On Wednesday 10 April we went to Brownlow Library, for the first of our three Library visits. The Librarian explained the layout of the library and how to find a particular book. She also expalined that you could borrow a book from one library and return it to another. There are also work stations with computers where you are allowed to come in and use. If you are under eight years old you need written consent from a parent or guardian. We then had the opportunity to pick a book to borrow using our new library cards.
We are continuing our weekly sessions of Talking Partners with Mrs Parnham. For this topic we are focusing on Pirates. We listened to "Captain Beasty's Birthday" and "Mungo". After listen to the story, the children designed their own shape of an island. The class voted for the best five to be transfered onto larger pages for the children to design and develop their own treasure map. Each item placed on the map must have a purpose! What fun the children had!
To finish off our Instructional writing the children used the computers to type out their instructions to make a Daruma Doll. The children added in a boarder, bullet points and an image from google! Well done everyone!
We played a game of Snakes and Ladders without any instructions. The children realised how difficult it was to play the game if they had no instructions to follow. Their task now is to write a clear and concise set of instructions for us to follow.
During January and February we will be looking at Instructional writing. The children of P4/5 know that in order for something to be made correctly we must follow instructions. Instructions can be written in steps - 1,2,3 or in bullet points, in paragraphs or in a flow chart. The children will be reading and carrying out instructions as well as writing their own. Watch this space!
We are focusing on speech marks in text and discussing the term dialogue. We examined a text - "Hamish Bigmore and the frog", we had to idenitify who was speaking and what they were saying.
The children in P4/5J decided to write a set of instructions for making chocolate apples. They used bullet points and numbers in their instructions. The children followed their instructions to make their chocolate apples.
Today we were reading a story and looking at the adjectives used to make the story more exciting or interesting. We are going to try to use adjectives more in our own writing.