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Week Beginning Monday 4th December:



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Week Beginning Monday 27th November:

ENGLISH - Using our new English lesson structure, we have shown what great writers we are this week. We've written fabulous openers that are structured with complex sentences and a variety of interesting vocabulary.

MATHS - This week we have focused on finding the common denominator to order and add fractions.

ART - On Wednesday, our parents spent the morning making a Christmas decoration with us. Our decorations were gingerbread objects made out of sandpaper and decorated with red, white and green craft items. Our finished decorations are now hanging proudly in the school hall!

DT - After our mini-focused tasks, we began working in pairs to design and be the architects of our bridges on the theme of 'Norwich'. Next week, we will become the engineers and begin making our models.

PE - We've been mastering defending and attacking skills/tactics in hockey.

Week Beginning Monday 20th November:

ENGLISH - Our focus is on writing Sherlock Holmes Detective story beginnings. So far we've worked collaboratively. Then we've evaluated the work written by other groups before having a go at writing our own story openings independently. We've then practised recognising the subject, verb and object in a main clause sentence and used this to write in both the active and passive voice.

MATHS - We've started learning about fractions and their relationships with each other. We've been simplifying fractions and exploring statements/problems that allow us to practise our reasoning.

DT - This week, we have made arch bridges using clay; suspension bridges using chairs, card and string and truss bridges using art straws and tape. We've now explored several bridge types so we are ready to become engineers just like Isambard Kingdom-Brunel!


Week Beginning Monday 13th November:

ENGLISH - This week we have started our theme on detective fiction by being introduced to Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson. We've compared story openings and deconstructed the story of The Speckled Band using the film version of the story.

MATHS - Our focus has continued to be learning how to divide and deal with quotients that have remainders. We've used our knowledge to support our reasoning and problem-solving.

SCIENCE - We completed our Science topic by learning about fossils and evolution. On Wednesday, we became palaeontologists in Utah. We slowly unearthed fossilised skeleton pieces and then used a manual to work out what the creature was and how it may have changed through adaptation today.


DT - We've started a new topic that focuses on bridge structures. So far we have learnt the different types of bridge and have tested a beam bridge using scientific processes.

PE - We're learning hockey skills and using them in small-sided games.

Week Beginning Monday 6th November:

ENGLISH - We've been writing poetry to show our opinions about children working in Victorian times and modern day. Some of our work is going to be displayed in the classroom and in the link below. We also held our 'Street Child' themed book party where several parents came and joined in with making silhouettes of characters, created street cries with tunes and helped to solve a map challenge.


MATHS - We've learnt how to divide using both short and long division methods.

SCIENCE - This week, we have been investigating scientists and their beliefs about how humans have adapted to live on earth. We found out that Charles Darwin was a Victorian and he had a theory of evolution whilst always still believing in the existence of God.

Week Beginning Monday 30th October:

ENGLISH - We've begun the week by visiting Norwich Millennium Library. So many books and so much excitement!


MATHS -We have been learning to multiply using efficient written methods.

HISTORY - On Monday, we visited The Archive Centre in Norwich to use original sources to find out about Hingham in Victorian times. We learnt a bit about the Upcher family and the Elliot family who lived in Hingham in 1901 and where they would have gone to for soap, flour, tools etc. We did this by using census returns, trade directories and an old map dating from 1895.


Week Beginning Monday 16th October:

ENGLISH - We've started to explore our voice in poetry this week and share our thoughts/feeling/opinions about Victorian children at work and modern day child labour.

MATHS - Multiplication using standard written methods is our aim. We're getting there - we just need to work on our accuracy!

PSHE - On Wednesday, we visited Attleborough Academy and took part in three lessons all focused around the tale of Persephone and the Pomegranite Seeds. We learnt about oxygen and its affect on fire in Science. On the computers, we used Scratch to create simple games to catch seeds in a time limit. In drama, we did activities to work both sides of our brains and produced a small presentation of the story (performed to the other cluster schools at the end of the day).


Week Beginning Monday 9th October:

ENGLISH - We've spent this week preparing for our Big Write. On Friday, we wrote autobiographical pieces about our day as a Victorian school child.

MATHS - Multiplication is the focus of our learning this week.

P.E. - We're continuing to practise and refine our rugby skills out on the field.

HISTORY - Our theme this week is about Victorian Schools. We visited Great Cressingham National School where we were Victorian scholars for a day. We played with toys such as hoops; used slates and dip pens ; sang harvest songs and got to either sew or sketch depending on whether we were girls or boys!


Week Beginning Monday 2nd October:

ENGLISH -  We are completing our Queen Victoria speeches using key features such as the subjunctive mood, formal regal language, facts, feelings and opinions.

MATHS - Our focus has been addition and subtraction. Soon we will be moving onto short and long multiplication.

ART - We learnt that 'Patience is a virtue' as we threaded our needles and start sewing our cross-stitch samplers with Mrs Edwards.


HISTORY - This week, we have been comparing the living conditions of different classes of people in Victorian Society. We're currently creating museum models to demonstrate our learning.

P.E. - We're continuing to practise and refine our rugby skills out on the field.

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