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Wreningham VC
Primary School
Ashwellthorpe Road,
Wreningham,
Norwich,
Norfolk NR16 1AW

 

Class 4

 

We are currently learning the scripts for our amazing summer play 'A Hunger Game', based on ideas from the book by Suzamme Collins.  Our 'Under the Sea' theme has taken us on a journey through 'The Kraken' poem by Lord Tennyson, creating our own beautiful, atmospheric versions.  Our incredible school wrought iron sculpture created for us by Rachael Long has been a real inspiration for this work.

Our very own Wreningham Kraken

We have had a go at David Attenborough's job by creating 'Blue Planet' commentaries - diving beneath the waves to find a real, live Kraken ourselves. 

For the final part of the year, we will be creating our own playscipts, and learning to devise persuasive advertising for a new mobile app.

 

The Kraken

By Alfred Lord Tennyson:

 

Below the thunders of the upper deep,
Far, far beneath in the abysmal sea,
His ancient, dreamless, uninvaded sleep
The Kraken
sleepeth: faintest sunlights flee


About his shadowy sides; above him swell
Huge sponges of millennial growth and height;
And far away into the sickly light,
From many a wondrous grot and secret cell
Unnumbered and enormous
polypi
Winnow with giant arms the slumbering green.


There hath he lain for ages, and will lie
Battening upon huge sea worms in his sleep,
Until the latter fire shall heat the deep;
Then once by man and angels to be seen,
In roaring he shall rise and on the surface die.

 Alfred Lord Tennyson, 1809 - 1892

 


 

Have a look at some of our previous literacy work in Class 4

2014 Summer Term :

Titanic tragedy !

We have studied the terrible events of the sinking of the Titanic, creating some beautiful and poignant poetry,  and written some powerful diary entries from children who were passengers on the fateful voyage.  The quality of the work produced has been outstanding, as you can see by the examples from year 5 and 6 below.



 

2014 Spring Term :

In the Spring term this year, we will be learning how to write persuasively, using formal letter writing skills, along with writing balanced arguments.  We will use the theme of 'graffiti' to explore the issues in presenting argument for and against a contentious subject.  We will explore the use of formal language, and the features which help make our writing sound serious, sensible and business-like.

Our discussion and debating skills will be honed and we will find out how subjects are debated in the Houses of Parliament.

After half term we will work on improving our dialogue writing skills, using Philip Pullman's dark tale of 'Clockwork'.  We will also examine how characters are created,  introducing them through the actual story and not just listing their attributes.  We will learn about the features of a gothic mystery story and write our own imaginative text.

Throughout the term, we will be improving our spelling, punctuation and grammar skills of course. 

 



 

2013 Autumn Term :

This term we will be using our Norfolk School Opera Project play as inspiration for many of literacy topics as well as our overall school theme of 'Fabulous Forests':

1.   Writing our own operatic version of Hansel and Gretel.  We will be using our creative ideas to produce our own version of the traditional tale, and with help from the Norwich Theatre Royal professionals, we will actually be putting on our own opera at the theatre itself.

2.  Learning the skills required to write our own newspaper report and produce our own authentic front page using Publisher.

3.  Learning the skills required to write effective instructions,  and following a recipe and instructions to make Hansel and Gretel peppermints and a tricky origami star box to pack them in.

 


 

Class 4 Presents: 

Alice in Wrenderland

Take a look at a previous Class 4 theme...

Curiouser... and  curiouser ...

    

Alice:

The Lost Chapter

 

Click here or on the book to read the 'Lost Chapters' of Alice's adventures.

We have written new additions to the classic story, creating our own unusual character who wouldn't seem out of place in Wrenderland

 


 

English Links

LOOK COVER WRITE CHECK
SUFFIX & PREFIX MACHINE
JUNGLE ADVENTURE Story writing
ANCIENT GREEKS COMPREHENSION
HOMOPHONES
HOMOPHONES 2
PLURALS QUIZ
LITERACY QUIZ

Try the COUNTDOWN LETTERS GAME

 

 

Our Class Rules:

 



2nd Norfolk Poetry

 Winner !

  

 Click to read Nicole's

prize winning poem

 


Holly is a Winner !

    

Click to visit  Holly's World