This term the children in Year one have been learning about traditional tales and focussing especially on Little Red Riding hood. The children enjoyed reading the story, acting out the different characters, retelling the story using puppets and writing the story.
We then thought about how we could change the story to write our own version. We thought about a different character that could come to the rescue and how they could save Grandma and Little Red. We wrote our own stories and our teachers were so impressed!
We are so proud of these children in Holly class. They have been presented with a very special reading certificate by Mrs Copping. This is because they filled their reading book mark up with stickers by reading at least four times a week at home. Well done everyone.
In Year 5 our current unit of English work is looking at biographies. For this work we will be focusing on a text called ‘Women in Science
This fantastic book is about fifty fearless pioneers who changed the world. It was written and illustrated by Rachel Ignotofsky.
It is a celebration of extraordinary women like Marie Curie and this book celebrates the achievements of intrepid women who have paved the way for the next generation of female engineers, biologists, mathematicians, doctors, astronauts, physicists and more…
Today we had a real treat as we went to visit our local Kingsteignton library. The librarian read us four stories. We enjoyed them so much we stayed concentrated and focused during this time and joined in when we could. Then we explored the activities she had prepared for us. There was a Lego building activity, jigsaw games, colouring story book characters and of course we could explore the books that were on offer. The librarian was very impressed with our good behaviour and said we could return at a later date. We really enjoyed this special time, especially as we love reading in Holly and Oak Class!
In our English lessons, we have been learning about the Anglo-Saxon story of Beowulf. We enjoyed taking part in drama activities, including hot seating, freeze frames and role play to help us think more about the characters of the story and to explore the plot further.