Last Week Robins made some predictions about a new book.
Robins were very surprised when the Author T.M Jorden came to visit them!
Robins have been very excited this week. They are the first pupils to read an extract from a new book , “The Adventures of Poppy and Lord Ted”
They then made predictions.
After that, Robins wrote persuasive letters to persuade TM Jorden to come visit our School.
and guess what! The Author TM Jorden personally gave us 5 copies of the new book!
I wonder whether he will come next week?!
First-time author T.M Jorden has created a beautiful, enchanting children’s story in the debut title –
The Adventures of Poppy and Lord Ted: The First Summer
The story follows the extraordinary adventures of 8 year old Poppy as she spends quality time with her grandparents in Derbyshire and with an amazing teddy bear called Lord Ted.
In this first book Poppy meets magical fairies, solves a theft of the crown jewels and has the pleasure of meeting grateful royalty.
The wonderful relationship that Poppy has with her new friends helps her to
learn and appreciate the core values of love, honesty and respect.
The Adventures of Poppy and Lord Ted: The First Summer will be
coming out this Summer!
T.M Jorden is a first-time children’s author. The core life values are extremely important to the author and is his passion behind writing the Adventures of Poppy and Lord Ted.
Robins enjoy reading in the classroom. Recently we have added some new books to the class library.
From Kwame Mbalia and Prince Joel David Makonnen comes an action-packed Afrofuturist adventure about a mythical Ethiopian empire. Sci-fi and fantasy combine in this epic journey to the stars.
Pippa has kindly donated some of her favourite books to our class library.
What books have you been reading recently?
Robins are super writers!
We take pride in our handwriting and enjoy reflecting on the improvements we are making over the year.
Below are examples of some the work we have been doing over the past few weeks. We don’t always get it right first time (including Mr Lo!) but the important thing is that we persevere and take pride in our journey of learning.
Over the last few weeks Robins have been enjoying the class reader: Wild Robot by Peter Brown. Let’s recap the story.
When robot Roz opens her eyes for the first time, she discovers that she is alone on a remote, wild island. She has no idea how she got there or what her purpose is – but she knows she needs to survive. After battling a fierce storm and escaping a vicious bear attack, she realises that her only hope for survival is to adapt to her surroundings and learn from the island’s unwelcoming animal inhabitants.
Recently Robins have worked very hard writing a new chapter for the book. This process has spanned over several days. It has included the writing of character descriptions, setting descriptions, story map planning, drafting and publishing.
Examples of Story Map Planning
Examples of our writing plans
Examples of our writing
To keep their chapter in the style of Peter Brown’s Wild Robot pupils have worked to include the following features into their writing.
- fully punctuated dialogue with an expanded reported phrase (using prepositional phrases)
Robins worked very well in learning how to use their toolkit correctly.
Examples of our published work
Robins have been actively part of the Here We Are whole school project.
The book provides a powerful vehicle for children to reflect on and make sense of the world we are all living in. The words and pictures work together to help children to understand their place in the world and to move forward together in a positive and constructive way.
Our Here We Are working wall reflects some of the wonderful work Robins have produced.
Robins contribution to the project include:
- Original Poems
- Writing positive messages to one another.
- Produced a leaflet on keeping safe.
- Analysing song lyrics. (What a wonderful world)
- Researching and appreciating people they admire.
- Creative artwork on the natural world.We have collected pieces of work and created our own Here We Are scrap book.
Extension: Enjoy the song, “What a wonderful world”
As part of the Here We Are project, Robins have been working together to create their own fact file celebrating the range of talents we have around the world.
Here is Amaya’s story of the Robins journey. She has worked extremely hard on completing her narrative writing. Well done Amaya!