Autumn Term Writing Assessment: The Dream Giver

Class 1 have begun to write their Autumn Term assessments.

Year 2 pupils have written the opening part of our story and we are now all busy planning and developing the second half. There is a feeling of calm across school as we listen to ‘dream music’ and wear our pyjamas. What a lovely day!

Year 2 pupils opening to the story:

One dark, quiet night a sudden flash of orange filled the air. With a buzz, the mysterious pixie landed softly beside the shining window. With his long, bendy fingers his hands gripped along the shutters as the window began to creak. The strange creature peeked through the crack and looked at the children. He took his bright, orange bag and the peculiar, shining eggs began to sway and hiss.
The children were fast asleep when the Dream Giver started his work. He opened the egg with a crack and gently poured it into a ballet shoe. Then a tiny ballerina twisted and twirled towards the girl. The Dream Giver went to another boy and broke an egg softly onto a space book. A flash of light flew into the air and filled the sky with twinkly, bright stars. When the pixie cracked his next egg, the music-mad boy started playing his invisible drums.
Suddenly, one of the children shifted in his sleep and one of the shiny eggs rolled off the bed. It landed with a crack on a scary, old book. The pages swished and glowed like the sun as the Dream Giver turned his head to see what was happening…

The Dream Giver

Over the past week, Class 1 have been building up to our writing assessment based around ‘The Dream Giver’. Along with the rest of the school, we have been exploring each of the characters we have met in the first part of the story and then begun to develop our ideas for what might happen next.

Today we hot seated pupils as different characters to find out more and think about the background of each character. We then developed different plot ideas using our small world equipment to see how our characters would respond in each setting. We have used this experience to refine our plot ideas and come up with a final storyline, which we will write tomorrow in our pyjamas!

It’s going to be an exciting day!


In RE today we have been talking about what happens at a Christening. We acted out our own and talked about the people involved. Some of us knew about our Godparents and whether we had been Christened. Don’t forget to ask your grown up when you get home about if you have been christened and who your Godparents are.

Healthy Lifestyles Workshop

Today we had a special visitor in school – Mr Tatterson from Tuxford Academy’s PE department. He has been sharing with us the importance of a healthy lifestyle and making positive choices with our food choices and swapping some of our unhealthy snacks for a more healthy option.

Did you know there is more sugar in a bowl of Frosties than on a sugar donut?

A bowl of Frosties has more than 100% of a child’s recommended daily intake of sugar (RDA 16-18g per day).

I was very proud to hear some of the comments the pupils were making, demonstrating their understanding of a heathy lifestyle and the importance of a balanced diet. Here are some of the comments pupils make:

An apple a day keeps the doctor away – Ethan

You need to eat your 5 a day of fruit and vegetables – Niall

You need to exercise to keep healthy too – Charlotte

The only sugar that you should try to have is from fruit – Starla

If you have too much sugar your teeth and fall out – Jenson

You need to drink lots of water – Lewis

You need energy from food too – Arthur



PE reminder

As we move towards the Christmas period with lots of timetable changes, please can all pupils have their PE kit in school at all times. We will be focusing on dance and gymnastics until February and so pupils will need their t-shirts and shorts meaning that those wearing tracksuits for swimming making it easier for the swimming day/PE day turn around!

We will be grabbing PE opportunities when hall slots are available in the run up to Christmas Productions! We would like all pupils to be able to join in with our learning at every opportunity.

Thank you for your continued support.

Wow Wednesday Fun!

A huge thank you to parents who joined us for our Wow Wednesday yesterday. It was lovely to see such an exciting and engaging morning, with pupils taking the lead in their learning and parents supporting this.

The end result is amazing! I was really blown away with the quality of the final products. We will be exploring our instruments and making our own junk band together.

Thank you for all of the positive feedback and involvement. We look forward to sharing my learning with you later in the year!

The Dream Factory

We loved our theatre trip on Friday and we have been keen to share our views on the play today.

We have been exploring the characters from the play and questioning their actions – why did they do certain things and what does this tell us about them as characters.

We have been working in groups to record and share our ideas. It’s been great to see such engaged learners today. Well done Class 1.