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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
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Year 8 reading challenge

On Friday 27th February Year 8 presented their spring half term reading challenges. We had to choose a biography to read, make a poster and write a speech to present to the class. Each of us read a book on a person of our choice, ranging from Anne Boleyn to Taylor Swift, with lots in between. 

We all found the presentations really interesting and had plenty of questions to ask as well. Everyone showed the book they’d read and Gabriella also brought in costumes and dressed up Hannah and Ria as the two main characters in hers.

It was great fun making our presentations and we all learnt a lot from it. We are looking forward to starting the next reading challenge.
Lauren, Aisling and Lacey
Year 8
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Year 4 face their fears

Year 4 have been learning how to write recounts in their English lessons.

Having been inspired by Emily Gravett’s unusual book: ‘Little Mouse’s Big Book of Fears’, the pupils recounted their own fears from when they were little and presented them in the style of a scrapbook page.

They all enjoyed telling each other their fears and presenting their ideas in a different and fun format.

Mrs Sinclair
Year 4

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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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Making grammar fun

Year 2 have been combining grammar and technology during their English lessons by creating their own verb iPad collages.Year-2-Verbs-on-Ipad5 Year-2-Verbs-on-Ipad4Year-2-Verbs-on-Ipad3 Year-2-Verbs-on-Ipad2 Year-2-Verbs-on-Ipad