Week 6 (1/4/19)

This week we have been discussing what we know about school life in Chembakolli. We then talked about how it is different to life at Crowmarsh. We brainstormed section headings – e.g. School routines, facilities, equipment and after school activities. We looked at a WAGOLL and a WABOLL and in…

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Week 5 (25/03/19)

In our English lessons this week we have continued to write our stories set in Chembakolli.  We have tried hard to include more detail about characters and the setting, using the adjective and adverb questions to help us.  We’ve also been trying to start our sentences in a range of…

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Week 4 (18/03/19)

In our topic work this week we have looked at an Indian traditional tale called ‘Tiger child’. We talked about the fact that this is a tale that would have originally been told, rather than written down, and passed down from generation to generation. Later in the week we had…

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Week 3 (11/03/19)

This week we have been reading an Indian tale called ‘Gobble you up’. It’s all about a cunning and wily jackal that eats lots of different animals until he eventually bursts open! We’ve used this text as a basis for writing instructions for trapping a jackal. We started with a…

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Week 2 (04/03/19)

This week we have started our Topic on India. In our English work we’ve begun by looking at a picture of an Indian street market and then describing it. We’ve thought carefully about how we can organise our ideas, how we can start our sentences in different ways and how…

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Week 1 (25/02/19)

This has been our final week learning about the Victorians and we have focused on one significant individual: Florence Nightingale. After finding out lots of information about her life, we looked at some good examples of biographies and picked out the main features.  We discussed ways to vary our sentence…

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Week 6 (11/02/19)

This week we have looked at the poem ‘The chimney boy’s story’ by Wes Magee. We looked at the vocabulary choices that the poet had made and at the number of ‘beats’ in a line. We thought about what it might have been like to work in a coal mine…

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Week 5 (04/02/19)

This week we have been writing recounts about our trip to the Victorian Schoolroom in Reading.  We read some examples and discussed what features a recount should have. We discovered that recounts are written in the past tense and that they are written in chronological order.  Building on skills we’ve…

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Week 4 (28/01/19)

It has been a busy and exciting week for us in Class 2. We started off the week with a visit from some Chinese students and on Wednesday we had our brilliant trip to Reading Museum. In English this week we have been writing persuasive letters. We looked at a…

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Week 3 (21/01/19)

This week in our topic work, we finished writing about Victorian children at home.  We used feedback from the adults to check and improve our work at various stages along the way.  The next part of our topic that we have started to investigate is what jobs children did during…

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