We have been creating our own versions of fairy tales, including reading Egyptian Cinderella, then creating our own fairy tales set in the past. We looked at writing detailed instructions, to write a set for mummifying a dead Pharaoh. As part of the build up to our own instructions, we followed some to mummify a tomato. The children will be checking on the progress of their tomatoes towards the end of half term. We ended the term with a film of a story about meerkats and a vulture, applying our learning about expanded noun phrases and different sentence types to produce some writing about the story. The film was very amusing and sparked many good discussions and sentences.
Our new spelling app Sir Linkalot seems to be going down well with many children keen to show their improvement in spelling already.