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Diamond Class is Year 5 and 6, taught by Miss Self.
We are supported by Mrs Beckett Debanks and Mrs Debanks
Long Term Plan
Our PE days in the Spring Term are Tuesday and Friday.
In our English lessons this half term, we began by reading the opening to the story ‘Goodnight Mr. Tom’ by Michelle Magorian, about an evacuee’s arrival at their new home. We studied the success criteria for our setting description, including point of view and perspective, dialogue including direct speech punctuation, expanded noun phrases, the technique of ‘show, not tell’, as well as exciting sentence starters and varied sentence construction. We described the homes and the village where the evacuees had arrived. Next, we focussed on creating a non-chronological report on the topic of World War Two. We looked at the organisational features of a non-chronological report, the passive voice and how adverbs are used within paragraphs to create cohesion. The class then chose their own areas of interest to research before creating their own report. Finally, we focussed on a Christmas advert called ‘The Man on the Moon’ and created our own characters which we described in detail, as if looking through the lens of a telescope. Throughout the term, we have been using our new writing journals in earnest to collect ideas and extend our thoughts from lessons and school trips to support our experience of the writing process.
In Music, we have been studying a unit called ‘How does music bring us together?’ We have listened to and appraised a soul song called ‘Do What You Want To’ and a pop song called ‘It’s All About Love’. We focussed on singing by heart, improvising a short melodic phrase, playing on tuned percussion and composing, performing as a whole class and in smaller groups.