What is a sentence?

We are learning what makes a sentence a sentence.  We know they need capital letters and full stops, and that they need to make sense.  It is much trickier to spot a sentence when the punctuation has been taken away.  Here we are using blu tack to locate the end of sentences.  It was very…

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No Greengrocer's Apostrophes Allowed Here!

In English we have started a new unit all about the British polar explorer, Ernest Shackleton! One of the books we are using within the unit is William Grill's "Shackleton's Journey". With a title like that, it would be daft not to recap apostrophes for possession and omission and work hard to…

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Let's have a heated debate!

In Year 5 we have been investigating persuasive writing.  We have read lots of examples and written our own persuasive leaflets.  Now we are preparing for a class debate.  Today we were given the topics for our debates:   

        It is wrong to spend billions of pounds on space…

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Fantasy objects

Today, we discussed objects in fantasy stories that have magical powers. We looked at lots of everyday objects and used our imaginations to decide how they could become magical. We came up with lots of amazing ideas.

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Wolves

In literacy, we are reading the book ‘The Way Home for Wolf’.  It is a fabulous story and has inspired us to find out more about these beautiful creatures.  We’re going to write our own information texts next!

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Lest We Forget

As Year 6 have been focusing on learning about the events and understanding the impact of WW1 in History this Autumn Term, we have studied a selection of war poets alongside their poetry in our English learning also.

The children have learned verses from the poem, 'For the Fallen' by Laurence…

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Y2 Role Play

In literacy, we have been reading the story ‘The Way Home For Wilf’. Today we acted parts of the story and the rest of us had to guess which bit we were doing.  Our acting was so good everyone could guess which bit we were doing!

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Bringing Stories to Life!

In Reading, Year 6 are working with the book, 'Stay Where You Are and Then Leave' by John Boyne. For the first chapter, we decided to bring the story to life by acting out the scene where Dad, George, returns to the house wearing his new Army Uniform. In this scene, his family realise that George…

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In role as our characters

We thought of questions using our question hand to ask “ Harry the Happy Mouse”. We enjoyed being the different characters and listening to how they felt. 

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Reading buddies

It is lovely to be enjoying time outside together again and Year 5 are doing a great job acting as Reading Buddies to the younger children. They are available each lunchtime play to help the infants choose and read books from the outdoor “book shed”.

 

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Year 6 & Year 2 Shared Poetry Time

Across school, for National Poetry Week, the classes buddied up to share some time together to read poetry! Year 6 were lucky enough to have Year 2 as their buddies, and thoroughly enjoyed reading poems to the younger children and listening to them read also! 

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Poetry Day

We really enjoyed Year 4 coming to our class today to share some of their favourite poems. 

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