This term we have been reading ‘The Unforgotten Coat’ by local author Frank Cottrell Boyce. The story centres around two Mongolian children who come to live in a Bootle. We have enjoyed hearing about some familiar places in the book, one of them being Freshfields where we will be visiting on our trip on Tuesday 15th May.
We have also been working on our non-fiction writing by producing some non-chronological reports. We found out about what life is like in Mongolia as well as linking our science topic by writing a non-chronological report based on habitats and environmental changes.
We are currently studying the very funny 'Billionaire Boy' by David Walliams.
We have been exploring the character of billionaire Joe Spud who has everything he could ever wish for except one thing... a friend.
This term we based some of our writing on our 'Rivers' Geography topic. We used the beautifully illustrated book 'A River' by Marc Martin to inspire us to write our own river journeys.
We also wrote a report using all of our geographical knowledge to describe a river's journey from source to sea.
We have all really enjoyed studying the Ronald Dahl classic 'The BFG'. We even wrote about our own dreams and painted our own dream jars inspired by the story.
Inspired by The BFG, we had a P4C discussion around the question 'Would you rather choose your own dreams or be surprised by them?'.
We love our weekly visits to the school library. Here we are sharing and enjoying some of the books the library has on offer...
This term we have loved reading My Brother is a Superhero by David Solomons. We have been writing recounts of the chapters and diary entries from the point of view of Luke, the story's main character. We have been working hard to include interesting noun phrases and fronted adverbials in our writing.
David Solomons, the fantastic author of My Brother is a Superhero, spotted us on our school's Twitter page and sent us a kind message. What a lovely surprise!
We enjoyed lots of fun activities on No Pens Wednesday. We acted out some of the character's feelings from the story; played with the fronted adverbial spinner and had lots of opportunities for discussion. Here are some photos from the day:
4S took part in a thoughtful discussion during a Philosophy for Children session. We started with the question 'What Makes a Superhero?' and the children shared their thoughts and opinions with the class.
4S have been showing off their acting skills, producing some superb freeze frames to represent the events in My Brother is a Superhero.