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Year Five Figurative language
As well as being super scientists in their 'Earth and Space' topic, Year Five have been using figurative language to creatively write some 'out of this world' poems about the moon. Using similes, metaphors, alliteration and personification, they have really conjured up some emotive images involving goddesses, wolves and motherhood to name just a few. 'One giant step' for their progress in writing; we are 'over the Moon' with these!
Congratulations and well done to the most recent recipients of Linthwaite Ardron's 'Golden Pen' awards. After spending last half term concentrating on forming a rounded, cursive script, they have finally passed our high standards of handwriting and have earned the honour of now being able to write in pen. We look forward to reading their beautifully presented writing across all subjects in school.
We are often asked for help in suggesting appropriate reading books for our children. Click the link below for some great book suggestions, sorted into year groups and with links to buy copies for yourself.
English at linthwaite Ardron CE
A big bookish congratulations is due to our literary bookworms of Year Five as they competed brilliantly in the Kirklees World Book Day Quiz recently.
Traditionally, this annual event takes place in Huddersfield Town Hall, but this year it was held virtually, with Linthwaite Ardron entering for the first time.
Since Spring, the two teams of four have been reading through a list of 21 set books of all genres, some with quite challenging subject matter and content. They were then tested on all these books, competing against eighteen other schools, including many high schools, as the competition was open to pupils up to year seven.
Winning a round and often being the first to answer the tie-breakers, Linthwaite Ardron’s teams showed a sound knowledge of all the books, worked brilliantly as a team in supporting and encouraging each other and should be ever so proud of their achievements.
Whilst Holmfirth High School emerged as overall winners, a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon was had by all (especially Ms Starrett, who was chief cheerleader) and it was agreed that they would all carry on reading and return again next year.
Well done Lily, Olivia, Isabella, Ella, Jude, Olive, Edward and Estelle!
Examples of writing in Year 2
Please look at the photos below to see some examples of writing in Year 2 throughout the year. We have been working really hard to make sure our handwriting is neat, has the correct punctuation and uses interesting description.
World Book Day 2021
Everyone at Linthwaite Ardron celebrated World Book Day on March the 12th, with a fun and fabulous book-filled day.
Can you guess who Year Five have come dressed as?
As well as writing book reviews and blurbs, we had a whole school 'Guess Who?' quiz, a handwriting competition and designed our own favorite book covers.
Remote learning - Year Five reading comprehension - 'War Horse'
National Poetry Competition Winner
We have a prize-winning poet in our school! Congratulations to Kiki, winner of a national poetry competition organised by the Premier League and Primary All Stars earlier this summer.
Year Five all entered the poetry competition, set on the theme of ambition, using poet Karl Nova's poem 'Ambition' as their inspiration.
Kiki's poem impressed the judges so much that she won the Yorkshire and North of England region and her winning poem, on the theme of the environment, has been published in a book (read Kiki's fabulous published poem above). She shares her pages with footballing stars such as Rio Ferdinand and Alan Shearer, who have also contributed poems for the anthology.
Both Kiki and school have received fabulous prize goody bags full of books and stationary from the Premier League.
Year Five Informal Letter Writing
Year Five read the classic story 'Street Child' by Berlie Doherty, based on the real-life orphan Jim Jarvis, the penniless street child who inspired Dr Barnardo to form his charity.
In this writing they have written letters from the workhouse as Jim, begging to be rescued from the hell-hole. They are moving and emotive pieces of writing, please do have a read!
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