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Autumn 2021

Traditional Rhymes

 

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. 

A sailor went to sea sea sea

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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. 

Setting Descriptions

Talk for Writing - Beginning of the story

Talk for Writing - Lost and Found

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Here, the children put actions to pictures to retell the beginning of the story.

Talk for Writing - middle of the story

Talk for Writing - Lost and Found

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Talk for Writing - The End

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Summer 2021

Stories from other Cultures - Handa’s Surprise

Handa’s Surprise - the beginning using TFW

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’. 

Talk For Writing - Writing a letter from the Prime Minister

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TFW - Letter Writing

Florence Nightingale Hot Seating

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Florence Nightingale Hot Seating

Autumn 2020

Whole class Guided Reading

Acting out Room on the Broom TFW

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Phonics Autumn 2

The beginning of our own Lost and Found Story

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We changed the character in our own lost and found story and used Talk for Writing to act out the beginning of the story.

Letter formation

Phonics

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