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This half term seems to have flown past and we are fast approaching our first half term.  We have all settled into our lovely new classrooms and have been working hard on the new learning.  For the first few weeks of our history topic, we have been learning about history skills and have looked at historical evidence and how we build up a picture of the past from the clues found in all kinds of place. We ventured outside to create a time line on the playing field to get a sense of how far apart different event in history were.   We also took part in our own archaeological dig in our school garden.  We found some very interesting artefacts!  We also learned how to ask historically valid questions and then carried out our own research to find the answers. 

In English, we started off by writing our own poetry using similes and metaphors to create images in the reader's mind.  Next we read Goth Girl and explored how the writer, Chris Riddell, developed his characters through words and illustrations. We wrote our own scripts for a tour guides who might give guided tours around 'Ghastly Goth Hall'.  We have planned our own mythical creatures and will be writing our own chapter for the story this week.  Look out for some extracts of our work to be added to the site.  

Take a look at the photographs of some of our activities.

 

Welcome back to school. We are all looking forward to starting a new year with our new class. We are lucky to have a brand new classroom for the new school year and everyone has been working hard to get it ready to welcome you back and to give you an amazing new environment in which to start your Year 5 learning journey.

 

Mrs Hamblin, Mrs Bennett and Miss Haydon

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