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Come and have a look at all of the exciting things we have been doing in class!

This half term (Spring 1) in Design and Technology we will be learning about the Levers and Pulleys. Also, in Science we shall be studying Evolution and Inheritance.

In English, we have been exploring the persuasive genre. We have been tasked with writing a persuasive holiday brochure. We have learnt all about the persuasive techniques, such as similes, alliteration and personification. We used holiday brochures to 'magpie' powerful vocabulary which could be used in our holiday brochures.
As part of our DT topic, we visited The William Allitt School to learn about levers and pulleys. We completed a variety of investigations to discover the force needed to lift a mass using a pulley or a lever.
In PSHE, we have been discussing difficulties people face in their lives all around the world. We explored these difficulties and openly discussed how it made us feel. We then discussed whether the difficulties were specific to one area: we decided that they were not and anyone around the world could face difficulties, such as poverty or natural disasters.
In Science, we have been exploring the Fossilisation Process. We were inspired by the dinosaur fossils in the National History Museum in London.
In PE, we have been learning how to play Goalball. Goalball is a Paralympic sport played by those who are visually impaired. The aim of the game is to the roll the ball into the opponents goal.
In English, we have been looking at how we can make our writing more cohesive. We were given a task to place the life events of Charles Darwin into chronological order to ensure the writing was cohesive and flowed. 
In Music, we have been learning to sing I'll be there by The Jackson 5. We broke the song down into the individual verses to help us. 
As part of our Science topic, we have been learning about all the characteristics we have inherited from our parents. We had a challenge to see who had inherited the ability to roll their tongue.
In GPS, we have been reviewing what we have learnt so far and have been applying this knowledge to SAT style questions.
In English, we shall be writing a biography about Charles Darwin. Today we were tasked with researching the life of Charles Darwin and we had to précis the information we found.

This half term (Autumn 2) in History we will be learning about the Ancient Greeks. Also, in Science we shall be studying Animals, including Humans.

We are currently rehearsing for our Christmas Showcase performance. Take a look at some of our rehearsal photos.
As part of our Science topic, we visited The William Allitt School to learn about our bodies and how they function. We had lots of fun dissecting hearts, measuring our pulse and using microscopes to study blood samples.

This half term (Autumn 1) in History we will be learning about Crime and Punishment from the Anglo-Saxons to the present day. Also, in Science we shall be investigating light and how light helps us to see.

In English, we are working towards writing a set of instructions. Our instructions will be on how to make a colosseum. Today we immersed ourselves in the topic and started to construct our colosseums. 
A huge thank you to all the parents and carers who attended our INSPIRE Spelling workshop. The children thoroughly enjoyed making their spelling games with you. Links with home are very important to us as a school as way of continuing and developing learning.
As part of our English, we wrote a set of instructions using imperative verbs and adverbs.
We have been exploring forms of punishment used throughout the ages in Topic. We came up with a list of questions which we wanted to find out the answers to, we then discussed these questions as a class.
We have investigated how light travels in Science.
As part of our English, we acted out some different Anglo-Saxon punishments.
We have used equipment to help us solve problems in Maths.