Our imaginations have been running wild in English this week as the children were set the task of creating their own made up sea creature. There were puffer fish bellies, seahorse heads, all manner of tentacles and antennae and even the odd ‘Rainbow Narwhal’! Once the creatures had been designed the children then had the task of considering all the different attributes and characteristics their creature might possess. Some change colour when they have eaten, some squirt poisonous ink and others live forever! All these features then formed the basis for a non-chronological report which included detailed descriptions organised into paragraphs with sub-headings.
In topic this week we journeyed back in time once more to imagine a day at the seaside in Victorian times, the children were enthralled to hear an account of a little girl Emily who visited the seaside with her ‘Mamma’ and ‘Governess’ and was desperate to watch the Punch and Judy show which her mother thought was ‘vulgar’. With these thoughts in mind the children then wrote postcards from the perspective of a victorian child who took a trip to the seaside, thinking carefully about the language they should use and what activities they would have undertaken all those years ago.
Our minds are now firmly fixed on next week’s trip to Mop End and yesterday in Forest school the children thought carefully about how different minibeasts move and had a go at recreating some of these movements working together if they needed more legs.