Reading into Writing: Blog items

Year 5 - 'The Highwayman' Art

Date: 17th Jun 2022 @ 4:39pm

This week, we have started to investigate the famous poem by Alfred Noyes, 'The Highwayman'. 

We have looked at the structure, vocabulary and GPS features, including the rhyme structure and figurative language. 

To help our pupils immerse themself into the poem and visualise it, we spent a lesson yesterday drawing famous scenes/phrases from the poem.

Take a look at our creations! 

 

Reception- Hip, Hip, Hooray for HM The Queen!

Date: 27th May 2022 @ 3:34pm

Reception had a fantastic day celebrating The Queen's Platinum Jubilee!

They all came to school dressed in the colours of the Union Jack flag, red, white and blue.  Then they participated in a whole school assembly where they learnt about the five British Values, the reign of HM Queen Elizabeth II and why we are celebrating her Platinum Jubilee. At the end of assembly they waved their flags as they sang a Jubilee song about HM The Queen.

,Throughout the morning, they drew pictures and wrote simple sentences about her as well as making their own crown which they proudly wore to lunch. 

Luchtime was special too. The whole school had a Royal picnic lunch and every child raised their cup of juice and gave a toast to HM The Queen. 

"It was the best day ever!" Charlie.

"The Queen is 96 years old" Isobel.

"Our flag is red, white and blue" Marleigh. 

Year 2- Here's to the Queen

Date: 26th May 2022 @ 4:25pm

Today, alongside the whole School, Year Two celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. We begun the day with an assembly explaining why we celebrate and how life has changed during the Queen's time on the throne. We all enjoyed a delicious special Jubilee lunch party eating yummy sandwiches, crisps and some salad with music to celebrate in true style. During the afternoon, we looked at some jubilee themed riddles linking to our Reading into Writing journey. We all had a lovely day and the children looked lovely in their red, white and blue clothing. Here's to the Queen!

Year 6 - Letters of persuasion

Date: 24th May 2022 @ 10:20am

Over the past few weeks, Year 6 have been exploring and writing letters of persuasion. We looked at information about the current effects of plastic pollution and used these facts to write a letter to Boris Johnson. The letter aims to persuade the prime minister to take action with other world leaders in an attempt to slow down, and eventually stop, plastic pollution. We will be sending several of these letters to Downing Street. Let's see if we get a response!!

Year 2- How to plant a Sunflower seed

Date: 23rd May 2022 @ 8:04am

This half term in Year Two we have been focusing on our instructional writing. We learnt that instructions need to be clear and precise to ensure that someone can accurately follow the steps to end up with the same result. We decided we would write a set of instructions on how to plant a sunflower seed after learning about it in Science and having planted them ourselves. After we had planned each step from our memory of planting a seed, we then drafted and eventually after a little editing wrote up our instructions in neat. We now know we need to use time conjunctions to make sure people follow the steps in the correct order. Miss Duckworth and Miss Hooson were very impressed with our final pieces and the children cannot wait to bring their sunflowers home.

Nursery meet Superworm!

Date: 12th May 2022 @ 8:32pm

This week we have read the fabulous story "Superworm" By Julia Donaldson. This story is great for developing an understanding of rhyme and the children were super at joining in with the rhymes. All our learning was based on the story and included comparing the size of worms, make worms of different lengths out of playdough and counting bugs and matching them to the correct numerals. The children got creative by making their own magic wands just like Wizard Lizards and made superworms living in a garden. They also practised writing their names by writing them inside a worm and explored capacity and what happens when they mixed different liquids to make magic potions. 

Year 1 How to...

Date: 10th May 2022 @ 7:12pm

In today's lesson we learnt how to follow instructions to achieve an outcome. We recapped on the features of instructions and how they need to be in the chronological order to make sense. We learnt the importance of checking our instructions and ensuring they have every step included. We discovered that we need to be clear and specific when giving instructions to enable a final goal to be reached successfully. We then gave instructions to Miss Kay, telling her how to make a jam sandwich. We saw what happens when we weren’t clear and how the end goal wasn’t what we wanted! We then worked in pairs to follow the correct instructions on how to make a jam sandwich.

Year 1 Spring Poems

Date: 8th May 2022 @ 10:42am

In Year 1, our current Reading into Writing journey is poetry. This week we have been immersing ourselves in lots of different examples! We have looked at a range of poems, including acrostic poetry. We have worked with a partner to read and find the features of each poem. We have been looking for: capital letters, adjectives, rhyming words, alliteration and similies. We will then be writing our own Spring acrostic poems using all the features we have found to help us!

Reception A letter from the giant in the sky...

Date: 5th May 2022 @ 9:21am

This week Reception had a very special letter delivered to our classroom.  It was a letter for the giant in the sky who asked us to plant our very own magic beans outside in the garden.  Together we discussed what we needed to do and thing we would need.

"We need a plant pot to put it in" Isaac

"You have to water it every day so that it grows bigger and bigger" Isobelle

"Make sure it is somewhere sunny" Jessica

"I'm going to climb up my beanstalk and go and see the giant" Charlie

Whose we had planted our beans the children wrote some fantastic instructions back in the classroom.

 

Year 3 Creating a balanced argument

Date: 4th May 2022 @ 4:50pm

In Year Three we have started looking at discussion texts and began to locate for and against arguments in the text and what language gives us a clue on which viewpoint we were looking at. We looked at cut up texts and discussed how for and against points build up to make a balanced viewpoint to build the final discussion text. 

Reception Today Is The Queen's Actual Birthday !

Date: 21st Apr 2022 @ 9:28pm

Today, the children in Reception decided to make birthday cards for The Queen's actual birthday. They excitedly drew pictures of The Queen and balloons and flowers and wrote messages inside, sending her their best wishes on her 96th birthday.

 

 

Year 5 Takeover Day

Date: 7th Apr 2022 @ 7:13pm

Today, as part of our Year 5 Takeover Day, we read and discussed another Julia Donaldson story...Superworm! Our Year 5 teachers read the story and we all recapped the key events and characters. We asked and answered lots of questions about the story to ensure we thoroughly understood the story line and main events. We then wrote descrptive sentences about the main character. We tried hard to use ‘because’ and ‘and’ to link ideas and to show our best work to our Year 5 teachers!

Year 5 Take Over

Date: 7th Apr 2022 @ 5:44pm

Today saw Year 5 take over various roles across School from Class Teachers to Site Supervisors. Year 2 were delighted to have been taught by Miss Norman, Miss McCrae Miss Gabby, Mr Ali and Miss Courtney for the morning. The children were taught about the four different sentence types (Statement, Command, Question and Exclamation) during Reading into Writing and participated in a sorting activity. In Maths, the children practised their 2's, 5's and 10's  times tables and completed various questions which revealed a plant at the end if answered correctly. We finished our fun morning with a game of Bingo ran by the new Teachers. The children all did a wonderful job and should be incredibly proud of themselves!

Year 5 Takeover Day 2022 - the interviews and the acceptance letters!

Date: 31st Mar 2022 @ 12:47pm

The preparations for our annual 'Year 5 Takeover Day' have begun! After applying and interviewing for positions across school, including those of Head Teacher, Class Teachers and Site Supervisor, the children of Year 5 found out their role when they received a letter of congratulations.
 
'Takeover Day' at Boundary is an opportunity for the children of Year 5 to understand more about work in the real world. They research roles in school, write a letter of application and interview for their chosen position just like they will do when they go on to make their own mark on the world in later life.
 
Look out for more pictures from 'Takeover Day 2022' next week!

Year 4 Debate this...

Date: 28th Mar 2022 @ 7:30pm

Our Reading into Writing journey at the moment is all about discussions/debates. We decided that the 'big question' that we would focus on is 'Should Emperor Claudius Have Invaded Britain'? Look familiar? That's becuase it was also a part of our History journey this half term! We decided that it would be a great way to link some of our subjects together so here we are breaking down the 'for' and 'against' arguments to practice being able to write a discussion/debate. Some very compelling arguments being formulated here, Emperor Claudius' adivsors should watch out!

Year 5 And..... action!

Date: 23rd Mar 2022 @ 10:54am

We are proud to publish the official photographs from Year 5's performance of 'Much Ado About Nothing' at Blackpool's famous Grand Theatre, which was held on Tuesday 15th March 2022. 

The children who performed did an outstanding job at performing one of William Shakespeare's most famous plays, and at representing our school! 

Don't they look like they should be on a film set in Hollywood?! 

 

 

Reception Whose that trip trapping over my bridge?

Date: 21st Mar 2022 @ 8:04pm

This week Reception have been reading the traditional tale 'The Three Billy Goats Gruff'.  The children have enjoyed retelling the story both indoors and in the garden.  Inside the children used the puppets and props to retell the story in thie own words.  The created their own story maps and drew pictures from the story adding labels.  Outside the children worked together using the large wooden bricks to build their own bridge.  They then took it in turns to play the different characters.

Year 5 Much Ado About Nothing?

Date: 21st Mar 2022 @ 7:38am

A huge congratulations to all the Year 5 children who took part in the RSC's performance of William Shakespeare's, 'Much Ado About Nothing'.  We were joined by 9 other Blackpool schools as part of the RSC's Associate Schools Programme, which has been created to support pupils in building confidence, resiliance and speaking and listening skills. After several weeks of practising, learning lines and dress-rehersals, the performance was perfectly delivered infront of a packed Grand Theatre in Blackpool. We are all so proud of the children who took part - what a great experience!

Year 1 Christopher Columbus

Date: 17th Mar 2022 @ 8:09pm

Today in Year 1 we enjoyed our History Day! The first question we explored was, why do you think we remember Christopher Columbus? We became History detectives to explore the answer to this question! Clues were placed around our room, as if in an art gallery. We worked in pairs to write simple words that came to mind whilst looking at each clue. We then came back together to collect all our ideas from the clues and images we had seen!

Nursery Whose Been Eating My Porridge?

Date: 11th Mar 2022 @ 2:03pm

We have been exploring the traditional tale "Goldllocks and The Three Bear" this week. We have used puppets to retell the story, painted the three bears by selecting the appropriate tools and retold the story using puppets and small world figures. The children also explored mark making by making wanted posters for Goldilocks and making a story map. 

Year 6 World Book Day

Date: 3rd Mar 2022 @ 8:12pm

Today we celebrated World Book. The children looked absolutely brilliant in their costumes and really put a lot of effort into becoming their characters. We had characters such as:

The convicts from Holes

Elizabeth Banks from Mary Poppins

Little Red Riding Hood

Anne Frank

Katniss Everdeen

The staff also enjoyed dressing up as some of their favourite characters. We also took park in a live event, which involved authors discussing their books and finished the day with a fun 50 question book quiz! We hope everyone enjoyed the day.

 

 

Year 3 World Book Day!

Date: 3rd Mar 2022 @ 4:39pm

For World Book Day we all came dressed up as our favourite book charcter. We had all sorts of charcters from a dinosaur to Harry Potter, Alice to Willy Wonka and goldilocks to Mary Poppins! We had great fun guessing each teacher's faviroute childhood book and enjoyed our World Book Day quizz which tested our knowledge of different books. We also thought about our chracter through a piece of writign and created charcter discriptions on who we were dressed up as. 

Year 2 World Book Day

Date: 3rd Mar 2022 @ 4:02pm

As part of World Book Day, we all came to school dressed as our favourite book characters.  We had so many different characters including Oliver, Willy Wonka, Alice in Wonderland, Oompas Loopmas and Hermione Granger.  Everyone looked fantastic!  We also took part in some special WBD activities.  We imagined we worked for Mr Willy Wonka and designed our very own magical sweet to be made in his factory. We had to describe what it looked and tasted like using interesting adjectives. In Maths, we continued with the chocolate theme and used pictograms and tally charts to compare the colours of sweets in a Smarties tube.  We found out they were all very different!

Reception The Tiger Who Came To Tea

Date: 1st Mar 2022 @ 2:52pm

Reception have been reading the story The Tiger Who Came to Tea.  We have been using the props at the storytelling table to help us sequence the story. We have also been painting tigers, using a rnge of materials at the creative table to make tigers and role playing the story in the home corner. The children have produced some lovely pieces of child initiated writing in continuous provision

Year 5 Introduction to 'Older Literature'

Date: 24th Feb 2022 @ 7:48pm

During the first week of Spring 2, we have been introduced to the fascinating work of William Shakespeare! 

By completing a scavenger hunt, we have learnt lots of new things about the life and works of one of the world's most influential people... did you know we still use words and phrases coined (made up) by Shakespeare? Over 1700 words in the English language are believed to have been invented by him, or introduced to his audience because of him. Gossip, fashionabble and nervy are just some! 

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