Curriculum - English
This week in our English lessons, Class 1 have been reading the poem 'The Store Full of Magical Things' from Katherine Rundell's 'Little Book of Hopes.' In this poem you can choose to buy a 'smile that will never fade.' We have thought about what makes us smile, played games passing smiles around the class and had fun chasing bubbles around the playground.
Follow this link to read the poem for yourself.
In Year 6 we have been studying a very interesting book called 'Voices in the Park' as we felt it linked very closely to our theme, 'Tree of Hope'.
Parks became a sanctuary to many during lockdown and the hope and freedom it gave to people was so important.
The story of the second voice in particular mirrors how many felt, trapped inside their homes, but felt so much happier after taking a walk in their local park.
We have been working on our draft book reviews today and will of course share some of the final results when they have been completed. Our focus, when studying the book, amongst other things, was inference and hunting for clues to tell us more about the story and the characters.
OUR WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE CHALLENGE
One of our Year 3 children, Lucy, has written her own fantastic book review of her recent read, Encyclopaedia of Life.
“I rate this book 5 stars out of 5 stars because the illustrations are wonderful and it is full of beyond interesting, amazing facts. I have learnt so much from this book and I’m still learning those fab facts”
Here is Ben's explanation of our lesson today;
We were answering inference questions from The Railway Children and them writing our own inference questions. Inference is finding out how someone may be feeling or why something maybe happening. Then justifying your inference with evidence from the text.
Class 6 have had a fantastic day dressing up as their favourite book characters.
We were also lucky enough to be the first class to work with the fabulous West End star Alastair Crosswell. We had a fantastic time learning all about the West End production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and great fun learning one of the Oompa Loompa dance routines!
Class 1 have been authors this week and planned and written their own versions of 'Jack and the Beanstalk.' Every author has produced a story they should feel really proud of! Thank you for all your hard work and wonderful work Class 1.