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  • Headteacher: Mrs A Burton
  • Deputy Headteacher: Mrs L Taylor


Mrs Cotter's English page


Over the next couple of weeks we will be practicing our arguing skills! We will be carrying out debates on a range of topics, considering viewpoints different to our own and developing strategies to put our points across in a balanced discussion! 

We will be covering topics such as 'Should children be allowed TVs in their bedrooms?', 'Is a plastic free world a possibility or a dream?', 'is it fair that footballers get paid so much money?'



Acting out our play scripts




No spellings this week!

Use a dictionary to find out the definitions of any unfamiliar words!




Next spelling test will be Monday 4th June.

Bronze - practice spellings 1-10.

Silver - practice spellings 1-12. 

Gold - practice spellings 1-16. 



We will have our spelling test each Monday. 

We have been writing our own mystery stories, inspired by a short film called Road’s End. We had to use suspense in our writing and include a flashback! 

Here are some videos of us reading our stories- enjoy!

Road’s End

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Wheel’s End

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Road’s End

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Road’s End

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Road’s End

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Road’s End

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Road’s End

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We have been refining and up-leveling our writing to include expanded noun phrases and exciting vocabulary to paint a picture in the readers mind. 


Here are some examples that made Mrs Cotter say 'Wow!' 

What do you think?


As I stumbled out of the grand wardrobe with strong wooden doors, I noticed out of the corner of my eye, a tall, grand tree with bright-orange leaves which were falling off its branches, and a sparkling, clear-blue lake that glistened in the sunlight. 

By Poppy 


As I cautiously walked out of the old, rusty wardrobe, excited by my discovery, I saw in a glimpse of my eye, a bright light shoot up into the polluted air... I could smell magnificent cake with a slight hint of ginger that filled my lungs. 

By Olly R


As I fell out of the oak-wood wardrobe, I stumbled across a massive heap of snow with green leaves darted all over it. The snow was like feathers, it was that soft. 

By Max 


I saw the most magnificent landscape with a shiny waterfall coming from a cave in the top of a snowy mountain;  a stream that glittered in the sunlight. 

By Aimee


As I walked on, the surface felt different. Instead of the smooth, hard wood, I felt sharp, crumbly stuff. Then I realised that the orange light was a raging fire next to an abandoned castle, with rats scurrying around.

By Archie


I looked up to see an astonishing view. A light breeze blew on my face. In the distance, a forest caught my eye and the snow-tipped mountains had an enormous castle built into the side. 

By Xander 


As I walked out of the wardrobe, I saw a delicious looking cloud with chocolate frosting. I looked back at the big, brown, glossy wardrobe next to the candy cane tree. 

By Maddison



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