Bongo Class

Class Teacher

Mrs Ali


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Autumn Term (1)

Week 1 & 2

Welcome back to Bongos Class!  

It has been a very busy two weeks.  In shared reading and writing, we have been studying the text ‘The Silver Sword’.  The children really enjoyed reading this text and we had some fantastic questions being asked and and some great answers.

In topic we have been learning about Britain since 1930.  Our classroom had turned into an Anderson shelter this week and we had gone back in time to 1940.  We worked in partners to create a poster about the causes of World War.

Week 3

In Shared reading this week, we have been continuing with the story ‘The Silver sword’.  Throughout the week we have been learning about the skills and strategies we can use to help us answer reading questions.  We used drama to summarise the text and to help us understand tricky vocabulary and the effect the author is trying to create.  

In writing we analysed a section of ‘The Silver Sword’.  We looked for tools and discussed why we think the author chose those tools and what effect the author was trying to create.  We have also started writing our own descriptive writing.

In maths we have been exploring populations and using our mathematical skills and our knowledge of place value to order them and reasoning why rounding is useful.

 Our Class book is…

Our topic this half term is ‘Britain since 1930’.  We have been learning about evacuees and what life would have been like for them.


Reader of the week: George G

Week 4

This week in shared reading we have been using strategies to find the meaning of unknown words and summarised the content of a section of text to create a film trailer.  We also made a comparison between two characters within a text and held a courtroom debate about which character was a better superhero!

In English we have started our independent descriptive writing.  We wrote our plans and have now started our drafts.  Watch this space for our published work!

In maths we have been investigating rounding and have now moved onto analysing and interpreting graphs.

Take a look at our finished topic work!

Well done to our Reader of the Week – TIA!

Week 5

Reader of the week: Hannah!

This week in Shared reading we have our learning has been around all the reading domains.  We started the week with a reading comprehension then moved onto making a prediction about what our character would do and presenting through a conscience alley.

In English, we finished our descriptive writing and have been learning about fronted adverbials.

In maths, we have been interpreting line graphs and have now moved onto producing a line graph for the world population.  Using this, we will be making a prediction on what the world population will be in 2027!

Week 6

This week has been an exciting week for Bongos class.  On Tuesday, Bongos class visited Fort Nelson.  It was a really enjoyable day and it was fascinating to see all the artillery and learn about how the fort operated.  We also saw outer fortifications, secret underground tunnels and ammunition bunkers.  We definitely learned a lot.  We even got to see the daily gun firing where we got to experience the power of a Second World War 25-pounder Gun Howitzer!

In maths, we have continued with drawing lines graphs and interpreting them.  We have also been working problem solving.

Our class book is Skellig.

Autumn Term (2)
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