Category Archives: English

Journey tales

Robins have put a lot of effort into writing their journey tales this week based on the Awongalema story.

Once they published their stories into their books, they then paid a visit to Year 3 to read their stories. Year 3 really enjoyed listening to the wonderful writing Year 4 had produced.

Easter acrostic poems

Robins have enjoyed creating acrostic poems today.

Everybody has an egg hunt,
An Easter bunny comes to our homes,
Singing our Easter songs,
The chicks come out of their eggs,
Everybody goes to church,
Rabbits run home.

Easter is egg-cellent!
An Easter egg hunt,
Start searching for your eggs!
Two weeks off school,
Easter is nice,
Ring the church bells.

Everyone enjoys Easter,
Anyone is welcome,
Singing songs for Jesus,
Then Jesus comes on the cross,
Everyone made fun of him,
Risen into heaven.

Easter is amazing,
At Easter time you get chocolate eggs,
Sit and eat chocolate all day!
The Easter bunny hands out eggs every year,
Even when you’re naughty the Easter bunny still visits,
Running around the blossom which smells beautiful.

Easter is eggcellent!
At Easter time bunnies hop all around and the spring flowers grow,
Sat on the sofa eating Easter eggs all day long!
The Easter bunny visits everyone,
Every Easter I get lots of eggs,
Running around the garden, children having fun.

Easter eggs,
Animals come out,
See bunnies hopping,
The lambs jump around,
Eating a lifetime supply of chocolate,
Ring the bells.

Eggcellent chocolate eggs for Easter,
A yummy chocolate egg,
Some chocolate eggs are huge,
Time to think about Jesus,
Every Easter is on Sunday,
Risen, Jesus is risen.

Reading importance

Mrs Parry discussed the importance of reading for pleasure following World Book week. Robins enjoyed having “free choice” and shared their favourite areas of the books with the rest of the class.

Lexie read two poems entitled “Kids Rule OK” and “School Day.”

Krystal read out a funny joke about a teacher!

Emily shared a funny page using the visualiser so she could show the class the accompanying drawings in the “Diary Of A Wimpy Kid.”

Cara found an awesome fact in her non fiction book about Sikh beards(which we’ve currently been learning about in RE!)

Isaiah – Read his book to the class bear!

Fantasy stories

Apologies for the blurry image

Robins worked really hard in English today. Following lots of work about the story “Mr Morris Lessmore and the Fantastic Flying Books”, they began to write the first paragraph of their own fantasy story.

There was so much to remember to include and concentrate upon! They had to describe the main character, set the scene, use fronted adverbials, include adjectives along with taking pride in their work! Children in Robins are working really hard at the moment to improve their presentation and handwriting. Six children were chosen to explain why they were proud of their work and read it out to the other pupils, whilst the rest of the class then listened carefully to ensure the success criteria had been met!

Reading limericks

During last half term, Year 4 studied a variety of narrative verse in poetry. Today, they enjoyed hearing and reading a variety of limericks to understand their rhythm, pattern and rhyme.

Afterwards, they had a go at composing a class limerick and will be working more on these types of poems in Guided reading.

– There once was a teacher names Jones
– Who quite liked eating dog bones
– The dog became cross
– And annoyed with his boss
– So the pupils suggested try scones!

Listen to our performance “Please Mrs Butler”

This week, Robins have been looking at the poem “Please Mrs Butler” by Allan Ahlberg. Before hearing the poem, the class discussed typical questions and conversations heard in class. Then Robins listened to an audio recording of the poet reading his poem which everyone found very amusing. They discussed how he used tone and expression to portray how the teacher and pupil felt. Additionally, they looked at repetition, rhyme and the layout of the poem.

In pairs, children read the poem to practise their “teacher” and “pupil” voices. They all performed in front of the rest class which was really entertaining. Finally, as a whole class Robins recited the poem. The boys spoke in unison (as the pupil) and the girls spoke in unison (as the teacher, Mrs Butler). We hope you enjoy our recording!

Please Mrs Butler
This boy Derek Drew
Keeps copying my work, Miss.
What shall I do?

Go and sit in the hall, dear.
Go and sit in the sink.
Take your books on the roof, my lamb.
Do whatever you think.

Please Mrs Butler
This boy Derek Drew
Keeps taking my rubber, Miss.
What shall I do?

Keep it in your hand, dear.
Hide it up your vest.
Swallow it if you like, love.
Do what you think best.

Please Mrs Butler
This boy Derek Drew
Keeps calling me rude names, Miss.
What shall I do?

Lock yourself in the cupboard, dear.
Run away to sea.
Do whatever you can, my flower.
But don’t ask me