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Author Archives: Mrs N. Miller

Year 3 with their new Year 6 reading buddies!

Last week, Year 3 and Year 6 teamed up for a new reading buddy system.

Twice a week, the Year 6’s will be helping the Year 3’s with their reading. They are getting lots of practise at blending unfamiliar words, retelling their story and practising high frequency words.

So far, Year 3 have really enjoyed this system and we are already starting to see small reading improvements. Some of us are even getting extra practise at breakfast club!

 

 

Experimenting with rocks in Year 3

Year 3 have really been enjoying their ‘rocks and soils’ science topic. We have looked at different rocks and learned how sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rocks are formed. We experimented on 6 different types of rocks to see how permeable they were and how durable and tough they were. After that, we learned a new skill:… Continue Reading

A taste of the Caribbean

This week, Year 6 have started to look at a new book: ‘Coming to England’ by Floella Benjamin. This book is a true story celebrating the life of Floella, who was born in Trinidad. Floella migrated to England in 1960 as part of the Windrush generation. In the first few chapters of the book, Floella… Continue Reading

Year 6 History Workshop

Year 6 were immersed in our World War 2 history topic when Richard (“That History Bloke”) came to visit. Richard brought a number of primary sources from World War 2, which were based on the wartime experiences of a real North-Eastern family. We worked out the various jobs of the people that owned the artefacts… Continue Reading