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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Week 2 (14/01/19)

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 (01/01/19)

Welcome back to a new term and a new(ish) classroom. We hope you had a lovely and restful Christmas and New Year. We are all settled in to our classroom and enjoying the fact that we can now go to the toilets without getting rained on! This week we have…

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Week 8 (17/12/18)

Autumn Term 2 Week 7 and 8 Apologies for last week’s blog which some of you may have noticed was the wrong one! Here is what it should have said, with any additions from this week: School is becoming more festive by the minute!  We enjoyed watching the Christmas performances…

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Week 7 (10/12/18)

Half term is in sight but the children have still been working really hard on their work in class.  In our English lessons we have been imagining what London would have been like in the 17th century.  We watched a video simulation to help us picture it more clearly. You…

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Week 6 (03/12/18)

This week we have continued to write our descriptions about a lovely winter village scene, making sure that we were responding to any feedback we had been given. We then started to use the ideas in our character and setting descriptions to write a Supersprout story. First of all we…

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Week 5 (26/11/18)

This week we looked at a picture of a wintery setting and imagined that our character, Supersprout, was there.  After discussing all the things he might be able to see, hear, smell or feel, we wrote them on our plans. We used the adverb questions (Where? When? How?) to add…

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