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Hannah More Infants and Grove Juniors.
Planting dreams. Nurturing hearts. Growing minds.
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Hannah More Infants and Grove Juniors.
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Writing

Performance Poetry

 

When we came back to school after home learning, we spent a week learning about performance poetry. We started off by watching some off the teachers performing poetry and critiqued their performance. This helped us to work out what made a good performance. We then wrote our own versions of the Michael Rosen Rap. 

 

 

Here are some of our performances of our innovated poems!

'Looking After our Teeth' Leaflets

 

While home learning, we created informative leaflets for children our age all about how to look after their teeth. You can see some of our leaflets - as well as where they have been showcased - on our Science page!

Girl and Robot

 

In English this term we are working on character descriptions. The children have watched the video 'Girl and Robot' and considered the character of the girl. Here is some of their work using 'show not tell' to show the girl's emotions.

Weslandia

 

For the last few weeks of Term 1, we read a book called 'Weslandia'. The main character Wesley creates his own civilisation in his back garden! 

 

We then came up with our own ideas for civilizations. We learnt about non-chronological reports so that we could create brochures about our civilizations. You can read about some of them below.

Escape from Pompeii

 

This term, our learning in our English lessons will be based on the book 'Escape from Pompeii'. Our end goal of our current writing loop is to write historical stories. We are hoping to publish some of them here on the website once they are written and even to record ourselves reading our work - watch this space! 

Escape from Herculaneum: 

 

This term, the children in year 4 have written three pieces linked to their Geography learning about volcanoes. They were excited to have their writing published on the website and share it with you! 

 

The first piece was based on the story ‘Escape from Pompeii’, so the children wrote their own stories called ‘Escape from Herculaneum’. 

My Story

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My Story

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My Story

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How volcanoes erupt:

 

After learning about how volcanoes work in Geography and even creating and exploding their own volcanoes in DT, the children wrote explanation texts all about how volcanoes work. You can see some of them below. 

 

Would you live in the shadow of a volcano? 

 

As an end to their learning about volcanoes, the children considered the advantages and disadvantages to living in the shadow of a volcano. They even had a Teams call with Mrs Wakeham to hear about her experience of actually living in the shadow of a volcano! This really inspired them to consider the pros and cons and debate as a class. You can read some of their final work below. 

 

 

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