In English, we began the year by thinking about ourselves. We wrote about what we look like, our characters and our futures.
We used the book ‘You Choose Fairytales’ by Nick Sharratt to explore our preferences. This gave us the chance for lots of discussion and the opportunity to listen to our friends’ ideas before making choices for ourselves.
We used fireworks as inspiration for our autumn poetry. We read poems, wrote our own and then preformed them.
Linking with our geography topic of London, we read Paddington stories. We used the stories to understand and find examples of nouns, adjectives and verbs and then enjoyed writing our own Paddington stories.
Before Christmas we made a selection of Christmas crafts and then wrote instructions for each of them.
Leading up to our visit to the Hippodrome Circus in Great Yarmouth, we learn about circuses and thought about what acts we would do if we joined the circus. We also designed our own posters and described our favourite acts.
We enjoyed reading the Mr Men and Little Miss stories. We thought about how we could help the characters solve their problems.
We use an online resource called Pobble to support us to write for enjoyment. Each lesson we are shown a picture and given the start of a story and we then have the challenge to continue the story. Each time it is completely different and a lovely surprise to see what we will be writing about. One of our favourites was writing about Batman and his love of raspberry ice cream!
Each week we have a reading comprehension lesson where we read a book with a partner and then answer questions about what we have read.
After the Christmas break, we discussed what we had enjoyed in the holiday. It was lovely to share our thoughts with our friends.
Our spring poems are about the natural world. We listened carefully to each poem and chose parts that we liked or did not like about each poem. We are busy learning these poems for our school poetry festival and can’t wait to perform them for our families soon.