At Gipsey Bridge Academy we value reading as a key life skill. We aim for all of our children to develop an enjoyment of reading by immersing them in high quality texts from a range of genres. Through our holistic approach to teaching reading, children gain the necessary skills to develop into competent readers, who can read fluently, with confidence and gain a deeper understanding of what they have read.
We also promote a love of writing within our learners. We want them to be creative and express themselves through their writing. We intend to create writers that are able to re – read, edit and improve their writing.
Class 3 have been learning all about the Titanic. They researched about the ship itself, the journey and the disaster. The children created a piece of work about the various aspects of the Titanic and a report about the disaster, giving their opinions on whether the sinking could have been avoidable or not.
The third week of our project saw Class 3 children research explorers who had tried to reach the Antarctic or South Pole. Once they had chosen an explorer to research, they then had to write it up in a newspaper report.
Class 3 have been writing a narrative based around an Arctic or Antarctic exploration. They used their knowledge of explorers that they had look at previously and also used what they had learned in geography about the extreme weather conditions and surroundings in both the poles.