Wednesday 6th September 2017
Welcome to the Speech and Language Resource Unit.
My name is Sam Gardner and I am the new teacher in charge of the Speech and Language Resource Unit. I am entering my third year of teaching and have had many positive experiences working with children that have additional needs. Working with me to help develop children's knowledge and confidence in language and expression will be Mr Stephen Wright, who has several years experience supporting children with Special Educational Needs.
Please feel free to check this page frequently as I will be sharing pieces of work completed by the children and key information that may be useful for you.
I look forward to meeting you all in the near future. Likewise, please don't hesitate to contact with me if you have any questions and concerns.
Thank you for your time,
The Three Little Fish & The Big Bad Shark
This Term we looked at the text 'The Three Little Fish & The Big Bad Shark'. We compared this story to 'The Three Little Pigs & The Big Bad Wolf' and innovated our own versions of the story in our English Lessons. Below are some extracts from the Children's English books. We hope you enjoy them!
Once Upon a time there lived three pretty, little fish called Kayden, Tyler and Lee. Interestingly, they lived with their grandpa who kindly told the three beautiful fish to go and make a new home in the big yellow ocean. Ashton
First, Joe swam carefully towards a beautiful, yellow seahorse and asked for some dark green seaweed. Just as Joe had built his house the gigantic, scary shark came and knocked on the door.
''Little fish, Little fish, let me come in'' roared the shark.
''Not by the fin of my finny fin fin'' replied the surprised fish.
''Then I will munch, crunch and break your house in''.
Suddenly, the evil shark munched and crunched the house in but Joe swam away just in time.
Finally, the two brothers swam quickly to find their sister. Mannie had just finished building her blue shipwreck when she told the upset brothers that they could live with her. At that moment, the shark swam speedily out of nowhere.
''Little fish, Little Fish let me come in'' roared the shark.
''Not by the fin of my finny fin fin'' shouted the three fish.
''The I will munch, crunch and smash your house in''.
Instantly, the shark charged towards the yellow house and began to munch, crunch and smash. All his teeth fell out and the fish lived happily ever after. The End.
Nonsense Poetry - 20.10.2017
In the last few weeks, the Speech & Language Resource children have been learning about poems and rhyming words. For a bit of fun. Mr Gardner decided to set the children a task to write a nonsense poem in small groups. This is what the children came up with!
There once was an old man,
who sat on a fan.
After that he had to sit on a special bar,
in his enormous, yellow car.
His cat sat on his boot,
and tried to learn to play the flute.
Then, his silly old parrot,
tried to eat a carrot!
Even though his lovely, old dog liked to sleep like a log,
the old man said to his dog ''Can you go and catch me a frog?''.
There once was an alien called Sam,
who liked to eat blue ham and fresh lamb.
Travelling around in his spaceship he saw a 5 eyed spotted giraffe,
It was standing on his own planet singing and juggling meatballs which made Sam laugh.
Next he saw a monsterous snake,
who was rattling his tail and baking a delicious cake.
The he looked down and saw a floating dog,
who was jogging on a little space log.
Finally he saw a lion and tiger dance,
who were looking at the sky in a trance.
At that moment Sam went home,
he flew his spaceship and landed on Earth in Rome.
Charlie & The Chocolate factory
Last Term we look at the book Charlie & The Chocolate Factory in our English Lessons. We worked really hard to use adjectives, expanded noun phrases and conjunctions to help us add more description when describing characters and locations. Here are some of the great examples that we have been working on:
Carefully, Lilly-Ann grabbed the ginormous chocolate bar and began to peel the scrunchy wrapper away. She rearranged the dusty and ancient scarf hanging around her neck. (Lilly-Ann)
In the middle of the nut room there is a circular, ancient garbage chute. (Alfie)
Mike Teavee was watching the television when the camera crew entered the living room. His eyes were peeled to the screen and he did not look up when talking to the interviewer. (Leo)
When the bad squirrel thew a nut down the chute another nut appears in front of them. Elegantly, the naughty squirrels are sat on the large chairs that help the squirrels to see the nuts. (Jamie)