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Royal Shakespeare Company Associate Schools Programme

We are excited to be part of the Associate Schools Programme ran by RSC. Members of staff have participated in residential and local training delivered by the RSC. We then delivered some of this as CPD to the whole teaching and SLT staff. They had lots of fun and can't wait to share their learning with their classes!

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World Poetry Day 2024

We held an assembly to celebrate World Poetry Day. We had some very brave children who read some poems aloud in the assembly for the rest of us to enjoy. 

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During lunch, we enjoyed listening to Mrs Ord reading from our 'Crazy Creatures' book (which contains stories written by children in our school).

Youngwriters.co.uk Writing Competition

We recently entered  competitions for EYFS, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 through youngwriters.co.uk. We are eagerly awaiting the outcome of the competition and are very hopeful!

From the many amazing entries, we chose a winner from each cohort and it wasn't easy! Take a look at some of our fantastic entries...

Masked Reader Kingsley Primary School!

Who's behind the mask?

World Book Day 

 

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

There was a dinosaur on the loose during World Book Day!

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Celebrating reading and writing around school...

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

 

A brilliant start in our 2 year old provision 'Little Gems'

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

Nursery have been having lots of fun mark making, drawing and some children are beginning to write their names.

Children enjoying 'squiggle while you wiggle' time.

There's lots of fun to be had in Reception. Take a look at our writing activities....

We listened to the story of The Tempest by William Shakespeare and recreated the storm and the shipwreck. Some of us drew pictures of our ship too. 

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Look at my fabulous writing!

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.

Look at the lovely work we do in the Key Stage 1 Bases.

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Here we are enjoying sensory stories!

Take a look at our Literacy work in Year 1!

Look at our work so far this year.

Some examples of our cross-curricular writing...

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We received a letter from the fairy tale police asking us for our help to find a little girl called Goldilocks. We read her story and learnt about the wrong choices that she had made. The bears were extremely upset and wanted our help to find her so she could apologise. We eventually found Goldilocks but she needed our help to write a letter to send to the three bears so we agreed. Here are a few examples of our lovely work. Goldilocks was very grateful and promised not do it again. 

 

 

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 enjoyed drama! We explored a desert island and then found there was something wrong with our boats so we were stuck! Dun....dun...duuuun....

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Look at our fabulous work so far this year.

Take a look at some of our cross-curricular writing

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We wrote setting descriptions and used lots of lovely vocabulary. 

I am really proud of this piece of writing, it's my favourite! I really concentrated on keeping my writing neat- Daisy

During local history week we wrote non chronological reports about the HMS Trincomalee 

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

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....

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We love reading Julia Donaldson

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...

We experienced a 'word carpet' and were transported into the world of 'The Iron Man'. We guided our partners sensibly around the room and could hear sounds and words. It really helped our writing!

Enjoying story time...

Look at our work so far this year.

Some of our cross-curricular writing so far 

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We have been enjoying the Aboriginal Dreamtime story of The Rainbow Snake. We listened carefully to the story and worked together to sequence the key events. We participated in lots of drama activities to help our understanding of the characters' thoughts, feelings and motives and to predict what might happen next.

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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

We designed our own beast and created character descriptions.

Take a look at our magical work in Year 4

 

What do year 4 think about Literacy?

I really like SPaG, particularly putting new learning into action- like today.... we learned about prepositions of time and place and then used them in our own sentences- Evie T

 

I like imagining and creating new things in my writing. I can create new worlds, anything is possible!

My favourite piece of writing was 'The Day the School Equipment Quit' I knew from Miss Bratton and my success criteria that I was doing a good job- Oliver D

 

I like making up stories and drawing pictures to go with them. I want to be an illustrator because I love drawing- Sadiya

 

I enjoyed writing a letter of complaint as a glue stick. I love that I can be creative and write funny pieces. I love to write at home too! Freya

 

I love reading independently and I like sharing stories at home. I love snuggling in to my mam and taking turns reading 'Big Bear, Little Bear' Niamh

Our cross-curricular writing so far

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During local history week, we read and created fact files about the WW1 bombardment in our town.

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...

What do Year 5 think about Literacy?

 

I would love to be a published author one day. Since I started my writing journey in Nursery, I have gained lots of new skills. I think writing is lots of fun and it helps in lots of ways- Paige

 

I love reading! At the moment I am reading a book by David Attenborough Dynasties and it's very interesting. I do love non-fiction because I learn about the world- Ava De

 

I like reading and writing. I know I need to make sure I haven't made any mistakes. At home I make success criteria like we have at school to help me when I am writing for fun- Jayden

 

I like reading to find out new information. Reading can take me to new places in my mind- Harley N

 

Look at our work so far.

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Enjoying library time.

We wrote a newspaper article based on the 'marriage' in the book 'Series of Unfortunate Events '

During local history week, we read about our steel heritage.

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!

What do Year 6 think about Literacy?

 

I like handwriting sessions because I can see improvements and feel successful- Louca

 

I like writing because I feel as though I am in my writing. I can go on adventures and to places I've never been before, using my imagination- Jemima

 

I like reading because I can sit down and relax while reading my book and I feel like I'm in the story- Ruby 

 

I have learned about different devices and techniques used in newspaper reports and I enjoy applying my learning in my writing- Jessica

 

I enjoy reading non- fiction books to find out about the world. I am currently enjoying reading 'Himalayas- Bottom to Top' Liam

Look at our amazing work so far.

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SPaG work around clauses, using conjunctions.

Planning using word wheels 

We wrote a letter of complaint based around Oliver Twist

We wrote a narrative based on Oliver Twist.

Writing inspired by the 'Maze Runner' series.

We've been working on past progressive tense. Our teachers were really impressed with us.

We use our working wall to support our writing and editing.

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.

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. 
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