Friday, 25 May 2018

Clever Gizas

What do you think our topic will be about next term? 

How do you know?

What can you tell me about this topic?

Thursday, 24 May 2018

If pigs could fly ...

Write a story about what happened when the pigs flew into town on the following Tuesday.
Think carefully about what your story will be about. Here are some plot ideas for you to use if you are stuck.

1. The pigs could be flying into town to raid a supermarket. (How do they get in? What will they eat? Will they crash into anything in the dark? What about the security guards?)

2. They could be floating off to a party in the town park. What shops will they visit to collect supplies for their party? (They might need fireworks, clothes, musical instruments and so on.)

3. Maybe they are looking for a new place to live?

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Trotting along the Thames

Year 4 went on a trip to the River Thames to deepen their knowledge about rivers. They went to explore the muddy banks in search of artifacts from as far back as the Tudor times.

What sort of artifacts did you find? How were you able to tell what time it was from? Can you remember any interesting facts about the Thames? What do you think children in years to come will find on the Thames river banks? 

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Say No to Segregation

We continued reading Journey to Jo'Burg - Naledi and Tiro were involved in a pass raid. Having acted out this scene, we empathised with how unfair the apartheid law was. We decided a protest was necessary so, as a year group, we created placards to demonstrate against the apartheid law.

Reflect on how you felt during this protest.
Why did you start the protest?
How did you feel whilst on the protest?
What effect do you think protests had during the apartheid law?
How else do people show how strongly they felt about segregation?

Monday, 14 May 2018

Next Tuesday ...

Next Tuesday, 7:58 P.M.
1. What do you think is happening in this picture?
2. How is this image similar to the rest of the story?

Challenge question
3. Can you predict what will happen next?

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

The Discovery

The children disembarked the bus, and stood huddled together on the road. It was a cold, foggy day, and so the children, wrapped up in coats and scarves, shivered as they waited.

Their teacher beckoned them closer, and as one they edged cautiously towards the skeleton. What was supposed to be a boring school trip had just got a whole lot more exciting! Were they on the verge of making a terrific discovery?

Continue this story ...

Friday, 4 May 2018

The Crime Scene - Part 2

Write in character what the detective might be thinking in this scene.

Thursday, 3 May 2018

The Crime Scene - Part 1

Write in character what the reporter and eyewitness might be saying in this scene.

Thursday, 26 April 2018

Wednesday morning ...

The evidence so far ...

What did you see?
How did you feel when you saw what had happened to our classrooms?
Who do you think is responsible?

Friday, 20 April 2018

Wonky watches

Mr Ashworth's watch loses two minutes every hour. 

Miss Dilks' watch gains one minute every hour. 

They both set their watches from the radio at 6:00 am, then start their journeys to school. 

When they arrive (at the same time) their watches are 9 minutes apart. 

At what time (the real time) did they arrive at school?
How did you work it out?

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Nocturnal activity

What do you think is happening in the picture?
Where are the frogs going?

Friday, 13 April 2018

Spring has sprung

The Year 3 teachers hope you have all been enjoying your break and making the most of the milder weather (finally!)

Now that it is getting warmer, what sort of changes are you noticing outside? 

Have you noticed new plants growing? 

Can you name some of the different plants and flowers you have seen on your holiday?

Thursday, 29 March 2018

The witching hour ...

What do you think is about to happen in this sleepy suburban town, high up in the night sky above the clock tower, when all are safely tucked up in bed? 

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Trapped in the zoo!

It was the end of a fantastic day visiting London Zoo. On my way to the exit, I saw a brightly coloured bird swoop past me. So I went to investigate. I followed him, running as fast as my feet would carry me, over a wobbly bridge. By now it had grown dark, very dark and there were no people left in the zoo. I was completely on my own! Then, I began to hear some strange noises ...

Continue the story below.

Monday, 19 March 2018

The dream ...

1. What does it feel like being trapped in a cage, with hundreds of animals staring at you and taking pictures?
2. How do you feel about the animals who trapped you in a cage at the zoo?
3. When you woke up from your dream, did your feelings about the animals and zoos change?

What other questions would you ask the character to find out about how he felt trapped in the cage?

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Creative Writing Challenge

We are looking for you to continue the story below. Aim to write as much as you can and remember, if you haven't finished you can always end your comment with To be continued. Simply publish your comment and then continue at a later date.

The girls huddled together and peered cautiously out of their bedroom window. They had been awoken, just moments earlier, by a strange light that burst through their curtains, filling the room with a silvery, white hue.

As one, they had tip-toed towards the source of the distraction, carefully dragging chairs across the room with them so that they could take a peek together.

They stared in awe and wonder, and the sight that met their eyes. Something magical was happening…

Now continue the story. Make sure you use a range of punctuation and try hard to make your writing interesting and believable.