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Beowulf

In English this term we will be reading Michael Morpurgo Beowulf. The book is about:

In fifth-century Denmark, a murderous monster stalks the night, and only the great prince of the Geats has the strength and courage to defeat him.

Beowulf’s terrifying quest to destroy Grendel, the foul fiend, a hideous sea-hag and a monstrous fire-dragon is the oldest surviving epic in British literature.

As we start reading we will pick out good vocabulary we find in the text  to help us in our up coming writing. We will also magpie good description that we find to help us with our descriptive writing skills.

 

Beowulf

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Grammar Time!

Washington Class have been working really hard looking and learning lots of different grammar to help us with our writing skills. Currently we are focused on looking at how semi colons and colons can be used to help us improve our sentences. We have also looked at how to mark our clauses using the correct punctuation such as commas and brackets. Keep a look out for these skills in our up coming writing! 

Grammar Time!

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This term in Washington Class we  have been reading the mystical tale of The Hobbit written by J.R.R. Tolkien.

We have also looked at Blooms Taxonomy, to help us understand more about comprehension questions and how we are being asked to answer them.

We have now read most of The Hobbit and have been so amazed with all the adventures that have happened so far. Our next challenge is to write our own chapter which will include another exciting and possibly dangerous quest for Bilbo and his friends.

 

R2L in Washington Class

Up until Christmas we will be reading The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe in our Reading 2 Learn sessions.

We have been exploring the various characters and discussing their personalities and what we think will happen next.

Exciting times and adventures ahead in our R2L.

 

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