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Spring 2022-2023

Grandad's Island (11.11.23)

Today, we all acted out the scenes from Grandad's island. These images will help us retell and rewrite the story. Drama really helps us structure our sentences.


Narrative Diagnostic Task  07.03.22

Today the children showed us what they know. They worked in pairs to identify the key parts of a narrative which defeast a monster. The children currently identified the opening, build up, problem, resolution and ending. They reordered the sentences to create each paragraph, correctly finding and ensuring cohesion between key ideas. The children are looking forward to writing their own 'defeat the monster tale' using our model text 'Inside the Villian'. 

Check out our wonderful team work below. 

James Mayhew, Storytelling Through Art (1.3.22)

Today we had a magnificiant storytelling experience delivered by author and illustrator James Mayhew. He shared some of his beautiful picture books withs us and then performed a storytelling session 'The Sorcerer's Apprentice.' Afterwards, James played the accompanying music whilst painting. When the beat and rhythmn changed, his speed, direction and brush thickness changed. He told the story through his illustrations, ensuring the structure was followed and that he was in time with the music. The children were mesmerised. After our session, the children listened to the music and story again. Then they had a go themselves, after a few tries the children were really pleased with their storytelling through artwork. 


Sentence Structure (20/1/22)

Today, we have been exploring what makes a sentence. Children worked in pairs to identify the subjects and verbs within sentences. They then had to unscrambled a pile of subjects and verbs and determine whether they should be 1, 2 or 3 sentences. They know that sentences require doing or being verbs and must include at least one subjects. Children were given the challenge of adding adjectives, adverbs and co-ordinating conjunctions to extend and upskill their sentences. Here are some examples of the fabulous sentences they created. We used blue and green paper to help distinguish between verbs and subjects.