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We Are Linguists

We had a little visitor today - Sunny! He came all the way from Madagascar with a postcard asking us to look after him and show him our country and how it is different to his. 🐾

The children came up with questions they’d like to be answered about meerkats. We then used iPads to independently research all about meerkats and answer our research questions so we can understand our friend Sunny a little bit more. This has helped us start to write our first ‘big write’ of year 2 a non chronological report about meerkats.

Today we came in to a note from Sunny telling us to find him. We found him reading in our reading corner. He brought us a present that we unwrapped. It was a book named “Meerkat Mail”. We then answered questions about the book and have written notes to Sunny to ask him if we are now allowed to read our new book - hopefully he will let us. We love having him in our class! 

We have created our own poet-tree. We’ve chosen our favourite words from poems we love and added these to it. 

Guided reading with a twist as we get ready for our next book. This time the answers to each questions were hidden in paragraphs all around the classroom and the children had to use their reading skills to find the answers. 

Today we created shape poetry in the shape of fireworks ready for Bonfire Night tomorrow. The children were extremely creative with their descriptions. They are now on our window looking like our very own class fireworks. 

 We have started our new incredible book ‘Rang-Tan In My Bedroom’. The children read half of the book then created speech about what they thought each character would say. They agreed the little girl would be angry and mad at the little orang-utan however, they changed their minds after reading the second half of the book which explains about her home being destroyed and that’s why she must stay with the little girl. They then wrote new speech. I think we’re going to get some really powerful writing out of this text.  We also have a new visitor she is our little ‘Reading Buddy’ as a treat and to encourage reading for fun the children get to read to her and she listens very carefully to them.

We have LOVED #NoPensWedsnesday based around the book ‘You Must Bring A Hat’ - we made our own hats, pop up books and cakes to take to our own little tea party that we had this afternoon. Yes we brought a hat.