Week 1 (16/4/18)

In English and guided reading this week we have started to read ‘Stig of the Dump’ by Clive King. We have been thinking about Stig and Barney, we have investigated their characters and made comparisons between them. Towards the end of the week, we started to look at persuasive writing,…

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Week 6 (26/3/18)

This week, we have finished reading The Secret Garden. We have been writing and editing our own play scripts based on one part of the book. We thought carefully about how to include the features of play scripts including detailed stage directions. In reading, we have been thinking about the…

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Week 5 (19/3/18)

This week, we have continued to read our abridged version of The Secret Garden. We have continued to think about how the character of Mary is changing, how she is thinking of others and how she is able to help Colin. In English, we have been looking at features of…

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Week 4 (12/3/18)

This week, we have continued to read our abridged version of The Secret Garden. We have now met Colin and we have been thinking about how Mary and Colin’s personalities are changing. In English we have been working hard to complete a piece of writing which compares the opening of…

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Week 3 (5/3/18)

This week, we have continued to read our abridged version of The Secret Garden. Again, we started the week by exploring the new vocabulary that we would be reading. We have also been thinking about how Mary’s character is changing and what is happening inside the secret garden. In English…

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Week 2 (26/02/18)

This week, we have continued to read our abridged version of The Secret Garden. Again, we started the week by exploring the new vocabulary that we would be reading. We have continued to think about Mary, about her personality and her interest in the locked garden. In English we have…

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Week 1 (19/02/18)

In English and guided reading this week we have started to read an abridged version of ‘The Secret Garden’. We started off by looking at some of the new vocabulary in the first few chapters and then we began to read. We have been thinking about Mary, what her personality…

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Week 5 (5/2/18)

In English this week we have been preparing to debate whether it would be good to live forever. We thought about both sides of the argument and then made more detailed notes either for or against. Once we had all of our information, we thought about the rules for debating.…

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Week 4 (29/01/18)

In English and guided reading we have finished reading ‘How to Live Forever’ by Colin Thompson. In reading, we thought about the key message that the author is trying to give the reader in the book. Most of us thought that the book was explaining why it is good to…

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Week 3 (22/01/18)

In English and guided reading we have almost finished reading ‘How to Live Forever’ by Colin Thompson. We have been thinking carefully about Peter and how he would have been feeling as the old man led him to the Ancient Child. In guided reading on Thursday, we worked in our…

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