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Room 14

This term we are learning about how to write a narrative. We know that a narrative has characters, a setting, a problem and a solution (plot).

At the moment we are focusing on creating our main character. Here we are drawing pictures of our main characters. We have to think about what our character is wearing and their facial expression to show whether they are good or bad.

Once we’ve drawn and coloured in our characters, we’re going to write a brief description about them. We have to include what they look like (clothes, size) and also describe their personality using lots of adjectives.

We can’t wait to share our character descriptions at our assembly on Friday!

Room 14 - Characters

Viking shields


This term in Room 14 we have been studying the Vikings. During the week we found out information about Viking shields and designed our own.


We found out that the shields were round and the main colours on the shields were white and red, and also black and yellow. We also learnt that the shields were between 80-90cm in diameter and weighed around 7-10kg. The Vikings also held the shields with one hand so they could protect themselves more easily. This meant that the Vikings had to be really strong!


Once we had found out the information we had a go at designing our own Viking shields on some paper. We used simple designs and only a few colours to make them look like proper Viking shields. Once we had designed our shields, Mr Osborn got us to write a sentence about our shield. We either described what it looked like or what the colours and patterns represented.


Here are some of our designs. In the next couple of weeks we plan on making our shields using cardboard and paint.

Room 14 - Viking Shields

Room 14

This term Room 14 has been doing boggle as one of our spelling activities. We try to make as many words as we can using the letters on the boggle wall. Each week we have a focus. This weeks focus was finding words that have the ‘ck’ and ‘ng’ digraphs in them and trying to make as many word families as we could.

Room 14 - Boggle

Here are some of the words that we managed to find. 

Can you spot any we may have missed?

For Inquiry we are studying the Vikings. This week we looked at the way the Vikings communicated. They used an alphabet called Futhark and the letters were known as Runes.

Room 14 - Viking Runes

We used the Runes to write our names onto the whiteboards.

Some of us wrote our full names while some of us just wrote our first names. We then had a go at writing messages for our buddy to decode.

Here we are holding up our names.

Room 14 - Publishing Wall

In the past few weeks Room 14 has done some amazing writing that is currently being displayed on our publishing wall.

Room 14 - Publishing

We wrote about lots of different things, such as the school disco, spending time with our family and friends, riding our bmx bikes and even a spaceship landing on top of our teacher!

Room 14 - Gummy Bear Writing

A few of us published our stories about gummy bears coming out of our taps! We were shown this picture and we used our imaginations to create these amazing stories! Have a read for yourself.

Last week we brainstormed ideas and wrote stories about Mr Osborn’s super cute puppy, Gus. We described Gus as adorable, fluffy, cuddly and even a karate master! This week we are going to publish our stories about Gus to go up on our publishing wall. We can’t wait to show everyone!

Room 1 - Gus

Room 14 is Firewise!

This term we are learning about fire safety and what to do if we find a lighter or matches lying around. We know that we must give them to an adult straight away….that’s being firewise!!

Lighters and matches are tools not toys! We did an activity where we sorted different objects into two groups….tools and toys.

We decided that some objects, like old phones and computers could be either a tool or a toy depending on how they’re used.

Here are some photos of what each group decided was a tool and what was a toy. Do you agree with us?

Room 14 - Firewise