Category: Literacy


What a brilliant day we have all had today! Mark from the Play in a Day company came to Lickey and helped us  perform a play in a day!! By working together collaboratively we successfully put on the show ‘Macbeth’ for our family and friends. Thank you to everyone that came to support and watch us. IMG_2301 IMG_2307 IMG_2322 IMG_2328 IMG_2335 IMG_2340 IMG_2356 IMG_2370 IMG_2398 IMG_2399

A Tragic Ending – 1st person narratives


The Cave

Year 4’s classrooms became dark, eerie caves today as we used our senses to describe a cave setting. Here are just some of our amazing sentences:

Twisting, the cave disappeared into the darkness.

Huge, gleaming stalactites hung like daggers.

Wildly, the slippery dark tunnels twisted.

The damp, pebbly floor crunched eerily. 

The wind echoed like a groaning ghost.


Y6 scary, suspense stories

In Year 6, we have been writing scary, suspense stories. We split them into 3 parts: opening, setting and conversation between characters. Check out some of our published stories:


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Can we persuade you?

We have been working very hard editing and publishing our persuasive writing. Our task was to persuade Miss Salisbury to agree to take us on a trip to Australia, similar to PGL.  We worked together in our teams to create our persuasive brochures on the display boards. Next, we had to pitch our company name and activities to Mrs Ray and Miss Taylor, who then chose the two best teams to pitch to Miss Salisbury! Take a look at some of our display boards below:





Julius Caesar (abridged version)

Well done 4RF on creating such a fantastic class assembly – you all looked so confident and acted your socks off! Give yourselves a pat on the back – you’ve “done” Shakespeare!

Caesar's Murder

All the World’s a Stage

We’re loving reading Julius Caesar and last week we did lots of drama. By the end of the week we were even acting out short scenes straight from Shakespeare’s play although we all wanted to play Caesar.

World Book Day: Shakespeare Challenge

To celebrate World Book Day, 4RF sat reading and discussing books of some of Shakespeare’s most famous plays – from Hamlet to A Midsummer’s Night Dream, from Romeo and Juliet to Macbeth. Then we watched a performance of a famous speech from Henry V! We loved these stories and wanted to read more…


World Book Day: Book corner designers

We have been designing a new book corner for our classroom. We came up with lots of ideas… Hogwarts, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Beastquest, jungles, underwater and space themes to name just a few.

Y4 Reading Corner

Liberté, égalité, fraternité

We’ve been finding out why the French commoners were so unhappy and, after taking some inspiration from Martin Luther King Jr, it wasn’t long before we started writing speeches calling for a revolution!