Summer Reading Challenge

Summer Reading Challenge 

This year’s Summer Reading Challenge is being launched on 5th June and will end in September.

Sign up and join the Silly Squad, a bunch of animals who love to have a laugh and read lots of funny books. 

Once you have you have signed up you can read books, earn badges, get rewards and play games to earn more points.

You can read books from home or if you are a member of a public library you can borrow e-books/audio books through Leeds Libraries ( https://www.leeds.gov.uk/leisure/libraries) or download the borrowbox app (https://www.borrowbox.com/) or even use our class Get Epic login https://www.getepic.com/students (see our Google Classroom for our login details)

What are you waiting for?! 

Click on the link and join now! https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/

Inspired by ‘Overhead on a Saltmarsh’

In Y4 we have been looking at using dialogue in poetry. To help us with this, we looked at a poem based on mythical creatures ‘Overheard on a Saltmarsh’. The children used this poem to inspire their own. They looked at the features of the poem: the rhythm, the repeating phrases, and ensured that their poem included these features too!

The children have enjoyed performing their poems in front of the class and have also used peer feedback in the editing process to improve their poems.

The True Story of the Three Little Pigs…

This week, as part of our learning on different perspectives, we have explored the wolf’s side of the story (that not many people know about). We have looked at the pigs version of events and also the wolf’s. We then conducted a debate about who really was to blame, was the wolf in the wrong or not? We had some passionate arguments where children were able to look at the story from both sides!

Here’s some pictures of our debate in action at the “4SM House of Commons”

The children will be able to articulate both sides of the story, so if you’ve never heard THE TRUE Story of the Three Little Pigs then, get yourself a cup of tea and allow your child to retell the story to you!

Voices in the Park

This half term we are looking at the theme “A Tale of Two Sides”. Not only does our focus book this week have two sides but it actually has 4 different perspectives of the same day of a walk in the park. We have been learning how to use our iPads this week, learning skills such as logging into our google accounts, accessing google classroom and uploading our learning onto the platform. We have even become photographers this week where we took photos of ourselves in our own “park” ensuring that we had shadows to mimic the Voice 3 illustrations from our focus book. Our artwork was directly related to our class novel, as we recreated images of ourselves and our chosen moods in the style of Anthony Brown, using pastel techniques. Children then used word hippo to find synonyms (words that mean the same) of their chosen emotion to create clines (see Romeesa’s below). They had to ensure the word was appropriate for that context by doing some additional research. Not only have we delved into the illustrations but we have also explored the variety of techniques used to help the reader understand the different emotions explored. We created an SPO to talk about how Anthony Browne has used specific techniques within his book. Take a look at Gia’s below! As you can see our week has been full of learning opportunities.