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Welcome to Da Gama Class 2013/14

 

 

Highlights of the week:

  • This week we have  continued our class story about Mary Maguire. We have really enjoyed using drama to help us empathise with Mary and the difficulties she faced in her job as a Victorian housemaid. We also worked in groups to create a 'soundscape' of a typical day in Mary's life. We had fun 'conducting' the sounds of  postmen whistling ,clocks ticking and boots stamping!
  • In Maths we have revisited the topic of rounding. We learnt how to round numbers to the nearest 10,100 and 1000. We have also been learning about addition  of money. We converted pounds to pence and vice versa. We  learnt how to add quantities of money together using a variety of different methods.
  • In Literacy  we have continued our work on story writing. We have learnt about the importance of planning an effective resolution and ending to our stories.  We read part of  a story  and then had to predict what happened next by acting out the resolution and ending. We had some very creative and exciting ideas.
  • We have continued to enjoy our Tag Rugby sessions. This week we got  the chance to play some matches!

 

 

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Talk about:

In our Literacy Lessons we have been learning about how to write effective endings to our stories. Have a go at coming up with some alternative endings for stories you know well. Try to include some of the features we have talked about:

  •  Resolving all the problems/dilemmas in the story
  • Using time connectives or introducing another character to help move the story along.
  • Adding dialogue  or  including a moral/message to show what the main characters have learnt during the story.
  • Remember to build tension and excitement by 'showing not telling!'. The phrases 'They all lived happily ever after' or 'The End' are banned!!

In our Literacy Lessons we have been learning about how to write effective endings to our stories. Have a go at coming up with some alternative endings for stories you know well. Try to include some of the features we have talked about:

 

  •  Resolving all the problems/dilemmas in the story
  • Using time connectives or introducing another character to help move the story along.
  • Adding dialogue  or  including a moral/message to show what the main characters have learnt during the story.
  • Remember to build tension and excitement by 'showing not telling!'. The phrases 'They all lived happily ever after' or 'The End' are banned!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other ideas: