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Monday the 11th of January 2021

The True Story of the Three Little Pigs.

I enjoyed our discussion on the Friday Feedback Zoom Meeting about what you think about whether you believe Al's point of view of what happened or that of the pigs. It is obvious that you have thought a lot about this.

Last week , we were looking again at the features of a newspaper-style report and the difference between facts and opinions. You wrote some of the facts about what actually happened. 

Before you start writing your newspaper-style report about The Story of the Three Little Pigs, have a look at these examples to find out what a good one looks like.

Also, watch the story again to refresh your memories because as a journalist, it is important that you are very familiar with the facts.

The True Story Of The Three Little Pigs


If you choose to use this , use the version with the narrow writing because it will be the easiest to use.

Writing your newspaper- style report.

  •  Choose which template you want to use.
  • Write a headline. The author uses ' Big Bad Wolf' as his headline to catch the attention of the reader and to make people want to read the report.

       If we were all in school. I would ask for your ideas and write them on the                  flipchart , which would give you good ideas about what you could write,

  • Use what you have already written to start to write your report.
  • Draw pictures in the boxes provided. 
  • Check your punctuation.
  • Reread what you  have written to check that it makes sense.
  • We will be continuing to work on this tomorrow.
  • Have fun!


There is a gap before Tuesday's lesson, so scroll down to find it.
















Tuesday the 12th of January 2021

How did writing  your recount go yesterday?

Editing your newspaper-style report

Today, you are going to reread what you wrote yesterday abd you are going to edit it.

  • Check for capital letters. Have you used a capital letter to start all your sentences? If you haven't, Use a purple pen or a pencil to put them in.
  • Have you used a capital letter for names of people or places ? If you haven't. put them in with purple pen or pencil.
  • Have you used an appropriate punctuation mark to finish your sentences? (a full stop , a question mark or an exclamation mark ) ? If you haven't , use a purple pen or a pencil to put them in.
  • Can you add more adjectives and adverbs to your report?     
  • For example :  Al walked down the path to the First Little Pig's house. Al walked quickly and carefully down the long, windy path to the First Little Pig's fragile, straw house.
  • Before Lockdown, we were focusing on using interesting adverbs of time in writing a recount. Have you used any ? If not, add some now using you purple pen or pencil. Here are some to remind you:  In the beginning, At first, First, Next, Then, After a while, Suddenly, Eventually, Quickly, Slowly, In the end, Finally


Wednesday the13th of January 2021
  • Reread what you have written on your template and also read over the changes that you have made.
  • Are you happy with the changes you have made?
  • Is there anything else you would like to add or change?
  • Make any additional changes now.
  • Now, rewrite tour new, upgraded version on another template sheet.
  • Have you included the headline?
  • Have you drawn the pictures?
  • When you have finished , check for correct punctuation.
  • Then, take a picture and email it to our class email:   middlesex@shenley.herts.sch,uk
  • I am looking forward to seeing what you have written.
Thursday 14th of January 2021
Look at the picture carefully and describe it to someone.

Questions about the picture:

What has just hatched from the egg?

Why is the girl unafraid?

Why might the crows be displeased?

What will happen now that it has hatched?

How did the girl end up with the egg in her hands?

How do you think the girl hurt her knees?

How is she feeling? What does the look in her eyes tell you?

Read the start of the story and then continue it.
The story so far:

The crows had been gathering for some time, no doubt displeased by the girl’s actions.

She could feel the cold, wet slime dripping slowly from her fingertips, but it didn’t bother her. Her hands were still, steady, without fear: she had been eagerly awaiting this moment.

All she could think about was the creature in front of her, finally escaped from its cage. It had hatched. It was time…

Can you continue the story?

Perfect picture!

Can you draw a picture of the creature that has emerged from the egg?

Friday 15th of January 2021

The Wave

Look at the picture and describe what is happening to someone.

Question time!

Where will the wave break?

Will it breach the sea wall?

Why do you think some people enjoy danger?

Have you ever been in danger? What did it feel like?

Are there different types of danger?

Story starter

Read the story so far and then write what happened next.

Some people love living dangerously. For some people, the thrill of a near miss is what they crave their whole lives; the moment of panic that rises up from the pit of your stomach like your blood has turned to ice, but then washes over you like blissfully warm water as the danger passes.

This was one of those moments. You could hear the sharp intake of breath as the crest of the fifty metre wave frothed and foamed like the mouth of an angry Kraken. There were only seconds left to wait...

Perfect picture!

Using your imagination, can you draw what might be underneath or behind the wave?

Spellings: More Homophones


Practise spelling each of the words and then write sentences that show the difference in the meanings of the homophones.