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Friday 6th March 2020

This week in maths we constructed our own bar charts and time graphs. We also were able to interpret data given to answer questions. Have a go at continuing your learning by doing your homework this weekend.

In English this week, we continued reading our class text, 'How to Train Your Dragon' by Cressida Cowell. We focused on two main characters, Hiccup and his arrogant cousin, Snotlout. After reading more about these two, we wrote our own character descriptions. We then role-played as an interviewer/Hiccup. We had to come up with open-ended questions to ask Hiccup and then pretend to be Hiccup and answer the questions. 

During our trip to Valence House, we were able to learn more about Barking and Dagenham's local history. We searched through archives looking at newspaper reports, photographs, autobiographies and other documents to find out more information. Later on in the day we had an opportunity to learn about the Romans and Anglo-Saxons arriving in Barking and Dagenham. At the end of the day we went over to Valence House museum and went on a scavenger hunt to answer questions using the props/displays in the museum. All the children (and adults!) found the trip informative and fun. A lot of the children wanted to spend more time there so we highly recommend you going back with your family. 

Thank you to everyone that took part in World Book Day, we were impressed with the effort children (and parents!) had put in to their costumes. 

Photographs from World Book Day and Valence House trip will be up on the website during the week.