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Should Daleks be allowed to live on planet Earth?, by Mr Rickaby

Date: 13th Sep 2017 @ 5:06pm

This week we have begun thinking about discussion texts: texts which debate a topic or issue and then offer a conclusion based on the evidence.  

We have read a text which asks whether or not daleks should be allowed to live on Earth.  This week we are trying to learn this text off-by-heart, using text maps to help. 

The idea is that once we have learned this text well and internalised the features, we can use the structures and some of the vocabulary to help us write a personalised text about an issue important to us.

Here is a link to a YouTube clip of the text which demonstrates what text-mapping is.

Wonder, by Mr Rickaby

Date: 13th Sep 2017 @ 4:56pm

This term Y6 are using the book Wonder by R J Palacio to practise their reading and comprehension skills.  

The book is all about August, a young boy who has an extremely rare medical facial deformity, which he refers to as "mandibulofacial dysostosis".  Due to numerous surgeries, Auggie had been home-schooled by his mother, but his parents decide to enroll him in Beecher Prep, a private school, for the start of middle school.

The book is already providing lots of 'laugh out loud' moments as well us making us think.  

First Days at School, by Mrs Hewitt

Date: 13th Sep 2017 @ 2:46pm

Well that's it. All three groups have had their first day at school. They have all been amazing and no tears! I just wanted to share a few pics of what they've been up to. Please remember to activate your tapestry account so you can see what they've been up to. I am really proud of them all and you should be too!

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