Entertain - Mark marking
In nursery, they focussed on mark marking and pencil grip. The children used a range of coloured pencils to make marks and say the meaning of their marks to a teacher.
Entertain - Story writing
The children in Sycamore were then given a title to a story, ‘The Magical Headdress’. They had to write a story about the Mayan headdress they made becoming magical and transporting them to a different place. They learnt the new wizard words for that week before completing work on fronted adverbials, adverbs and describing the setting.
Entertain - Initial sounds
In Reception, the children were met by some half-eaten cake left by the Alien in their adventure story. They felt he needed to be healthier so wrote him a shopping list focusing on recognising initial sounds. They sent the list to the alien and the shopping then magically came to the classroom for the children to see if the alien had understood his list.
Entertain - Character description
In Chestnut, the children wrote a character description of Leon based on not only his looks but his personality too. They imagineered what it would be like for Leon travelling through the magic box with the classroom in darkness and coloured material and fairy lights decorating the tables. They wrote about what kind of a person he was and what he looked like, using the conjunction ‘but’ as an objective.