Tag Archives: English

Puffin Live – The Illustrators Take Over

On Friday, we joined a Puffin Virtually Live presentation.  We were able to draw along with Adam Hargreaves – son of Roger Hargreaves, who continues his father’s popular Mr. Men and Little Miss series of children’s books, and this year has illustrated the Dr Men Series.

We created comic book characters with Jeff Kinney, author and illustrator of Diary of Wimpy Kid.

We were inspired to create our own superhero by Ali-A, who’s been inspired by his new graphic novel Game On1!, illustrated by Alek Sotirovski.

We heard the author of Wonder,  R. J. Palacio, talking about using technology to create illustrations.

One of the best sections was looking at the wonderful illustrations in Malala’s inspiring new picture book, Malala’s Magic Pencil illustrated by Kerascoët. We have read this book in class and we love it. 

Skype Call with Night Zookeeper

We had a great story telling Skype call today with Olivia from the Night Zoo. 

She got us to use our imagination, she told us it was our super power! We imagined lots of new animals for the Night Zoo. 

Olivia then read us a story….but we have to find out what happens by reading the rest of the story on Night Zookeeper.com

We really enjoyed the call and Olivia answered lots of questions for us, and listened to lots of our stories!

Spooky Stories

This week’s story has to contain these words …as the door slammed I knew…You can read all of our stories on our class blog.

by Ben F

One Halloween I was out trick or treating with my friends. I was dressed up as a ghost, Haylie was dressed up as a ‘cereal’ killer and my other friend Dylan was dressed up as a zombie. We where having lots of fun calling from house to house, until we took a short cut down the dark alley way to the spooky house. We went into the garden and walked up to the door. The door was left slightly open so we pushed the door gently and called out ‘trick or treat’. There was no answer, so we quietly crept inside to have a look around. As the door slammed I knew we were in danger. Next we heard a loud laugh, we turned around and standing there were our parents, they had tricked us!

By Sophie

When the door slammed I knew it wasn’t just my imagination! I’d felt something creepy around my bedroom for some time now. Nicol had come for a play-date, we were colouring pictures when suddenly my crayon started moving on its own on the page. Eeek! we both froze and coldness came upon us.
Omg what was that, we looked at each other with scared faces then ran downstairs to tell my Mam. Mam said ‘don’t be silly girls, ghosts are not real’. We had dinner feeling reassured. Then we went back upstairs to find the whole room was covered in Halloween pictures!! Spoooky !!

100 Word Challenge

This week’s prompt is to include these words in our stories;

…so, what lies ahead of…

You can read our stories on our class blog by clicking on the link: https://msbrennocksclass.100wc.net/

This is Sophie’s story

Once upon a time there were four kids who went on a trip to the jungle. There was a hunter there too, he was mean and wanted to kill the animals!
The children were on a mission to stop him. One night whilst the hunter was sleeping in the forest they tied him to a tree with a long rope.
When he woke he was shocked and surrounded by the animals he had been trying to kill.
He begged for forgiveness so the animals nibbled the ropes & set him free. The hunter was afraid, so what lies ahead of him. The children had won.

 

Team teaching in English

We have been busy working with our teacher and Ms O’Brien in our English groups. We have completed lots of activities to help us with our phonics, handwriting and vocabulary. We have read lots of examples of narrative writing and written our own stories. We are able to predict, visualise and make connections when we are reading. We played some phonics games today to help us revise what we have learned so far.

 

 

Class Debates

We have been learning how do persuasive writing in school. Some of the debates we have had included: Children should not be given homework after school. Happiness is more important than money. Ireland is the best country for tourists to visit.

This week, we wrote debates on the topic: “Should swimming lessons be compulsory in primary schools?”. We worked with a partner to write our debates and then argued for/against the motion.

We really enjoy debates!

 

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Adverbs can be fun!

Today we learned about adverbs – What they are and when to use them. An adverb is a word that describes a verb! That’s why the word VERB is in ADVERB! Usually adverbs end in -ly. For example: kindly, quickly, happily, viciously, hastily. But sometimes is can be words that tell when something happens or where it is. For example: yesterday, now, usually, upstairs, downstairs.

We made a display all about adverbs…. very quickly and intelligently! In our group, we wrote a poem a short story, sentences, lists and the definition of adverbs. We even wrote one adverb for every letter of the alphabet!

Here is our display. We hope you enjoy reading it just as much as we enjoyed making and presenting it!

By: Elle, Mercedes, Lucas, Christian, Jamie and Luke.

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Pip School by David

One day at Pip school on Pip Street,  Ms Gobble left her class alone for two minutes and they went bonkers.  They shouted and laughed a lot.  The noise was SO loud that  even Ms Pain’s class could hear them.  Tom Chickle took out some cooked sausages for the class and Jimmy Johnstone put on rock music.  Some people put their hands in the air like they just didn’t care.  The door swung open and in walked a very cross and angry teacher.  ALRIGHT! she shouted.  I’m thinking extra homework for this class. Sighs filled the room.

The story of St Molaga

Once a upon a time lived a man named St Molaga. He was a holy man. He lived in Ireland. He was chased out of Ireland by druids. He came back to Ireland and healed sick people. He was a famous beekeeper. He built a church in Bremore and a monastery in Co. Cork.

By Ashley, Ellen and Niamh.

A man named Molaga had been hunted out of Ireland by the Druids. He went to Scotland to find refuge and later to Wales where the Welsh patron saint lived – Saint David. He stayed with Saint David for a while and then decided to return to Ireland to do missionary work. Saint David gave Saint Molaga a bell when he was leaving Wales. Saint Molaga brought this bell back to Ireland with him. Saint Molaga came to Dublin. He healed the sick and a chief gave him some land. He was a beekeeper. He built a church in Bremore. He set up a monastery in Cork.

By Cian, Hannah and Jodie.