Since returning from the half term break everyone has been really focused and ready to learn. Our class has shown lots of enthusiasm and we are all beginning to collaborate effectively – well done Chaffinches!
Here are a few things we’ve been learning in English…
We have been learning about Man on the Moon, a book by Simon Bartram. Anna explained that the book is all about when Bob goes to the moon and he has to hoover up the moon as his job. Molly then said, “He goes to bed with a cup of cocoa.” Taylor told us that the aliens have a party at the end of the story. Hallie said, “It’s a day in the life of Bob.” Harry told us that Bob had a picnic with his best friends, Sam and Billy.
Connie reminded us that we spent some time learning how to use adjectives and phrases to describe the characters. We also completed homework to find out more about Bob’s journey to the moon and write a diary entry, pretending we were Bob.
As part of our grammar learning we have looked at two different sentence types: statements and questions.
Elliot said, “A statement is a sentence that is describing something or giving information.” Sam said, “A statement needs a captial letter and a full stop.
Harry said, “A question is a sentence when you’re asking something.” Lily said, “A question needs a capital letter and a question mark at the end.”
Here are a couple of examples:
Callum – Bob picks up some chocolate and a newspaper when he goes to the rocket. (Statement)
Scarlett – What time do you go to bed? (Question)
Hallie explained that we also spent some time interviewing the aliens. We had to come up with a set of questions that we had to ask them. We started our questions with what, who, when, where, how and why. Here are some photos of us interviewing the alien…
We have also looked at the vocabulary that Simon Bartram had selected to use in his book. We discussed how effective his word choices are and then we used his word choices in our own writing.
Next week, we’ll be writing our own sequel to Man on the Moon… watch this space!!
from all the Chaffinches.