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Commemorating Queen Elizabeth II 1926-2022

Celebrating reading and writing around school...

World Book Day 


We had an exciting day full of fancy dress, our favourite books, bookmarks, reading activities and other exciting tasks. 

We start our writing journey in EYFS. This is where the fun begins ...


Celebrations of work in EYFS

Take a look at us working hard in Nursery....

In Nursery, we enjoy dough disco and scribble while you wiggle. This helps with our fine motor skills and pincer grasp, as well as developing core strength to be ready for writing. We are already seeing children beginning to form letters!

There's lots of fun to be had in Reception. Take a look....

Inspired by our class book The Jolly Postman, we wrote letters and we even went to the postbox and posted them!

Excellent writing about the Easter Holidays from Reception...

We are so proud of our amazing work in Key Stage 1.

In the KS1 Base, we have been reading 'The Little Red Hen'. We have discussed which characters we like and don't like, we have sequenced the story and rehearsed some of our favourite parts.

Take a look at our Literacy work in Year 1!

Year 1 display about animals - information writing

We had great fun on our trip and thought we would share it with you...

We have loved reading The Gruffalo!

We have had fun outside too...

After we read the traditional tale of Goldilocks, we created wanted posters, developed our vocabulary and retold the story.

Take a look at some of the work we have produced in Year 2.

We've developed many skills this term.

After creating their own unknown planets in Year 2, the children wrote a detailed description of their planet using some super vocabulary and adventurous adjectives!
Year 2 fact files about Australia
Year. 2 topic writing about Australia

Character description


Year 2

Year 2 display
Jack and the beanstalk - traditional tales. Writing own versions of a known traditional tale
Year 2 traditional tales - jack and the beanstalk
Year 2 poetry
Acrostic poems about rememberance day
Year. 2 writing - describing a scene

We are very proud of our work in Key stage 2!

We work extremely hard in the Key Stage 2 base. Look at our fabulous work....

I've got a golden ticket! 

We thoroughly enjoyed our class book 'Willy Wonka and the Chocolate factory' We wrote character descriptions, designed and made cakes for our character and made our own golden tickets. 

Be a superhero! We created our own super hero and wrote a comic strip about them.

We have been very busy and had lots of fun in Year 3...

Amazing cross-curricular biographies of Ralph Ward Jackson as fact files

We have been writing informal letters as a piece of school equipment that has been mistreated by the class. The children enjoyed this very much! We worked on apostrophes for contractions, informal tone and paragraphs

Ninja school! We learned about non-chronological reports. We looked at school brochures from real schools and looked at the features. We found out that non-chronological reports are written in the present tense and are designed with the audience in mind. We designed our own ninja school and created a prospectus to encourage children to attend and presented our information in a variety of ways.

We went to Darlington Hippodrome to see a performance of mythical dragons and beasts. We designed our own beast and created character descriptions.

Take a look at our magical work in Year 4

In year 4 we enjoyed learning about Harry Potter in Autumn term. We read extracts from a range of books and used this for our writing. We designed our own magical creatures and imagined we were Harry on his first day of the Triwizard Tournament.

In Spring term, we have moved on to the wonderful world of Narnia. We described the beautiful winter scene through the wardrobe and have created blogs imagining we had met the white witch.

We have learned so many skills in Year 5...

We are proud of the work we produced using our class novel.

Take a look at what we have been up to in Year 6!

We took on roles of interviewers and reporters to help us produce our newspaper reports based on 'Maze Runner'.

We have had fun playing games like 'guess my picture' and 'preposition bingo' to help us learn about the importance of prepositions and the different ways we can use them.

We've also enjoyed other games to help expand our vocabulary and learn rules for spelling.

We looked at tension techniques and tried to use these in our own writing.

Look at some of the vocabulary we have clarified.

Can you spot examples of figurative language in our writing?

We used ‘Talk for Writing’ to plan our work. Using our pictures, we rehearsed each sentence before writing.

We summarised the description given in the text and drew a picture of the setting.

We practised identifying examples of figurative language and explored their meaning and effect on the reader.

In Year 6, we have explored a range of genres throughout the curriculum. We expanded our knowledge of formal language to write newspaper reports based on the Suffragettes.