14.01.20 - We have begun to read our class text 'Song of the dolphin boy' and have been focusing on the setting and characters in the story. This week we have used adjectives in our descriptions of the view Finn saw over the village of Stromhead from his garden gate. We have also written a conversation between Finn and his father focusing on correctly setting out and punctuating our speech using inverted commas and using alternative words for 'said'.
21.01.20 - In our class text, Finn was mesmerized by a poster about dolphins. This week we are going to produce our own non-chronological report about a sea-creature. We have chosen our sea-creature and begun to plan what our report will look like (having looked at similar texts), thinking about headings, sub-headings, pictures and captions. For the rest of the week we will research our sea creature using the internet and books, collecting information in order to write an informative report.
Following our trip to Colchester Castle, the children designed their own leaflets advertising the castle and explaining some of the things that you can do during your visit there. They included the key features of a leaflet, which they had previously identified through evaluating a range of leaflets. We are ending this half term by writing poetry - 'The Roman Sound Collector' (based on the poem 'The Sound Collector' by Roger McGough) and a kenning describing a person from the Ancient Roman times.
During the Autumn Term we will be reading the story of Iliona, A rich Greek girl who is captured by pirates and sold to a Roman family as a slave.
Last week the children acted out an auction, thinking about their best selling points and bidding for a slave with features that would be of use! The children used this experience to write a diary entry describing in detail the auction. They used their senses when describing how the room and crowd looked and sounded and how she felt being pushed up onto the stage.