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Welcome to Neptune Class!

Autumn Term

 

We've had such a busy term learning about Branston at War. 

In English we found out all about what life was like for children in 1914 at the start of the First World War.  We used our research skills, organised the facts that we found into paragraphs and presented this as a fact sheet. 

 

 

 

We then used this information to respond, as a child, to a fictional letter from a father who was away from home fighting in the war. We made sure we included lots of facts that we had discovered in our research stage. 

 

 

In our Topic Work we placed these historical events on a timeline in relation to other major events. We used our geography skills to locate key places on the map of the world. 

We thoroughly enjoyed our walk around Branston lead by the very knowledgeable Mr Simpson as well as our visit to Eden Camp. 

 We completed some art work inspired by the conflicts that we have learnt about. 

 

 

Many of our class were also proud to represent BJA at the Community Armistice event held at the secondary school. As part of our commemoration in school we wrote on poppy petals our hopes for the future. 

 

Over the last weeks of term we have been busy with the school production as well as our annual Christmas carol concert at All Saints' Church. 

 

On a different note, we have taken a new approach to the teaching of reading this academic year, supported by our collaborative Erasmus+ project, Dream a Little Dream. Inspired by methods in our partner schools in Poland and Spain, we have done a whole term book study, funding the purchase of whole class sets of books through the project money.  Our book, Bill's New Frock by Anne Fine has been really enjoyable. We have loved reading together, making predictions about what might happen next, exploring character and setting along with many other reading skills. We are looking forward to starting our new class book in January. 

 


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