Here is the Knowledge Organiser for our Topic
"What would life be like if Germany had wonn WW2?"
Here you will see all the things we will be learning about and the key information we need to know?
What would life be like if Germany had won WW2?
Goodnight Mr Tom - Audio Book
Below is the link for the audio version of the story.
I hope you enjoy listening to the book. You could follow as you listen if you have your own version of the book.
My stars this week are Noah Rawley for excellent handwriting in all lessons and Ronnie Brown for always giving 100% in all that he does.
Well done to both of you and keep working hard.
GoodNight Mr Tom - Michelle Magorian.
Over the next few weeks we will be studying the book Goodnight Mr Tom by Michelle Magorian in our English lessons. We will also need to use all our knowledge from our topic "What would life be like if Germany had won WW2?
Here is the blurb for the book.
Willie Beech is evacuated to a tiny English village in the country just before the outbreak of World War II. A lonely and deprived child, he finds himself living with the reclusive, gruff old widower, Thomas Oakley. Although the two find it hard to adjust to their life together at first, they gradually develop a strong, mutual bond. Willie begins to enjoy life and make new friends in the village.
However, everything is thrown into confusion when Willie is suddenly recalled to London by his neglectful and abusive mother. After several weeks with no letter from Willie, Tom Oakley becomes concerned for his welfare and sets out to London in search of him.
Have a think about what things you might expect to read about? Who are the characters? Can you draw any conclusions about the characters from the information from the blurb? Can you predict what might happen? Ask yourself, why do you think this? What words make you think this about the characters?
Can you think of any other books that have a similar theme?
Vocabulary from the blurb
Look at the words below. They have been taken from the blurb.
OUTBREAK DEPRIVED RECLUSIVE ADJUST MUTUAL WELFARE
Do you know what they mean? What do you think they mean? Can you think of synonyms for these words? How many synonyms can you come up with? Can you use these words in your own sentences?
Let me know- I cannot wait to hear your ideas and get started on this book!
Goodnight Mr Tom
ENGLISH IN REDWOOD CLASS
In our English lessons we have been looking at the book The War Game.
We have really enjoyed reading this book and getting to know the four main characters: Lacey, Billy, Freddie and Will.
We now know that each of these characters have different personalities as we can tell this by their actions.
Will is cautious as he does not want to go to war. Freddie is quite mature and thinks it is the right thing for him to go to war as it is the responsible thing to do. Billy gets very excited and is quite immature and Lacey is Billy's older brother and will only go to war in order to look after his brother.
We are doing lots of learning around this book, developing our use of good vocabulary, developing our knowledge of characters as well as recapping previous learning on grammatical structures such as phrases and clauses.
We look forward to sharing our learning with you all.
My stars this week are Yara for always producing learning that is beautifully presented and to JJ for using some fantastic pieces of vocabulary during our Topic lesson about what qualities you need to have to be a good leader.
The War Game
My stars this week are Keira Watson for always producing beautiful learning in all lessons and to Ameila Abernethey for always putting 100% in all that you do and with the biggest smile upon your face.
Well done ladies.
As a class we wrote some poems for Donald McCaig who served in the Regiments- White Rhino 40 Queens Bay and 2nd Dragoon Guards.
He is 100 years old!
We enjoyed writing these and they were presented to him on Remembrance day.
We hope you like reading them.
My stars this week are Reggie Smith for always producing neat handwriting in all lessons and to Demi Childs for giving 100% in all that she does. Well done to both of you and thank you.
Redwood class is very proud of you both.
In our English lessons over the next two weeks we are going to be doing our learning around the book "The Day of Ahmed's Secret" wriiten by the authors Florence Parry Heide and Judith Heide Gilliland.
" Trucks and donkeys, cars and camels, carts and buses... the bustling streets of Cairo are exciting, but today Ahmed will share his secret, which is even more exciting."
What do you think the book will be about? What will Ahmed's secret be? Where do you think Ahmed is from? Can you make predictions?
My stars this week are Evie Beesley for fantastic learning in English. Her vocabualry and sentence construction was fantastic - well done. My handwritng award this week goes to Olivia for always producing beautiful learning no matter what lesson we are doing.
Well done to the pair of you xxx
Today, in support of the campaign "GIVE RACISM THE RED CARD" we all came into school wearing something red.
Well done everybody. xx
Say NO to Racism
My stars this week are Amy Matley for beautiful learning and Noah Rawley for fantastic art work for Black History Month. Great job guys and well done from all of us in Redwood.
My stars of the week
Today we did baking!!
As part of our Science Learning, we looked at reversible and irreversible changes. We discussed what things can and cannot be reversed.
Each of us made our own cupcake. We know that a cupcake is an irreversible change. Apparently, they tasted good too.
My stars this week are Layla Crossley for always presenting her learnign beautifully and to Tyrae for excellent learning in maths and english.
Well done guys.
We are very proud of you all.
Art in Redwood.
This week we have been developing our art skills. We used shades and tones to create our tornado pictures related to our topic " How would I survive a natural disaster?" We are incredibly proud with the final outcome. We hope you enjoy them.
Our amazing art work
My stars this week are Faiqah for always producing beautiful learning. Jacob fro fantastic paragraphs of writing in English and JJ for amazing art work.
Well done guys
This lovely bunch have had an important job this week - they have been helping Miss Maynard, Mrs Mitchell and Mr Kinch with interviews.
We are all very proud of you and your confidence. You were all stars!!
Well done guys and thank you!
My stars this week are Layla Ward for producing beautiful learning and Yara De Barros for fantastic learning in English this week. Yara had fantastic ideas and used good pieces of vocabulary when writing.
Well done to both of you.
Mrs Toshkezi xx
Science in Redwood
This week in our Science lessons we have been looking at materials and their properties. We have experimented with different ways we can seperate materials. We used scientific language to explain the different seperation processes.
We really enjoyed it and got a little messy!!! Here a couple of pictures.
This week my awards go to Lily- May Kelshaw for consistently producing beautifully presented learning in all subjects and to Ewan Greaves for excellent learning in English, both written and orally.
Well done guys - we are all very proud of you.
Congratulations to Evie and Noah for writing a fantastic paragraph in English.
Miss Maynard was incredibly proud too.
Well done guys xx
Haedteacher Good Learning
ECO - WARRIORS
Meet Redwood's Eco - Warriors Evie and Faiqah.
They will help Redwood to be as Eco- Friendly as possible. They will encourge and remind us to recycle paper, not be wasteful of resources, ensure that lights are switched off, make sure that the taps are turned off properly and lots more.
We are sure that they will do a great job!
REDWOOD'S ECO- WARRIORS
STARS OF THE WEEK
This week my stars are Amy Matley for fantastic English work and Neeha Chowdhury for amazing handwriting.
Well done. We are all super proud of you both. xx
Look who got their pens!!!
We are very proud of Ronnie and Yara today who both managed to achieve their pens.
What an achievement - Well done!!
My stars of the week are:
Lily-May Kelshaw for always producing beautifully presented learning and Oliver Rooney for sharing a wealth of knowledge about the environment and climate change during our English lessons.
Well done to both of you.
We are all very proud of you.
In our English lessons this week with have been focusing our learning around the book "The Bear in the Stars." We are using this book to write balanced arguments around climate change and the effects of Climate Change.
We have come up with lots of reasons for and against single use plastic.
The children all share the belief that we all need to change the way we do somethings in order to protect our environments and world.
We look forward to sharing our learning with you.