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Monthly Archives: January 2016

Numeracy in Churchill Class – using concrete resources to help our learning

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The Shaman’s Apprentice – setting description

Through our Rainforest topic we have been reading  The Shaman’s Apprentice. It is a beautifully illustrated story which is perfect for setting description. By focusing on devices such as adverbial phrases, different types of sentences for effect, word choices, similes/metaphors (just to name a few!), we are able to ‘paint a picture’ in the reader’s mind. Below are some of the sentences … Continue reading »

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Reading logs

As well as completing weekly key skills, there is the expectation at Simon de Senlis that children are reading at least three times a week. Entries in the reading log need to be signed by an adult and can include any text. This may be in the form of a newspaper, menu or even a blog post – … Continue reading »

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Yoga taster

This morning we started our day with a Yoga taster session. We learnt that this is great for relaxing our body and mind as well as coping with stress or worry. We were taught different strategies, such as breathing techniques and visualisation, to help us in certain situations. Classes are run every week and extra sessions will … Continue reading »

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Science – Living Things

If the school announced that a large amount of the wooded area was to be sold for building land – how would this make you feel? What impact would this have on the animal and plant species that you found living in our school environment? What could you do about this? In your response make … Continue reading »

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Outdoor Learning – Science

Year 6 science topic this term includes classification and adaptation, so Mrs DeBoard thought it would be a fantastic opportunity to get out of the classroom and experience a session of Mrs Read’s Forest School. We joined Y1 and Wiggins class with the task of finding and identifying flora and fauna in the wooded area. … Continue reading »

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Literacy Key Skills – update

Well done to those who have completed the task this week and shared the OneNote with me. I already have access and can see the work you have been doing so please don’t worry about trying to send it to me. Below is a copy of the task which was set this week. See you tomorrow morning! … Continue reading »

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Rainforest Blogging Activity – Week 1

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