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All types of writing are on show up and down school at the moment. We are seeing excellent progress. Look at some examples from this quick tour of some of the classes. Year 2, for example, have been writing about their teddy bears.
Well done year 3/4.
They thought about how the Vikings would bully settlers with their mighty swords and give their weapons names - we call these kennings.
We talked about the language and techniques used by the poets.
These pupils worked together on a narrative about the experiences of a girl seeing victims of the Nazi regime inside a concentration camp.
'Too many of them. Sorrow. Silent abandoned faces. What had they done? Children just like Rose. Pale, wan faces. Abandoned...'
Read on - you can see they have really understood the feelings of Rose and the importance of the terrible events.
You can see the picture that the boys were using to compose their work.
As you can see above writing is an important part of our curriculum at Waverley. We give all children the chance to write in all subjects with a range of topics. We enhance the children's writing experience using super learning days. Where the children can be inspired and feel part of the action.
Lots of pupils are sent to see Mr Outterside everyday for their writing.
Sometimes it's for great written homework on a particular topic.
Our teachers and pupils take a great pride in their books.
We like to see pupils who do things for themselves also.
We give pupils awards and stickers for their writing achievements.
It's good to see progress through a book - from the beginning to the end.
So if you have visited Mr Outterside recently you are a writing star. You should be proud of your efforts.
...and keep up the good work!
Mrs Sample recently took a group of readers to speak to author John Stephens. They worked with other schools from around the city and were given an insight into the way he writes his books.
The children were given signed copies of the book and had the opportunity to ask questions.
Some of our pupils enjoyed talking about his new book. Whilst others enjoyed curling up and getting their head into the new story.
Our pupils were keen to volunteer their thoughts and ideas during a lecture to the whole group.
John read from his new book and told us all about the plot and characters.
We were keen afterwards to explore his ideas and we will be looking closely at his work in the future.
A stomp. A crash. A roar…
The once clam trees were stumbling down the hill, falling, tumbling, rolling.
What was pushing them?
My heart was beating like a drum. I froze for a minute. I was terrified. Instinct took over. I stumbled while sprinting to my car to hide. While I lay after falling over in the mud, I felt scared. My car was only twenty metres away.
How could I get there before the bear came?
“Stop!” somebody shouted sharply, the sound echoed through me. I slowly turned around. Standing on his hind legs, in the middle of the road, stood the terrifying, vicious bear. Despite my pounding heart, my legs and feet were frozen to the spot. Should I run and hide? I decided to run. As I began to run, the frightful bear followed. Tripping, falling, lying; frozen to the floor.
The sun was glistening, bouncing off the blossom, crystals on the tree. My friend and I, Jack, entered the deep, dark, ghostly forest; the one where no-one goes.
We really shouldn’t have gone in there.
Mrs McGettrick's class have continued to work on their latest topic with some superb research on creatures that inhabit the rainforest. They found some interesting facts and then used Publisher to display the information.
The rest of the work is on display in school - well done team!