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In English, Miss Driscoll's set have been creating setting descriptions for their own island inspired by 'Kensukes Kingdom' by Michael Morpurgo. In our lessons we have been focusing on figurative language, fronted adverbials and how to spark the reader's imagination.


I was alive.  It was silent. I thought I was dreaming when I heard the wind howling once again .A few moments later, I sat up with relief.  I felt golden, grainy sand in between my toes. As well as that I could see pure blue sea surrounding what looked like a steep, icy mountain with waves clashing against it. Sharp, pointy rocks laid on the ground everywhere. There were tall, rigid and pointed trees and dark grey boulders behind me.

As I stood up I spotted colourful birds dancing around the sky. When I started to wander I spotted coconuts laying on the ground but the insects had beat me to it and were scoffing them down. Moments later, I was drowning in sweat. I needed water but all I could find was the salty, blue sea with seaweed crawling within it. As I looked around I realised the island was a perfect circle. It was amazing but then I thought to myself I needed to source shelter and food before the sun goes down.


By Ella Powell

Year 5, Swallows

Welcome back to the Spring Term!


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Happy New Year to all parents and children from the Year 5 Team! 

We have a very exciting term ahead of us


Our topic this term is 'Invaders and Settlers'. We will be learning all about the Anglo Saxons and Vikings and comparing it to modern day times. We are very excited for our Viking themed day in February where we will be transforming the large hall into a Viking village and exploring different aspects of daily life. In English, we will be focus on the texts of 'Kensuke's Kingdom' by Michael Morpurgo and 'How to train your dragon' by Cressida Cowell.


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