In Year 2 we have been doing a unit of work on poetry called ‘Really Looking’. We have read lots of poems about different insects and we had to think carefully about how poets use interesting words and phrases to ‘paint pictures in our heads’. We worked in small groups with a picture of a grasshopper and had to brainstorm words and phrases about the grasshopper. We then worked as a class to produce this poem about a grasshopper. We hope you enjoy it.
With my frail, thin chicken bone legs I leap from leaf to leaf.
My big, brown, bright eyes shine like honeycomb or like smooth pebbles on the beach.
My tail is like a snake wiggling through the dark jungle.
Like a kangaroo I jump high into the fresh clean air.
My body is like wet green grass growing in a colourful field.
Like a vibrating toothbrush I rub my leg to my wing to make a buzzing sound.
By Year 2
During International Week 2014, Peterbrook pupils have been focussing on the World Cup. Many Literacy lessons this week have revolved around the tournament. Today, Year 5 pupils wrote letters to a footballer, Mr Shane Mooney, who wrote to the school asking children's opinions of the facilities and local area. This is what they had to say...
Year 5 pupils recently embarked on a Performing Arts residential to Dunfield House, Herefordshire. Listen here for some of their musical excellence - can you hear the choir, percussion group, brass, recorders, guitars or violins?
Over the past few weeks, children in all year groups have been learning and practising a poem. Today, most of the school, from Reception to Year 6, took to the Junior Hall to perform their poems to the rest of the school. Instruments and background presentations were used by some. What impressive performances!!
Thursday 6th March is World Book Day 2014. To celebrate, Peterbrook pupils came into school dressed up as their favourite character from a book. Year 5 pupils explained their choice of character. This is what they had to say...
As part of Safer Internet Day, Year 3 discussed how to stay safe online. The children were asked the question 'How do you know who you're talking to online?' Mrs Lyko-Edwards recorded a message for the children, then used audio morphing to change the voice completely. The children were surprised by what they heard. This again demonstrates the importance of staying safe online.
Safer Internet Day is a global event which is being increasingly recognised every year. This year, Peterbrook enjoyed a day of celebrating all that is good about the internet as well as discussing possible dangers. This afternoon, Year 5 carried out role play scenarios involving the internet. Can you see how the internet/modern technology is used in our short scenarios?
Year 5 have been learning the narrative poem of The Highwayman, written by Alfred Noyes. The children have studied the setting and explored the meaning of the poem. Today, pupils discussed the characters in the story and some brave pupils took on the role of these characters in the 'hot-seat'. Tune in to hear how they got on.
This week, Year 5 linked their knowledge of rounds with our whole school celebration of Chinese New Year. Using the symbol of a dragon as a stimulus, each Year 5 class made up a poem containing a verse and a chorus. They then performed their poem using all their knowledge of singing in unison and as a round. Can you spot when the children are singing in unison and when they switch to a round?