We explored the features of non-fiction texts. In this photograph we found the index which was in alphabetical order.
We now know about the importance of labels, captions, a contents page and subheadings. We used our non-fiction knowledge and made our very own recycling book. With our friends, we made sure we used all of the features found in a non-fiction text.
We loved reading lots of non-fiction texts. We enjoyed learning new information as this helped us with our questioning and critical thinking.
Oh no...who do these footprints belong to?
We're going on a bear hunt...
We explored the text 'We're Going On A Bear Hunt'. We loved this as the text allowed us to think and write creatively.
A neighbour of our school had written to us. He wanted our class to investigate a mysterious animal found on our school field. We went and asked teachers if they knew anything. They said they heard scratching sounds and saw something brown and furry. When we went to investigate we discovered it was our class bear; Bramble! When we found Bramble he was reading the book 'We're Going On A Bear Hunt!'. We had so much fun.
We used our creative thinking skills and changed parts of the story using our Mighty Writer Board e.g. instead of travelling through long, wavy grass we travelled through a deep, sticky swamp.
We loved recreating our own animal hunt story. Some children went on a penguin hunt and travelling through white, cold ice and some children went on a lion hunt and travelled through a hot, sandy desert.
I liked it when we all had a part in the story. My favourite part of the story is when the children ran up the stairs and forgot to shut the front door.
We created a story tray to help us visualise the story 'We're Going On A Bear Hunt'. We retold the story using the characters, events and settings. We love creating story trays as it helps us with our vocabulary and talk for writing.
Role play helped us to remember the story. We loved being in role of the characters and our friends hot seating and asking us questions.
We loved reading and exploring the book; Handa's Surprise. It helped us with our vocabulary of what we can see. We compared the similarities and differences to where Handa lives and where we live.