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Romeo and Juliet

 

Today, we made stick puppets to recreate conversations between Romeo and Juliet at the ball scene and on their balcony!

Today, we summarised the story by making a cartoon strip!

The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry 

 

Today, we looked at the features of non-chronological reports, as we will eventually be writing our own leaflets on sustainability-linking with the theme in the story 'The Great Kapok Tree'.

The Chronicles of Narnia, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

 

In our reading sessions this week, we have been focusing on chapter 5 and 6.

We have explored the skills of prediction, inference through images in the book and making further inferences when using the text to support what we know and what we think will happen. 

 

In our English lessons, we have been comparing settings using descriptive vocabulary and exploring our senses ready to write our own setting description of Narnia. 

 

Based on themes in the book, we explore our senses and tried some Turkish delight as one of our characters does!

  

 

We have also been working in pairs to match phrases and sentences from the book to different senses so that we can use these to create our own. 

  

 

In our Reading lessons, we have been using images from the book to make inferences about what we think happened. We also made predictions about what we thought would happen in the next chapter. 

   

 

Today, we practiced using inverted commas to answer some investigative questions about troubles in Narnia. We had jumbled words and punctuation on whiteboards and had to move them to the correct order. 

 

Using our knowledge about characters thoughts and feelings, we used thesaurus's to up-level our language. 

   

 

Journey to Jo'burg, A South African Story written by Beverley Naidoo

Through this story we will learn about the racial inequality in South Africa and embed our retrieval, inference, prediction and vocabulary skills. Our English writing, will also see us write a letter to the government about our views on the Apartheid system. 

 

Today, we used the i-pads to complete a Seesaw task on the Apartheid system and what life might have been like if the children, Naledi and Tiro were white. 

  

Library Visits 

Today, we read a picture book and talked about the moral of the story, changed and renewed our library books!

Today, we had our first library visit of the term and met our new librarian! She helped remind us of the library rules and read some of The Witches for us too!

The Witches 

Our next book focus will be 'The Witches' by Roald Dahl!

 

In our Reading lessons we have been practicing a variety of skills from  making predictions and answering retrieval questions:

 

To sequencing and summarizing key events to help us retell parts of the story and explain what happened!

 

In our Writing lessons, we have been using conjunctions to compare and contrast:

 

Using similes and metaphors to describe key characters:

 

And been using information to learn facts about Roald Dahl's life to create our own biographies, where our work was showcased on display!

Escape From Pompeii

To start the term, our first book will be 'Escape From Pompeii' written by Christina Balit. We will be focusing on our descriptive skills in Writing, leading to a setting description and diary entries and in our reading we will be practicing our inference and retrieval skills. 

 

Today, we have used everything we have learnt about descriptive language, adverbs and our spelling words and used them to write a  setting description about the volcanic eruption at Pompeii. 

  

 

In our Reading lessons, we have been working hard on our retrieval skills and learning to locate the evidence in the text to prove how we found our answer. 

 

Today, we revisited the past tense in groups and remined ourselves how to write in the style of a diary entry, as we prepare to be one of the characters!

   

 

Today, we used a thesaurus to up-level our vocabulary and apply this to our own perspective when writing a few sentences in a diary entry. 

   

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