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Year 6 EAL Update

Term 3 continues to be busy for Year 6 in EAL.

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Earlier in the term, the students looked at Roald Dahl’s ‘Revolting Rhymes’ poetry and thoroughly enjoyed the humour and the weird and wonderful twists on well-known fairy tales. Year 6 also performed some Revolting Rhymes which helped them to appreciate the rhythm and rhyme within the poems.  We also looked at personification, similes and alliteration. Students created some brilliant Revolting Rhymes style poems of their own. They turned some of the sweet characters in the poems into nasty criminals and made some wonderful newspaper headlines and Wanted posters about their character’s dastardly deeds!

In the second half of this term, students started looking at ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ stories. These exciting and interactive non-linear stories put the reader in the centre of the action, asking them to make several decisions throughout the story to decide their fate.

To enhance their writing, the Year 6 EAL team have been doing some co-teaching with class teachers, focussing on using narrative tenses and cohesive devices to tie their stories together. We have also been looking at incorporating the ‘show don’t tell’ technique and language for describing the five senses to build interest and suspense. We used some drama techniques such as ‘freeze frames’ and ‘thought tracking’ for this and not only did this help develop the student’s ideas, but they also had a lot of fun acting this out.

This term, one of the Let’s think in English lessons in their mainstream class was a poem entitled Geography Lesson. In the EAL sessions, the students made some very thoughtful comments about the poem through the use of Sentence, Phrase, Word ‘thinking routine’.  They are now learning about writing Point, Evidence, Analyse paragraphing to demonstrate understanding of texts and the language at deeper levels.

Ms Shaheena Pall and Ms Erica Barthorpe, Year 6 EAL Teachers

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