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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Week 6 (4/12/17)

This week we have discussed Christmas traditions in London, from the Trafalgar Square Christmas tree to all the lights and shop window displays.  We’ve also taken some time to think about those people who are less fortunate than ourselves at Christmas time; we found out about the good work done…

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Week 5 (27/11/17)

This week we have been writing stories about Sproutboy, the sprout with super powers who saves Christmas!  We have been trying to write more detailed story openings so that we really set the scene for our reader.  Our challenge has then been to include this level of detail throughout our…

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Week 4 (20/11/17)

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. We had a go at retelling Sprout Boy’s story in our trio, listening carefully for what was good and what we…

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Week 3 (13/11/17)

We were very lucky to have a visit this week from local poet, James Carter. He performed some of his own poems for us, then helped Year 1 and 2 compose a poem about animals. Here is the finished poem: The Wacky World of Amazing Animals Happy as a hippo,…

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Week 2 (6/11/17)

This week we have been learning about the features of newspaper reports and have discussed the purposes of these features.  We know that newspapers are written to inform people about news stories and current affairs around the world, the country or a local area.  Thinking about the Great Fire of…

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Week 1 (30/10/17)

Next Friday, in art, we are going to be making some Tudor houses. Please could you provide your child with a cereal box to do this? Thank you. This week in our English lessons we have been focussing on grammar. In particular, we have looked at nouns, verbs, adverbs and…

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Week 7 (16/10/17)

In English this week, we have been looking at extracts from Samuel Pepys diary to see what he wrote about the Great Fire of London.  In the extracts we learned that Pepys saw some people staying in their houses until the last minute before grabbing belongs and running to the…

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