WB 14.12.20 - Writing a Christmas Stroy
This week, we have written alternative narratives for The Polar Express. We focused on including DADWAVERS, dialogue and organising each part in paragraphs. We did a brilliant job and have created some excellent stories.
WB 7.12.20 - Building Description
In our English lessons this week, we have been familiarising ourselves with descriptive techniques to support us with our story writing. We have practised writing sentences using personification and pathetic fallacy, and we have used the 'show, don't tell' technique to describe character's emotions. Next week, we will be writing our own versions of The Polar Express.
WB 30.11.20 - Story Writing
To prepare us for our story writing over the next few weeks, we enjoyed a viewing of The Polar Express. We each got our own ticket, we enjoyed candy canes and hot chocolates too. Silver bells also magically appeared in our classrooms. We are looking forward to building our ideas before writing our own Christmas story.
WB 23.11.20 - Writing a Newspaper Report
This week, we wrote newspaper articles reporting on the events of the Blitz. We focused on including facts, reported and direct speech and a range of descriptive features. You can read a selection of our newspaper reports at: toucan2020.norbridgeblogs.net
WB 16.11.20 - Features of Newspaper Reports
This week, we have begun exploring newspaper reports. We discussed the main features we would find in this type of writing and we practised writing direct and reported speech, similar to what we would find in a newspaper article. To finish the week, we looked at examples of different newspapers and identified the different features using a checklist.
WB 9.11.20 - Writing War Poetry
This week, we have written our own war poetry in celebration of Remembrance Day. We focused on including lots of different features, such as:
- Senses Description
Take a look at some of our war poetry below:
WB 2.11.20 - Performing Poetry
This week, we have started to explore poetry inspired by World War. In one of our English lessons, we read the famous poem from World War 1, ‘Dulce et Decorum est’. We talked about how to perform poetry and watched a video to learn about performance techniques. Finally, we performed this poem to an audience.
WB 12.10.20 - Writing a Formal Letter in Role
This week, we wrote formal letters in the role of Olive Bradshaw, the main character from our class focus text, 'Letters from the Lighthouse'. You can read a selection of our letters at: toucan2020.norbridgeblogs.net
WB 5.10.20 - Planning for a Letter
In our English lesson this week, we accessed an online thesaurus to find synonyms for adjectives used to describe emotions. We tried to order them from least to most powerful, using colour charts to help. As well as this, we practised our letter writing and wrote to our local MP about why our NHS workers should be rewarded for their exceptional efforts during the pandemic. We focused on how to structure our letter and included some key features of a formal letter.
WB 28.9.20 - Writing a Discussion Text
This week, we wrote our final drafts for our discussion texts. We wrote a balanced argument for the question, 'Was It Right to Evacuate?' You can read some of our writing at: toucan2020.norbridgeblogs.net
WB 21.9.20 - Identifying Features of a Discussion Text
In our English lessons, we have been focusing on discussion texts. We recognised the purpose of these and read different examples of this text type to help us understand how they are structured. We worked in groups to identify the different features of a discussion text before researching facts for our own enquiry question: 'Was it right to evacuate?' At the end of the week, we practised using conjunctions and arguing for and against a given topic. Next week, we are going to write our own discussion texts to consider points for and against evacuation.
WB 14.9.20 - Reading our Focus Text
This week, we have enjoyed reading Chapter 2 of our focus text: Letters from the Lighthouse. Some children wanted to read out loud and they applied some fantastic expressions.
WB 7.9.20 - Writing Setting Descriptions
This week, we have been exploring different descriptive devices, including alliteration, metaphors, personification and sensory language. We used the front cover of our focus text, 'Letters from the Lighthouse' to inform our descriptions.
WB 1.9.20 - Transition Text: John Patrick Norman McHennessy, the boy who was always late.
This week, we have been discussing what to expect in our 'new normal' and have completed some work on our transition text. We have used drama techniques to understand a character's thoughts and feelings. This text has helped us to understand that we are all on the road of learning but sometimes the unexpected might happen. Even though we may face obstacles, they can be overcome.