Following instructions

We read through some instructions together on how to navigate through the labyrinth and explored what features made up instructions such as imperative verbs. We worked as a class to identify the imperative verbs in the instructions as well as prepositional phrases. Some of us ordered the…

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Debate on Education

Year 6 are working towards writing a balanced argument, using our class novel Trash as a stimulus. Today we had a debate on whether the children in our book should go to school for an education or continue to work on the dumpsite. There were some excellent points made and some children were…

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A journey through the labyrinth

We looked at a labyrinth on the board with a variety of obstacles that obstructed the journey through a labyrinth and challenges we had to face. We used our powerful adjectives to describe them together before working in pairs to create our own mazes with our own challenges to face, describing…

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The boy who met a whale

Our new English narrative unit is based on the book, The boy who met a whale by Nizrana Farook.  We have been spending time getting to know the model text, chapter 11 from the book.  We have been looking at the characters, including the protagonists and the antagonists, the dialogue, the action,…

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Applying Our Super Phonics!

In phonics this week, we have been learning the digraph 'oy'. We have noticed that in most words, the 'oy' grapheme comes at the end of a word, such as boy, destroy, or toy. Today we had a challenge! We were given some photos and lots of mixed-up graphemes and we had to work as a team to sort them…

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Hot seat the Minotaur!

Using the questions and feelings we created for Theseus and the Minotaur, we each sat in the hot seat in our pairs, playing the character of Theseus or the Minotaur our challenge was to stay in character and try to think about how they would answer the questions. Some of us came to the front…

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Theatrics in Greece!

Following on our exploration of Theseus and the Minotaur, we created some performances surrounding some scenes from the text. We had to think about other people who may have been there such as other Athenians, and think about how they would have felt and questions they would have…

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Fabulous Phonics!

This week in phonics we have been learning the digraph 'ay'. We have been enjoying doing work in our new phonics workbooks. Today, we had to read a passage and identify the words containing 'ay' and 'ai'.

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Inverted commas

In English, we learnt about inverted commas, what they are used for and how we use them. We were fantastic at understanding this and finished playing a game, trying to put a sentence in order with our inverted commas in the correct places. 

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Drama at the hair dressers!

We created a word bank of similes and alliteration we wanted to use in our drama activity to describe our crazy hair. We got into pairs and performed a drama using our word banks and creating some very crazy hair on each other!

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Crazy hair inspired by animals

To finish off the book 'Crazy Hair' we were exploring, we looked at a variety of different animals such as lions, tigers and gorillas and chose one to inspire a crazy hair art picture. 

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Alliteration

As we started to pick apart our English book 'Crazy hair', we identified lots of alliteration. We spent the lesson understanding what alliteration is and why we use it. We played a game to test our knowledge, having to find the group of children who had the same starting sound and trying to…

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