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Preston Primary (VC) School

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English

WB 24.1.22 - interviewing each other about our Perfect Pets

W/b 17th January 2022 - A crucial part of writing an explanation text is the cause and effect language. We practised using it by explaining funny things to our partner and then through drama, explaining to a new employee in the lab how our Perfect Pet machines work.

W/b 10th January 2022 - we developed our oracy skills by having a discussion about what ‘normal’ is and if the pets in our book ‘The Barnabus Project’ are ‘normal! We each had a discussion role and followed our discussion guidelines.

W/b 10th January 2022 - we found some interesting jars with creatures inside in our classroom! We used our observation skills to investigate and used descriptive devices to write about them.

Our published Elves and the Shoemaker stories on display

W/b 13th December 2021 - We worked hard to edit our Elves and the Shoemaker stories, visiting different editing stations to revise spelling, punctuation and grammar, rewrite a sentence to improve it and add more.

W/b 29th November: we role played the story of The Elves and the Shoemaker through the elves’ eyes to help us to retell it from the point of view of the elves.

WB 22nd November 2021 - We have been playing ‘The Complex sentence game’ to help us with our writing skills.

WB 22nd November 2021 - conscience alley... is it okay that the elves entered the shoemaker’s home without permission?

WB 22nd November 2020 - we have been learning how to build and write complex sentences.

WB 15th November 2021 - We have been busy exploring the themes and conventions of traditional tales and comparing them to The Elves and the Shoemaker.

WB 15th November 2021 - Role on the object. ~ We wrote down our inferences for the character’s appearance and personality and stuck them on the object we think hints at this.

W/b 15th November 2021 - Miss Ryan gave us lots of clues about the characters in our new story. We did lots of inferring to decide who the items might belong to and what kind of person they might be. Can you guess who they might belong to?

W/b 8th November - for remembrance, we wrote rhyming poems based on ‘TheSound Collector’ by Roger McGough. Instead of sounds, we collected colours of war. Here we are collecting some ideas from the illustrations in ‘Where the poppies now grow’.

W/b 1st November 2021 - we held our own COP26 in the classroom! We called it COM1 (the first conference of the Maple). First, we came up with some discussion guidelines to follow. During our discussions we had roles including the instigator, builder, prober, challenger and summariser.

w/b: 11.10.21 - As part of our rainforest project we wrote descriptions. Before writing, we imagined we were in the rainforest to gather rich vocabulary and used prepositional phrases for additional description.

w/b: 4.10.21

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We wrote and performed persuasive, motivational speeches in role as Boudicca, aiming to rally the Celts to fight the Romans.

WB 4.10.21 We have been learning about Boudicca and acting out her story.

WB 13.09.21 - We used lots of descriptive devices to describe a forest setting. We did some drama and used our school grounds to inspire us and help us collect some precise vocabulary.

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