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Out Of This World

English 

Our main focus for our English lessons have been writing a description to describe our imaginary planet. To begin, we used our 5 senses and wrote what we could:

  1. See (Trees, river, aliens)
  2. Hear (birds singing, wind whistling, silence)
  3. Smell (Candy floss, grass, smoke)
  4. Taste (salty air, coldness of the air)
  5. Touch/ Feel (Softness of the trees)

 

Zooming in on the setting we have chosen, we chose a noun (a person, object or animal) and added an adjective (describing word) to describe the noun, we then added a verb (an action or doing word) to describe how it moves. 

 

Following this lesson, we investigated and developed sentences we could use to describe our setting. Here are some examples we came up with:

  • Walking along the flowing river, the small red alien smiled happily. 
  • In the night, the towering trees swayed loudly along to the coldness of the air. 
  • Through the mist, the golden horse galloped rapidly across the field. 
  • A desperate cry traveled along the green forest. 
  • At the end of a long winding path, stood some cold trees with ice cracking loudly. 
  • In the distance, the red and green hatted elves chuckled loudly. 

 

 

 

We have also looked at figurative language: 

 

Image result for figurative language

 

 

Explorer Dome

To begin our 'Out of this world' topic, Sycamore class entered the mysterious 'Explorer Dome' to learn more about space. Firstly we crawled through the dark tunnel and listened to Russell and Andy who taught us about the Solar System. Our favourite part of this experience was when we were shown the constellations because they told interesting Greek myths to go with them.

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