Paul Cookson Poet!

On Monday 15th May, the children were very lucky and had a visit from Paul Cookson who is a poet. He has written numerous poems and shared them with children through his books.

He then came into Class to work with the Y1 children. We worked together to create some class poems!

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This week in Class 2…

…we are looking into creating our own poetry and we had a special visit from a poet called Paul Cookson. He performed some of his poems to the school and we made our own poems based on ‘I’m just going out for a moment’ by Michael Rosen.

…we are looking into creating our own poetry and we had a special visit from a poet called Paul Cookson. He performed some of his poems to the school and we made our own poems based on ‘I’m just going out for a moment’ by Michael Rosen.

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Whole school Road Safety Poetry competition

Dear Parents, carers and children,

To celebrate Poet Paul Cookson coming into Tankersley, on Monday 15th, we are launching a Whole school Road Safety Poetry competition, with prizes for each class.

Your poem could rhyme – or not, it could even be a limerick, just as long as it is linked to keeping safe, healthy travel, our new cycle store – in fact anything related to Road Safety.

Competition entries are to be returned no later than Wednesday 21st June.

Have fun over the half term creating your poems.

Click Here for an entry form

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World Book Day 2017

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Histronics – A discovery through time…

We have been very lucky to have Histronics theatre company  come back to Tankersley.

This was a reward for achieving Modeshift stars Bronze award!

Baskerville Oldface led our school back in time to discover facts from the past, in the most entertaining way…

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Poetry and Place Value

This week we have been listening to and reciting poems connected with our topic. We started the week by learning a poem called ‘The five little senses’. The children worked really hard to pick out all the rhyming words and generate more using a rhyme thesaurus. They then used these words to write their own lines for the poem. On Wednesday they were introduced to a poem called the ‘Bone yard Rap’ written by Wes Magee. The children worked in groups to add actions to each verse and then performed their section of the poem to the rest of the class. Christopher, Millie, Ella and Eve were fantastic at remembering the lines!!!
You can watch our poetry performance on VIMEO.

In Maths this week we have been learning about place value. Eddy was a superstar and solved a tricky problem where the children had to generate as many 4 digit numbers as possible using 4 single digit numbers, e.g. 2 5 7 9

CLexi also did some great work using a number square. She was amazing at working out the missing numbers.

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