It's been a busy week as Giraffes have started a unit on story writing. This has involved writing the words for 'Tuesday', the book we have been looking at since the beginning of this half term. The children know the story inside out and backwards, having investigated the incidents that arose in the story and having written newspaper articles about it. There have been some fantastic story starters. Here are a few:
Slowly the sun was setting and the pond was calm. It was getting darker and darker when a young turtle came along and sat on a log. Disturbingly, the young turtle heard a weird and wonderous noise.
As the night drew closer, the Braintree pond lay silent and still apart from the croaking of crickets. Suddenly a weary turtle came to visit the pond and happily thought about the breath taking view.
As the sun slowly set and night drew dark, everything was silent except from the chattering crickets. The stars shone brightly on the pond and the turtle pondered what he was going to eat for his dinner.
As the night darkened in Braintree pond and the moon arrived, the crickets croaked calmly at the stars. A moody turtle was slowly walking on a lumpy log. The grumpy turtle was utterly puzzled.
As the sun set slowly, everything was calm and peaceful. There was a turtle sat on a log who was carefully looking at the stars. Happily, the turtle thought about the breath taking sunset.
In addition to fantastic writing, we have also been busy learning about WW1. On Monday, the children had a remembrance assembly. Later in the week, they created poppy artwork for a whole school display to remember those who have lost their lives so that we can live. As part of our history unit, the children are learning about WW1 in more detail. Today, we learnt about trench warfare and the Battle of the Somme. The children recreated trench warfare and learnt very quickly how dangerous it was and why there were so many casualties. Here are some photos of the Allies vs the enemy.