All the work below the line was written when the children were in Reception, 2015/16.
Here are some examples of our writing in January 2017. As part of our 'Elements' theme, we gave pupils the scenario that the school was going to be flooded the following day. We designed an action plan and wrote an advisory leaflet on how to minimise flood damage.
We had to consider the following criteria:
•What is below 30cm (the predicted level the water would rise to) that water will damage?
•What can we keep dry? What can’t we keep dry?
•Can we prevent the water from getting into the school? How?
•How will we do without electricity?
•What arrangements must be made to provide lunch?
The Reception children were reading The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson. The work you see below was written independently by the children following the class discussion. No vocabulary was written up for children to copy, but you will observe children trying out words they enjoyed talking about, such as pointy, prickly, hairy, fiery, lumpy.