Alice in Wonderland
Doves class have been writing this term about Alice in Wonderland. Inspired by watching a fabulous performance in school, we have been writing the section where The Queen of Hearts asks Alice to play a game of croquet, and where Alice meets the grinning Cheshire Cat.
All the class produced some wonderful work and had great fun. Below are a couple of examples:
Explanation Texts (Natural Disasters)
This term in geography, children were learning about natural disasters. They were asked to write an explanation text about volcanoes.
These are two extracts from their writing:
The Fiery Conquerors of Earth
Volcanoes, hazardous treacherous volcanoes. They are well known for spitting lava causing destructions and killing thousands of people. These magma-spewing beasts have complicated backstories, as the lithosphere breaks into small bits of ground. These are called tectonic plates. Think of them like this, when you crack on a shell of a boiled egg, the earth’s cracks will appear. Imagine these cracks as tectonic plates. Tectonic plates either move apart or closer to each other causing eruptions, sometimes they can cause damage. Sometimes they can be tourist attractions. Volcanoes are often mistaken for fiery beasts, but what exactly are they? Why do they even exist? Are they good for the environment? Let’s find out!
How are volcanoes born?
There are three well known ways for a volcano to form. Firstly, there are destructive (convergent) plate margins where oceanic and continental plates slowly move towards each other. At some point these plates collide which pushes magma to the surface. Second constructive (divergent) plate boundaries are where oceanic plates move away from each other, five centimetres per year, which causes magma to escape into the small gaps ion the crust. Finally, have you ever seen a volcano which isn’t near the plate margin? Well these bursts through the crust, desperate to escape. Let’s find out about what types of volcanoes there are.