Category Archives: English

Willy’s Stories

In our story times over the last few weeks we have been enjoying stories by Anthony Browne. We love his detailed illustrations! Today in English we started reading Willy’s Stories.

We picked out things that we liked and started to think about what might happen next. Later in the week we are going to write our own version in the style of Willy’s Stories.

Non-chronological report researching

This week we are preparing to write our own non-chronological report. In our English lessons we have been learning about what reports look like and what they need to have.

In our Computing lessons we have been learning how to search safely using the internet. We talked about using the internet at home and some of us said we use it on our own. Miss Williams told us Google can be unsafe to use on our own as it searches the whole internet and sometimes brings results we shouldn’t see. Instead we learnt about using Swiggle which is a child-friendly search engine.

We practiced using it and adding facts to our research mats.

Instruction learning

This week we are learning about instructions in our English lessons. We had two sets of instructions to use to make ourselves a toucan mask. We had to read and compare them and then decide which set to follow. We decided that one set was much clearer than the other and that made them easier to follow. We enjoyed following the instructions to make our masks and were able to start thinking about what instructions need.

Being proud of our work

This week in English we have spent some time getting used to how to make sure our work is always a piece to be proud of. We have practised our very neatest handwriting, focusing on ascenders and descenders, and practised finding and correcting spelling errors. We were excellent at editing our own writing today!

We have also read the book Oliver’s Vegetables. Today we started to learn about the sequence of the events in the story and are ready to learn it next week.

A trip to Twycross Zoo

On Tuesday we had a wonderful trip to the zoo! We visited nearly all the animals including the meerkats, penguins, butterflies, tapirs, lemurs and many different types of monkeys. The weather was very hot and we did lots of walking but still had had a truly wonderful time. All the children were very well behaved! They have written recounts about the day so they can tell you about their favourite parts themselves.

Our written recounts

Photos of our trip