Traditional tales

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!

Please help us Supertato!

This term in Reception our topic is ‘Are all vegetables evil?’ We are going to be focusing on the book Supertato and learning all about the importance of healthy eating.

On Monday we brought in different vegetables to explore but on Tuesday when we arrived at school they had vanished and there was a letter from the Evil Pea who had stolen them!

We have spent the week making wanted posters and writing letters to Supertato asking for his help to find the Evil Pea and return our veggies.

Our letters must be working as some of the vegetables have been returned… but with silly faces and googly eyes stuck on! Hopefully we can find the Evil Pea before he does any more cheeky things.

Year 5 English unit is: Biography ‘Women in Science’

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…

Reception go to the library

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!

Year 5 drama activities

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.