In Year 6 we have been exploring Gothic Literature and started this through the use of Bram Stoker's 'Dracula'. After understanding the links between Whitby Abbey and the creation of Dracula, we have now moved on to Room 13.
Year 3 and 4 have been using 'Wild Way Home' and 'Wolf Brother'. These modern fiction texts link closely with the Stone Age which is the area of history currently being explored in their history lessons. The poem 'The Quarry' has also been explored to outline the life of a Stone Age hunter.
Year 1 have been looking at the author Eric Carle who wrote the book corner favourite The Very Hungry Caterpillar. We have read his equally enjoyable picture book The Very Lonely Firefly and explored applying Eric's repetitive writing structure within our own writing. Our next text was actually left by the formidable Evil Pea, who created havoc in our classroom and left us Supertato to read.
Year 2 have been reading ‘The Suitcase’ was chosen so that the children can understand how people can come from lots of different places, and may all be different, but still come together as a family to help each other. It also linked in with our Christian Value of the month, ‘friendship’ and told a story of how strangers are helped in times of need.
KS1 have also been reading lots of Julia Donaldson books for the end of day story. These stories were chosen as the children were familiar with these stories and love to join in with saying the phrases used in the book. This repetitive structure has also been explored through the text, 'The owl who was afraid of the dark'. Tales by Enid Blyton have been explored in each class too. This has helped the children to be exposed to more challenging vocabulary which is always discussed and developed.