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Literacy

WALT: test our knowledge on ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ using a Kahoot! Quiz

WALT: use reciprocal reading technique to read chapter 3 of ‘How to train your Dragon’


The children were able to listen to the story being read by the teacher and stopping now and again to undertake their roles (leader, clarifier, questioner, illustrator, predictor and summariser). The children were able to contribute to the group and feedback to the whole class. 

WALT: write expanded noun phrases about Vikings

WALT: type our procedural text using Microsoft Word

World Book Day 2022

WALT: creat an animation film using iMotion and iMovie

The children were tasked with creating a setting about a chapter from The Iron Man. They used recycled materials and art materials to recreate assets used in our animations. The children then used iMotion to film their animation and then exported the animation to iMovie. They then edited the animation to add in titles, audio, narrative, sound effects and filters to create their movie. The children worked collaboratively in small groups to create their iMovie. 

 

 

WALT: create a set to film an animation about The Iron Man

WALT: story map The Iron Man using the Pie Corbett method

Children retelling The Iron Man story

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WALT: create an /ent/ poster searching for words in the local news papers.

WALT: use the dictionary to look up the definition of /ent/ words.

WALT: use emotive language to persuade

The children were learning to use emotive language to persuade. They took on the character of either Hogarth or his father and their aim was for Hogarth to persuade his father to be nice to the Iron Man instead of calling the army. The children enjoyed this role play activity and were able to use sentence starters to help them with their arguments. 

Emily and Georgia

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Ethan and Emma

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Orla and Tiernan

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WALT: structure and highlight the key features of an instructional text

WALT: search for /s/ words using the local newspapers.

WALT: create an algorithm to complete coding challenges.

This week the children were taken through a mixture of unplugged and plugged coding activities. The children were guided through creating an algorithm and we discussed how this is similar to a set of instructions which ties into our next writing topic of procedural writing. The children were tasked with several activities which focused on creating a set of precise instructions to create a crazy character or create a 2D house. Another task the children really enjoyed was directing a car through a maze using playing cards and obstacles. The children had to look at the path from start to finish and then write an algorithm to direct the car out through the maze. Their partner would check the code to see if it was correct or did it need de-bugged. The children also had the chance to develop their block coding skills using Sphero Edu and through an interactive game on the board. 

Michael and Jacob coding the Sphero through the maze

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WALT: use adjectives, similes and metaphors to describe The Iron Man

WALT: discuss the mystery object 

The children discovered a ‘crash site’ of a mysterious object at the Daily Mile Track. They were soon discussing in their groups as to what the mystery could be and where it may have come from. The children made predictions about the object using the 5ws. They then answered these questions using modal verbs such as ‘might’ ‘could’ and ‘must’. Interesting ideas were generated such as it may have been left there by a scientist. The children then related the object to our new book The Iron Man and made suggestions that it could be ‘an ear’ or ‘may be part of his arm or even his neck’. The children really enjoyed this talking and listening exercise. 

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