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Learning in the autumn term 2021

In Nursery, the pupils have been developing their fine motor skills to aid their early writing.

In Reception, during International Space Week, the pupils read the book ‘Whatever Next’ by Jill Murphy. They enjoyed role playing as Baby Bear, using wellington boots as their ‘space shoes’, a colander for a ‘space helmet’ and a cardboard box as a ‘rocket’.

In Year 1, the pupils have been reading the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Firstly, they sequenced the story and then re-wrote it using zig-zag books.

In Year 2, the pupils created treasure maps and then wrote instructions explaining how to find the treasure. They used directional language and imperative verbs in their sentences. After their exciting trip to Hudnall Park, they wrote recounts all about the day.

In Year 3, the pupils have written their own Fables. They were inspired by The Hare and The Tortoise as well as “War and Peas” by Michael Foreman. They had to include all the key features and make sure that the moral of our fables was clear. They wrote and illustrated their own fable books.

In Year 4, the pupils wrote recounts about their trip to Hudnall Park. They also created character descriptions for their own bandits. For both pieces of writing, they were extremely motivated!

In Year 5, the pupils have written diary entries as an Egyptian slave based on the book ‘Egyptian Diaries’ by Richard Platt.

Following on from their fantastic Year 6 Camp Out Experience, the pupils wrote diary entries. They were really proud of their handwriting! They thought it was great having a record of what they did!

Rainbow Reading: our summer reading challenge. Congratulations to this year's winners!

2020 - 2021 Learning Journey

Here is some of the children’s wonderful work from the summer term 2021. We are so proud of them for developing their English skills.

‘The Secret Sky Garden’ by Linda Sarah and Fiona Lumbers has inspired lots of cross-curricular learning throughout the whole school, including persuasive posters, character descriptions, persuasive letters, outdoor gardening projects, creating kites, and much more!

We have all thoroughly enjoyed reading and exploring the book ‘Here We Are’ by Oliver Jeffers. Here are some of the wonderful displays and children’s work inspired by the book.

World Book Day at Gade Valley!

Celebrating our Duck-themed Book Week with a range of work based on different stories.

We really enjoy reading with children from other classes during Buddy Reading.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Day: We celebrated this fantastic story by Roald Dahl during a special day dedicated to the book.

Reception Class created a dance demonstrating how the machines work in the chocolate factory.

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Celebrating Reading and Writing at Gade Valley

The children in the Nursery celebrated Winnie the Pooh Day.  They listened to stories, investigated honey and went looking for Winnie the Pooh's friends in the Hundred Acre Wood.

"Greetings to you, the lucky finder of this Golden Ticket, from Mr Willy Wonka! I shake you warmly by the hand! Tremendous things are in store for you! Many wonderful surprises await you!" Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate factory.

Random Reading Competition winners

EYFS and KS1 took part in a Circus Adventures workshop with Perform Drama Company.

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