Robins have been learning all about Non-Chronological Information writing. Robins identified that Non- Chronological reports are non-fiction texts, meaning they should be full of facts, detail, and information.
To apply their knowledge Robins have been writing a poster to provide information about the city in our class book, “Varjak Paw”
Robins have been enjoying the chapter book and at lunchtime Paige and Dylan asked to borrow the iPad to blog about it!
First they had to write their plans, consider the use of headings, sub-headings and paragraphs. Moreover, they needed to use their own creativity and retrieval from memory skills as current information about what The City in the book is actually like was limited .(but we will know more about it later and be writing a guide to the City for cats later !)
Following their initial planning, they then shared their plans to discuss how they could improve their writing further.
The following day Robins concentrated hard on producing their final pieces of information writing.
Extension: Can you remember all these features?
An eye-catching heading in a large font
An introductory paragraph
Text split up into paragraphs and each paragraph giving a different aspect of information.
Sub-headings for each paragraph
Usually written in the present tense
Lists of facts in bullet points
Pictures of the subject
Captions under each picture to explain what is in the picture
Diagrams with labels
Graphs or charts showing information about the subject
Boxes containing interesting individual facts to grab the attention of the reader
Technical vocabulary in bold, possibly with a glossary at the end
Peacemaking is an approach that helps all people involved in an incident to share their experience, thoughts and feelings about what has happened. As a result, they are able to find ways to put right any wrongdoing, and feel listened to. In this way, we enable children to build good relationships and develop skills to resolve problems.
Mr Lo was very impressed that Leah, Pippa and Amaya coloured in their own Robins and took a group photo together to show how strong their friendship is and that they value it. They vow to work together to further develop their friendship.
We only had our first lesson on Monday and now we’ve had our second lesson (Wednesday).
In this lesson we listened and appraised a few more Abba songs including Dancing Queen, The winner takes it all and …. Waterloo.
When Mr Lo first mentioned Waterloo there were a few giggles… but Mr Lo soon put them right and told them… “No…. it isn’t a toilet with water…!”
Listening to the songs many pupils expressed their opinions including
Paige – I really like the beat. I’ve heard the songs before. Leah – I like the words （lyrics) Tanatswa – I also like the beat Scarlet – I can hear the guitars again. Jessica – And we can hear the pianos.
With just two lessons, Robins have excelled again; take a sneek peek at the clip below to see the progression made!
Robins have been working pretty hard on their spellings. Our class aim for spellings is to know all our Common Exception Words by Christmas!. To help us achieve this, we now have the latest spelling software Spelling Shed.
Be sure to log onto it every week. It will be updated regularly with the current spelling patterns taught in class.
Robins are recommended to spend at least 10 minutes a day on Spelling Shed three times a week.
Our current Top 10 Spelling Bees in the Robins Shed are:
From December, Mr Lo will be organising some prizes so get spelling!
Looking at the whole school hive, Robins are 2nd. Keep it up! (Perhaps we will be number 1 next week!)
Anti-Bullying is a something Robins feel strongly about. We have been wearing our badges with pride and this morning our super journalist Ava collected found out what our class thought about the question, Why is Anti-Bullying Week important?. As she was asking around, she wrote down key thoughts.
Lilly W – Bullying is really rude. We need to stop it.
Pippa – It’s important as it helps us stop bullying.
Millie – It helps us be aware of what is bullying and how not to be a bully.
Dylan – It shows the importance of why people must not bully.
Zach– It’s important as it’s all about how to stop bullying.
Tanatswa – It’s an opportunity to celebrate differences, that’s why we wear the odd socks.
Paige – Reminds us that we have to know each other’s differences.