Week 2 (17/1/20)

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 (10/1/20)

Welcome back to a new term. We hope you had a lovely and restful Christmas and New Year. Thank you so much for the kind and thoughtful Christmas gifts. This week we have started our topic on Victorians. We started off by thinking about anything we already knew about the…

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Week 6 (13/12/19)

School is becoming more festive by the minute, despite the nasty bug that is doing the rounds!  We enjoyed watching the Year 3, 4 and 5 Christmas performance and the children also put on two fantastic performances our Year 1 & 2 show, ‘Sparkle’.  Thank you to all the parents…

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Week 4 (29/11/19)

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. Using pictures, we had a go at retelling the Sprout boy story. We had to make sure we used conjunctions to…

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Week 3 (22/11/19)

In our English lessons this week we wrote our newspaper reports about the Fire of London.  We recapped the features of newspaper reports, discussing how to use our headlines to draw readers in, how to make our report sound formal and how to ensure we were giving all the information…

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Week 2 (15/11/19)

This week we have been investigating newspapers and the features of newspaper reports.  We looked at lots of examples to find headlines, columns, captions and direct speech then we discussed the purposes of these features.  After practising writing headlines of our own, we thought about what people at the time…

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Week 1 (8/11/19)

This week we have continued finding out about the events of The Great Fire of London. We thought about what we might have seen and heard at the time, and thought about how we might have felt. We planned and then wrote a diary as though we were in London,…

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Week 8 (24/10/19)

This week we have continued to learn about the Great Fire of London.  We found out that although the fire started in a bakery in Pudding Lane, there were several reasons why the fire spread so fast and became such a huge disaster.  Ask us what caused the fire to…

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Week 7 (18/10/19)

This week we learnt about how The Great Plague spread through London in 1665.  Thinking like historians, we considered how terrifying it must have been for Londoners knowing that they could catch this awful disease at any moment and that there was no cure.  As part of our journey back…

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Week 6 (11/10/19)

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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