We have been looking at some traditional poems this week.
We have put some actions to some of them and discussed some of the tricky words.
Stories by the same author - Oliver Jeffers
We have been using stories by author Oliver Jeffers in our English and our whole class guided reading sessions during Autumn 1.
We have had a very important visitor from the South Pole - a penguin called Snowy, who we quickly realised was from the story Lost and Found.
We have done lots of character descriptions for the main characters in the story Lost and Found using Role on the Wall. We have read the story Lost and Found and also watched the short movie.
From this, we then were able to sequence the story in order and talk about what was happening in each picture, in order.
We split the pictures up into the beginning, middle and end of the story and then used Talk for Writing to aid in our orally retelling of the Lost and Found story. We put actions to words to help us.
In Guided Reading sessions, we looked at other books that were written by Oliver Jeffers and discussed the similarities and the differences and have added our thoughts and opinions to our Whole Class Guided Reading Floor Book.
Stories from other Cultures - Handa’s Surprise
We have read the story Handa’s Surprise and have made a vocab wall on our English display describing all the different fruits in the story.
We then added our own adjectives after we tasted the fruit from Handa’s Surprise.
We then completed some descriptive writing using the conjunction ‘because’.