Today lots of the year 5 children performed an excerpt from our literacy text- The Way Home. The children interpreted their piece in many different ways focusing on intonation, sound effects, drama and music. They worked in small groups and performed in front of each other and adults including Nina who was very impressed with […]
Today in Literacy the children worked in groups to perform a section of the book we are reading—Way Home. They considered the authors use of short sentences, long sentences, vocabulary, punctuation and grammar and how that affected the drama and sense of danger and excitement in the story. They worked together to add elements to […]
BREAKING NEWS FROM OUR GUIDED READING GROUP!
Our latest reading of Varjak Paw has informed us that mysterious ‘vanishings’ are occurring all over the city. Cats are repeatedly going missing without a trace.
More information can be found by watching the following reports:
Thank you for attending the curriculum meeting this week on the phonics screening check. As we said in the meeting we want this to be as stress free for the children as possible!
You can best help your child by reading 10 minutes each day with them, focusing on the segmenting and blending of words.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]