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Week 6

 

We looked at the poem 'Twas the Night before Christmas' by Clement Clarke Moore. We watched a recital of the poem by Perry Como on the website 'The Literacy Shed' and discussed the rhyming pattern and vocabulary. We then got into groups of two or three and learnt a verse each. We also made props to use during our recital to the class. Well done children!

 

Iconic version of this stunning poem read by Perry Como.

 

https://www.literacyshed.com/nightbeforechristmas.html

 

We are studying Classic Poetry. We are looking at many features of poetry, rhythm, rhyme,

repetition for effect, powerful verbs and adjectives, alliteration, personification, onomatopoeia and similes. The first poem we studied is Macavity The Mystery Cat by T.S. Eliot.

 

Children's Laureate Michael Rosen recites T.S. Eliot's Macavity The Mystery Cat.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/teachers/offbyheart/video/michael_rosen_macavity.shtml

 

Week 5

 

This week we are completing our fairy tale independent write.

 

Week 4

 

This week we are writing the various parts of a fairy tale, the opening, build up, problem, resolution and ending. We are looking at the success criteria which helps us to remember all the key features we need to make our writing fit the genre. We are really improving at reading through and editing our work. Well done!

 

Week 3

 

We continued to read ‘The Pied Piper’ by Michael Morpurgo. We examined the plot and sequenced key events accordingly. We then wrote about key events and tried to include as much detail as possible from our recollection of the story. We also made storyboards illustrating the progression of the plot from beginning to end. 

 

We thought about the main character the Pied Piper. We discussed his appearance, character traits and skills removing rat infestations! We then created a new main character. We thought of super alliterative names and we described their appearance, traits and skills. We tried to use double adjectives and similes in our writing, wow!

 

On Friday we created a ‘Story Mountain’. This is a plan to help us when we independently write our fairy tale next week. We made succinct notes about various parts of the story, the opening, build up, problem, resolution and ending. Mrs Kennerley was very impressed with our story mountains, they were super!

 

Week 2

 

We have started to investigate fairy tales. We read the story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin by Michael Morpurgo. 

We had a silent debate . It was a very quiet lesson! We asked and answered questions on a piece of paper. It was really fun to communicate our ideas in this way!

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