Mrs V Gillam

Class Teacher

Mrs K Stone

Teaching Assistant

Welcome to Pengelly Class
What an exciting term we have ahead of us. Please see our Medium term plan for some short details about what we will be covering.

Autumn Term Week 1 


Welcome back everyone and what a wonderful start to the term we have had. 

We have already started our poetry topic based around the book called The Lost Words by Robert Macfarlande and Jackie Morris. 

The book begins: 

‘Once upon a time, words began to vanish from the language of children. They disappeared so quietly that at first almost no one noticed – fading away like water on stone. The words around them: acorn, adder, bluebell, bramble, conker – gone! 

Fern, heather, kingfisher, otter, raven, willow, wren...all of them gone. The words were becoming lost: no longer vivid in children’s voices, no longer alive in their stories. 


The children have undertaken the mission, to bring these words back to life by studying nature and its true beauty. During this poetry topic we will be writing poems inspired by the wonderful nature around us and hopefully filling our minds with stunning vocabulary to make the words vivid again.   

This week we have enjoyed the last of the sunshine exploring our natural environment and have written acrostic poems but used kennings to describe and powerful verbs.

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