Week 6 (14/2/20)

This week we have been writing poems set in Victorian times.  We shared a poem called ‘The Chimney Sweep’s Story’ by Wes Magee, looking particularly at the structure of the verses and the poet’s vocabulary choices.  After that we brainstormed ideas for our own poems set in other Victorian workplaces…

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Week 5 (7/2/20)

This week we have been writing about Victorian schools, using similar criteria to last week in order to make this piece of writing even better than our last.  First we found out more about the Education Acts that were passed in the later part of the Victorian period making school…

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Week 4 (31/1/20)

This week we have been planning and writing persuasive letters. We thought about all the different jobs children had to do in the Victorian times and how dangerous they were. We then wrote a letter to a member of the government to persuade him to stop children from having to…

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Week 3 (24/1/20)

This week in our topic work we finished writing our information texts about children at home in Victorian times.  Our success criteria included using conjunctions to link ideas, starting our sentences in different ways and writing in the past tense.  We used feedback from the adults to check and improve…

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Week 2 (17/1/20)

This week we have been finding out more about life in the Victorian times. We have focussed particularly on what life was like for Victorian children. We have looked at lots of different sources of information to build up a picture of children’s lives in the Victorian times. We have…

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Week 1 (10/1/20)

Welcome back to a new term. We hope you had a lovely and restful Christmas and New Year. Thank you so much for the kind and thoughtful Christmas gifts. This week we have started our topic on Victorians. We started off by thinking about anything we already knew about the…

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Week 6 (13/12/19)

School is becoming more festive by the minute, despite the nasty bug that is doing the rounds!  We enjoyed watching the Year 3, 4 and 5 Christmas performance and the children also put on two fantastic performances our Year 1 & 2 show, ‘Sparkle’.  Thank you to all the parents…

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Week 4 (29/11/19)

This week in our English lessons we have watched the short story clip of ‘Sprout Boy’, the little sprout who just wants to find someone to share Christmas with. Using pictures, we had a go at retelling the Sprout boy story. We had to make sure we used conjunctions to…

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Week 3 (22/11/19)

In our English lessons this week we wrote our newspaper reports about the Fire of London.  We recapped the features of newspaper reports, discussing how to use our headlines to draw readers in, how to make our report sound formal and how to ensure we were giving all the information…

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Week 2 (15/11/19)

This week we have been investigating newspapers and the features of newspaper reports.  We looked at lots of examples to find headlines, columns, captions and direct speech then we discussed the purposes of these features.  After practising writing headlines of our own, we thought about what people at the time…

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