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2 February 2024

Identifying word classes

This week in Grammar we have focussed on identifying the different types of word classes. We enjoyed identifying these in our independent writes using our IPADS!

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2 February 2024

Making our Characters come alive!

Carrying on with our work from last week, this week Y5 have done a range of role play activities to make their characters come alive. This helped the children really understand the characters they are going to be writing about in ways such as how they talk, how they interact with others and how…

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30 January 2024

Persuasive Devices

Today we looked at a range of persuasive techniques in letters. We learned what they were and then found examples to help us in our writing this week. 

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26 January 2024

Describing Jack Frost

We wrote simple captions to describe the character, 'Jack Frost'. Within our captions, we used different adjectives to describe and applied our Phase 2/Phase 3 phonics to spell. We are becoming much more independent when using a finger space between words.

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26 January 2024

Creating a Character

Today in Writing we introduced the next topic we would be writing about and that is an alternative character, the class was very excited when they learned they would be working together to create these new characters and we ended up with some amazing creations, such as; a Sheep who lost his baa,…

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23 January 2024

Imperial War Museum

Year 6 visited the Imperial War Museum after studying ‘War Horse’ in our English lessons. We further extended our knowledge of how animals were helpful in the war effort through an interactive tour of the museum. 

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18 January 2024

Vocabulary Gallery

Today the children have looked at some of the high level vocabulary that can be found in our new text “The Wizard of Oz” we looked not only at the definition of these words but also how they can be used in year 5 level sentences such as expanded noun phrases and relative clauses.

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15 January 2024

Letter formation

Today in literacy we have been focusing on forming the letters c, an and o. We began by tracing the letters before having a go at forming them ourselves. This is a real focus currently as the children are building up to being able to write captions and full sentences. We love writing in reception!

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21 December 2023

Performing poetry

Year 6 have been performing their war poetry to the class, showing the Waterside value of courage when reading aloud.

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13 December 2023

Caption writing

We applied our Phase 2 phonics to write captions. We remembered to try and use a finger space between words, and ensure that our letters are sitting on the line correctly. We are particularly focusing on our ascenders and descenders.

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7 December 2023

Paired editing

Year 6 spent some time editing their independent writes this week. The children had been writing a discursive argument whether animals should be used in the war. We decided that there were elements of our writes which we could improve upon, so we practiced our editing skills in pairs on Miss…

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30 November 2023

Practising our Grammar Skills

Today we have looked at a range of grammar skills that we have covered so far this  year in preparation for our Grammar Test next week!

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