Phase 2 –  Mrs Crossley

A Squash and a Squeeze

Our new book – A Squash and a Squeeze – is about an old lady who complains to a wise old man about how teeny her house is.

The old man suggests she takes all of her animals into the house and what a mess they make!

Can you match up the verbs to the nouns and then explain what happens when the old lady bring the animals into the house?

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Brontë Similes

This week we’ve been looking at how we can improve our writing by using descriptive language. We all know adjectives and adverbs help bring writing to life but what other techniques can we use to help create a picture in our readers’ minds?

The Brontë sisters were huge fans of similes. We use similes to make a comparison usually using the words ‘like’ or ‘as’

Here are a few of Charlotte’s similes. Who or what do you think she might be describing?

– shivering like a child in a cold cradle.
– calm as glass
– pale as a white stone
– weak like the wing of a chicken

Add your ideas to the blog.

Mrs Crossley

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Our trip to Brontë Country

New to English Bowling Park’s Slidely by Slidely Slideshow

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To walk invisible

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What we know about the Brontë sisters

Hello Everyone,

Our new topic, ‘Who were the Brontës?’ has already led to some fantastic discussions in the Phase 2 classroom – Why were female writers not taken seriously? Why did so many people die young in the 1800s? Why is Branwell not in the portrait?

To keep you thinking over the weekend, answer these Brontë brainteasers –

What did the girls’ father do for a job?
Where were the girls born?
What was Emily’s most famous novel called?
What was Anne Bronte’s pseudonym?

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5 times table!

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Practise the ‘ck’ digraph

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The Disgusting Sandwich

We are reading The Disgusting Sandwich by Gareth Edwards and Hannah Shaw.

Can you answer these questions about the story?

1. Where is the setting of the story?
2. What adjective is used to describe the sandwich when the boy brings it to the park?
3. Which word in this sentence means ‘looked’ –
‘He gazed at the sandwich all covered in sand.’
4. True or false – The badger eats the sandwich at the end of the story?

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Making our Disgusting Sandwich

New to English Bowling Park’s Slidely by Slidely Slideshow

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Our very Christmassy trip to York!

New to English Bowling Park’s Slidely by Slidely Slideshow

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