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Welcome Back to the Summer Term!! 

Hello there!!  I hope you have all had a wonderful Spring break with lots of special family time. Once again, we have another exciting term ahead!!  The Spring term was a super one with lots of lovely memories.  The residential to Burwardsley was fantastic; the children surpassed themselves with their attitudes.  The staff there were really complimentary about their politeness and sensible behaviour.  I was an extremely proud teacher smiley   

 This term will be just as  busy and memorable with swimming lessons, new topics and, of course...Special Agent Training!!

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On this page you will find lots of information, events and news about the class, our topics and most importantly the wonderful work we produce! You will also find important information about our daily routines, homework and dates for your diaries. 

If you have any concerns, questions or worries please feel free to pop in and see me, either before or after school or you can leave a message via email, phone or in the class message book located in the school office. My door is always open.

Warmest Regards,

Mrs King

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        Our New Topic For The Summer Term is...

                            REFUGEES

 

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Our Summer term topic focuses on the plight of people who are forced to leave their homeland to seek refuge in a safer country.  We will look at this sensitive subject through a child's eyes and will empathise with people less fortunate than ourselves. 

In English, our shared text is...

Image result for my name is not refugeeThis award winning book explores the refugee crisis in a very sympathetic way.

A much-needed, lovely book for small children which explains the refugee crisis in a simple, child-friendly way” – Jacqueline Wilson

In the book, a young boy discusses the journey he is about to make with his mother. They will leave their town, she explains, and it will be sad but also a little bit exciting. They will have to say goodbye to friends and loved ones, and that will be difficult. They will have to walk and walk and walk, and although they will see many new and interesting things, it will be hard at times too.

A powerful and moving exploration that draws the young reader into each stage of the journey, inviting the chance to imagine the decisions he or she would make.

 As part of the topic, we will look at famous refugees from Mo Farah to Anne Frank and Albert Einstein.  But of course, the most famous refugee has to be...

 

 

 

 

We will explore Paddington's adventures from deepest, darkest Peru!!  Paddington Bear, a children’s story about a bumbling bear with a heart of gold is perhaps not the first place you would expect to glean insights into the trauma of war and the plights of refugees. But Michael Bond’s Paddington was born into a world torn to pieces by a destructive conflict, the Second World War. His story is that of the refugee – and it remains as relevant today as it was when Bond created him in the 1950s.

As a stowaway Paddington travelled illegally by boat and was taken in by London family, the Browns. But the bear’s famous label is also very important, signalling his role as a figure for a series of memories about the trauma of the war. Bond recalled watching images of evacuee and refugee children wearing labels at train stations.