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What I Was Thinking…

Much of my classroom instruction revolves around the fifteen cognitive strategies Carol Booth Olson describes in her book The Reading Writing Connection… 1,193 more words

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Big readers

Huge thank you to anyone that has donated books or magazines to the class- they have been very popular during free reading times!

Reading on the Rise -Raising Standards conference 27th March

We are extremely pleased to be able to provide schools with an opportunity to hear from Sarah Hubbard  – Ofsted’s National Lead for English – who will be leading a session on ‘Reading, assessment and curriculum development’. 164 more words

Spellings 9.1.17

Grey- when, that, because, while, however, also, besides, despite, after, although.

Red- important, importance, unimportant, interest, disinterest, interested, interesting, uninterested, island, forget.

Green- literature, manufacture, mature, miniature, mixture, moisture, posture, sculpture, signature, temperature. 13 more words

Jack and the Beanstalk recounts 

In literacy, we are writing a recount of our trip to ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’. As a class, we have discussed the importance of using sequential words, and writing our recounts in chronological order. 16 more words

Spellings 3.1.17

Spelling test is on 9.1.17
Red- heart, height, history, historical, historically, imagine, imagination, unimaginative, increase, increased.

Black- especially, exaggerate, exaggerated, exaggeration, excellent, excellence, excel, excelled, existence, explanation. 25 more words

Belle Kemble visit

Goshawks were lucky enough to be visited by author Belle Kemble. She inspired them to ‘get writing’ themselves after sharing some of the secrets of her new book. 123 more words