Literacy Key Skills – Win a visit to your school from David Walliams on World Book Day!

DAVID WALLIAMS will take to the sky to celebrate World Book Day with a one-day, World of David Walliams, multi-city tour by Helicopter – the #WalliamsWhirlwind tour – and YOU could win the chance to have him at YOUR SCHOOL! 

For key skills this week we would like you to write in the comment box below and explain, in no more than fifty words, why Simon de Senlis should win a visit from David Walliams. Remember to use strong points to form your paragraphs, supported by evidence. You could also include some of the persuasive techniques we have discussed in class. Homework is due in Wednesday 4th February.



SdS Famous for being FAB!


On Saturday, Northampton’s local newspaper, the ‘Chronicle and Echo’ printed an article about OUR primary school!
It talks about how creative we are in the way we do things and the way we utilise technology to support this.
So, we want to know – what 3 things do YOU think make Simon de Senlis such a FAB place? What is it about who we are and what we do that should make it into the newspaper?
Comment on what we do that you enjoy the most. Please check your grammar and punctuation carefully.
Cant wait to hear your thoughts!

One Note in the classroom

As you know, we have been using OneNote recently to capture learning in the classroom and as a way of enhancing outcomes, especially in Literacy. Below we want you to write about the use of it in lessons. You could cover the following points to help.

  • A summary of examples where you have used it in lessons
  • Do you think it has helped your learning? Can you give and example of when and how?
  • What do you like about OneNote?
  • What does it allow you to do that you couldn’t do without it?
  • Suggestions about future ideas e.g. Using OneNote for homework

You should write a detailed paragraph during morning work rotation this week and remember to include examples of correct punctuation and grammar.

Miss Coade

Y5 Viking Immersion day

Last Friday, Kevin the Viking man visited us at Simon de Senlis to give us an insight in to the history and daily life of the Vikings. We had the chance to try on various types of armour that would have been worn in battle, as well as look at weapons such as shields and spears. He also brought in artefacts which we had to handle very carefully. One of Miss Coade’s favourite parts of the day was learning about the Viking long ship boats and studying a replica model. Which aspect of the day did you enjoy the most?

We would like you to write at least two detailed paragraphs below during morning activities this week. If you need to jog your memory, look back at the OneNote document where there are many pictures and videos of the day to help you with your writing. Remember to use correct punctuation including capital letters and full stops as well as exciting vocabulary, connectives and openers to add excitement to your writing and capture the audience’s interest. You may also want to include photos to enhance your writing.


Miss Coade and Mr Wainwright.