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We are thoroughly enjoying getting really 'into' our project of 'Whose footsteps do we follow in?'. Take a look at our project wall in our classroom which maps our journey of learning - it is a work in progress but really does show how much we have learnt already.
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It is great when learning in school influences learning at home and it was a real pleasure for the whole class to see Harriet's artistic portrayal of the nursery rhyme Oranges and Lemons which is used as a theme throughout our book Private Peaceful. Thank you Harriet!
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Take time to read our diary entries which we wrote from the point of view of Tommo - the man character in our Michael Morpurgo book. We looked at how they should include feelings, be written in the first person and sequence events in a chronological order. Thank you Harvey, Anna and Rebecca.
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We love exploring ways of retrieving our knowledge and understanding of information or extracts that we have read. This is on of them: babble/gabble. We had two minutes to work with our learning partner to retell as many details about the chapters as we could - in order of how they happened too!  We relied on each other to help fill in any gaps in our knowledge.

What a super beginning to the new school year we have had in Orion class!

 

It has been fascinating starting to ask questions about our project 'Whose footsteps do we follow in?' and we have gained a real understanding of why World War 1 actually happened.

 

Our class book 'Private Peaceful' by Michael Morpurgo is ceratainly keeping our interest into the life of a WW1 soldier (Tommo Peaceful) and, as a result, we have already been successful in writing two extended pieces of writing based on the novel.

Thank you Marlee for bringing in World War resources from home to share with our class during our project work.
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We were very lucky indeed to have a poet, Rachel Rooney, join us this week to lead a poetry workshop. She showed us how we could have fun with words and how we could write a poem sharing our ideas. Take a look at our whole-class poem we wrote.
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