Today Y4DT made an excellent start on their work in Guided Reading around our new class novel, The Chronicles of Harris Burdick. The children were thoroughly engaged with the exciting story, The Third Floor Bedroom.
Written by a favourite author of Year 4, Kate D’Camilo, the children used Word Wolf to decode the extremely tricky words and phrases in this enthralling story.
We had a range of fantastic inferences made by the team on the meaning of the story, the purpose of the story and the significance of the story.
The children used their dictionaries extremely well to find and discover the meanings of words like stalwart, relentless, hyperbole and consolation. We discovered that this magnificent range of vocabulary was central to the messages and meaning of the story.
Well done Year 4, another exiting adventure, another stunning novel!
It was the finale of our dance project this afternoon as we went down to Herries Lodge care home to meet the residents.
We began by dancing in with origami birds, which seemed to fly around the room!
Then the children introduced themselves and got to know a little about the people living at Herries Lodge. I was incredibly proud of how polite, considerate and patient our children were.
We did a bit more dancing with fabric fans. One of the residents, Brian, got involved too!
Then the children performed their 1960s dance. I got a little stuck remembering all the moves but thankfully Alfie reminded me!
What a brilliant afternoon, definitely something we would do again! Mr Tompkinson’s class will be taking over next term.