Year 2 Perform The Magic London Bus

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.

Y6 ‘The Highwayman’ poetry

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!

Norse Mythology Work!

To introduce our new topic, Anglo Saxons and Vikings, Year 5 learned about Norse Mythology and some key characters within Norse Myths.

The children then worked collaboratively to analyse a Norse Myth; exploring grammatical features such as parenthesis, direct speech, modal verbs, fronted adverbials and much more! The reason for this activity was for the children to familiarise themselves with Norse Mythology features and how grammatical features are used to create effect.

Well done Year 5!

Festive Poetry!

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 !


Y4 Journalists

Today the Journalists in Y4 were using  talk partners to share ideas, edit and improve their writing when recording direct speech within a paragraph. The children talked about their language choices as they wanted to hook the reader in and impress their Editor!

In English, we have started our new story ‘Lost and Found’. This week we acted out the story as the boy and the penguin and performed it to the class. This really helped us internalise the story ready for re-telling it in our own words next week. We had some brilliant performances, well done Year 1!