Category Archives: English

Creative Settings

We’re going to be writing our own version of Edward Tulanes Miraculous Adventure.

Today we were creative, thinking about the setting description for the memorable event. We talked about the writing process and how writers may have several thoughts before they choose their final one.

Brian Pattan Reader’s Theatre

Reader’s theater is a strategy for developing reading fluency. It involves children in oral reading In using this strategy, pupils do not need to memorize their part; they need only to reread it several times to help them develop their fluency skills.

Let’s have a look at Robins in Action

Isla & Bethany – Race to get to sleep
Carley, Anren, Aizah, Alex S, Tatenda, Ryan, Sam – A small dragon
Corban & Declan – Race to get to sleep
Charlie and James – Race to get to sleep
Yusuf, Amudha, Olivia, Reva, Leximai – Geography Lesson
Alex H, Alex R, Jack – Race to get to sleep
Musa and Oliver- Geography Lesson

Conscience Alley

Year4 have read up to chapter 5 of Varjak Paw. This week Robins are going to write a persuasive letter to Varjak. Today they discussed whether Varjak should stay or go.In small groups they created their own conscience alley to help Varjak decide.

Recap Chapter 5

Paired Reading

Today, we worked in pairs to read our new class reader, Varjak Paw.

The Street Beneath Our Feet

Today, we explored our new class reader, The Street Beneath Our Feet.

Tomorrow we look forward to writing a book review.

Mr Morris meets the flying books

Speaking helps us with the development of reading and writing.  Previously we talked about the importance of speaking aloud with passion, using intonation and volume.

Today, Robins are using their Role -Playing skills to improvise a conversation between Mr Morris and the books in the library.  The role play will help us develop our ideas for conversation writing.

Below is a sneak peak of our Robins in action!

 

Click here to read more about the benefits of speaking and drama.