Y4 Writing Display

By Writing

Y4 Writing Display


We have just finished our piece of writing linked to our Pompeii book. It’s also the first attempt at blending writing with artwork. I’m super proud of what the children have produced. Here is the display in class!


Writing in Year 5 – Queen of the Falls

By English, Writing, Year 5

We found out about Annie Taylor by reading Queen of the Falls by Chris Van Allsburg. He tells the true story of Annie Taylor, a feisty 62-year-old woman, who became the first person to cross over Niagara Falls in a barrel!

Taylor’s story is one of pluck and ambition but she never achieves the fame and fortune that motivated her to undertake such a daring feat, in her lifetime.

We wrote a series of diaries about significant events in Annie Edson Taylor’s life. Did you know she pretended to be 42! 

Handwriting Parent Workshop

By English, Letters to Parents, Newsletter, Writing, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6

On Thursday 16th November, we will be hosting a parent workshop explaining how we teach handwriting at St Alban’s.

From the first day of school, we pay particular attention to good writing habits. By the end of the session you will know what we mean by BBC, TNT and lots of other useful tips.

We look forward to welcoming you in the school hall at 2:15pm. Grandparents are also welcome.

Thank you,

Mrs Gurner

Y2 Story Writing based on Leigh Hodgkinson’s “Troll Swap”

By English, Writing, Year 2

As part of our English lessons, Year 2 have been reading and writing about the text Troll Swap. We have also read other stories with troll characters like Trolls Go Home and The Finger Eater to further inspire our independent writing. For our final piece, we invented our own troll character and our own child character before writing a story in which the two swapped places, emulating the work of the authors that we had studied. I am so impressed with the standard of writing produced by all of Year 2. They have been working extremely hard on their handwriting, remembering punctuation and using conjunctions to extend their ideas. Well done Year 2!