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Pupil views

We asked some of our children to comment on their English lesson today (13.9.21).  Here's what they told us:


Did you enjoy today's lesson? 

Y3 - yes because I really like writing and learning when we talk about it first with the teacher and with my friends. 

Y6- I loved today's lesson. It made me feel good inside.  It was text mapping and drawing helps us to understand the story, even if we struggle to write it all down.  Everyone can do it.  

Y2 - yes because we were modelling with body parts so we were excited about our writing.  


What did you learn that was new today? 

Y4 - poetry doesn't have to rhyme.  I also learned that verbs add detail.  Creeping and flowing are different ways to move.  Slow and fast.

Y2 - I learnt a song about how the body parts are all connected. 

Y3 - that some poems can actually have a' back story' so we can learn more about the people who write them. 


How hard was todays lesson on a scale of 1-10?

Y5 - about a 6.  Some words were challenging and some were easy to understand and draw.

Y3 - about a 7.  It was a bit challenging but I worked in a  group with my teacher and that helped me to understand.   


How do the adults in the lesson help you to learn?  

Y6 - if you can easily do it they give you an extra challenge and if it's hard they break it down for you so you understand it.

Y5 - they model it for me on the board.

Y3 - they talk it over with me. 


Have you been successful today and how do you know?  

Y2 - yes because the teacher told me I had got my body parts in the right order.

Y3 - a bit of both because I got 10/10 on my spelling but then I got a bit distracted and didn't finish my poetry questions. 

Y5 - yes I was because my partner gave me good feedback about what I did well and what would make it better for next time.


What do you think you need to learn next? 

Y6 - how to improve my word choices.  Maybe by using a thesaurus.

Y4 - how to read poetry out loud with more expression and to use challenging wow words in my own poems.