Everyone in school has got off to a flying start. The children have settled in really well to their new classes and the teachers have been planning loads of exciting things for their class. I’ve been reading all the blogs in our school and here are some you might be interested in:
The Y2 children recently showed me some wonderful persuasive writing. At first I wasn’t sure, but they absolutely convinced me to let them have a beach holiday!
The quality of their writing in their Topic Book was just as good as the quality of writing in their English Book.
Our children have been doing lots of varied learning this week. Many are enjoying the wonderful sunshine with outdoor learning, especially if it’s linked to Environment Week. The children in Reception were looking at the environment and when I visited their class, they had a bowl of paper slop. The picture above shows the finished, recycled paper drying out.
I also had to publish this Y4 writing because it was so worthy of a mention. The marking highlights all the great features and I am always so proud of the quality writing our children produce in our school.
Check out all the class blogs this week to find out what the children have been doing during Environment Week.
At the end of last week I was thrilled to read so much quality writing. The Y6s showed me several great starts to their versions of the story of: how the Chinese New Year was named after animals. All four have beautiful presentation and each story was individual. I could detect a personal style in their writing.
Cayleigh and Tamzin in Y5 have produced wonderful pieces of writing. Their language is very descriptive and they both paint vivid pictures in my mind through their choice of words.
And finally, I saw some great examples of ‘Before’ and ‘After’ writing in Y4. Just look at the progress both children have made.
Today, I read a lot of e-mails; completed some very important forms on our school data and end of year predictions; and had to look at the hours my teaching assistants are working so I can get prepared for the next, financial new year. In amongst all this, I had some very special visits from the special pupils in our school. And this is why I love my job…
Take a look…
Year 4 are writing myths. Beowulf stories are looking great in both classes. Ashton and Chloe were very proud to share their myths. You can read them below. Why not look out for the similes, fronted adverbials, figurative language and any tricky words accurately spelled?
I am so proud of Kaleb in Y4! I always like to look at the first and last pieces of writing. I am astonished! When I pointed it out, Kaleb was too! Take a look for yourself. He has made so much progress. This lunchtime I bumped in to his big sister. I told her the good news. She wanted to look at his work too. She told me that she was so pleased about this because she has been working with him on his handwriting at home.
I had a special visit from the nursery children. Some have only been here a few weeks, since they turned three. Nevertheless, they still get asked to do home work and here are their masterpieces! I love how versatile cotton wool is.