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W/C 30th October

What a great start to term! We have had a very exciting week this week.

In English we have been looking at how writers persuade people to visit holiday destinations with persuasive writing. We imagined we were on a plane en route to Sicily, and thought about what we might see when we got there. We then wrote talks to tell others what a great place it was. Our guided reading book is 'The Firework Makers Daughter' by Philip Pullman, which seems like it is going to be very unusual! We have been getting to grips with the main characters and what sort of people they are. It was also a great opportunity to talk about respect in relation to fireworks night and Hallowe'en. In Maths we have been practicing adding or subtracting 1000, and our investigating multiples of 6. Most of us improved on our big maths scores from last time, so we were very excited!

In German, we have been listening to Felix and Franzi discussing their breakfast and working out what it is they like! People were a little surprised that German children like to eat cheese and cold meat for breakfast. In RE we have been thinking about Christian symbols, which was a perfect opportunity to design our Christmas cards to be printed.

We had fun in science, we found classification keys a little bit complicated until we played 'guess who', then we realised it was easy to guess what a particular species was by how it looked.

We have also started to consider how Roman Soldiers might have felt leaving their powerful city to travel to a damp, backward country like ancient Britain. (Toilets and bathing were a particular concern for the class!). In computing we have been looking at formatting  and multimedia, to help us understand what they are and how we can do them.