Speech & Language Resource 2018 - 2019
Wednesday 19th September 2018
Welcome to the Speech and Language Resource Unit.
My name is Sam Gardner and I am the Teacher in Charge of the Speech and Language Resource Unit. I am entering my fourth year of teaching and have thoroughly enjoyed working with all of the fantastic children that attend the Resource over the past year. Working with me to help develop children's knowledge and confidence in language and expression will be Miss Esta Breeze, who has several years experience supporting children with Special Educational Needs.
We will also be supported by two Speech & Language Therapists in our classroom.
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.
Whether you are a parent, prospective parent or professional working in the local area, I look forward to meeting you 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,
Number & Place Value
This Term, We are looking at Number & Place Value.
Please have a look at the work we have done so far and click on the links below to help you consolidate your Number & Place Value Learning.
The Big, Bad Wolf - Writing to Describe
Our first unit of work this term saw us looking at the Big, Bad Wolf in different contexts. We worked hard thinking about our vocabulary choices to describe this despicable beast. Here are some of the examples of work we produced. We hope you enjoy them!
The big, bad wolf had scary eyes. He also had enormous, powerful claws. (JM)
He had furry, pointed and superhuman ears because these helped him to hear the pigs from far away. (CMcCF)
Around his furry, dirty belly he wore a big, dusty top that has 13 centimeter holes in. This evil, despicable beast had spiky and bony legs that can help him pounce upon his prey. Hanging from his waist, he had an extremely bulging stomach because he had eaten 21 girls who were lost in the gloomy, scary forest. (AH)
The gigantic, horrible wolf had dangerous, black and terrifying teeth because he used them to gobble up chunky, juicy pigs. When this beast is crawling quietly towards you, you would be able to smell his rotten, repellent breath. This beast is always gobbling people up and will stare at you with his evil eyes. (BL)
On Wednesday 18th September 2018, The Speech & Language Resource Children went on an Outdoor Learning Experience with Teresa. We learnt about habitats and the different animals that we might be able to spot or track in the Emmer Green area. We learnt lots about the environment around us and used subject specific vocabulary to identify different mini beasts (after we caught them in a swoop net!)
We can't wait to go on this trip again to learn more about the environment around us!
In English, we are learning about Christopher Columbus. We are writing a letter to King Ferdinand to argue that Christopher Columbus is the best navigator to voyage to the 'new world'. Look at this video below to find out more about Christopher Columbus.
Black History Month
On Wednesday 17th October 2018, the Speech & Language Resource Children learnt about the Empire Windrush and the Windrush generation as part of their English & Art lessons. They looked at the famous Reading Social Club Mural and decided to use pastels to replicate key features of the mural on canvas. The children practiced skills such as sketching and blending colours for effect. We hope you like the finished product.
Year 5 & 6 Life Skills
A blog written by the children to educate others about different life skills
We are the Year 5 and Year 6 pupils and we have been learning about different life skills so when we get older we can use them to help us. We have learnt about lots of different things. Have a look at what we have learnt so far!
Stranger Danger - Leo
Stranger Danger is meeting a person that you don't know online or in real life. If you are ever near a stranger, you shouldn't talk to them and tell a trusting adult about your experience. You should walk away and find a safe place if you are confronted by a stranger. Don't do anything that the stranger says because they may not have your best interest in mind.
Making Tea & Coffee - Alfie & Karolina
First, you will need a kettle, mug and tea or coffee.
Secondly, you will need to fill the kettle up with water.
Thirdly, place the kettle on the heat pad and turn on.
Next, put the coffee granules or tea bag into the mug.
Then, pour the water into the mug.
After that, put in milk and sugar.
Mix it altogether and taste.
ENJOY YOUR CUP OF TEA OR COFFEE!!
Internet Safety - Jacklyn
1. Do not give our your personal information over the internet.
2. Don't use games or apps unless you are the correct age to use them.
3. If you are getting bullied, leave the game or block the user.
4. Tell a trusted adult if you are worried.
Remembrance Day 2018
The Arrival - Shaun Tan
Speech & Language Resource 2017 - 2018
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.
Then 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)