Literacy Two Week Project

As part of writing our own information booklet in class about the Great Fire of London I want you to design a front cover and write a blurb for your book.

This is a two week project using your writing and ICT skills. I won’t send any maths homework in these weeks.

You will need to think carefully about what needs to be included on your front cover:
– Title
– Author
– Pictures

On your blurb you will need to explain what the reader will find out about inside your book without giving anything away!

I want you to try and email your work (you may need to ask Mum, Dad or whoever is at home with you to help) to me so I can easily print it off ready. Email me at: s.jopling@brookburn.manchester.sch.uk

Good luck!
Miss J 🙂

Our News reports

As part of our space week we wrote and performed our news reports. Have a listen to see what you think:

Staircase House

Today we visited Staircase house as part of our topic on the Great Fire of London. We had an action packed day which included dressing up and re-enacting the story of the Great Fire and singing traditional songs. We had chance to build our own Wattle and Daub panel (how the houses were constructed out of withies and clay) and the cures for the Plague, even inventing our own!

Have a look to see some of the fun we got up to!

Staircase House on PhotoPeach

Space Discovery

Today, just as we were about to start our lessons Mrs Madden came running in to tell us about the loud noise and what she had seen. Have a look to see what we found and what we did.

Space Craft Discovery on PhotoPeach

After finding what we believe to be alien eggs we decided to be kind and carefully take care of them. Before we removed them from the ground Miss Jopling and Miss Brownhill gave us the challenge of building a home that we thought would be suitable. We have left them tonight in their new homes and will be will checking over the next few days to see what happens…

DIY SOS: Alien homes on PhotoPeach

Patterns on the page

Book Spine Poems 119

Next week when we get back to school we will be looking at different types of poems.
Have a look to see if you can find a poem you like and bring it in on Tuesday to share with the class.

Memories

memories

We have been thinking about our memories; things that made us happy and sad and how photographs, newspapers and the TV can sometimes help jog our memory.

Share one of your memories:)

Artists at work!

We have been working together to create little pictures that create a bigger picture…just like how we are all individual people but together we make one great big team.

How we did it: Miss J split the photos of each fish in half and then we each got a section to draw. We had to work carefully to look at what our partner was drawing so when put them back together they would match up. We were able to alter our work where needed and then worked together to paint them the correct colours.

Artists at work! on PhotoPeach

Themed den work

As part of our theme week based around the new den at the back of school we looked at the some of the negative consequences of moving animal habitats and cutting down trees where animals make their homes. We were all a little worried and wanted to write to the PTA to ask them to be careful when the building work starts. Have a look at our fantastic letters that we wrote alongside the artwork we created. If you have time pop in to see the reply that the PTA wrote us reassuring they will do their best to look after the different animals and insects and even plant special plants where we can even go and visit!

Den writing on PhotoPeach

Where can you find instructions?

For Monday 7th October try to find as many different types of instructions at home or out and about and bring them in. We will be looking at what they are for and the way they are set out before having a go at writing out own set of instructions in the next couple of weeks.

Our learning this half term…

class

Over the coming weeks we will be looking at Famous People as our main topic before moving on to Why we Remember after October half term. In Science we will be looking at being healthy and the different food groups. In DT we will be looking where food comes from before making a meal  using our cooking skills and tasting our results. We will be altering text and pictures for effect in ICT.

We have got lots of fun filled lessons to look forward to! Post a comment below to share with others what you have found out or enjoyed…

Miss J