This half term our class text is Arthur and the Golden Rope.
This is a very exciting story, take a quick look...
Arthur has always explored the forest and collected seemingly meaningless treasures. The villagers think he’s small, pathetic and meddling. When Fenrir, wolf son of Loki rob his village of fire, he is the only villager left unharmed. His abilities to collect the obscure and wonderful are called to a most demanding test. Arthur is to follow the directions of Thor, Viking God, in order to capture Fenrir, and return fire to the village. Arthur is small and insignificant; is he up to this quest?
Throughout autumn term, Elm class have been extremely fortunate to be working with New Writing North on a drama and film project. Children have planned scenes for short films and learnt how to record using a camera. Children have learnt common set calls and produced a range of short film clips.
After spending a few weeks planning a short film, children recorded their films using the recording equipment and a green screen!
During Autumn 1, children are learning, reciting and innovating a suspense text. Daily spelling, punctuation and grammar activities will be embedded into our lessons.
We will be learning the features of a newspaper report and creating our own report based on 'Varjak Paw' by SF Said.
During Autumn 2, children are learning, reciting and innovating a non-chronological report. We will write our own report based on our science topic 'Earth and Space'.
Daily spelling, punctuation and grammar activities will be embedded into our lessons.
During summer 2, we will be focusing our written work around the model text ’Beowulf’.
We will learn, recite and innovate the defeating the monster tale
before the children independently write their own version. Children will have daily opportunities through short burst writing to practise their spelling, punctuation and grammar.
An animated version of the story is shown below.