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CLASS LETTERS (by term)
We've now been at school for three weeks and settled into life as Year 6s.
Here are some of the things we have been up to:
English - For the past three weeks, we have focused on a class novel called 'Private Peaceful' by Michael Morpurgo in our daily class reading sessions. We've also been looking at making comparisons using conjunctions and front adverbials. After reading the book, we went to Norwich Playhouse to watch a stage production of it, noticing several similarities and differences. At the end of the unit, we wrote a letter to either the author or the theatre company to point out our main comparisons and opinions of these. We are going to e-mail some of our work which is giving our writing a sense of purpose.
Maths - We have been concentrating on place value and number with a specific focus on CPA (concrete, pictorial and concrete) representation and reasoning. We have explored large numbers and negative numbers through playing games, proving/disproving conjectures and using our cooperative learning groups share strategies.
PE - The main sport focus has been rugby with a focus on passing, defending/attacking and tactics.
History/DT - We've been learning about how World War One began and trench warfare. So far we've started making our own trench system models using primary and secondary sources of evidence.
We've also been researching important dates in 1914, ready to start plotting on our own timeline scrolls.
Below are some pictures of us with the GoGo leverets in Norwich Undercroft Gallery:
HISTORY (& DT/ART) -