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1P become Victorians for a day!

We stepped foot into the past on Victorian day. As part of our History topic this term we have been learning about the Victorian Era. We have absolutely loved this topic and learnt so much about how Britain has changed. On Friday 23rd March we dressed up as Victorians and we all looked fantastic! When we came into the classroom we were quick to notice that the tables had been re-arranged into rows (just like a Victorian School). Shortly after, we took part in the drill exercises, the children loved this activity and were extremely focused and responsive! In addition, Miss Petais checked the state of the children’s hands and shoes, the children found this very comical! The learning which took place on this day included, reciting the multiples of 2, 5 and 10 and handwriting. As a class we worked together to make a book about Victorian Britain, we included, Victorian Clothing, Victorian Schools, Transport, Toys, Victorian Artefacts and Jobs.

‘Today has been so much fun…school was SO different in the Victorian Times.’ (Rajan)

‘I’m happy girls can go to school now and have any job that they want, not like the Victorian Times.’ (Maryam)

‘We are lucky we have electricity now to wash and dry our clothes.’ (Theo)

‘I’m happy that we can travel by car now and aeroplanes so we can go on holiday.’ (Flo)


World Book Day!

This term we celebrated World Book Day by coming into school dressed up as our favourite book character. We began our day by introducing ourselves to our friends and explained why we chose to be this character and described our character using interesting adjectives. We all brought in the story our character is in and discussed what the story is about, named the author of the story and explained which part was our favourite. We read the story of ‘Inni’ by Karin Littlewood who came to visit Highfield in the same week. Throughout the day we wrote a book review about our favourite story and played an alphabet game which encouraged us to answer questions about the importance of reading.

‘I read with my mummy at home.’ Morteza

‘My favourite books are non-fiction books because I like to learn new things about the world.’ Farida

‘It’s important to read because we learn new words.’ (Alice)

‘I love reading in Guided Reading because I’m getting so much better at reading with expression.’ (Deniz)

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