We have begun the year looking at lots of different diaries. We have been studying their features and have been using drama to help us understand how the writers may have been feeling. The class have also been using the Talk For Write process to help them recite a fun diary entry about the best day EVER!!
We began the Spring term reading Lob by Linda Newbery. Through our guided reading sessions and literacy lessons, we asked lots of questions and made predictions about what we thought may happen in book. We had lots of fun using the dictionaries to look up the meanings of new words like quiver, glimpse, yaffle and spruced...we then used them in our own writing to make it even better! We had a great time being word thieves and stealing powerful adjectives from the book and putting them on our working wall. We also 'magpied' these and used them in our descriptive writing based around ideas in Lob.
Following on from this, we used The Sound Collector by Roger McGough as a focus to create our own sound poems based on a new location.
We also celebrated World Book Day!