This term, the children have focused their writing around our topic theme, ‘How would you protect your family?’ They have written in a range of styles such as diary entries, newspaper articles, class charter, poetry and creative story writing. Some of the main skills that we used were: using ambitious language, adding in a range of punctuation, writing in different tenses and using a variety of conjunctions to link our sentences.
Class 5 researched drawbridges and portcullis before designing and making their own. They used pulleys to allow movement in their builds whilst using a range of tools to help them: saws, sand paper, screwdrivers, wood and glue guns.
Maple class have been researching how Dover castle has changed since it was first built. They built their own versions using wood then upgraded the defences of their settlements using stones. They discussed the advantages and disadvantages of each type of material and decided which was best to help protect their family. The children have also researched key events linked to Dover castle such as the Battle of Hastings, the murder of Thomas Becket and the importance of the Magna Carta.