The half term, the Year 6 Teams (Team AF and Team LL) have been working hard to improve their knowledge of SPaG. They have been learning how to correctly use complex expanded noun phrases, similes, metaphors, personification and consolidating their knowledge of word classes. Their writing has been closely linked to the current book they are reading – Alex Rider: Stormbreaker. As part of this, they have created a descriptive piece of writing where the children have described ‘Dozmary Mine’. The children have done a fantastic job of allowing the reader to feel the way Alex did by using a wide range of descriptive techniques.
Over the last half term, Team LF have focused on maintaining basic skills within our writing. We linked our first piece of writing to our Geography topic and created a ghost story about Convict’s Tunnel in Wombwell. We have covered various SPaG elements including speech, fronted adverbial phrases and imagery. To ensure these skills were fully embedded, we then applied them to our atmospheric writing based on our hook video ‘Dracula’s Whitby’. In addition to the previously mentioned grammatical features, we also worked on including, similes, expanded noun phrases and simple and complex sentences to create suspension and tension in our writing
This half term, Team DB have been working really hard to build upon and develop their skills in writing. We have explored and created expanded noun phrases to enable us to write our own short story linking with our topic about Whitby. The children have also worked really hard to add grammatical devices such as prepositional phrases, emotive language and fronted adverbials to give extra detail to their work in order to engage the audience. During this half term, the children have focussed on different forms of poetry and are beginning to recognise that not all poems have to rhyme, as well as discovering new structures to enable them to write their own Haiku poem. The children were able to use adjectives, nouns, verbs, adverbs and alliteration to do this.
This half term, Team JD have been working really hard to develop their skills in writing. We have spent time completing work linked to our themed book, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, and other related texts. We explored different themes used by various authors and used grammatical devices such as expanded noun phrases, fronted adverbials and adverbs in our writing in order to create an atmospheric setting. We worked on our use of the five senses as well as beginning to explore what prepositions are and how these can add detail to our writing. During poetry week, we have created our own poems linked to a topic of the pupil’s choice. For this, we looked at the structure of poems as well as the different purposes and types of poetry.
This half term, Team CB have been working really hard to develop their skills in writing. We have spent time completing work linked to our “Acclaimed Author” Roald Dahl. We explored different settings that Roald Dahl has created and used grammatical devices such as expanded noun phrases in our writing to describe a familiar setting. We worked on our use of senses as well as beginning to explore what fronted adverbials are and how these can add detail to our writing. We have also focussed on poetry and have created our own free verse poems linked to Mountains and Rivers. For this we looked at a clear poem structure of adjectives, nouns, verbs and adverbs. We also introduced the concept of imagery through similes, metaphor, alliteration, personification and onomatopoeia.
This half term, Team AC have been working really hard to develop their skills in writing. We have focussed on poetry and have created our own poems linked to the theme of Autumn. We spent time reading various poems looking at the structure of each. We discussed adjectives, nouns, verbs and adverbs and how these are used effectively to give detail and create imagery for the reader. We will further develop these ideas by introducing similes, alliteration and onomatopoeia as we look at other seasonal type poems for Halloween and Bonfire Night.
This half term, Team JF have been working really hard to develop their skills in writing. We have spent time completing work linked to our own experiences in the summer holidays. We spent lots of time discussing what we had been up to. We worked really hard to develop and consolidate our knowledge of full stops, capital letters and writing in sentences. Alongside this, we explored past tense in writing. After that, Team JF focussed on fairy tales and have created our own character description linked to the wolf from Little Red Riding Hood. . For this we looked at a clear structure of fairy tales and the use of interesting, appropriate adjectives.
This half term, Team CH have been working really hard to develop their skills in writing. We have spent time completing work linked to our “Acclaimed Author” Julia Donaldson. We explored different settings that Julia Donaldson has created and continued to develop our use of punctuation. We have explored connecting two independent clauses with and, as well as beginning to explore what adjectives and nouns are and how these can add detail to our writing. We have also focussed on poetry and have created our own free verse poems linked to what makes us special.
In writing, the Reception children have worked really hard this half term learning how to form letters correctly. We have used the Read Write Inc letter formation rhymes to help us. We have then been applying our knowledge when writing in provision using our ‘Fred Fingers’ to help us write all the sounds in the word.
Year 1 children started the year by recapping using their ‘Fred Fingers’ to ensure they are writing all the sounds in the words. Children labelled pictures, wrote lists and wrote captions about models they had made. We have progressed to writing in sentences, working hard to ensure we use capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. We have learnt how to use ‘exclamation marks’ and have worked hard to include these in our superhero character descriptions. The Year 1 pupils have also learnt about how conjunctions are used to join two sentences together.
In reading and writing this half term the children in Team CW have started the Read Write Inc programme. They are now familiar with Fred the frog and have been practicing lots of Fred talk to help develop their skills in blending for reading and spelling. We have shared stories based on our class themes and the children have been encouraged to mark make and write around these themes. A few of our favourite books have been The Little Red Hen, The Tiger Who Came to Tea and The Rainbow Fish .
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