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We have had an exciting first half term here in Riverside Royal Rabbits where our topic is ‘Digging up the Past’. This has taken us back 2.6 million years ago when stone was the predominant material used. We have learnt some fascinating facts about life back then compared it to our current lives. Alongside this, Year 6 have had a Stone Age experience day where they fully immersed themselves into the Palaeolithic, Mesolithic and Neolithic periods.

In English, we have been looking at dinosaurs and have used the film Jurassic World as a stimulus to write some amazing quests. We looked deeply into how to use pathetic fallacy to create suspense as well as other writing techniques to impact the audience. We then used our own imaginations to write nail-biting endings to the quest.

Within our reading lessons, we have studied the author Rudyard Kipling who has written many famous stories including the Jungle Book. We have analysed this story and used it to practice our reading strategies including inference, breakdown and fix and retrieval. Although this was a challenging text, we have thoroughly enjoyed it and want to read more. Next, we will be looking at Rudyard Kipling’s poem, If.

We still have a few weeks left before half term and are looking forward to the exciting things ahead. Year 5 have Herd Farm residential, year 6 have bikeability and we all have an engineering day. Fun packed half term!