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Retelling the story of the ‘African Hen’

Some lovely written work by our pupils in Years 1 and 2.

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Our ‘free verse poets’ in Year 5

Since half term, the Year 5 class have learnt about the free verse poems by Michael Rosen and Roger McGough. We created our own ‘working wall’ to feature the different poems each member of the class looked at.

Some of the children are now writing free verse poems for their entry into the Royal Norfolk Show poetry competition!

Miss Hopwood
Year 5 work

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And the moral of that story is…

Year 4 have plenty of moral messages to share in their creative short stories.Year-4-Feb-stories3 Year-4-Feb-stories2 Year-4-Feb-stories

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More monkey business in Phase 1

Phase 2 pupils have been writing about what those mischievous monkeys might get up to in the classroom when everyone has gone home for the night.

See more of their work here. Year-1-MathsPhase-1-monkey-writing1Phase-1-monkey-writing5Phase-1-monkey-writing6

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Greek Myths and Icarus artwork

This term Years 3 and 4 have been reading stories from ‘The Greek Myths’ during their English lessons.

During their art lessons we have created collage art work based on the story of Icarus – the boy who flew too close to the sun. All pictures had to include a sun, the sea and Icarus. All the artwork can be seen on display outside the Year 3 classroom. See more Year 3 and Year 4 work here.

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Our winning poet is..

Screen Shot 2014-12-05 at 3.40.48 pmThis term’s poetry competition had the theme of ’Remember’. There were a lot of very good entries which made judging a difficult task, but the poem deemed to be the most successful and original was by Charlotte S in Year 9. Charlotte’s poem, ‘Remember’, told a well-paced story with emotional as well as narrative content.

Darci Sheppard-Mobbs was placed as runner-up, as was Skyla-Grace Manning in the Prep School. The poems written by Sophie Barrow, Rebekah Young, Aisling Kendall, Lauren Barlow-Hunter, Gabriella Moretti-Miles and Ella Kassulke were highly commended.

All these poems are currently displayed in the English department.

Well done to everyone who entered, and look out for the next poetry competition!

Mrs Crump

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The importance of friendship

Friendships have been an important topic of conversation in Years 1 and 2 this term, with pupils creating paintings of their friends and writing speech bubbles describing the qualities of their friendships within the class.Portraits Portraits2 Portraits3 Portraits4 Portraits5