This week we concluded our work on our focus text ‘Lord of the Forest’ by Caroline Pitcher. The children were ‘word detectives’ and hunted for powerful verbs, similes and alliteration within the text. We learnt that some sentences contain verbs that can be a little boring, but powerful verbs can show an action clearly and give clues about how or why the action is taking place e.g prowling, strutting, and blundering. Powerful verbs also make the sentence sound more exciting.
The children wrote a description of a tiger trying very hard to include alliteration (when two or more nearby words make the same beginning sound) and similes (comparing two things using the words ‘like’ or ‘as’) e.g. The tigers paws are as pink as a pig or he is stripy like a bee.
In Maths we learnt to add multiples of 10 using our knowledge of number bonds e.g. “If I know that 7 + 3 = 10 then I know that 70 + 30 = 100”.