Year 4 prepare for their first English Speaking Board presentations

Year 4 prepare for their first English Speaking Board presentations

Speaking and listening is a very important part of the English curriculum. The ability to stand in front of a group of colleagues and present in a confident and articulate manner is a valuable life skill. This week, the children have been choosing poems which they must learn by heart, picking extracts from a well known text to read aloud and deliberating over the choice of an object or picture which holds significant meaning for them. They will prepare a three minute presentation explaining all about the object during their ESB exam.

We have been reading poetry to the children from a wide range of poets to inspire their choices. Mrs Kemp’s class have heard: O Captain! My Captain! By Walt Whitman, Daffodils by William Wordsworth and So We’ll Go No More A-Roving by Lord Byron. This has led to some very interesting discussions about language and vocabulary.

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Please support your children at home this week as they learn their poem for presentation to the class.

In Art, the children have loved designing their own ‘Dragon Prowheads’ for a Viking long boat. Their stunning chalk pictures are up in the classrooms and around the school.

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