In Winston Churchill class it is expected that your child reads at least 5 times a week. They must record all their reading in their diary (in the weekly sections). At the end of the week it must be signed by a parent/guardian and will be checked on a Monday by Miss Clarke.
In KS2 children are split into groups for spelling lessons where they will be given spellings to learn at home each week and will be tested weekly.
Each week the children have five English lessons; a reading comprehension lesson, a grammar lesson and three independent writing lessons where they will study a range of writing genres. Children will also have R2L (read to learn) sessions everyday where they study a specific text and develop reading skills and comprehension skills.
Our book for this term is Stig of the Dump, written by Clive King.
The children worked in pairs to study the characters of Stig and Barney in more detail. They used their inferences skills to suggest how the characters were feeling or what they were thinking and created a drama piece to show this.
Our first text for R2L is George's Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dahl.
We have been studying the different characters in George’s Marvellous Medicine. We have used descriptions and character actions to think about what the character might look like. Here are some sketches of Grandma.
In English we have studied letters from WWI as well as the conditions that soldiers would have faced during their time in the trenches. The children then used this knowledge to write their own letters. Some children wrote as if thy were soldiers and others wrote as if they were writing to a soldier in the trenches. Some children wanted to write a thank you letter to all soldiers past and present to thank them for their courage, dedication and for their service to our country. The children have worked hard to include emotive and figurative language in their letters and produced some outstanding pieces.
All About Me!
We have been looking at the features of a non chronological report and used them to write our own! We have some brilliant examples that show the use of paragraphs, subtitles, pictures and descriptions! Have a look at some extracts below!