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The Lightkeeper

A ship is heading for the rocks, but the light house is not working. The Lighthouse keeper tries in vain to get the lamp working in tragic circumstances. Something unexpected happens and the light house becomes bright again.

Read our newspaper reports explaining the near disaster that occurred.

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Collecting Data

We have been designing our own questions to find our some information about the visitors to our blog. We discussed open and closed questions and the difference in data it would give us. We also talked about making sure that our question wasn’t too wide. For example, asking what is your favourite dessert rather than your favourite food.

What question would you ask?

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Padlet – Changes

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Show not tell

We’ve been practising using show not tell sentences thinking carefully about the vocabulary we use to interesting the reader.

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World Book Day Mannequin Challenge

We all took part in the mannequin challenge today with a World Book Day twist.
Which book did you choose from Gringotts?

World Book Day Mannequin Challenge from Mrs Atherton on Vimeo.

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Owl Delivery!

There was a little owl visitor waiting for us when we came to school this morning with a special delivery for each class.

We got our letter in assembly this morning. What do you think is inside?

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Safer Internet Day Emoji Tips

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Can you work out the safer internet messages from the Emoji above?

Can you share a tip for staying safe online?

How could you share your tip by using Emoji instead of words?

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The Shang Dynasty

Can you share a fact about the Shang Dynasty on the padlet below or leave a comment?

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Words Within Words

We had a video message from Stella Speller this morning. Watch the video and see how many words you can find within your spellings this week.

Stella Speller – Words Within Words from Mrs Atherton on Vimeo.

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Hour of Code

Today we have been participating in the Hour of Code by programming different parts of the Minecraft game to earn our certificates.

What part did you enjoy the most?

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The Alchemist’s Letter

We watched the video about the Alchemist and write letters persuading him to return home to his family. Can you find features of persuasion? We had to include relative clauses, modal verbs and commas to add further information.

We’d love you to read some of our letters and leave us a comment.

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Persuasive Adverts

This week in literacy we have been writing our own persuasive adverts for Hatchimals!

Can you identify which features we’ve used in our writing?

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The BFG

Class 12 have been practising their suspense writing. We used the BFG trailer to base our opening on. Read some of our writing and leave a comment. Tell us what you liked or what we could improve.

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LEGO Creature Creations

We are going to be using LEGO WeDo in our ICT lessons to construction different object this half term.
Today was our first session and we started by collaboratively creating our own creatures.
Can you write a show not tell sentence about your creature?

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Our show not tell sentences

Read some of our exciting show not tell sentences.

What do you like?

How can we approve them?

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Show not tell sentences

This week in literacy we are going to be looking at show not tell sentences.

Show not tell sentences make your writing much more interesting to your reader as a setting, scene or characters emotions is described to the reader rather than simply written.

We are going to use the clip ‘Catch a Lot’ below to help us. The animation is about a fisherman who is trying to teach his son their family tradition.

Can you tell how the father and son are feeling at different parts of the story? How can you tell? Use the detail of their actions, expressions and body language to help you write your sentence and show the reader, rather than telling them that they were determined, bored, angry, scared or frustrated.

For example, instead of writing;

The boy was bored.

You could write;

The boy sighed heavily. Resting his arms on the oars of the boat, he stared back towards the harbour.

Can you share one of your sentences in the comments box?

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Anglo Saxon Animation, by Jake

Do you like my animation? Can you share a fact about the Anglo Saxons?

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Gorilla Escape at London Zoo, by Nicole

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Which features of a report you can locate in my writing?

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Gorilla Escaped London Zoo, by Amber

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Which features of reports can you find in my writing?

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Gorilla Escape, by Layla

Layla

Which features of reports can you find in my writing?

Can you help me think of a caption for my picture?

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The Great Ape Escape!

This week we have used the recent escape of Kumbuka, a gorilla, at London Zoo. This story was reported in news papers, Newsround and on regional and national news, but we decided to write our own.

What features will you need to include in your writing? Can you think of a good headline for your story?

 

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The Anglo Saxon Chronicle

 

This week we have been looking at writing reports. We have been writing articles for our own Anglo Saxon Chronicle. You can read examples of our writing in the comments box.

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Global Warming

Our new topic next half term is going to be global warming. Can you share a post on our Padlet or leave a comment?

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Hopwood’s History Timeline

Throughout the year, each class will be adding posts to the timeline, which will include key historical dates and periods from their learning.


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The Magic Box, by Ruby

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