Tag Archives: English

Nursery Owl Babies

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One of the stories we have shared this week is Owl Babies by Martin Waddell. Following the story the children painted their favourite Owl from the story, they created play dough owls acted out the story with puppets and many more activities. We would love to hear which was you favourite.
Well done on all of your hard work children


Year 4 Perform Poetry Perfectly!

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As we have been focusing on Remembrance and the Centenary of the end of World War 1 this week, Year 4 have spent a lot of time reading and evaluating World War 1 poetry.

Today, after watching a dramatic reading of “Dulce et Decorum Est” by Christopher Ecclestone, the children worked in groups to choose one of four other famous poems. The groups then decided how they were going to perform and took it in turns performing the poems in front of the class. The rest of the class evaluated their performances, praising what the groups did well and how they could make it even better next time.

All of the children did a fantastic job and it was a pleasure to see them perform the poems. Well done Year 4!

The Three Little Wolves And The Big Bad Pig!

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We’ve had some fantastic actors and actresses in Year 2 today! In preparation for our story retell tomorrow, the children have role played a new version of The Three Little Pigs titled, The Three Little Wolves and The Big Bad Pig! I wonder if anyone can remember how this version compares to the original? There are some very interesting changes indeed! Well done children. It was lovely to observe your super speaking and listening skills today. I can’t wait to read your writing tomorrow!

Year 2 Instructions

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This week we have been reading an alternative version to The Three Little Pigs-The TRUE Story of The Three Little Pigs. We discovered that in actual fact, the Wolf was not a mean character after all, but a desperate, poorly character who called upon his neighbours for a cup of sugar, whilst suffering from a very heavy cold! You see, the Wolf was making a surprise birthday cake for his granny when he realised he needed some sugar. After a huge misunderstanding, the Wolf ended up in jail and granny never received her birthday cake! Year two have rectified that problem today. The children have followed a set of instructions to make granny a birthday cake, they have used their directional language skills to write a set of instructions to direct the Wolf out of jail and they have identified lots of different features that written instructions have. A very busy, enjoyable day! I wonder if the children can remember some of the features all written instructions need? We will be including these in our written instructions tomorrow!


Year 4 Weekly Spellings

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Year 4 have received new spellings for this week.

Our focus this week is adverbs. These are words that contain the ‘ly’ suffix. Mostly, we simply add the ly to a root word, however there are some words that need more changes. Can you spot a word that doesn’t simply have ‘ly’ added to it? What has happened to that word? Explain in the comments below!