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13 03, 2019

All About Kiwis!

By | March 13th, 2019|Language, Oracy & Literacy Blog, Year 3/4 2018-19|

This week, we are focusing on non-fiction writing in Literacy. As we are enjoying our class mascot PeeWee so much, we are learning all about Kiwi birds in order to create fact files.

We began by using a technique called dictogloss to help us to recall, retain and record information about kiwis.

Today, we grouped facts into sections […]

12 03, 2019

World Book Day

By | March 12th, 2019|Language, Oracy & Literacy Blog|

World Book Day was a great success across the entire school last week. Linda Jones visited us from The Children’s Literacy Charity (Literacy Lab) head office to read to and play games with the children the charity supports. As you’ll see from the photos below, the children really engaged with World Book Day, dressing […]

7 03, 2019

Fringe Festival – The Heats…..

By | March 7th, 2019|Art, Language, Oracy & Literacy Blog, Miscellaneous, Music News Blog, Year 5 2018-19|

Year 5 have had an incredible week creating their own acts to perform for the  Fringe Festival. They have explored the art forms of dance, drama, mime and gymnastics. One group choreographed a dance to the sounds of Jimmy Cliff, “You can get it if you really want,”  A song about […]

7 03, 2019

World Book Day

By | March 7th, 2019|Language, Oracy & Literacy Blog, Year 5 2018-19|

Fantastic costumes in Year 5 this year!

5 03, 2019

Fringe Fun

By | March 5th, 2019|Art, Language, Oracy & Literacy Blog, Music, Year 5 2018-19|

Year 5 are getting expressive, dramatic, acrobatic and creative as they prepare for our Fringe Festival.

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26 02, 2019

Performance Poetry

By | February 26th, 2019|Language, Oracy & Literacy Blog, Year 3/4 2018-19|

We are continuing to focus on poetry this week, with a specific focus on the works of Joseph Coelho.

We began reading his poem I am a Writer and worked in groups to annotate it, ensuring that we understood the language and vocabulary. We learnt the meaning of words like artery, collide, nib and refract. 

We then practised rehearsing the poem in […]

14 02, 2019

The Adventures of Tap and Switch

By | February 14th, 2019|Language, Oracy & Literacy Blog, Year 5 2018-19|

Year 5 visited the Purcell Room at the Southbank Centre to hear a version of the Adventures of Tap and Switch read by the wonderful poet and writer Joseph Coelho.  We listened to the fantastic, inventive  introduction which was written by one of our Year 5 pupils and the next 5 parts of the story, […]

14 02, 2019

Our Poet Visit – Adisa

By | February 14th, 2019|Language, Oracy & Literacy Blog, Year 2 2018-19, Year 3/4 2018-19|

We were fortunate enough to welcome a poet to our school yesterday as part of our whole school Poetry Week. Adisa is an award-winning performance poet who came to work with us all through assemblies and workshops.

We had a fantastic time engaging with his poetry and using the skills he taught us to try and […]

13 02, 2019

Adisa

By | February 13th, 2019|Language, Oracy & Literacy Blog, Year 5 2018-19, Year 6 2018-19|

This morning Year 5 and 6 were inspired by the words and questions of the inspirational poet Adisa.  He answered our questions and performed poems inspired from his past and his own questions about life, food and riddles.

We learned a proverb – you don’t miss the water until the well runs dry.

We also learned that […]

1 02, 2019

Underwater Worlds

By | February 1st, 2019|Language, Oracy & Literacy Blog, Year 5 2018-19|

Inspired by our whole school text, Flotsam, Year 5 have been busy imagining and creating underwater worlds inside a shoe box.  Some incredibly inspiring boxes are emerging.

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