Cliff NcNish, author of children's fantasy novels including The Doomspell Trilogy, visited Sophie's literacy group today. He showed us how to bring our creative writing to life. We discussed a stereotypical witch and experimented with different features in order to create a terrifying character.
This is what some of the children wrote about their witch:
Year 5 have been using memory strategies to help re-tell a story in Spanish. They have used ‘word association’ to link the Spanish vocabulary that they they learnt, with an English word. They then used images to help them re-tell the story ‘En la Tienda de animales.’
Listen to class 9 re-tell the whole story!
Charlotte's literacy group have finished reading The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane. Today, we gathered our thoughts about whether Edward has changed since we first met him at the beginning of the story. We considered both points of view and practised sharing our ideas aloud. Tomorrow we are going to write a balanced argument.
We have been learning about the Ancient Egyptian alphabet. It was interesting to compare them to Anglo-Saxon runes, which we learnt about in Year 4. We have written our names in hieroglyphics as well as something that we have learnt about Ancient Egypt so far. Can you work out what our messages say?