A Busy Final Week

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We have had a fantastic final week of Spring Term 1 in Gold Class. As always it has been a very busy week, which has rounded off a busy half term. However, whilst being busy, we have also learnt lots and had lots of fun.


  1. On Monday we created our own Mayan Xocolatl, which is the Mayan…
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Abstract Collage

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  1. We spent the week learning about Harry Potter in English. We read the early chapters of ‘The Philosopher’s Stone’ up to when Hagrid gives Harry his letter of invitation to Hogwarts. We then placed ourselves in Harry’s shoes and created our own letter of response to Dumbledore – either accepting…
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Fossilisation Fun

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  1. This week we built on our learning from the past two weeks in Science and had a go at creating our own fossils using clay, shells, plaster and sand amongst other materials. We have left this to dry over the weekend and plan to excavate them early next week.
  2. We began our new topic of Harry…
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Thank Goodness

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  1. This week we continued our short story topic in English and created our own short stories based on the story ‘Thank Goodness’ written by Michael Rosen. We then shared these stories with the class, either through reading them out or through acting the story out in groups.
  2. In Mathematics we…
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Happy New Year

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A massive Happy New Year to you all. I hope that you all had a fantastic half term and have come back refreshed for Spring TERM.


Here are the highlights of our first week back:

  1. We began our new Science topic about Evolution and Inheritance. We analysed a range of fossils and…
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A Sheltered Life

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This week our main focus has been on creating our Anderson Shelters. For the last few weeks we have carried out research into how and why Anderson shelters were made and used during World War Two and then we designed our own. This week we worked together in pairs and groups to create our shelters.…

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Formal or Informal?

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We have had another busy week in Gold Class this week.


Throughout the week in English we developed our understanding of formal and informal language and the difference between the two. We identified formal language in a text and wrote a formal letter using prompts in preparation for…

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Children In Need

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In English, we have started learning about formal and informal language, with an eventual aim of writing a formal letter to Mrs Cole!  

In Mathematics, we have been plotting co-ordinates across all four quadrants of a grid as well as reflecting various shapes across a mirror line too.


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We Will Remember Them

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On Thursday we remembered those who gave their lives so that we can live the lives that we lead today. We wrote war poetry in the morning to conclude our English topic that we began last week. Then we read some of these poems before our two minutes silence. After the two minutes silence, each…

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We're Back!

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I hope everyone has had a wonderful half term and done lots of fun things, but also had chance to relax after a really busy first half term.

Here is a top 4 of things we have done in our first few days back.

  1. We have started our Gymnastics unit in PE. This week we practised and performed…
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A Productive Final Week

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In English this week we concluded our Iron Man topic by writing our Interview Transcripts. In these we tried to change the formality between our characters by using formal and informal language, by carefully selecting appropriate punctuation and by switching between expanded and contracted form.…

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Matchstalk Men

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We have completed our Lowry portraits and these are now being proudly displayed outside the Year 6 classroom. Instead of drawing further portraits we studied Lowry’s Matchstalk Men and Matchstalk Cats and Dogs and then created our own sculpture based on his work.


In Science, we built upon…

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