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28 June 2023

Feature Magpies

We started a new genre today, a persuasive letter. We looked at examples and found the features, discussing what they mean. We did a great job! 

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27 June 2023

Finding the skills

Today we have begun our new writing journey to create a discursive argument, to begin we have spent the lesson looking at the structure of a discursive argument and how our Y5 skills can be used in one.

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15 June 2023

Greta and the Giants

We absolutely loved role playing our new story Greta and the Giants. We completed freeze frames from different parts in the story to make sure we knew the sequence before writing a retell. 

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14 June 2023


Year 5 Dolphin class worked really hard in English this morning, planning their setting descriptions of Camp Green Lake (the setting of the book HOLES by Louis Sachar) using the DADWAVERS format.  They used each sense to formulate a specific structure, that will really aid in their independent…

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13 June 2023

Planning for writing

Today, Year 6 have been planning their writing. The children will be producing a first person narrative as Ayesha, the protgaonist from our class text, ‘Oranges in No-Man’s Land’. They will be finishing the story, giving an alternative ending for how Ayesha manages to cross into enemy territory in…

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13 June 2023

Writing about Handa's Surprise

Today, we wrote sentences to describe what Handa is doing in the story 'Handa's Surprise'. We applied our Phase 3/4 phonics knowledge to spell, and are becoming much more confident with our use of finger spaces between words. We have also been practising the skills of using a capital letter and…

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12 June 2023

Marvellous magpies!

Year 5 Dolphins have worked really hard today, in sweltering heat, as magpies, extracting setting description features independently. We are clearly nearly year six ready! 

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12 June 2023

Super Suspense and Terrifying Tension!

To enable our writing to have appropriate vocabulary within, we looked at how to use suspense and tension within narrative writing. We used skills such as show not tell, figurative language and a range of clause structures to build appropriate suspense and tension up within our writing. 

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9 June 2023

Super summarising!

Year 5 Dolphins have used their reading VIPERS summarising skills this morning to help in their understanding of our new text this week.

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8 June 2023

A great day at Clip n Climb!

Year 3 visited Clip n Climb today and what a great time we had! We conquered all of the walls with many of us hitting the button at the very top! Some of us even reached number 10 on the drop slide before we slipped down into the balls at the bottom. Well done everyone! This experience will…

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8 June 2023

Dramatic drama!

Year five Dolphins really enjoyed role playing the lives of convicts at Camp Green Lake, the setting of our class text, 'Holes' by Louis Sachar today. Mrs Edwards was a very convincing prison warden!

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6 June 2023

Magpie of Features

We worked as a group to look at lots of different recounts and decided on the features of the genre. This will help us when we write our own this week!

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