Week 3 (13/3/20)

This week in English we have continued to read our abridged version of The Secret Garden. We have been using inference skills to discuss how Mary’s personality is changing. We were all very excited when Mary found the key to the locked garden! In English, we have been continuing to…

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Week 2 (6/3/20)

This week in English we have continued to read our abridged version of The Secret Garden. We have thought about how Mary’s character is changing and developing. We have also been using inference skills to discuss some of the other characters in the story. This week we have been thinking…

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Week 1 (28/2/20)

This week in English we have started to read an abridged version of ‘The Secret Garden’. We have explored the first few chapters thinking about Mary and what has happened to her. Throughout the week, we have continued with our inference skills looking for evidence in the text. We have…

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Week 6 (14/2/20)

In English this week we have been writing alternative endings to ‘How to Live Forever’. We have thought about what would happen if Peter had decided to open the book and based our story endings around this. Throughout this writing, lots of us have been continuing to work on the…

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Week 5 (7/2/20)

In reading this week, we read to the end of ‘How to Live Forever’ by Colin Thompson. We thought carefully about the Ancient Child and what we know about him. We have continued to work on using inference skills to be able to answer questions about what we have read.…

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Week 4 (31/1/20)

In English, we started this week by finishing off our newspaper reports based on the missing book in ‘How to Live Forever’ by Colin Thompson. Then we recapped how we can use adjective and adverb questions in order to modify nouns/ verbs and make our sentences more interesting. Towards the…

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Week 3 (24/1/20)

In English this week we have been planning and writing our own newspaper reports about the missing book in ‘How to Love Forever’ by Colin Thompson. We have been thinking carefully about how to include the features of newspaper reports as well as how we can improve our writing. In…

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Week 2 (17/1/20)

This week in English we have been continuing to read ‘How to Live Forever’. In our writing we have been further exploring features of newspaper reports and we have recapped how to organise information into paragraphs. This week we also started to plan our own newspaper reports based around the…

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Week 1 (10/1/20)

Welcome back! We hope that you all had a lovely Christmas. This week in English we have started our new text ‘How to Live Forever’ by Colin Thompson. This is a picture book with wonderful illustrations and a very thoughtful story. We have read the first few pages in which…

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Week 6 (13/12/19)

Thank you to everyone who came to watch our Christmas performance and for ensuring that the children all attended both evenings. We hope you enjoyed it and thank you once again for providing costumes. This week in English and reading we have continued to read ‘The Firework Maker’s Daughter’. We…

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