A passionate address!

For our final writing project this year, we wrote some passionate speeches! First we looked at Greta Thunberg's speeches on climate change and then adapted the style to write our own speeches on something we felt was important to us. The topics ranged from racism and smoking to animal rights and…

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Bows and Arrows!

Today, we had another experience day in English. We were looking at jobs that stone age people had to do, and we were all very interested in how they had to make weapons in order to protect themselves and catch their food! We had a go at making our own bow and arrows using bamboo and string.…

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A Journey of imagination

Today we had an experience day to introduce us to our new book The Journey by Aaron Becker. In the story a little girl goes on a magical journey through a land which she enters into using her imagination and a crayon. 

We set off on our own "Imagination Journies" through the school. We took a…

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A Beastly visit

Year 5 and 6 were really lucky to have a visit from the fabulous Jack Meggitt Phillips, the author of  The Beast and the Bethany. This book is Jack's first book and he has just finished the final draft of the follow-up book - Revenge of the Beast. We are looking forward to getting our hands on a…

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Life in the Stone Age!

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This half term, we will be looking at "The Stone Age Boy" book in our English lessons. Today was an experience day where we were able to try some of the things that people would have done in the stone age! We had a go at some fishing, weaving, sewing,…

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Amazing Achievement!

Amir has been working really hard with his siblings to create his very own story called 'Young the Superhero'. Amir kindly read his book to the class and we all really loved the story. Not only that, all of the illustrations in the book were drawn by Amir too. A huge well done on such a great…

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Nutella Sandwiches!

Over the next few weeks in English we are looking at writing instructions. Our first lesson was an experience day. The class had to direct Mrs Radcliffe on how to make a Nutella sandwich, thinking carefully about our time conjunctions, adverbs, and imperative verbs. The best part of the lesson was…

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Reception Outdoor Phonics and Maths

Our reception children have been showing everyone how fun Phonics and Maths can be! They have enjoyed thinking of their own games linked to our current learning objectives, in their own free play time. This has included: tricky word hunt and sorting the tricky words; using the outdoor number line…

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Understanding Instructions

To begin our new non-fiction writing unit on instructions, today we looked at a detailed set of instructions and discussed which part of the success criteria they would be linked to: the hook, steps, tips/warnings and a list of what you will need. We then cut up, mixed up and attempted to re-order…

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Reading Dens

We have been using Little Red Reading Hood by Lucy Rolland and Ben Mantel in our writing. It's all about the magic of books and Reading. We talked all about all the wonderful places where we like to read and what we got from books. Then we built ourselves some cosy reading dens in the classroom.…

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Reading

Look at Year 1 enjoying reading their new books in the reading garden. 

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Reception Phonics and Maths

This half term, Reception have been using their phonic skills to write words and sentences. The children have been using the clipboards in their play to write shopping lists, design buildings and create their own recipes in the messy play area. Reception children have also been working on their…

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