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17 10, 2019

First News Editors

By |2019-11-22T14:19:01+00:00October 17th, 2019|Language, Oracy & Literacy Blog, Year 5 2019-20|

Today Year 5 had the wonderful oppportunity to learn about how stories are chosen and placed in the news paper. We learned about ‘teaser’ section, the ‘front page news’, ‘big news stories’ and ‘editors comments’ .  In teams the children read 14 articles, the actual articles that the real First News Team would have been […]

17 10, 2019

Little Red Author Visit – Bethan Woollvin

By |2019-11-22T14:19:01+00:00October 17th, 2019|Language, Oracy & Literacy Blog, Nursery 2019-20, Reception 2019-20, Year 1 2019-20, Year 2 2019-20, Year 3 2019-20, Year 4 2019-20, Year 4 updates, Year 5 2019-20, Year 5 updates, Year 6 2019-20, Year 6 updates|

Today we were very excited to welcome Bethan Woollvin to Heathbrook. After three weeks of studying her traditional tale twist Little Red, we were ecstatic to be able to have Bethan visit us and share her journey into writing and illustration with us. We were very lucky to have workshops, assemblies and a book signing […]

11 10, 2019

Little Red setting description

By |2019-11-22T14:19:02+00:00October 11th, 2019|Language, Oracy & Literacy Blog, Year 5 2019-20|

Year 5 have been spending this week  in literacy practising techniques to develop detail for their setting descriptions.  In groups, the children worked together to create setting descriptions which contained personification, simile, adjectives, adverbs and plenty more delicious details!

This was in preparation for the challenge …….

Two setting descriptions were chosen and read out aloud to […]

4 10, 2019

Year 6 “Little Red” drama

By |2019-11-22T14:19:03+00:00October 4th, 2019|Language, Oracy & Literacy Blog, Year 6 2019-20|

This week, year 6 learnt and performed the fractured fairytale “Little Red” (written by Bethan Woollvin, the author who is coming to visit Heathbrook next Wednesday). We then spent a couple of sessions adapting the story and giving it a twist, before acting them out to each other – we hope you enjoy the shows!

12 09, 2019

Year 5 Researchers

By |2019-11-22T14:19:07+00:00September 12th, 2019|Language, Oracy & Literacy Blog, Miscellaneous, Year 5 2019-20|

Year 5 have demonstrated their skills in research as they worked in groups to find out information about the buildings and history of London.   They have shared some fascinating facts already …


Did you know that the London Eye has 32 pods but there is a pod 33?  The reason – there is no pod […]

3 07, 2019

Way Home Performance

By |2019-11-22T14:19:11+00:00July 3rd, 2019|Language, Oracy & Literacy Blog, Year 5 2018-19|

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 […]

28 06, 2019

The Way Home

By |2019-11-22T14:19:11+00:00June 28th, 2019|Language, Oracy & Literacy Blog, Year 5 2018-19|

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 […]