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Writing

Term 3 - " The  Kapok Tree" 

This term, we are looking at the  " Kapok Tree" by  Lynne Cherry to inspire our story writing.

 

 

We have been using Pie Corbett Talk for Writing scheme. This week we have started to use a text map and actions to recall the Kapok story. Orally retelling the story strengthen children's  memory enabling them to internalise the text and deepens their understanding of the text. Once students can ‘talk like the text’, the model, and other examples, are then read for vocabulary and comprehension, before being analysed for the basic text (boxing up) and language patterns, as well as writing techniques or toolkits

 

The children's attitude and determination to recall the Kapok story amazed me! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Term 2 - "What was new about the Stone Age?"

 

This term, we have been looking at "Stone Age Boy" by Satoshi Kitamura so inspire our writing. We have used story mapping and hot seating to learn the story, before using elements of the tale to help teach specific skills.  

 

Term 2 - "What was new about the Stone Age?"

 

This term, we have been looking at "Stone Age Boy" by Satoshi Kitamura so inspire our writing. We have used story mapping and hot seating to learn the story, before using elements of the tale to help teach specific skills. 

 

Term 1 - Where in the world are we?

 

To link with our geography and science topics this term, we have chosen to base our writing around the book "A world full of animal stories - 50 folktales and legends" by Angela McAllister. 

 

We have looked at the difference between a folktale and a legend and are starting to identify common themes in the tales, despite them originating from all around the world. 

 

 

Handwriting

 

 

We teach the children to use continuous cursive handwriting. 

 

This is beneficial to them as it helps build the speed of their writing as they move through the school and has been proven to improve spelling as the brain remembers the shape of the word to improve recall. 

 

When children have mastered this style of handwriting, they will be eligible to earn a black ink pen to write with from year 3. 

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