Week 1 (4/6/18)

Welcome back! We hope you’ve had a lovely half term and the children enjoyed some rest after their busy SATs week – we were really impressed with how hard they all worked during their tests. On Monday we had an exciting day of writing with another visit from Tim at…

Continue reading

Week 4 (7/5/18)

What a lovely sunny week it has been! Hopefully you all had a wonderful long weekend enjoying the sunshine. This week in class we have been continuing to write and edit our stories set in the Nilgiri hills in India.  We have been trying really hard to make our stories…

Continue reading

Week 3 (30/4/18)

Our English work this week has been focused on narrative. We have asked ourselves the question ‘What makes a good story?’ Having shared an example story, we decided that our stories needed to have a good introduction, an exciting build-up and problem/dilemma, and a clear ending.  We started writing our…

Continue reading

Week 2 (23/4/18)

In our topic sessions this week we have been writing information texts about our school. We thought carefully about the different things we could say about our school. We then planned using sub-headings, which helped us to organise our ideas into paragraphs. We have tried really hard to use adjectives…

Continue reading

Week 5 (19/3/18)

In English this week, we’ve been busy writing stories based on ‘The Tiger Child’. We had to choose our own animal character and think of something they had gone to the ‘human’ village to search for. We tried hard to use really good adjectives to describe our character and setting.…

Continue reading

Week 4 (12/3/18)

This week we started to learn about a small Indian village called Chembakoll which is in the Nilgiri hills near Bangalore.  So far we have looked at lots of pictures of the village and discussed the similarities we can see between Chembakolli and Crowmarsh.  We also learned that the Adivasi…

Continue reading

Week 3 (5/3/18)

This week we have continued with our new topic ‘A village in India’. We have begun finding out what life is like in parts of India. We have been finding out facts about India, including where it is, what the capital city is, what the climate is like and what…

Continue reading

Week 1 (19/02/18)

Welcome back! We hope you have all had a good half term break. In our topic lessons this week we have been learning about Florence Nightingale.  Through reading books and information sheets about her, we learned about her childhood, her love of reading and her desire to be a nurse. …

Continue reading

Week 5 (5/2/18)

In our topic sessions this week we have been writing Victorian themed stories. We were given the start of a story and it was our job was to continue it. First we planned our stories using storyboards. We then used the drawings on our storyboard to write our stories. The main…

Continue reading

Week 4 (29/01/18)

In our topic sessions this week we have been learning about the workhouses where poor people or families went to live if they could not support themselves. We discovered that workhouses were very harsh places: people had to work very hard, in poor conditions, all day long and were given…

Continue reading