Category Archives: Literacy

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Collecting sounds

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This week we are learning about the Sound Collector poem by Roger McGough. Today we hunted around the school grounds looking for different sounds. We heard birds tweeting, a person sawing and lots of children laughing. What can you hear … Continue reading

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Inventors Poems

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We have been learning poems about our favourite inventors this week. We have been learning about Steve Jobs, The Wright Brothers  and Alexander Bell. We had to spot all the rhyming words and then we rehearsed our poems to perform … Continue reading

Planning our factfile

We have been historians in literacy this week. We have been researching facts about Alexander Bell or Thomas Edison. Tomorrow we are going to be creating our own fact files about these inventors. Did you know that Thomas Edison invented the lightbulb, and Alexander Bell invented the telephone, making the first ever phone call! We used key words in our plan ready for writing them into sentences tomorrow.

What inventors do you know?

Following instructions

This week we are learning about instructions. Today we have been following instructions through a range of activities, including directing beebots. We have had to work together and challenge ourselves.

Do you know why we need to follow instructions?

Percy’s Bumpy Ride

In Class 2 we are learning all about Percy the park keeper, he invented a lawnmower that started to fly. Today we sequenced the story and when we were finished some of us practiced writing sentences about the story. We are all trying really hard to segment and blend our words to help our spelling.

Have you read Percy’s Bumpy Ride? We give it 5 stars!

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Phonics

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Today we have been learning the ‘ow’ sound. This can be said in 2 different ways. Here we are practicing segmenting and blending our words to help us read. We read the words bow and flow. What ‘ow’ words can you … Continue reading

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Writing Captions

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We have been learning how to write captions. Did you know a caption gives you more information about a picture? We have been writing our own to help others describe the picture. We have been thinking carefully about our spelling … Continue reading

Remembrance Day

On Sunday it was 100 years since the end of the 1st World War. We learnt about how the soldiers fought for our freedom and what this meant for us. We lay poppy wreaths to remember the soldiers and we wrote a message on them.

What did you write on your poppy?


Practising our writing

Today some of us practised writing our name on the iPads. We had to think carefully how to form all our letters and make sure they were the right way around.

Have you used the iPads in your class today?

Dress up

Today was book day, we dressed up as different characters from books. We had Sky from Paw Patrol, Snow White and Ash from Pokemon. Who did you dress up as?