The children have worked extremely hard in English this half term.
Initially, as part of our Remembrance Day commemorations, they learned about the sacrifices made during wartime. This was framed around a study of the poem In Flanders Fields.
The children then wrote beautifully evocative pieces of poetry to say Thank You the sacrifices made by those who served our country.
"The Iron Man came to the top of the cliff. How far had he walked? Nobody knows. Where did he come from? Nobody knows. How far had he walked? Nobody knows.
Taller than a house, the Iron Man stood at the top of the cliff, at the very brink, in the darkness..."
Ted Hughes The Iron Man
In the second key topic of our English work, we studied the fantastic Ted Hughes' text The Iron Man.
We all found this to be extremely exciting.
This enabled the children to develop their reading comprehension skills as they worked to think about Ted Hughes' intent.
The children made predictions, wrote their own chapters, made inferences about character feelings and motivations, wrote beautiful and interesting character descriptions and justified their opinions of the text, amongst many more brilliant tasks.
This was an extremely successful topic.