In English we have been learning about Haikus. We have thought about the features of a Haiku then had a go at writing our own. When writing our Haikus, we first thought about what our theme would be. We have learnt that Haikus are traditionally about nature. We then wrote a word bank to help us write our poems. Once we had written our Haikus, we then preformed them in front of the rest of the class.
In English, we have been learning about the structure of a story. We have learnt the there are five parts to a story: the beginning, build up, problem, resolution and ending. We then had a go at writing our own our own stories inspired by The Tunnel. The children then wrote their stories in their own pop-up book!
In English we have been reading 'The Tunnel'. We started by looking closely at the front cover and reading the blurb to make predictions about what we think the story is about. We thought about the importance of adding detail to our writing so we can paint a picture in the readers head. We then predicted what we thought was through the tunnel and wrote detailed setting descriptions using expanded noun phrases, similes, conjunctions, prepositions and adverbs.