This half-term, we are Floodland by Marcus Sedgwick, about a girl called Zoe who has had to flee the island of Norwich in the not-too-distant future, due to rising sea-levels. She comes across Eels Island (or is it Ely?) and takes refuge in an abandoned cathedral with other desperate boys and girls for a short time.
We recently visited St Edmundsbury Cathedral to put ourselves in the midst of the story setting. You can read all about it in the Bury Free Press article (link below)
We are developing our reading and comprehension skills, this year, using a range of suitable texts from the classics to more modern texts. Some skills include: finding vocabulary which gives certain meanings, making sensible guesses (inferences) using clues from the text, predicting what may happen next or what the characters might say to each other, comparing events or characters' actions and explaining why the author may have made a certain choice.
We have been investigating past and future inventions, discussed essential and non-essential technology and will be planning and building our own invention to fulfil a purpose.
Please continue to practise your times tables and arithmetic skills (using the operations, mental and written methods); please read every day and practise your spellings - these spelling patterns will no doubt be tested later on this year, and are essential in helping us read and write successfully.