Writing Commands

Today, we were continuing to look at persuasive writing. We learned that writers will often luse commands in their persuasive writing. We had a go at changing some questions into commands. For example "Please will you pass me the pencil?" becomes 'Pass me the pencil!'. We remember these by…

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Features of Persuasive Writing

This week in English, we are looking at persuasive writing. Today, we read one of our favourite books- The Day the Crayons quit. We looked at how each of the crayons had written a persuasive letter to Duncan. Miss Radcliffe talked us through the different features of persuasive writing and then we…

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Our Special Gifts

This half term, our caritas focussed on our special gifts. We spoke about how God has given each of us a special gift to help the world. We started by thinking of what we want to be when we are older and considering how this would contribute to God's world. We then continued by thinking about what…

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Joining our Handwriting

This week in our handwriting, we have been learning how to join our letters using a diagonal join. We had to remember how important our letter formation is in order to be able to join. We had a practice on the interactive board, and then put some relaxing music on whilst we had a go in our…

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Coastlines

This term our new topic is 'Coastlines'. Today we recapped all the previous learning we have done in geography, such as the name of the continents, countries in the UK, the name of the oceans, etc. We then learned that a 'coastline' is an area where land meets the sea. We found that some countries…

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Jesus Rises from the Dead

This week in RE, we have been learning about when Jesus rose from the dead. We listened to the story of when Mary of Magdala went to Jesus' tomb, only to find that is was empty. Then, Jesus appeared to her and the news spread that he was alive. We spoke about the importance of Jesus' resurrection…

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Place Value

This week we have been focusing on place value. We have been recapping our tens and ones and applying this to some reasoning questions. We did some 'what number am I?' style questions, such as, "My tens number is odd, and my ones number is half of 8, what could my number be?"

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Teamwork

This week in collective worship our theme was teamwork. We looked at a scripture from Romans 15:1, which spoke of how the strong should help the weak. We played a game of scattagories, first on our own. The highest score in the class was 2. Then we played as a team and the highest score was 6.…

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Researching Animals

This week in English we are focusing on writing a fact file. We looked at what fact files are and why they are useful. Then we decided which animal we would like to make our fact file on. Next, we used the laptops to research the animal and help us to make a plan. We also had to think about our…

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Quiet Time in the Library

We are really enjoying getting some weekly time to go and spend in the library. We are starting o understand how the library is organised into genres and how this can help us choose which book we would like to read. We like to use the blurb to help us decide if we would like to read a certain…

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Teacher Skyla

Skyla's Mum is a nurse and she had been telling Skyla all about the heart.  Skyla was so interested, and knew so much, she decided to bring in a model of a child's heart and teach us all some new facts! She did a great job,

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Our Trip to the Lowry

As part of our topic this half term, we have been learning about people who are significant to our local area. We learned about LS Lowry and looked at some of his work. Today, we had the chance to go to the Lowry art gallery in Manchester and see some of his artwork for ourselves. We had fun…

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