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.…

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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…

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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…

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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. …

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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…

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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…

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Week 3 (22/01/18)

This week in our writing we have been learning how to use a variety of conjunctions to link our ideas such as ‘because’, ‘but’, ‘so’ and ‘and’. We also had a wonderful trip to Reading museum to experience what school life would have been like in the Victorian days. We…

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Week 2 (15/1/18)

In our topic sessions this week we have been learning about the kinds of work done by poor children in Victorian times.  We discovered that children as young as 5 years old were sent to work in factories, mines and up chimneys.  In our writing we practised writing persuasively, imagining…

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Week 1 (8/1/18)

Happy New Year! We hope you all had a relaxing Christmas break with your families. Thank you so much for all the Christmas cards, chocolates and the vouchers you gave us – it was so generous of you all. This week we started our Victorians topic by discussing what we…

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Week 7 (11/12/17)

We hope you had lots of fun on our rather unexpected snow day at the beginning of the week. This week has been very busy and exciting as we start to get closer to Christmas. On Tuesday and Wednesday we were busy rehearsing our Christmas play to make sure our…

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