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Term 4 2016-17

Our topic has focussed on Ancient Greece, through which we learned about myths and legends. We looked at the features of this form of narrative writing and the children wrote a legend of their own.

We have also fully immersed ourselves into Shakespeare’s play- A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The children have enjoyed whole class guided reading activities, where we focussed on four of the characters- Hermia, Demetrius, Lysdander and Helena. The children were able to precise their love tangle and have re-written the story in their own words. Examples of these stories are on display in the classroom, and also in the children’s ‘Golden Folders’. Please feel free to come into class after school to have a read of them!

Our Greek day included preparing and tasting foods from Greece- the children were very brave, and tasted olives/ fig leaves etc. that some of them had never tried before.

As part of our World Book Day celebrations, the children wrote letters to David Walliams- one of their favourite authors. You can imagine the scene in Otter Class when we received a reply from him!
Our learning in our Science topic- Electricity / Electrical Circuits- became particularly useful when the school was seemingly ‘broken into’ by aliens! We were able to make working burglar alarms to warn us, should the aliens have returned for various bits and pieces that they left in our school library!

We have been preparing for our class assembly. All of the children have been busy learning their words for the assembly, as well as the words and tunes for all of the songs that are to be included. We have practiced reading and narrating with intonation and expression, and we hope you will be able to join with us on Friday 28th April.

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