The star award assembly focused on writing skills on Friday and it was fantastic to see the efforts made in every year group. Children are working hard to choose effective vocabulary and vary their sentences to engage the reader.
Here are a few examples of the children’s work:
Year 1 – instructional writing
First we washed hands.
After that we got a cup. Then we chopped a banana and apple and banana.
Finally we enjoyed our fruit.
We loved our fruit.
Year 5 – information texts
History about the Bata Shoe Factory
As a result of recession in the 1930s, Reverend Brown of Tilbury approached Thomas B to suggest the new industrial estate in East Tilbury. This resulted in the local people being able to apply for work. In May 1933, the first celebration of Bata men arrived in Essex. They were all shown the factory.
Year 6 – Descriptive writing
Beginner’s Guide to Vikings
Watch the breath-taking creature rip through the freezing North Sea. Follow your eyes to the worshippers Odin and Thor. They are building and sharpening weapons of death and modifying their armour. Detect the low noises and sounds as the troopers prepare for the battle of their lives. Battle tunes echo within the warship as the creatures create a plan. Focus on the reflection of the sun on the swords, reflecting like mirrors. Smell the freshly cooked meat as the warriors prepare to feast.
Last week, the achievement of all of the children who read 5 times per week over the last half term was celebrated. Over 200 children’s names were placed in a draw and Harry in 6JD was the lucky winner of a £20 cinema voucher. Let’s see how many children can read 5 times or more this half term.