This week in Topaz class, we have been investigating the features of non-fiction reports. Almost all of the reports we looked at contained:

We all really enjoyed finding out different facts. Here are a few of our favourites;

– Vikings had ironing boards .

– Kangaroos 🦘 can hop at up to 30 miles per hour !

-Whale sharks can grow up to 30 metres and are the largest fish in the world.

Minky sharks are the fastest.

Elf Run

This afternoon Topaz class joined in with the rest of KS2 to take part in our sponsored Elf Run to raise money for St Luke’s Hospice. The children were amazing and ran many laps of the school grounds! There were many rosy cheeks at the end – true elf style!

👻😱😨Suspense Stories👻😱😨

Over the last three weeks, Topaz class have been working on writing ✍️ suspense stories.

We have read brilliant examples of suspense writing to help create a Suspense Tool Kit to ensure our own writing delivers a tense atmosphere: dark place , characters on their own, something or someone, hearing noises. All these ingredients help keep the reader guessing what is going to happen !!!

All the children have created super stories. Well done 👏 !!

🎄Christmas Fair🎄

Year 5&6 had a fantastic time this afternoon running their own stalls at the Christmas Fair. Despite the wind and rain and quick change of location, they worked superbly as a team, came up with brilliantly creative ideas and grew in confidence over the time.

A huge thank you goes to all the parents who helped the stalls to be such a success, bought prizes and also came and supported us. You are very much appreciated!

Well done Year 5&6- you learnt a lot and did yourselves proud! Ho, ho, ho!