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Term 3

This term Year 6 have been reading the book Journey by Aaron Becker. Check out the Youtube link here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRsmuveKWuk

JOURNEY by Aaron Becker

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I liked the book, and finding a similar video already on youtube I downloaded it. But the original had the them music from Peanuts, which I did not think matched the ...

We have then written the text to go alongside this wordless picture book.

We've learned about using semi colons, cohesive devices and creating atmosphere for the reader. See what you think of our writing. 

Words-for-Journey-1.pdf

Words-for-Journey-2.pdf

We've also been reading Wonder by R.J.Palacio. This book has taught us about what it means to be kind and how we could show more empathy to others. 

In Maths we have been solving some challenging problems involving ratio and percentages. These sorts of problems make us draw upon all our prior learning and apply it to a new context. It's very challenging but we are using our Emerald Power by showing lots of perseverance. 

Term 2

This term Year 5/6 have been learning about the Romans, Saxons and Vikings. We have created Roman shields to practice the discipline needed in the Roman army. We have learned about the Saxon justice system and King Alfred the Great. We are putting all of our information together soon to have a debate about who were the best invaders. To help us prepare, our local MP Thangam Debbonaire visited us to give us her top tips about public speaking and how to have a reasoned argument.  

Term 1

We've been learning about WW2. We've made model spitfires, made carrot cake, played WW2 games and researched what life was like during this time. We've found out lots about why children evacuated and how this may have felt. Miss Thomson brought in some artefacts to show us like a gas mask, gramophone, medals and a camera. 

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