It looked like some middle-sized mean witches were controlling the forest and the forest had a yellow dust going around one brown, tall tree. They looked like Christmas trees with loads of leafy branches pointing side to side. Magical people who can cast spells live under the trees. They live inside the trees too. They do Christmas spells to make it snow. The witches don’t like the snow so they stopped being naughty and they stayed in the forest and they all had a Christmas snowball party. At the party, they had chocolate cake and chocolate buns which made them even more powerful. Then the witches became friends with the magical people and they played on a slide together they made out of green, bouncy, curved and soft leaves.
This half term, we are holding a special blogging challenge that will give children a chance to show their fantastic story writing skills. The challenge is to create a story based on the picture above. Children could write about who lives in these magical woods, what adventures they might go on in the magical woods or any other ideas that the children might have.
Please post your entries on to the class blogs. If this is not possible written entries can be handed to your child’s class teacher. The deadline for the challenge is: Thursday 30th November. We are looking forward to reading your ideas. We will be choosing a winner from the Year 1 and 2 blogging challenge who will receive a trophy and prize. The winner will also have their writing published in the school newsletter! There are also several prizes available for runners up.
Please make sure you include your name!
Army Island has bombs and guns with army planes, volcanoes and tanks.
Fairy Island is full of beautiful fairies. It is magic and colourful. It is warm and sunny. The island is warm and full of green trees. It has rainbows and a big waterfall.
My adventure island has lots of beautiful mermaids and whales that splash in the sea. My island has pretty fairies, pink flamingos and lots of sunflowers. It also had lots of witches on broomsticks.
My rabbit loves to play with her friends. She loves to play football because it is fun. She loves to splash in the pool with a doughnut rubber ring. She has soft pink fur and she is called flamingo.
In Topic, the children looked at different features of mini-beasts. They discussed why these features might be useful. Then, they had a go at designing their own.
My mini-beast has a long body, blue and orange wings, 2 antennae and a sting.
My mini-beast is called a ‘waspbeeto’. It has 2 antennae, green and pink wings and a sharp sting.
My mini-beast is called a rainbow bug. It has 16 legs and a colourful body.
My mini-beast has 83 legs, a long colourful body and a blue sting.
My mini-beast is called a ‘shinee’. It is pink, yellow and orange. It has 6 legs, heart-shaped anntennaes and sting.
This week we have been learning what makes a good sentence. We learnt the sentence high five to help us remember what we must include.
At the start of the week, we watched a clip from Pixar’s Moana. Then, we wrote sentences to describe Moana and her friend Maui. We also tried to use the conjunctions to compare the two characters.
Here are some of the sentences we came up with…
Moana is small but Maui is tall.
Moana is pretty and Maui is silly.
Maui is very strong and muscley but Moana is beautiful.
Moana is brave but Maui is strong,