Category Archives: English

Shape poems

In Guided Reading and English, Bluebirds have been looking at poetry. Today, they looked at examples of shape poems and then began planning their own on a theme of either a snowman, sleigh, stocking, star or Christmas tree.

Here is the poem we made together to begin with (following the pattern of adjective, noun, verb and adverb). We looked at a picture of the Nativity.

Video: Presenting a wildlife show

Mrs Parry asked Bluebirds to imagine they were presenting a wildlife show. The episode was to advise people about how to catch a dragon. In groups, children composed a set of instructions to present orally to the rest of the class. Each group was responsible in providing feedback for another group so carefully listening was also required!

Group 1

Group 2

Group 3

Group 4

Group 5

Instruction writing

This week, Bluebirds have started looking at instruction writing. To see what they could remember about writing them they wrote a set of instructions about how to build a Stone Age shelter.

After writing non chronological reports last half term, the class are experts in Dragonology so set to work sequencing a set of instructions about how to catch a dragon. After ordering them, some children were able to compose instructions including time conjunctions, imperative (bossy) verbs, adverbs and prepositions.

Journey tales

Today, Bluebirds worked really hard trying to edit and improve the journey tales they wrote last week. In partners, children read each other’s work and up levelled their work together using purple polishing pens. Lots of learning behaviours were being used including active listening, concentration, perseverance and working with others. Well done!

Thoughtful letters

This week the Bluebirds were writing a letter back to James, the education manager at the Botanical Gardens.

We were so grateful to receive a letter about our wonderful behaviour at our recent trip there, we felt it was only right to send one back. We have produced lots of very kind and thoughtful messages. Take a look at Millie’s letter!