We use learning walls to support our English learning in class. These change regularly to support the different types of writing that we look at.
Phone box writing
A slightly unusual part of our English work in school is writing for the phone box. After winning the BT "Adopt a Kiosk" national competition way back in 2009, the school was given responsibility for the disused phone box in the village of Great Shelford. As part of our English work in school, each class in turn writes short imaginary conversations for the phone box based on the work they are doing in class. One child's writing is then published in the Village News. They also get the chance to decorate our long-serving mannequin in a way that is linked to their writing! This has proved to be great fun for the school and the villagers.
Below are some previous examples of phone box characters.
Our excellent Year 6 team won the Cambridgeshire Schools English Challenge for the second year running!
The competition was held at Ely Cathedral on 5th December 2016.