Reception have been lucky enough to have a few visitors in this week and they have been helping with their writing. They had visits from people who work for the public: nurses, first responders and firefighters! They have received a talk from each of them, as well as even getting the chance to try on some different outfits – how lucky have they been! Pupils then had to write about different jobs people in our local community have.
Year One have transformed into poets this week and have been creating poems about old and new toys. They have explored different toys which could be appealing to them and then used these toys as the basis of their writing. Some amazing acrostic poems have been created by the year group and the pupils thoroughly enjoyed the sessions this week.
Pupils in Year Three have been exploring the story ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ this half term and they have been using that as the stimulus for their writing this week. Children had a grammar-orientated focus this week by adding a new part to the original story by making sure that they had accurately applied speech via the use of inverted commas. They were challenged to make sure that their speech progressed the story and was not just general conversations.
Pupils in Year Four have become poets this week; they have been creating poems about how to annoy their teachers. They spent a lesson reading poems from ‘The Secret Lives of Teachers’ anthology and explored various ways in which they could annoy teachers. After sharing their poems, they had to create their own poem exploring how teacher could become irritated during a school day. Here is a stanza which 4CP created:
Pushing each other, pulling hair,
Mucking around like they don’t care.
Cartwheeling whilst entering the door,
Leaving all of their belongings on the floor.
Year Six have been focussing on diaries this week and they have been using their foundation topic: WWII as inspiration for their written work during English. Pupils had to complete a diary entry as a Jewish person during WWII – when persecution of people of the Jewish faith was rife. The students were challenged to make sure that they kept their writing in the correct genre; they had to try to prevent their dairies sounding like narratives. They worked out that reflective thoughts through the use of rhetorical questions was the most effective was to keep their diary a diary.