Category: Larch

Dear Diary

This week in Larch, we have been looking at diary entries. After identifying the features of a diary entry, including starting with Dear Diary, writing in first person and using a formal tone, we wrote our own! We also used our red pen to edit and improve our work as we wrote our entries. Here are some of our fantastic examples,

Using our senses

Today in Larch we went outside to the wildlife area to help us with writing our haiku. We closed our eyes and used our senses of smell, touch and hearing and made notes on these. Back in the classroom, we wrote a haiku around the theme of nature and used our notes to help us write these.

KS2 Dodgeball Event

Well done to KS2 for a super dodgeball event, great enthusiasm and enjoyment was shown by all. Thank you very much to the sports council for refereeing so well and helping the younger team members. We left the field alone- Y5/6 played on KS2 playground, Y3/4 in the hall and outside on KS1 playground. A great morning had by all! The photos below illustrate this.

Junior Challenge at Cassiobury park

A group of children from Tanners Wood took part in a run around Cassiobury park to help raise money for the Peace Hospice. Amy and Luke ran as representatives of KS2 and William, Freddie and Max ran as representative s of KS1. 

We have since been informed that William, Freddie and Max came third overall in the race as a Tanners Wood team! 

Well-done and rthank you for raising money! 



Y5 cross country county run!

On Saturday 24th March at 10am, five Y5’s competed in the county final at Cassiobury park. It was rather damp and cold but we were very excited to take part. There were children who were part of competitive running clubs there so tension was high! They ran with great confidence and did themselves proud. Well done Zoe, Toby, Ben C, Kyle and Jacob. 

Jacob came second in the boys race and Ben C, Toby and Kyle came in the twenties out of fifty boys. Well done all! We are very proud!

A super well done to Zoe, our only girl representative, who came in the twenties out of fifty girls. Well done! 





English in Larch

This week we have been looking at newspapers. We discussed where we find them, who reads them and had a discussion about why we read newspapers. We then worked in pairs to look at articles in different newspapers. We discussed what features we had found for a newspaper article.