Start of Summer 1 up to 9.6.17
In English, we have continued to hone our skills in creative writing. We were given some pictures to look at, then we wrote a short narrative based on the image. Each of us then performed our stories to the class- some of us even used a microphone as you can see in the pictures below!
This week in English, we have written advertisements for the fast-approaching Maypole Festival! We worked really hard to try and persuade the reader to attend this triennial event. Here are some extracts for your pleasure:
"This event is filled with ribbons gliding through the air and food and drink to tantalise your taste buds!" ~ Ava
"Triennially, the event happens (every three years). All around you, you will smell: burgers, hotdogs, candyfloss and grass." ~ Skye
"As you step out of your house, hear the sweet sound of music; see girls dance in clean, white dresses and boys in shorts and shirts." ~ Holly
"Mr Roycroft stated, 'Although I have never been to this event before, I like to watch the children practice!' (Year 4 teacher)" ~ Emily
What superb punctuation and ambitious vocabulary boys and girls! Keep up the great work!
...have they managed to persuade you to go?
This week in English, we have been touching up on the following word classes:
We have practised using them in sentences in preparation for some dramatic writing very soon!
Dear Sir or Madam,
We are writing to tell you all about what we have been learning about this week in English: Letter Writing.
We were very excited about getting stuck into writing this week... after a long holiday at home and a maths-heavy first week back! We had the thrilling task of writing either:
...to absolutely anyone we wanted! We chose singers, Youtubers, sports personalities and more! Once these have been marked over the weekend, we will get some extracts online to share with you all.
In preparation for our museum exhibition on Friday, we have written detailed reports on the Roman Army. We then wrote diary entries to capture what life might have been like for a Roman soldier at the time. Pop into school on Friday at 2.30pm to see some of our fantastic work!
"So I pawed myself gracefully down to the middle of the room. I looked all around me and saw a jar, stood on a coffee table, with lots of colourful objects." ~ Martha Harrison
"I saw something on the side so I jumped cautiously up to see what it was. Suddenly, I heard a tapping noise. Tap, tap, tap. As it got louder, I started to feel nervous." ~ Jacob Gillan
"Hi, my name is Alice. You may know my name, but you don't know my story. In a minute, I'm going to tell you about the night that changed my life." ~ Ava Proctor
This week we fished out our story plans from before the holidays and finished our 500 Word stories before the deadline on Thursday. Our challenge was to choose an everyday object and imagine what life would be like from the perspective of that object...this inspired some really creative and engaging stories which we are sharing in class next week! Some of the clever stories discuss a day in the life of:
and many more!
This week we have been learning about deserts in Geography to the point where we are complete experts on the subject! Really- we can tell you all sorts, from plants to animals and beyond. We have taken our extensive knowledge and began to structure it into a non-chronological report, by learning the features of a good report and then transferring these skills into practice! We will share some of our finished reports very soon :)
This week in English we have had a big focus on editing and improving our work. We uplevelled our diary entries from last week- then we took an old story that we wrote and used our skills to improve it too!