Superstar Writer of the Week

We have been writing riddles to describe our favourite farm animal linked to our trip to Whirlow Hall Farm.

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Can you guess which farm animal our Superstar Writer of the Week wrote her riddle about?

Who am I?

My babies are called chicks.

I have glossy, brown feathers and I scratch on the ground to find my food.

I live in a wooden, dark shed or in a grassy, green field.

I lay brown, speckled eggs and sometimes they can hatch into fluffy, yellow chicks.

I begin with the sound ‘h’.

 

 

 

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Superstar Writer of the Week

What a terrific transformation in your writing! You really deserve Superstar Writer this week.

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We have been innovating a story to add in our own characters and you have been able to include expanded noun phrases, commands, questions and exclamation sentences in your writing. It was a pleasure to mark your book! Keep it up!

Superstar Writer of the Week

Logan won our Superstar Writer of the Week award this week for all of his hard work and perseverance in Literacy this week.


At the beginning of the week, you were able to work in a group, to practise reciting a poem and then performed it at the end of the lesson. Your poem based on the sense of touch was full of brilliant expanded noun phrases and you tried really hard to sound out your words carefully. Well done Logan. 

Explore Learning Workshop

Today we found out that we had a surprise in Literacy this morning. Beth and Emily from Explore Learning came to run a session for us all about Pirates.

We all were given a special booklet to complete throughout the session.

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We played lots of fun games like noun bingo, awesome adjectives and creating noun phrases to describe what we could see, hear and smell if we were at sea.

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We had a brilliant time today and it was fun to do something with our friends.

Superstar of the session was Tiana and Bobby won the award for being a team player and helping out his friends if they were stuck.

Certificates will be winging their way to you soon!

Look out for a letter coming home tonight to explain more about the session and further details if you would like to find out more about Explore Learning.

National Poetry Day 2016

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This week, we celebrated National Poetry Day in class and we loved it.

Our favourite poem is called:

Jump or Jiggle by Evelyn Beyer

Frogs jump
Caterpillars hump

Worms wiggle
Bugs jiggle

Rabbits hop
Horses clop

Snakes slide
Sea gulls glide

Mice creep
Deer leap

Puppies bounce
Kittens pounce

Lions stalk
But–I walk!

We worked in groups to learn the poem and then recited back to each other in small groups.

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After that, Miss Varley told us about a very special competition that we could be a part of with Young Writers.

We have to submit a poem that we have written by ourselves about an animal and if we win, we will get published and be part of the Yorkshire and Humberside book.

We can’t wait to see if we are going to be famous!

We have started to write some riddles about animals, remembering to use expanded noun phrases (adjective, adjective noun) and similes (using like or as) to help us to describe the animals, real, wild or imaginary.

Let us know what you think about our riddles in the comment box below.

How you can help your child at home:

  • Read poems with your child.
  • Think of different words that rhyme.
  • Have a go at writing a riddle of your own at home.
  • Put actions of your own to the poem Jump or Jiggle.