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We have been describing pictures of Anderby Creek.

First we chose effective adjectives to show what different parts of the area looked like. Then we experimented with different sentence structures to use in our descriptions.


The velvety sand.


  The rickety steps.


We know that every sentence must have a subject and a verb. We have been identifying the parts of a sentence and using capital letters and full stops in the correct place.

We are studying features of traditional tales. We have read the story of Finn MacCool which is about how the Giant's Causeway was created.

We have retold the story, and now we are going to use the traditional features that we have noticed to write our own tales about how the stepping stones in Dovedale were made.



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We have been inspired to write poetry based on The Sound Collector by Roger McGough.


After we had enjoyed reading the poem, the Sound Collector left us a message asking us to collect sounds from around Bestwood. We collected lots of interesting sounds in our special bags, and while we were keeping them safe for the Sound Collector, we used them to write and perform our own poems about the sounds in Bestwood.


Then we collected lots of different sounds from Dovedale during our learning away and used them to add more verses to our poems.


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We have used A Cat's Guide To The Night Sky by Stuart Atkinson to learn about how to organise our writing. We have also thought about how to use questions to make a reader want to learn more.

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We used these ideas to write our own space travel guides using information that we learnt at Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre.



Writing inspired by The Journey by Aaron Becker

We imagined that we were on the magic carpet in the story and drew pictures of the landscapes that we might see.

We have been thinking about choosing the best nouns and adjectives to help a reader to visualise the picture that we are describing.

Image result for journey aaron beckerWe are using Journey as a starting point for our writing. Where would you go if you could draw a door to anywhere?

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This half term we are learning and writing about famous explorers and hot and cold countries. We have chosen adventurous vocabulary to describe hot and cold places, and we are writing imaginary diaries about what would see, hear, think and feel if we were exploring new places.


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We have read The Great Explorer by Chris Judge to help us to choose effective adverbs to show the order of events in our diaries.


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We have been reading The Story Machine by Tom McLaughlin.


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We have invented our own machines and written stories about how they might go wrong.

We have been finding out about what life was like for children during World War 1, and thinking about the letters that they might have written.


Image result for children volunteering during world war 1Girl Guides tend to an allotment in the United Kingdom during the First World War.

We enjoyed reading the letters in Dear Dinosaur and learning about the difference between questions and statements.