Writing instructions to play a game

Yesterday we made our own instruction sheets for a board game of our choice. 
Today we used the instructions to help us set up and play the games in groups. We evaluated each other and found something they had done really well and something they could improve next time. 

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Our Writing linked to The Highwayman

We have been exploring the story and characters from The Highwayman. Recently we have written our own stories and speeches linked to this dramatic poem. We have edited them and presented them in neat for display. Enjoy reading them!

 

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Who is to Blame?! The Highwayman Inquest

We have been investigating The Highwayman poem in literacy and discussing who was to blame to the death of Bess the landlord’s daughter. Our chief suspects are Tim the ostler, The Highwayman, Bess herself and the Red-Coat soldiers.  In groups we wrote formal, persuasive speeches to try to persuade…

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Hotseating the Highwayman!

We have been exploring different characters from The Highwayman poem.  Today we had the chance to interview both Bess and The Highwayman himself!  He was quite a charming and funny character, and we learnt a lot about his past...

 

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Retelling The Highwayman

In Year 5, we have been exploring Alfred Noyes' famous narrative poem The Highwayman.  We have enjoyed acting out some of the scenes using freeze frames. Today we planned a retelling of the poem from the point of view of one of its characters. We tried to use vocabulary from the poem to create a…

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Happy New Year

Our story this week has been about 10 gingerbread men who disappear. We have counted from 10-0 and from 5-0. 
Mrs Todd Bryce helped us to make our own gingerbread. It was very tasty.

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Retelling a story

We have been looking at the repetition of stories and we have been really enjoying retelling, ‘The Little Red Hen’. We have been acting out as the different characters and using different voices and expression.

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What is a sentence?

We are learning what makes a sentence a sentence.  We know they need capital letters and full stops, and that they need to make sense.  It is much trickier to spot a sentence when the punctuation has been taken away.  Here we are using blu tack to locate the end of sentences.  It was very…

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No Greengrocer's Apostrophes Allowed Here!

In English we have started a new unit all about the British polar explorer, Ernest Shackleton! One of the books we are using within the unit is William Grill's "Shackleton's Journey". With a title like that, it would be daft not to recap apostrophes for possession and omission and work hard to…

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Let's have a heated debate!

In Year 5 we have been investigating persuasive writing.  We have read lots of examples and written our own persuasive leaflets.  Now we are preparing for a class debate.  Today we were given the topics for our debates:   

        It is wrong to spend billions of pounds on space…

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Fantasy objects

Today, we discussed objects in fantasy stories that have magical powers. We looked at lots of everyday objects and used our imaginations to decide how they could become magical. We came up with lots of amazing ideas.

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Wolves

In literacy, we are reading the book ‘The Way Home for Wolf’.  It is a fabulous story and has inspired us to find out more about these beautiful creatures.  We’re going to write our own information texts next!

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