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Spring Term

 

To start this term, we will be reading a World War I poem 'In Flanders Field' by John McCrae.

7.1.22

 

In class today we learned ' In Flanders Fields' off by heard and have recorded ourselves using Audacity an online programme that we explored in computing last term.

 

A copy can be found on the Video Sharing Platform.

Play scripts

For the last few weeks of the Autumn Term Pine Class have been looking at the features of play scripts. We have read parts as different characters and discussed how the layout of these differs from stories.

 

This week we are watching a scene from Charlotte's Web and reading chapter 1 before thinking carefully about the cast we will need, stage directions and scenery, in order to write our own plays based on the book.

Narrative- Legends

This term we will be learning all about Legends. To start us off we have read the story of ' The Tragedy of Begggelert'. 

 

Today in class, we held interviews in the role of Llewelyn Prince of Wales.

The children enjoyed writing their own questions to ask and we looked at facial expressions and gestures to show how remorseful Llewelyn felt about killing his trusty, loyal hound.

Historical Narrative

This term in English we will be starting off the term by looking at  Historical Narratives.

We will use inspiration from our class reading book,

Street Child, and our learning in History on the Victorians and the Industrial Revolution to write our own story set in Victorian Britain.

 

Week 1- 6.9.21

This week we looked at the following images of a chimney sweep and his equipment, to spark a discussion of what life was like for the majority of children during the Victorian Era.

 

We then decided if we thought it was fair that very young children were forced to climb up chimneys!

 

 

Week 2- 13.9.21

 

This week we have been reading a text called 'Stuck' about a young boy called Jeb, who was living in an orphanage before getting take on by Mr Fulbrook- a master chimney sweep. In the text we find out what it was like to be forced up a chimney and the consequences of getting STUCK!

 

After reading the text, the children thought up questions to ask the three main characters and we then used Hot Seating, where the children got into role and answered each others questions.

 

At the end of the week, we wrote a first person account from Jeb's point of view of his day. He are some good examples.

 

Week 5- Non Chronological Reports

This week we have started to look at a piece of text about Roman architecture to show what a good report looks like.

We have discussed the features we have found and looked carefully at the way that the text was structured.

 

Week 6

This week we are looking more closely at how writers convey information, thinking carefully about how paragraphs are constructed.

In class we organised facts under different headings considering our choices carefully to show whether they were linked to domes, arches or columns.

Week 7

In this final week of Term 1, we planned and wrote our non-chronological reports on 'The Great Exhibition'.

We tried hard to set out our ideas using headings, subheadings, fact boxes and images. We also tried to incorporate relative clauses and relevant vocabulary.

 

Please see below for some good examples.

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