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Writing Fun in Reception

08-12-2023

Reception have been trying really hard this week to write sentences in phonics using capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.

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Reading Buddies

20-12-2023

A big thank you to our reading buddies who have all completed their training and are now reading with their buddies each week, enjoying stories together and helping to foster a love of reading!

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The Journey

11-01-2024

We enjoyed looking at our hook reveal and making some amazing predictions on what our story could be about. What could all these items mean?

This term class 4 have the pleasure in reading “The Journey” by Francesca Sanna. This book explores the unimaginable decisions made as a family leave their home and everything they know to escape the turmoil and tragedy brought by war.

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English Hook

11-01-2024

The class were introduced to objects relating to their new English book today. They had some wonderful ideas, predictions and questions!!

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Mysterious Bag found in class 5

12-01-2024

In class 5 we found a strange bag in the class cupboard. We found lots of different items inside the bag. Maybe this is a clue for our new English book? We made predictions on what we think the book might be about.

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First Impressions

12-01-2024

Today in English we used AI as part of our hook to create the right atmosphere. We explored different items and had a class discussion on what we thought the items were used for. We then wrote our first impressions down.

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Atmospheric Poems

19-01-2024

This week in English, class 6 showed off their skills in figurative language to build an atmospheric poem. We have also showed how we can use semi-colons to extend our sentences.

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Speech – syllables

21-01-2024
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Speech

22-01-2024

Clapping number of syllables in our names

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Speech

22-01-2024

Brown Bear

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Speech

22-01-2024

Developing observation skills during a game of Kim’s game.

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English

22-01-2024

Looking at hook items from our new story

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English – Hook

22-01-2024

Looking at hook items from our story.

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Speech

25-01-2024

recognising sensible and silly sentence

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English

25-01-2024

The Storm Whale

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Reading Buddies visit JMU

29-01-2024

Some of our reading buddies were invited to John Moores University library to talk about reading and books with some Childhood Studies University students. They discussed some of the books in the library, why they selected them and their thoughts on the content and illustrations.

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Author Event

30-01-2024

Mental Health and Well-being Week

Today we have been very lucky to listen to Natalie Denny, Natalie went into amazing detail of her characters and what goes into writing a published book. We then had the pleasure of listening to the first chapter of Natalie Denny’s new book, Keisha Jones is a Force of Nature!

This book is about when Keisha discovers that the trees in a nearby park are going to be cut down to make way for a carpark, the Bee Squad has its next cause. It’s time for some green activism to save the VITs … that’s Very Important Trees!

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LLP reading event

01-02-2024

The class enjoyed listening to author Lucy Farfort this morning, after enjoying her book ‘In our Hands’ – a book about hope, unity and positivity! They also drew characters who would transform the world! The book links in well with the upcoming Mental Health and Wellbeing Week.

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Earnest Henry Shackleton

02-02-2024

In English today we are converting sentences to passive voice and using new vocabulary we have learnt, thesaurus’s and dictionary’s to find synonyms from a modelled text.

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Building a Biography

05-02-2024

Today class 6 are researching information to build their biography of Earnest Henry Shackleton.

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English

07-02-2024

Sequencing pictures and text from The Storm Wahl

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English

07-02-2024

Creating our own version of The Storm Whale.

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English

07-02-2024

Creating our own story in the style of The Storm Whale.

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Aquarium trip!

08-02-2024
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English

22-02-2024

Exploring hook items from our new story.

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English

22-02-2024

Additional hook items

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First Impressions

23-02-2024

Today in English we are looking at the hook items for our next English story and making predictions. We also discussed our first impressions as a class and heard lots of great thoughts.

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World Book Day??

07-03-2024

Class three have enjoyed world book day! It has been so fun and interesting seeing and hearing about each others costumes and favourite books?

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World Book Day

07-03-2024

The children wore some wonderful costumes and outfits today, as they celebrated World Book Day in style. There were superheroes in class, along with wizards and princesses! The children were also excited to take home their free book.

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The Extraordinary Gardener

11-03-2024

What does Joe like to do?

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The Extraordinary Gardener

11-03-2024

Character profile of Joe

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English

13-03-2024

The Extraordinary Gardener

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Finding Features of the Text

14-03-2024

We used the story of Hansel and Gretal to help find examples of expanded noun phrases, verbs and adverbs to enhance meaning and profiles of each character.

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Dual Narrative

19-03-2024

Building our dual narrative for The Witch and Hansel or Gretal in our English book based on the fairytale of Hansel and Gretal. Using new vocabulary and extended noun phrases to bring our writing to life.

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English

29-03-2024

Continuing class 7 learning about Joe in ‘The Extraordinary Gardener’

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Phonics Parent Meeting

23-04-2024

Thank you to all of the Y1 parents who joined us for the Phonics Screening Information meeting. If you have any questions about the test, please do not hesitate to ask us.

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Conscience Alley

24-04-2024

The children did brilliantly today, giving reasons for and against banning the dark!

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English

25-04-2024

Class 7 found an old suitcase in our class! What was it for? What are the items in it for?

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English

25-04-2024

Offley Street. Who lives here? Is it a nice place to live? What can you hear on the video?

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English

25-04-2024

We recapped on what we could see on Offley Street and looked at the notice board. Class 7 made wonderful predictions.

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Hermelin

25-04-2024
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Spring Planting?

26-04-2024

Reception have been learning all about plant lifecycles in Science, we planted our own sunflower seeds by following ‘Joe’s’ instructions from our Literacy story ‘The Extraordinary Gardener’, we are so excited to watch our seeds grow.

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Some drama to get into character

26-04-2024

In English today we did some drama to understand how the characters of our story will feel when they see the gargantuan beast.

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The King who banned the dark

26-04-2024

Wonderful examples of work on our washing line, as the children immersed themselves in our new Literacy Counts unit.

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A World Above

29-04-2024

We used a crucial moment in our story to consider the character’s feelings. Through role play, we were able to come up with descriptive phrases to describe the character’s reaction as opposed to stating “I felt …”

We are looking forward to using these in tomorrows incidental write. Well done everyone!

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Y2 English

30-04-2024

The class looked at writer knowledge using our sample text.

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English

01-05-2024

Class 7 exploring their new text

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Writer’s Knowledge

08-05-2024

Class 4 used the Writer’s Knowledge wheel to generate accurate sentences that could be used in our own invention stories.

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English

08-05-2024

First read of our class text ‘Hermelin.’

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Hermelin the mouse detective

10-05-2024

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The King who banned the dark

16-05-2024
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Speaking & Listening

17-05-2024

It was fantastic to observe the children leading their own game of ‘Heads Up’ during choosing time this week. They have worked so hard learning different ways of questionning during whole class speech games. It was lovely to see that they can now play this game independently.

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English

17-05-2024

Further work on our Hermelin Book in class 7

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Phonics in Reception

19-05-2024

Recently Reception have been learning all about constant and vowels using them to spell words in phonics, they have been using phonic knowledge to write different CCVC and CVCC words.

Reception have also been finishing Miss Oh No’s zigzag books for her as she keeps forgetting to draw the pictures so Reception have been reading the sentences and drawing pictures to match the sentence to help Miss Oh No finish her books.

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English writing

23-05-2024

Here are a couple of examples of our writing contributions this half term, based on ‘The King who banned the Dark’

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Prediction

04-06-2024

We used the clues that had arrived in our classroom to write predictions about our new English story.

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English

06-06-2024

Looking at hook items and finding a stranger sleeping in our classroom.

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Little Red

12-06-2024

In English this term we are exploring the book “Little Red”. In our choose time the children have loved to dress up as all the characters in the story.

This week the children have been working so hard to write all about the story. Today for our sentence snake we wrote “Red went into the woods” the children worked independently to write their sentence, they did a fantastic job.

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