This term we have been studying the visual text Alma. The children have been using the visual text to write their own narratives to the story involving flashbacks, creating newspaper reports on the missing girl as well as writing their own sequels to the story. Throughout their writing, the children have been trying to use techniques such as personification, pathetic fallacy and strong emotive language. Below are some examples of their work:
LQ: Can I write a narrative involving flashbacks?
“Anxious, my dusty glass eyes drifted around the dull and grey room, full of captured souls of boys and girls who were lured here … like me. What had happened? Why am I here? Why is no one else about? I feel my breath getting stronger, my heart pumping quicker and quicker.”
“Curiously, I had skipped over to the shop door. Heaving, tugging and rattling the door with so much effort made my arms tired so I had frustratingly stormed off. Mysteriously, as soon as I started down the snowy street the door creaked open slightly, like it was inviting me in. I couldn’t resist. Could I?”
Welcome to a new school year packed full of fantastically exciting topics and amazing learning opportunities. There’s so much to look forward to this year and we have already had the chance to work on the following topics in our subjects:
English: The book Floodlands. We have been thinking about the life of a young girl named Zoe, who has been stranded on an island. We have written letters of advice to Zoe as well as writing a diary entry and news report.
Maths: We have been working on place value including learning to round to the nearest 10, 100 and 1,000.
Music: We have been learning about African drumming and have started to make music using call and response using percussion instruments.
We would like to invite you to come in to meet your child’s teacher and see the changes that have been made to the school over the summer holidays.
Children can wear jeans to school in support of this very good cause.