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English Chatter

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Reading You Choose by Nick Sharratt and Pippa Goodhart this week

19-10-2023

We are enjoying You Choose by Nick Sharratt and Pippa Goodhart this week in literacy #smithdowneyfs

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Here is a link for Reception families to share the You Choose at home

19-10-2023

Here is a link for Reception families to share the You Choose at home #smithdowneyfs

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Thank you to all parents who came along to session 2…

19-10-2023

Thank you to all parents who came along to session 2 of ourparent literacy workshop which focused on rhyme ☀️

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We are ready to write our own circular story now…

19-10-2023

We retold the model text. We used picture clues to help. We are ready to write our own circular story now #smithdownwriters #smithdownreaders

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New vocabulary for English!

19-10-2023

Having fun acting out our new vocabulary for English! #smithdownenglish #Y3

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What an experience…

19-10-2023

What an experience! Year 3 went to a stately home to feel what one looked like and felt like. Sudley house was perfect for helping us understand our new book – Seen and not Heard. #smithdownenglish #smithdownextra

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In English, 3KM have been discussing predictions on what our new novel could be about…

19-10-2023

In English, 3KM have been discussing predictions on what our new novel could be about by using colours for reference of different habitats ??? #smithdowneng #smithdownyr3

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Drawing pictures to represent our new vocabulary

19-10-2023

3KM have had fun using imagination to draw pictures to represent our new vocabulary for our new novel ‘Dear Earth’ ??? #smithdowneng #smithdownYr3

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Acrostic poems all about attendance week⭐️

19-10-2023

4KM created their own posters and acrostic poems all about attendance week⭐️ #smithdownenglish

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4KM had a great morning editing their own transformation narratives in English?

19-10-2023

4KM had a great morning editing their own transformation narratives in English? #smithdownenglish

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In English today, we shared ideas and generated headings and subheadings for different parts of a text

19-10-2023

In English today, we shared ideas and generated headings and subheadings for different parts of a text. We read each section first so we could think of appropriate headings to help us summarise. #smithdownwriters

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How and Why did WW2 Start?

10-11-2023

We have started our WW2 topic by exploring who was involved, how it began and why. We made a double page spread to answer our enquiry!

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Remembrance Day

10-11-2023

We have created some beautiful poems after reading Flanders Fields and used watercolours/charcoal/pencils to create some poppy artwork to mark Remembrance Day.

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Remembrance Day

10-11-2023

For Remembrance Day, we read the poem ‘Dulce Et Decorum Est’ and after discussing the content, we embellished the poem with images of poppies.

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What an amazing biography!

15-11-2023
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Hansel and Gretel: Dual Narratives

30-11-2023

We have thoroughly enjoyed reading Neil Gaiman’s version of Hansel and Gretel, so much so, it led us to writing our own dual narratives. We are so proud of the writing we have produced.

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1MS found some clues about our new story, what will it be about??

16-01-2024

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People who help us: Chefs

22-01-2024

This week we are learning all about chefs. This morning we had a visit from our school chef Miss Monica. We talked about her chefs outfit, the kitchen and menus. We then chose to create our own menus

 

 

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Hansel and Gretel mural display completed.

06-02-2024

How fabulous is this wall? !

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Supertato Sequencing

29-02-2024

This week we have been working hard with our friends to put our Supertato story pictures into the correct order.

 

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Happy world book day 2024???!!!

07-03-2024

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Year 4 have been working hard as illustrators this world book day??!!!

07-03-2024

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World Book Day in Year 3

07-03-2024

Year 3 have been working hard on poems about #Goldilocks this World Book Day!

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Year 1 loved celebrating World Book Day!

08-03-2024

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Year 4 had so much fun during their circus skills morning??‍♀️?!!!

08-03-2024

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World book day 2024???!!!

08-03-2024

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What fabulous writers!

08-03-2024

We have been working towards writing a Kenning Poem and today all of our hard work paid off.

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More circus skills fun this afternoon??‍♀️?!!!

08-03-2024

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We had an amazing day on world book day! We focused on #Goldilocks and created our own poems and naughty hashtags.

13-03-2024

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Should Jack go up the beanstalk?

17-03-2024

Should Jack climb the beanstalk? We tried to persuade him and we took sides in class. We came up with some great reasons for and against the idea.

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Taking the Role of a Reporter

18-04-2024

3KM had an amazing time being reporters today. They asked our ‘witness’ questions about a strange sighting he had. They then worked in groups and took turns asking and answering questions. This will help us when we come to write our own newspaper reports. 🙂  

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World ? Earth Day

24-04-2024

In Reception we enjoyed reusing our milk cartons to make musical shakers using natural objects outdoors.

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We have been very busy retelling our story this afternoon. ?️

10-05-2024

We have learnt all the Makaton signs for the animals in our story and then used them to retell the story.

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Map Making and Directions

07-07-2024

We made our own maps of Lila’s village and used compass point directions to direct a friend around the map.

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Retelling Lila and the Secret of Rain

07-07-2024

We retold the story in teams and performed the story to our friends.

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