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SPELLING GAMES IN HAWTHORN - YEAR 4

 

GPS: Remembering the rules for adding -ing to a verb using our animal friends.

 

Jaguar is 'sitting' - short vowel sound = double the last letter and then add -ing

Monkey is 'hanging' so just add -ing

Snake is 'sliding' - root word ends in 'e' so drop the 'e' and add -ing

 

Pairs game to explore the rules for adding –ing to a verb

We learnt about ‘root’ words and then added -ing

USING DRAMA TO BRING A TEXT TO LIFE

We used frieze frames to help us imagine what it was really like in our text 'Escape from Pompei'. We selected characters and then imagined what that character would say when brought out to life.

YEAR 3 WRITERS READ TO THEIR YEAR 4 CLASSMATES

Today Y3 read their fabulous stories to an audience of Y4 classmates who they work with in the afternoons.

During their morning literacy lessons, they have been read 'Black Dog', a story about facing up to your fears and not being afraid. With courage, our problems can then fade into nothing! They rewrote their own stories based on 'Black Dog' but changed the characters, the dog as main animal and situation the characters were in.

Y4 were impressed with their use of speech marks, paragraphing and description but most of all their thrilling plots.

We all enjoyed a biscuit and some juice as we sat back and were read to by our Y3 friends.

We played ‘Prefix Dominoes’. We recognised words beginning with ‘mis’, ‘pre’ or ‘trans’ and ‘tele’.

VISIT FROM AN AUTHOR - SARAH ROBERTS

We love Sarah's book 'Somebody Swallowed Stanley' which is our shared reading text for this half term. We've been so lucky to arrange a visit from Sarah.

She read the book to us then explained her life as a lover of nature especially marine animals. She is a naturalist who works with marine animals to find out how they behave and often swims with these beautiful creatures. 

She taught us some facts about sharks and stingrays, she showed us sharks' teeth and a stingray's barb.

Her message is to love and appreciate the beauty of our planet and to look after it. She sees the damage that plastic pollution does in the oceans and wanted to spread awareness through her books.

She was a lovely person with a great message to inspire us.

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