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  • Grimm Tales

    Published 09/02/24

    This term the children in Year 5 & 6 have been thoroughly engaged in a collection of Grimm Tales, adapted by Philip Pullman. From the quests and romance of classics such as 'Rapunzel' and 'Cinderella' to the danger and wit of such lesser-known tales, 'The Three Snake Leaves' and the class favourite ‘Hans-my-Hedgehog’, the children have enjoyed reading and re-reading these tales full of wicked wives, brave children and villainous kings.

    Through the sequence of learning, the children began by orally telling their own story using props, followed by analysis of the language, characterisation and common story structure across many of the tales. They made comparisons between many versions of the same story and were definitely keener on the ‘Grimm versions’.

    Finally, the children wrote their own Grimm tale, planning for a balance of dialogue and narrative to advance the action quickly. Full of gruesome deaths and lessons to be learnt, they created a superb collection of tales.

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  • The Life of Anne Frank

    Published 23/11/23

    In English we have been reading extracts from Anne Frank.  We learnt about her diary, life and legacy.  We then created posters about what we discovered, organising them into different areas with pictures and quotes from her diary.

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  • Stone Age Activity Day

    Published 02/10/23


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  • Our Promises

    Published 23/09/23

    Rhine Class enjoyed reading The Promise by Nicola Davies.

    They then each made their own Penny Promises for the year ahead.

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  • Rhine River Stones

    Published 23/09/23

    To start the new school year Rhine Class have been learning about their class name.  Did you know that the Rhine river once turned red or that it has 4 different names?

    We used what we learnt about the river to create our river stone designs, which are now proudly displayed on the window shelves.  

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  • Local charity visit

    Published 18/09/23

    Rhine Class had a special visitor from Doorway Wiltshire, a charity who support adults who are homeless in Wiltshire. She spoke to the children about some of the reasons people become homeless, what Doorway do to support them and how we can help too. We were very impressed with the children’s questions which demonstrated they had been listening and reflecting on what they had learnt.


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