and discussing reasons why they believe theirs is the best in the class! Pupils have then challenged themselves to create their own Kenning poem based on their most favourite animal! I wonder if any of their favourite animals matches their teacher’s favourite?
Time for an update in our first KS2 year group – Year Three! Children in Year Three are aiming to complete a diary entry based on their class text: Ug. Pupils have been exploring different methods to help memorise various parts of the story, including: story mountain planning, acting out parts of the text and they have been focussing on different elements of grammar to help their writing.
Year Four appear to have been writing to future pupils! In their classes, they have been exploring what it means to be a member of Year Four and how pupils can contribute positively to their learning as well as behaviour in the playground. They have then written a letter to future pupils, telling them all about how awesome Year Four is, as well as what makes a great pupil!
Travelling back in time, Year Five have been recounting events from their past selves – their inner Vikings! Something has happened to them during their Viking lives and they have been recounting exactly what it was that happened. Pupils had a disagreement and there was only two ways to settle disputes during the Viking times: a holmgang (duel to the death) or a fight to first blood. Not only have they recounted the events that occurred, pupils reenacted what happened in their battle.
Our final year group: our hardworking, committed Year Sixes! Looking back to life as an evacuee during WWII, pupils in Year Six have been writing in their evacuee journals! Pupils have been working hard to consider what it might have been like to be evacuated during the war. By considering thoughts, feelings and emotions, pupil have written an entry into their diary exploring all of the different things going on in their heads during this time of uncertainty in their lives.