During the first week back after the Christmas holidays, the children were given the task of writing a set of instructions for building a Snowman and dog. The children all tried really hard to incorporate their writing targets into their work and managed to produce some amazing instructions! Take a look at some of our work and maybe they will help you in the future to build your own Snowman and dog!
This week in English, we watched the John Lewis advert 'Moz the Monster' and discussed how we could persuade him to come out from under the bed. Before the children wrote a letter to Moz, they participated in some role play. The children were brilliant at acting and most managed to get Moz to come out from under the bed.
This week in English the children have been identifying the features of a play script. They were able to identify several features including; stage directions, title, setting the scene, cast list and many more. Following on from this, the children then produced their own play script based on our class novel. Hope you enjoy reading some of them.
This week the children have been focusing on the past tense and how to incorporate into their writing. To achieve their targets the children had to write a Diary entry in the first person, as though they were Bernard, the bottomless robot. The children included expanded noun phrases, prepositions and fronted adverbials in their work. Have a look at some of our work!
Writing a flashback
This week in English the children have been writing a flashback about an event that occurred in our class novel No-bot the robot. The children needed to include singular and plural apostrophes as part of the year 3/4 targets, something which the children incorporated well. Some of the children also needed to include sentences using a fronted adverbial with a comma, again the children tried very hard and they all produced a brilliant piece of work!
Writing a dilemma
In English this week, the children have been looking at our new class novel for this half term which is No-Bot the Robot. The children have read the novel and have really enjoyed exploring different aspects of the story. During the week, the children have written about a dilemma that occurred in the novel whilst focusing on a range of sentence types and sentence openers. The children tried very hard to incorporate their targets into their written work!
This week we have been looking at newspaper articles and identifying the most important features. Following on from this, when we came into school on Wednesday we were shocked to see the devastating scene that was left behind after a robot had broken into our classroom. The children watched some CCTV footage and then wrote a newspaper report based on the findings. Have a look at some of our fantastic newspaper reports and please help us to find the robot!
This week in English we have been using our inference skills. We had a surprise delivery in class from the 'farmers' asking us to find out who the next character was in The Iron Man story. Each group were given either a box of objects or some quotes which they then had to use to justify their reasons as to who they thought the character might be. Following on from this lesson, the children then wrote some fantastic 'show not tell' character descriptions using indirect characterisation. I was blown away!!
During his week, the children have been writing some fantastic dialogues based on the Iron Man. They have been ensuring they include all their OSCs including; inverted commas, new line, new speaker and punctuating their speech correctly. I was hooked reading them!
The children have enjoyed reading our class novel, The Iron Man. Today was an opportunity for them to perform actions to the poem.
The Coming of the Iron Man
The Iron Man stood on the brink of the cliff
Tall as a house, all rigid and stiff.
His great iron head turned left then right
As he stood on the cliff in the dark of night.
His headlamp eyes searched far and wide.
His iron ears listened to the swell of the tide.
Where he had come from, no-one knows
But there on the cliff where the seagulls rose,
The Iron Man stood with the wind in his face.
Then he lifted a foot and stepped out into space.
Till his legs fell off and his eyes fell out.
Scattered and battered his body parts lay
Then silence, silence, till break of day.
Then an eye and a hand in a seagull's nest
Moved together to find the rest.
A headlamp eye and a crablike hand
Moving together over the sand.
Bit by bit each piece was found
Till the Iron Man stood and looked around.
But still he strode and searched the beach
For an ear that was lost and out of reach.
Was it the sea that had stolen his ear?
For the Iron Man turned and showing no fear
He walked in the sea deeper and deeper,
Though the water rose where the shore grew steeper.
His eyes blazed red and his eyes blazed green
Then the Iron Man could no more be seen.
by Brenda Williams