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Traditional Tales

We have been writing detailed character descriptions of the hero and villain in our story.


This half term we are looking at fables.

Explanation text - Journey of a river

First we planned our work.

Then we wrote our draft and used the checklist to edit our own work.

For our final draft we made a booklet.

Helping each other to edit our river poems.


We have been looking at different types of poetry. In each poem we identified the language used including adjectives, prepositions, rhymes and alliteration.

Next week we will be writing our own poems about rivers.

We have been reading The Tin Forest. We have been focusing on identify and creating our own fronted adverbials.

We have been studying the book Iron Man. We had to design, label and write a description about our robot’s appearance and what it could do. We then spent the afternoon creating our robots.

Letters-We have been looking at the features of letters. We have planned and written our own apology letters from Hogarth to the Iron Man.

Our active English lesson exploring imperative verbs from the book Iron Man by Ted Hughes.

We relaunched our 'Bedtime stories' initiative. We invited our parents into school to read a book with their child. The parents enjoyed it as much as the children which was wonderful to see.

We have been learning how to write a diary extract linked to the focus text 'Stig of the Dump'. We planned and wrote our own diary written by 'Barney' one of the main characters in the book.

We have been looking at using Inverted commas when showing what a person is saying. We did role play with a partner and recorded what they said on white boards.

In English we are studying the book 'Stig of the Dump'. We have been focusing on the use of verbs and adjectives within our sentences.

For Roald Dahl Day we created our own Hero and Villains. We describe them and then painted a picture using our character descriptions