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03/11/18

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Kelly Clark

Great day at my client with so much to celebrate https://t.co/GKstEPc7Xe

03/11/18

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Little Parndon

Thank you for taking the time to visit Little Parndon today. The children loved talking to you and really appreciated your official opening of our new Library and Sensory room. https://t.co/K4tpGV8APC

03/11/18

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Teaching School

What a line up for our ‘Leading School Improvement’ programme https://t.co/7qZsk6VwEx

04/07/18

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Aspiring Heads and Middle Leaders sweated it out at their last CPLD session of this academic year with Mrs Laing , Mr Collins and Ms Walsh this evening &LPie https://t.co/zP3TqLCS73

30/06/18

Summer fete today 12-4pm. Lots of fun for all the family. Great work by the pta and staff. Please come along to support us. https://t.co/awDfA0IBYQ

21/06/18

Greece lighting for year 5 today. I hope you all enjoyed the trip! https://t.co/SiALGInZxp

20/06/18

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Little Parndon

Science is alive! An amazing week organised by a very talented science leader. https://t.co/N9mbyw5qWA

20/06/18

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Little Parndon

Best day ever! https://t.co/J8OODIdrpV

15/06/18

We've had an amazing 🇫🇷French 🇫🇷adventure today. Unfortunately our Ferry is late, so we are estimating an arrival time at 🇬🇧BurntMill🇬🇧 for 9pm.

15/06/18

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BMAT MFLanguages

Another wonderful afternoon at Nausicaa with ....🇫🇷🇫🇷🇫🇷🇫🇷 https://t.co/ARQSVN2QOU

15/06/18

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BMAT MFLanguages

Wonderful morning in the Old Town! Now onto Nausicaa with https://t.co/IneF8wejMe

15/06/18

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Little Parndon

The Nausicaá was 'epic!' https://t.co/LcpOshdKza

15/06/18

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Little Parndon

The old town https://t.co/bi9BWDd9jr

15/06/18

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BMAT MFLanguages

On thé ferry with and ! France, see you soon! https://t.co/nRl4E4pPqq

15/06/18

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Freshwaters Academy

Goodbye Dover. Bonjour France! https://t.co/6Vc1PElXbL

15/06/18

Goodbye Dover. Bonjour France! https://t.co/6Vc1PElXbL

15/06/18

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E. Corinne Lee

Making good time. All smiles and very excited here https://t.co/e5of1S1PQk

15/06/18

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BMAT MFLanguages

It’s the turn of and to go to Boulogne today! We’re on the coach to Dover! 🇫🇷🇫🇷

15/06/18

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Little Parndon

We're off with . Next stop Boulogne! Who knew Mrs Lee could do this? https://t.co/a0yDFq5LZ1

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Year 4

The Jungle Books & Northern Lights Classes.

Curriculum for Autumn Term 2

This Half Term our topic is ‘Friends or Foe’ by Michael Morpurgo.

As Readers

our English text will be around the book ‘Friend or Foe’ by Michael Morpurgo about the friendship of two evacuees during World War II. During our guided reading sessions, we will become familiar with the book and we will be picking out new vocabulary, working on inference, predicting what may happen next and why, explaining what is happening and sequencing the events. Following the program of Guided reading “VIPERS”.

Key Vocabulary: the Blitz, air raid, evacuee, allies, alliance, underground, liberate, foe, invade, occupy, rationing and propaganda.

Key Vocabulary: vocabulary, inference, predict, firstly, secondly, thirdly, finally, then, sequence and retrieve.

As Writers

we are going to be writing a story from the point of view of a child being evacuated from London during World War II and a book review. This will give them a chance to express a range of feelings and emotions while using compound and complex sentences in their writing. The children will be writing their description using a rich and varied vocabulary. In addition to this, we will be writing a diary entry, character description, letter, play script and recount. They will share their works with their classmates in class.

Key Vocabulary: firstly, then, next, after that, eventually and finally.

Key Vocabulary: foe, allies, friendship, countryside, gas mask, farm, struggle, hardship, separated.

As Mathematicians

we will be strengthening our counting skills. We will continue to deepen the knowledge of 4 digit numbers addition and subtraction, 2-step problems in different contexts and estimate and use inverse operations to check answers in a calculation. We will also recall multiplication and division facts up to 12x12 and use place value, known and derived facts to multiply and divide mentally, including multiplying by 0 and 1 and dividing by 1.

Key Vocabulary: more/less , increase/decrease, plus, take away, fewer, groups of, altogether and difference.

As Historians

we will go back in time to discover what Britain was like in the 1930s and understand when World War II started and why. We will learn about the bombing raid in Britain (Blitz) and how people protected themselves during that difficult time. During this term the children will read and understand the need of evacuation and they will find out the experiences and feelings of evacuees from range of sources. In addition to this, the children will understand the effect of war on everyday life and learn what rationing was and how it worked.

Key Vocabulary: World War II, World war I, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, Germany, Italy, France, Russia, Belgium, Anderson Shelter, Blitz, assassin, declare, rationing.

At RE lessons

children will learn about the Christian Creation story, the importance of Christian Sacraments and the Christmas story. We will also be answering different questions as : What is a church and what is the Bible.

PE

Children will have 2 hours of PE per week one on Tuesday and the other one on Thursday. Children must have a full PE kit in school at all times. If the children take their kit home for clubs, it must be returned the next day. Children who do not have the appropriate full kit in school are unable to take part in PE, which is an important part of the curriculum. Please ensure all items, including footwear are labelled. This includes: A plain (with or without the Freshwaters logo) white T-shirt, Navy blue PE shorts. A navy blue tracksuit (to include a jumper and bottoms). A spare pair of socks would also be of benefit. Please ensure the children have a pair of trainers in their PE bag, for outdoor PE.

Home Learning

Homework will be given to the children every Friday. Homework is due to be completed and handed in the following Thursday. Some children may need encouragement and support to complete their homework at this age. Please ensure that, if it is your case, you are encouraging your children, but please, do not do the homework for them. Spellings will be given out every Friday, they are to be kept at home, reviewed daily and not handed in until the following Thursday, to ensure that practise can happen daily. Children should be encouraged to read daily and at least once every other day with an adult. Reading for just 10-15 minutes per day will have a huge impact on the children’s fluency.

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