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28/11/2022 - 02/12/2022

In English, we have been continuing to focus on the story of The Whale Who Wanted More. We continued with looking at the structure by having a go at Talk for Writing which is where we create actions and draw pictures of key features of the story. The children really enjoyed Talk for Writing.


Following from this, we delved into what a story includes, such as: adjectives and adverbs to add extra detail to our writing. We had a look at different animals and talked to our Talk Partners about the animal and focused on using adjectives to describe its colour, pattern and shape. We used adverbs to describe how the animal moves. For example, some children talked about how the lion would hunt quietly for its prey! 


We wrote a list of adjectives and adverbs on the whiteboard and then the children had a go at writing their own sentences to include the extra detail in their writing. 

21/11/2022 - 25/11/2022

In English this week, we have been focusing on looking at the story The Whale Who Wanted More. We had a good discussion about the meaning behind the book and the way it is structured. We discussed the features of a front cover and the children realised just how much information they could retrieve from just looking at the front cover! We discussed the key features of the story and what the purpose of a beginning, middle and the end. The children had a go at creating their own story boards based on The Whale Who Wanted More. 

14/11/2022 - 18/11/2022

This week in English, we have been researching about a range of animals and took some notes of things that we want to include in our poems. We discussed how animals are different and what we want our poem to focus on. The children enjoyed researching! 

07/11/22 - 11/11/22

This week, we have continued learning more about poetry by learning about syllables! We discussed what a syllable is and completed a Super Movers song relating to the topic. You can find a link to it below - why don't you show your grown ups the song and see if they can join in with the dancing? We used syllable jigsaws to fit the words together and then made our own jigsaws! 

Finally this week, we studied the poem 'A Pet Is...' and looked in detail at how many syllables were in each line and what the rhyming pattern was. We saw that each line had either 5 or 6 syllables in it and that line 2 and 4 rhymed. We then worked in groups to complete another verse of this poem by trying to include the same number of syllables and the same rhyming pattern. It was tricky, but we had a great try! 

This week, we have been identifying some features of a poem. We read My Dog, He is an Ugly Dog. The children enjoyed focusing on the rhyming words and they discovered that although rhyming words sound the same, they are often spelt differently. We worked together in groups to identify the rhyming words in the poem and then they had a go at writing their own rhyming words.