Year Five have been exploring the process of creating an advert; this started with them planning their ad and creating a script, all the way to filming it using iPads. They had to use their understanding of the features to effectively and creatively produce their end-product: an advertisement for either a drink, chocolate bar or branded shampoo. They thoroughly enjoyed working on their ad and it had cross-curricular links with computing and media studies... hopefully we have some budding producers in the future!
Last week, Year Four were exploring the non-fiction text-type of instructional writing; they had a focus on writing a text for the current Year Threes – who will be moving-up to Year Four! They explored the features of instructional writing and appropriately applied these features to their writing. A pupil (currently in Year Four) wrote the following at the start of their text.
Are you ready for Year Four? Are you prepared for a new challenge? Well, this text is for you! You may be challenged a lot but that is a good thing and you should take advice from somebody who knows.
A rubber – to erase mistakes
Ruler – to underline Dates and WALTs
Smiles, to be worn by everyone
Hopefully, when fully completed, this would be relevant and could be read to our current Year Three pupils.
Year Three have been focussing on poetry; they have been exploring the features and using them to help create a poem about a monster – which they had created themselves! Some of the pupils have challenged themselves by making their poem rhyme; others have been attempting to tell a story by using a prose-style of poetry. Some of the monsters are particularly scary... even though it’s poetry!
In Year Two, the children have also been exploring non-fiction texts; they have been creating Biographies about famous chefs. When talking to Year Two pupils about the features, they were able to recall them accurately and they have successfully applied those to the work. Even the teachers have learnt new things about Delia Smith and Jamie Oliver thanks to them!
Year One have been working on creating their own narrative, using hot air balloons as the stimulus for their writing. They have explored a video with a hot air balloon and have adapted the narrative to create their own version of events.
Reception have been looking at non-fiction writing and creating facts about reptiles; they have used their own research to aid their understanding of these creatures. Pupils have actively looked for books which could help them create facts about them and have appropriately selected words which best describe them.