Year 2 have been looking at the unit performance poetry in English this week. The poem they have studied is ‘The Magic London Bus’. Across the week they have explored new vocabulary, identified the rhyme in the poem and learned signifiers for the poem. Today they performed the poem with confidence and lovely expression!
Well done Year 2.
Year 6 have been working really hard this half term looking at the Alfred Noyes poem ‘The Highwayman’. They have really enjoyed studying the language he used and how it was a twisted narrative love poem. Through role play they have been able to discuss interactions that might happen at the end of the poem between Bess and The Highwayman. Lots of children thought that Bess would be furious that she gave her life away just so he could go and end up dying!
What a lovely end to a busy term of English in Year 6! Children worked hard to create joyful and uplifting festive poetry incorporating figurative language and a rhyming pattern throughout their stanzas. They used their senses to describe seasonal scents, noises, textures and sights as they transported their audience into a winter wonderland. Mrs Marson enjoyed judging the poetry and chose an overall winner who was Tuloula H. Fantastic work!
Tuloula’s winning poem!
A selection of more brilliant poems from Y6
Year 6 have been learning about Hanukkah ; a Jewish celebration of light.
A brief history
The eight-day Jewish celebration known as Hanukkah or Chanukah commemorates the rededication during the second century B.C. of the Second Temple in Jerusalem, where according to legend Jews had risen up against their Greek-Syrian oppressors in the Maccabean Revolt. Hanukkah, which means “dedication” in Hebrew, began on the 28th of Kislev on the Hebrew calendar and usually falls in November or December. Often called the Festival of Lights, the holiday is celebrated with the lighting of the menorah, traditional food games and gifts.
We expect our Year 6 children to be more independent and creative when it comes to their writing. For this task the children used several sources of media, from which they produced a piece of writing to describe the importance of Hanukkah.
Well done Year 6 !
Click on the link below to see how F2 got on making wooden spoon puppets…
F2 make wooden spoon puppets
Here is the Home School Diary for this week.
Mrs Wilkinson’s class also wanted to show you the autumn poem they have been learning.
Have a good weekend
F2 Home School Diary 19.11.21
Click on the link below and see how our wonderful designers and builders have got on this morning in our new construction area…