Features of a newspaper article

As a starter to our Newspaper unit, we recapped on what we thought the features of a newspaper were. To check our understanding, we had to label an article and comment on some of the features. Have we been successful?

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Fairtrade Alphabet

We have been looking at different Fairtrade items.  We tried to find at least one for every letter of the alphabet. Do you think we were successful?

Drawing – Kensuke’s Kingdom cover

We tried to sketch the front cover of Kensuke’s Kingdom carefully, making sure we made everything the relevant size.  We then experimented with colour.

What do you think of our drawings so far?


Haiku Writing

We have been looking at Haiku’s today in English.  To begin, in groups, we looked at different syllables and made up some silly style poetry.  Here are some examples:

We then had to make some Haiku’s linked to Kensuke’s Kingdom.  We made them on Book Creator by typing text, adding a picture and recording it.  We then had to export it as a video.  Here are some examples:

Art – Drawing sailing boats

This afternoon, we have been drawing sailing boats using a step by step guide.  We then had to critique one of our friends work by giving them constructive feedback.  We had to act on the feedback and improve our boat when we drew it again.

Here are the examples of our improvements, displaying them using Pic Collage:


Survival Homework

For their homework, over the half term, the children have been asked to complete four tasks from the options on the PDF below:

Survival homework

Here are some examples of the homework tasks so far:


As an introduction to biographies, we have read a range of different ones. We then discussed the features of a biography and tried to highlight those features in our favorite biographies.

Click on our success criteria below:

Have we been successful and highlighted the correct things?



Viking Longboats

As a quick plenary, we created a WWW and EBI evaluation on whether our Longboats were successful or not.