After watching The Windmill farmer, we set about adding text to an emotive video clip. We are proud of our results.
Early one warm morning a kind farmer began his work. Curiously, he strolled outside to inspect the soil. With a kiss, he carefully took a baby windmill seed from his pocket placing it gently but firmly in the newly hoed soil. The dedicated farmer repeated this several hundred times without complaining before returning proudly indoors like a chef with a cake in the oven. Maya
Very early one morning, before you or I would be awake, an elderly, hardworking farmer gazed at the soil below him. Like a hairdresser he lovingly combed the earth ready to plant some special seeds. In fact they weren’t even plants . . . they were windmills! Ishika
Inspired by the dramatic music we wrote a poem about the wind.
The wind roars
as loud as a tiger,
whistling a tune.
like an agitated giant,
tapping at windows.
Charging down chimneys,
tugging at scarves,
howling like a wolf
Imaginative and creative minds in Year 3
In our first few English lessons this term, the children were learning how to start writing creatively using one page from the book ‘I’ll Take You to Mrs Cole’ by Michael Foreman. The picture portrays a beast-infested dungeon filled with six scared, imprisoned children, with an intimidating or brave figure stood at the top of the steep, windy stairs.
Working in pairs at first, the children were asked to think, share and then write down their ideas for what the figure could: a) smell; b) see; c) taste; d) hear and finally, e) touch/feel. Then, as a whole class, each pair told the rest of the class their sentences. With a little bit of help and encouragement to think of more interesting adjectives, the children came up with the following work:
The disgusting aroma of the ancient nappy worn by the terrified baby.
An upside down, hairy spider dangling, waiting hungrily.
A small baby, sobbing loudly.
The stale, unpleasant air in her hungry mouth.
The clanking metal chains falling onto the stone slabs
Dripping goo splashing into the sewage water.
The hideous crocodile snapping extremely loudly, so much so it made the walls shake.
The scaly snake coiling around her nervous body.
The dark green slimy gunge on the crumbly stone walls.
Well done, Year 3!