Week 7 (10/12/18)

We have had another very busy Christmas week! In Reading we have finished ‘The Firework Maker’s Daughter’ and we found out that the 3 gifts were talent, determination and luck. In English, we have started to write diary entries for Lila. We will be finishing these next week. In maths,…

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Week 6 (03/12/18)

We have been very busy this week with rehearsals for the Christmas performance. Thank you to everyone who has brought in their costume. Please can we have all other costumes in school by next Wednesday at the latest – please let me know if you have any problems. Many tickets…

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Week 5 (26/11/18)

This week in English, we have been looking again at different clauses. We have been identifying main and subordinate clauses whilst thinking about how a subordinating conjunction can be used in a sentence. We have also continued to look at adjectives within sentences and we have been identifying which adjective…

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Week 4 (19/11/18)

This week in English, we have been planning and writing our own adventure stories in the style of ‘The Firework Maker’s Daughter’. In order to ensure that this piece of writing was better than the last, we all set ourselves at least 2 targets for this task. We reflected on…

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Week 3 (18/11/18)

This week in English, we have been continuing with our work on adjectives. We have been rehearsing how to identify adjectives within a sentence, diagramming adjectives and knowing which adjective question is being answered. We have also been learning how to use a thesaurus to improve our own writing. Next…

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Week 2 (05/11/18)

This week we have continued to read ‘The Firework Maker’s Daughter’. We have been thinking about the characters and how the plot is developing. In English we have been planning and writing a letter as Lalchand to his daughter Lila after she has left to go to Mount Merapi. In…

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Week 1 (29/10/18)

Welcome to Term 2! This week in English and guided reading we have started to look at The Firework Maker’s Daughter by Phillip Pullman. We have thought about the opening to the story and what we know about the characters. We have been developing our grammar knowledge by looking at…

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Week 7 (15/10/18)

In English we have been writing our own continuations of The Promise by Nicola Davies. We have been thinking carefully about what the thief might do with the acorns. Class 4 have all been working hard on their targets and we are developing editing skills. In reading we have been…

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Week 6 (8/10/18)

This week in English this week we have recapped the grammar diagramming work that we have done over the last few weeks and also we had a look at how we can purple pen our writing in order to edit and improve it. Later in the week we learnt about…

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Week 5 (1/10/18)

This week in English this week we have been writing diary entries. We recapped what has happened to the girl in The Promise and we thought carefully about the features of a diary entry.  We all had feedback on our work and we worked hard to ensure that this piece…

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