We are proud of our writing and we celebrate achievement through assemblies and school displays.
We place a strong emphasis on the link between reading and writing and, as such, use a range of stimulating texts for whole class themes.
This term (autumn 2016) we are using the following books:
Year 1 ‘The Three Little Pigs’ by Mara Alperin
Three little pigs set off to build new homes. But someone big and bad soon comes looking for a tasty piggy snack . . . Can the pigs outwit the wicked wolf?
Year 2 ‘The Queen’s Knickers’ by Nicholas Allan
It’s a busy year for the Queen – she has lots of important events to attend. Meanwhile, a little girl is wondering what knickers Her Majesty will choose to wear on a school visit! Will they be her ‘at home’ knickers – adorned with corgis – or her ‘garden party’ knickers, or perhaps her woolly Balmoral ones…?
Year 3 ‘The Stone Age Boy’ Satashi Kitamura
One day a little boy is walking along when he trips, stumbles and falls … into the Stone Age! He meets a girl his own age and her tribe, and learns all about their way of life. He watches them make tools, clothes and weapons. He sees how they hunt, fish, cook, celebrate – and even how they paint on the walls of caves. But when a furious cave bear attacks, he wakes up back in his own time where everyone tells him it was only a dream. But was it?
Year 4 ‘Journey’ by Aaron Becker
A lonely girl draws a magic door on her bedroom wall and through it escapes into a world where wonder, adventure, and danger abound. Red marker in hand, she creates a boat, a balloon, and a flying carpet that carry her on a spectacular journey toward an uncertain destiny. When she is captured by a sinister emperor, only an act of tremendous courage and kindness can set her free. Can it also lead her home and to her heart’s desire?
Year 5 ‘Rose Blanche’ by Ian McEwan
A young German girl watches as the streets of her town fill with soldiers and tanks. Then, one day, she follows a truck into the woods and discovers a terrible secret.
Year 6 ‘The Giving Tree’ by Shel Silverstein
Once there was a tree and she loved a little boy. And everyday the boy would come and he would gather her leaves and make them into crowns and play king of the forest. He would climb up her trunk and swing from her branches and eat apples.
And they would play hide-and-go-seek.
And when he was tired, he would sleep in her shade.
And the boy loved the tree very much.
And the tree was happy.
But time went by.
And the boy grew older.
And the tree was often alone…
‘Life must not be spent always hoping, always waiting. Life is for living.’
Consider your writing:
Is it a really good example for others?
Have you paid attention to detail?
Is your handwriting clear, neat and legible?
Is your writing well punctuated?
Have you proof read and edited your work?
If you have answered ‘yes’ to the questions above then speak to your teacher about how to get into our school gallery.