Charles Dickens: The man behind the books

Charles Dickens: The man behind the books

We have researched the life and times of Charles Dickens. To help us understand this literary genius, we used role play to gain an insight into the man behind the books and how his life – childhood to adulthood influenced his...

The Christmas Truce of 1914

Our final piece of writing this term has been based on the ‘Christmas Truce of 1914’. The children have written some phenomenal letters to Rose as the character of Jim – a soldier who took part in the truce. We are so proud of our writing:  Sarah – ‘I know that I...
How to Make a Reindeer Decoration…

How to Make a Reindeer Decoration…

Year 2 have really enjoyed writing instructions for younger children to follow. We began by making a reindeer decoration, where we followed verbal instructions. Then we wrote our own instructions, remembering to use ‘bossy verbs’ and other features such as adverbs of...

Year 3 English – Conscience Alley

Year 3 have enjoyed reading the beginning of ‘The Dark’. It is about a little boy called Laslo who is scared of the basement as it is dark down there. Laslo is standing at the top of the stairs of the basement. Who can persuade Laslo to stay or go into the...
English in Year 4 – Writing and giving explanations

English in Year 4 – Writing and giving explanations

Year 4 have been working on lots of types of writing this term including stories, playscripts, information writing and presenting evidence as a junior detective. The photos show some different types of non-fiction writing we did  earlier in the term, focusing on...