Category Archives: History

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Writing an Explanation Text

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In Literacy we have focused on explanation texts. An explanation text is  a non-fiction text which describes how things happen or why things happen. We have written our explanation text about surviving the desert island. Things that we spoke about … Continue reading

Chariot Racing

Today we used control devices to code and de-bug. We have been learning about the Romans and found out that a popular sport in Roman times was indeed chariot racing.

We have challenged each other to chariot races around an arena. The person who’s chariot got around the track two times and across the finish line won the race!

What other sports were there in the Roman times?

 

Wombridge News Reporters

Today we have become news reporters, we have reported all about Julius Caesar’s invasion into Britain.

We used key features of newspaper articles including: punchy headlines, key facts, pictures with captions, speech.

What punchy headline did you use?

Volcanos

This afternoon we have been learning about volcanos. We consolidated our learning from last week on natural disasters.

We ordered the events of a volcano erupting. Did you know that there are over 1510 active volcanos.

What fact did you find out about volcanos?

Creating a Mosaic

This week we are recapping our learning on the Romans.

Today we have designed a Roman helmet and created a mosaic pattern. A mosaic is a pattern created by arranging together small pieces of stone, glass or tile.

We used tissue paper to create a pattern. We challenged ourselves for it to be symmetrical.

What pattern did you create?

Recycling

Today we have learnt about how we can save our planet. We have created an information text, identifying ways we can help save our planet. For example: recycling, cutting down on pollution and growing more fruit and vegetables in the UK so that it is not shipped from overseas.

We created bird feeders out of recycled plastic bottles.

How do you recycle at home?

Outdoor Learning

Today we have taken our learning outdoors. We have learnt about the Fibonacci sequence, which is a sequence of numbers.

We visited the woodland area to look for Fibonacci patterns. We then drew the patterns we found in our books.

Have you found any Fibonacci patterns in your garden?

Interviewing a Witness

Today in Literacy, we have been learning about different types of questions. You can get two different types of questions: open and closed questions. We discussed that using open questions allows us to gather more information.

We also discussed how we might improve on a question to make it sound more formal for example, ‘what did they discover?’ and an improved version of this would be ‘what artefacts did the archeologists discover under the mounds at Sutton Hoo?’.

What questions would you ask an archeologist about the discovery of Sutton Hoo?

 

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Creating an Information text

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In Literacy and History we have been learning about the Sutton Hoo Burial that was discovered in Suffolk. In 1939, archeologists discovered large mounds and discovered a ship buried in the mound. Edith Pretty and Basil Brown was some of … Continue reading

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Identifying the Population of Shropshire

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Today in History we have been using our math skills, particularly our place value skills. Did you know the population of Telford is 148,487! To find out which place in Shropshire has the most and the least population we had … Continue reading