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Extended Stories – Madeline

Just a dog.  Chapter 1 – Wanna be an Olympian Ian, who was a rather fetching golden Labrador, lived with his long suffering owners, Mandy and Tom. They had found Ian as a puppy, scavenging for food. They had taken … Continue reading

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Egyptian Mummification

Over the past two weeks Year 5 have been looking at burial rites for the Ancient Egyptians. We discussed mummification and sequenced the process. After that we created our own reports explaining the process. Some are available to download below. … Continue reading

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The John Akii – Bua Story

This week Class AS have been looking at the life of John Akii – Bua, the first Ugandan to ever win an Olympic gold medal as well as breaking the world record for the 400m hurdles at the same time. … Continue reading

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Olympic Fortnight – More Poems

Usain Bolt by Madeline A speedy flash, a pop, a whizz Watch out every one- Usain’s biz! The competitors watch him at the speed of light, Wondering if they had truly seen this sight.   “This is all very well!” … Continue reading

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Communication Fortnight – Story Glory

Yesterday was the closing ceremony of Communication Fortnight, two weeks that have been dedicated to speaking and listening. Class AS have been working very hard on an activity called Story Glory. This is where the children are given a list … Continue reading

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Tankas

A Tanka is a 31 syllable poem from Japan. It has a syllabic structure of 5,7,5,7,7. We studied several examples before deciding to write our own. The children worked in groups and showed considerable skill in adapting to this new … Continue reading

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