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Today P4d are visiting the public library to receive a new book to keep. Two weeks ago the class gave our librarian, Anne Hampshire, a list of books that they would like and they cannot wait to receive them today!
Homophones are words that sound the same but are spelt differently and have different meanings. http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/words/spelling/recognising/homophones/game.shtml
Today P4d were learning about how to use commas in a list. They successfully completed “The Apprentice” style game and thankfully they were not fired! Game: http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/words/grammar/punctuation/commas/game.shtml Quiz: http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/words/grammar/punctuation/commas/quiz.shtml Task to try at home: http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/english/docs/Commas%20for%20Lists.doc
Today P4d will be making leaflets for children about Dunbar. They will consider what makes an effective leaflet and then they will put their ideas into action! Watch this space for photos… BBC website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/english/writing/leaflets/play.shtml
Today P4d developed their poster making skills. They also discussed what makes a poster work well. We considered the following designs before making our own…
P4d will be learning about what makes effective posters and leaflets for the next 3 weeks.
Here’s a great activity for the Easter holidays! Enter this writing competition and you may win a £50 book token! Finish off the story starter and e-mail your entry no later than midnight on 26th April. See details below: http://www.guardian.co.uk/childrens-books-site/2011/apr/10/childrens-books-7-and-under-childrens-books-8-12-years?CMP=twt_gu … Continue reading
The P4 classes enjoyed hearing Lari Don discuss how she gets her ideas for stories and how she edits her books. They also loved hearing a little excerpt from her first book, “First Aid for Fairies and Other Fabled Beasts.”
P4d loved hearing Eoin Colfer, author of Artemis Fowl, speak about his work and his inspirations. Eoin suggested that when we’re writing stories we should use our own experiences to bring our stories alive! The class particularly enjoyed his humour…
P4d have been engaging with the Read-a-thon very well so far! Some people even read during playtime and lunchtime! What book are you reading for Read-a-thon 2011?