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We have begun reading our new class text called 'Perfect' by the author Nicola Davies.  The main character in the book enjoys watching the swifts from his window and we have been finding out a lot of interesting facts about these fascinating birds.   We wrote Haiku poems about them.  A Haiku is a Japanese poem with only three lines.  We learned the the first line has to 5 syllables, the second line has 7 syllables and the last line has 5 syllables again.  We performed our Haikus for the rest of the class. 

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Jocelyn using the learning wall to find other words for 'said'.

The Enormous Crocodile

 

Class 7 have been very excited to start our new class novel, The Enormous Crocodile by Roald Dahl.  We have been busy writing our own descriptions of him and using powerful verbs and noun phrases! We also carried out some drama freeze frames in groups, where we all took on the roles of different characters from the story and had to think about what the character would be saying at that point and what he would be thinking. 

Picture 1 Working out our facial expressions.
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Picture 4 Looking in the book for inspiration!
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Picture 6 That pesky croc!
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Picture 8 I want a yummy juicy child for lunch!
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The Enormous Crocodile has been to Class 7 for a visit!!

He answered our questions about his terrible behaviour!

Picture 1 Rhys explained why he is cruel and grumpy
Picture 2 James challenged the croc to walk on all fours
Picture 3 Nandi explained how people had ruined his habitat

Feathers were flying in Class 7!

 

We have been busy making our own Roly Poly birds in class.  The Roly Poly bird is a very colourful character from 'The Enormous Crocodile'- in fact that pesky Croc tries to bite his feathers off!  We all worked hard to create our birds and now we are going to write instructions on how to do it.  We will have to make sure our instructions are clear and easy to follow!

Picture 1 Careful cutting!
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Picture 4 Adding the wings.
Picture 5 Starting to take shape.
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Picture 11 Ready to take flight!
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Storytelling 

 

Class 7 are storytellers! We have been drawing out our own storyboards to help us remember the main events in the story of 'The Enormous Crocodile' by Roald Dahl.  We have actions to help us remember conjunctions.  These help our story to flow and remind us to move on with the plot.    We all got the opportunity to tell the story to our partners and some pupils were even confident enough to be filmed re-telling part of the story.

 
Picture 1 This is a story and this is the way I tell it....
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Picture 3 Using our storyboards to remember the main events.
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Picture 5 Working out actions.
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