Axel Scheffler has illustrated a digital book for primary school age children, free for anyone to read on screen or print out, about the coronavirus and the measures taken to control it. Published by Nosy Crow, and written by staff within the company, the book has had expert input: Professor Graham Medley of the London […]
Happy World Book Day 2W! Thank you all for making such a brilliant effort to dress as your favourite book characters! We learnt about a book called Pirate Pete by Kim Kennedy. When Pirate Pete hears the Queen has discovered a treasure map, he must have it. With the map in hand, Pete and his […]
2 Red have been investigating stories written by the author, Francesca Simon. They have taken on the roles of various characters to gain a deeper understanding and have also had lots of fun doing so! In the hot seat below is Kate, the main character in Spider School. Have you any questions that you would […]
Year 2 have been set a challenge by Francesca Simon to review her book ‘Spider School’. We hope their reviews will encourage others to read this fantastic story! Use these sentence openers to help you to share your opinion. I enjoyed the part where … because I didn’t like it when … because It was […]
In English, we are learning about stories by the same author. In groups, the children researched the author, Francesca Simon. Here are some of the facts that they discovered. Did you enjoy the story, Spider School? Explain your answer.
Well done to the children below (and Ibraheem) for not only entering the competition, but also for getting their poem published. Great work. We are so proud of you!
World Read Aloud Day is February 5, 2020! A 2015 study has found that children are exposed to a larger vocabulary from books which are read to them rather than from conversations with adults. This is because we tend to speak with the same 5000 most popular words. While books — even picture books — […]
Today, Miss Smith set 2 of our superstars a challenge. Umama & Hasbia were asked to ‘create a video about the features of a non-fiction book’. This was the only instruction they were given and LOOK at what they produced! The girls demonstrated their knowledge, spoke clearly and created an iMovie with absolutely no guidance. […]
What a superstar! Our young reader has shown great enthusiasm and understanding of the text she has been reading. She followed instructions to make her own musical instrument. We were so excited that we had to play it together!
What a fantastic week! 2R love to role play! We all went outside to provide a setting for the children to verbally retell story before writing it. They also created freeze frames of different scenes. How amazing they are! Take a look below. What happens next?
Mrs Penavega and I would like to congratulate Hanfaa for such an amazing achievement….. During the summer, BH children were given the opportunity to take part in a reading challenge. The challenge encouraged children aged 4 to 11 to read six library books during the long summer holiday. 2 Red’s Hanfaa took on this challenge […]
Over the past few weeks, 6 white had been focusing heavily on their passion for reading. Whether that be through excelling in their new reading challenges, contributing to our interactive reading corner or researching their favourite authors. 6 White have worked hard to research about their favourite authors and create biographies. There have been many […]
Reading is one of the key focuses in Year 6, so I have decided to set you a challenge. As you saw this week, in the reading corner I put up a selection of 100 books especially picked for you to read. Your challenge is to read as many of these books by the summer […]
Well, I am VERY sorry for saying such a rude word but this book was simply too good not to share! We hope that other classes might enjoy this story too. If you would like to borrow it, ask Miss Smith! Title: Fluff the Farting Fish Author: Michael Rosen (73 year old English author and […]
What an eventful week! We had a visit from the therapy dogs, competed in our talent show, created freeze frames of events in our story and lots more. Below are a few more highlights. Well done 2 Red! Thank you for being so brilliant! What was your favourite learning activity?
Our week has started off fantastically. We have shared and acted out our book again to refresh our memories, created questions to ask the therapy dog owner, learned new vocabulary, tested our sense of smell and even became illustrators! The story is below for you to share at home. Who is the author of Detective […]
Well come to 6 White’s Reading corner. The children are excited to use it and develop their love for reading. Come and have a look and see how the children will use this environment to help them become confident readers. How will the questions help you with your reading?
This week we have been focusing on our poetry writing and performance skills! We have analysed famous poets to learn performance techniques and learnt lots of new literary skills to aid our writing. Honesty and truth have been our words of the week as we have learnt to communicate a message through our poems. Below […]
This morning, Billy Bob Buttons the author came to visit us. He gave us some ‘tips’ to use in our writing and shared a couple of his books. We also had the opportunity to purchase a signed copy of our chosen book. Can you remember the ‘tip’ he gave us to help us describe a […]
We are so proud of all our readers in 2 Red. We are particularly proud of the 2 children below who have made fantastic progress this year. Well done!
During the Easter holidays we set some holiday homework for the children to write an adventure story. We are proud to say the work Safa produced was fabulous. She wrote her own story, consisting of 6 chapters, about five friends who go on an adventure and face many challenges. The story is well thought through […]
This term I have had the opportunity to work with some very talented Year 4 children – Reading Gladiators. The club was set up every Monday after school. The first book they read was called ‘Word of Mouse’. The children had fun reading it and the work they produced was fantastic. I have enjoyed working […]
In English we are learning about instructions. Today, we read instructions on how to make a banana milkshake and then followed them carefully. We were delighted with the result. Our milkshake tasted delicious! Write a list of ingredients and then write the instructions explaining how to make a banana milkshake.
We had some fantastic entries for our competition and so many children tried really hard! Here are the brilliant winners: Well done everyone who entered, I hope we can have even more entries next time! Keep an eye out!
Wow! What a fantastic day we have had in 6 White. Like the rest of the school, we have been looking at the book Flotsam by David Wiesner. We have spent the day re-telling the story, writing fantastic descriptive pieces and capped off the day by creating our own version of the story through pictures. […]
Hello and welcome back to an exciting half term! I don’t know about you, but it feels like there is a reading bug on the loose. Everyone seems to be getting lost in a good book – even the staff! This year, your reading corners have looked a bit different. Maybe you have had lots […]
Today year 3 visited the Broad Street Library! We were very lucky to have different types of poetry read to us and took part in some performance poetry! Take a look at the video below. List 3 features of a poem. Name a poem that the librarian read to us. Do all poems rhyme?
Year 6 readers set the standard! Reading is vital to learning and regular reading at home will accelerate progress in all areas. How many times have you read this week? Where do you like to read and why? What’s your favourite book and why?
Today Miss Smith had the opportunity to spend some time looking at children’s reading journals. She was SO impressed with some of the superstars she spoke to. Here are Kaila’s beautifully presented reading challenges in her diary. Can you complete a challenge neatly too? These super Broad Heath citizens have been reading regularly with their […]