Thursday 17th October 2019
In our English lessons we have been reading The Stone Age Boy. It is a story about a boy who falls down a hole and travels back in time to The Stone Age. Whilst he is there he meets a girl named Om. She shows him the way of life during that era.
Today, we used puppets to create our own ideas for the ending of the story. We turned our ideas into plans and now, we can't wait to become authors next week.
Tuesday 1st October 2019
Yesterday we went on a school trip to Butser Ancient Farm.
We learnt about all sorts of processes people used during the Stone Age period. We impressed the instructors with lots of Stone Age knowledge we had already learnt in our History lessons at school.
We were able to have a go at clunching, wattling, carving and cordage. Clunching was very messy but we enjoyed using the hammers to make the chalk powder for the mixture just like they would have done all those thousands of years ago.
A big thank you to our parent helpers who joined us for the day.
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We have kicked the year off with lots of new learning!
In English we are reading the fairy tale, Hansel and Gretel. Today was our favourite. We learnt how to create expanded noun phrases to describe the gingerbread house setting. To do this we used our senses such as; looking, tasting, smelling, feeling and hearing. We sampled a range of treats.
To make our expanded noun phrases exciting we learnt we should use a variety of nouns. We used a thesaurus to collect synonyms for 'sweets'. We found the following words;