Autumn is here, Spring is here…
As a school we follow The Write Stuff writing scheme. This scheme is used to effectively support children’s transition from guided, teacher modelled sessions to independent writing, enabling pupils to apply their learning and demonstrate their writing creativity. This half term we focused on writing a seasonal poem. As a class we learnt key how to write a poem, following the correct structure and using different vocabulary. The children learnt how to personify Autumn and Spring, and used Alliteration, Similes, Metaphors and a selection of other techniques to attract the readers. Prior to writing the children embark on an experience day, which helps them create a bank of words to help with their writing. The children thoroughly enjoyed walking around our school grounds, spotting signs of Spring to help with their independent write.
What The Student Says
What skills were developed?
- How to effectively write a Poem.
- Children will learn to effectively write Similes, Metaphors, Alliteration, Onomatopoeia and Personification.
- Pupils who complete their sentences quickly should be encouraged to ‘deepen the moment’ whereby they make choices to write more about the writing focus and could choose which lens to showcase.
- To learn to write in one tense- choosing nouns or pronouns appropriately for clarity and cohesion and to avoid repetition.
What The Teacher Says
”I thoroughly enjoy teaching the children new vocabulary and grammatical techniques to help create a fantastic piece of writing. Following The Write Stuff scheme really aids this. To start with the children work together to create a bank of ideas to write a Autumnal poem and at the end of the term, the children were tasked with writing an independent Spring poem, following the same structure. I have really enjoyed reading the poems created by the children. Well done Year 3.”- Miss Crowther, Year 3 Teacher