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PS3: I can plan and write for different purposes and audiences. 

ACL: I can read texts, choosing strategies which best help me understand them.

Continuing with reciprocal reading strategies today. We have been focusing on clarification today.  

PS3: I can plan and write for different purposes and audiences. 

ACL: I can use digital technologies creatively to communicate.

We used our collaboration skills today to plan our recount writing. We worked on Jamboard to combine all our ideas.

PS3: I can consider the plot, character, theme and context of literature I experience 

ECC: I can express ideas and emotions through different media.

We are coming to the end of our class novel and today we used visualisation to sketch a scene from the book. We enjoyed using our creative skills to show our understanding of the characters and settings in the novel. 

PS3: I can read texts, choosing strategies which best help me understand them; these strategies may include working across my languages.

ACL: Use digital technologies creatively to communicate, find and analyse information. 

Using blended learning today to complete our comprehension. We have been reading the text carefully and answering in full, detailed sentences, to demonstrate our understanding of the text. We completed this task on Google Classroom. 

PS3: I can read texts, choosing strategies which best help me understand them

ACL: I am building up a body of knowledge and have the skills to connect and apply that knowledge in different contexts

During our Literacy activity today we have been focusing on prefixes and suffixes. Using our knowledge of these to extend our vocabulary. 

PS3: I can read texts, choosing strategies which best help me understand them

ACL: I am building up a body of knowledge and have the skills to connect and apply that knowledge in different contexts

We have been developing our reading skills today whilst working online. We have also been focusing on homophones. 

PS3: I can communicate in a growing range of languages

ACL: I can communicate effectively in different forms and settings, using both Welsh and English

We have been using our Welsh skills this week to create our own profiles. 

PS3: I can listen empathetically to different people’s viewpoints on various subjects.

ECC: I can identify and grasp opportunities 

We had a virtual meeting today with Onjali Rauf, the author of our class novel. We couldn't have ended our half term topic any other way! Pupils have been so enthusiastic about the novel and have learnt so much from it & thoroughly enjoyed this opportunity! it made our day!

PS3: I can plan and write for different purposes and audiences. 

ACL: I am building up a body of knowledge and have the skills to connect and apply that knowledge in different contexts

A fantastic start to our oracy plans today. We have been planning our oracy work around our own recommendations and views on the book 'The boy At The Back Of The Class'.

PS3: I can interact with others, talking and writing about my thoughts, feelings and opinions showing empathy and respect.  

EIC: I can understand and exercise their human and democratic responsibilities and rights

Great use of the listening ladder and Voice21 resources today whilst discussing different scenarios around the topic of racism. 

PS3: I can plan and write for different purposes and audiences. 

ACL: Questioning and enjoying solving problems

We can not wait for our virtual meeting with the author of our class novel Onjali Rauf. We have been using the questioning matrix to produce unique questions to ask. 

PS3: I can understand that injustice and inequality exists in societies

ACL: I am building up a body of knowledge and have the skills to connect and apply that knowledge in different contexts

We have been using 'Google Classrooms' today, to look at racism and why it is still a big problem. 

PS3: I can communicate in a growing range of languages

ACL: I can communicate effectively in different forms and settings, using both Welsh and English

We have been using our Welsh oracy skills this week to practice our Welsh speaking. We have been working together to create a conversation in Welsh. 

PS3: I can adapt my writing style to suit purpose and audience

ACL: I can communicate effectively in different forms and settings

Today, we have made a start writing our diary accounts. We have put ourselves into the shoes of the narrator, and writing from their point of view. 

PS3: I can comment in literature and make connections between what I hear, read and view

ACL: Set themselves high standards and seek and enjoy challenge 

Today, we have been reading and discussing the key moments and events that have taken place in a specific chapter in our class novel. We have used our 'magpie skills' to find adventurous and subject specific words. Once organised, we will be using these to write our own diary account. 

PS3: I can use inference and deduction to understand texts and can consider the reliability of what I read.

AC: I can communicate effectively in different forms and settings

Another great session of Guided Reading today. We enjoy reading different text types and using our inference and deduction skills. 

PS3: I can read texts, choosing strategies which best help me understand them.

EIC: I engage with contemporary issues based upon their knowledge and values

Comprehension skills are being developed this week linked to 'Anti-Bullying Week'. We found out interesting facts about how the campaign started and the different forms that bullying can take. 

PS3: I can develop my vocabulary and pronunciation through listening and reading, and use new words and phrases in a variety of contexts.

ACL:  I am building up a body of knowledge and have the skills to connect and apply that knowledge in different contexts

To start our new topic 'Don't hate educate' we have started to compile a glossary of words. We enjoy using the dictionary to find the definitions and we will return to this page throughout the topic. 

PS3: I can comment on literature and make connections between what I hear, read and view.

ACL:  I am can explain the ideas and concepts they are learning about

We have enjoyed analysing the poem 'Beauty in diversity'.  We had a great discussion about what the poem is about and the different elements covered. 

PS3: I can respond to others’ points of view, seeking clarity, structuring arguments, summarising and explaining what I have heard, read or seen. 

ACL:  I can explain the ideas and concepts they are learning about

We have watched Maryam Elassar today delivering a talk on diversity and inclusion. We discussed what we thought she was going to be talking about beforehand, and then used the inference square to organise our ideas after watching the video. 

PS3: can interact with others, talking and writing about my thoughts, can use my knowledge of writing styles and the features of different literary genres to create my own work.

DCF: I can work with others to create an online collaborative project for a specific purpose

ACL:  I can use digital technologies creatively to communicate

The '4 Purposes' is at the heart of our curriculum in Pembroke Dock Community School. We have used Padlet to collaborate with our peers discussing how the 4 purposes will underpin our new topic 'Don't hate educate'. 

PS3: I can use my knowledge of writing styles and the features of different literary genres to create my own work.

EIC: I can find, evaluate and use evidence in forming views

We have been looking at how we ensure respect remains a core value within our school. Using this information we have planned and produced a formal letter detailing the importance of respect in our school. We have enjoyed discussing all the different ways respect in shown within our school. 

PS3: I can read empathetically to identify different people’s viewpoints on various subjects.

HCI: I am building their mental and emotional well-being by developing confidence, resilience and empathy

Our 'End it with Empathy' read this term is The boy in the back of the class. We are reading a chapter a day and discussing the main events that take place within the chapter. We have enjoyed talking about the thoughts and feelings of the characters and how we can empathise with them. 

PS3: I can make connections between what I hear, read and view

EIC: I am knowledgeable about their culture, community,society and the world, now and in the past

Developing reading and oracy

As an extension activity from reading homework tasks pupils shared some of their favourite article summaries with the class making connections and talking about their opinions linked to the news. 

PS3: I can organise, select and use varied and appropriate forms and structures.

AC:I set myself high standards and seek and enjoy challenge.

Grammar work-Some great work today with pupils working hard to improve the quality of their writing. Some super sentences using causal connectives about our topic of wind power.

PS3: I can identify main points by summarising what I have heard.

AC: I can undertake research and evaluate critically what they find.

We have been using the VR goggles to experiences wind turbines and wind farms. We then used your experience to create 'I wonder...' statements. 

PS3: I can communicate in a growing range of languages.

AC: Set themselves high standards and seek and enjoy challenge. 

Practice on our Welsh Tracy skills today. We are looking at and discussing the vocabulary needed to produce our own conversation in Welsh. 

PS3: I can read texts, choosing strategies which best help me understand them

AC: Set themselves high standards and see and enjoy challenge.

We have been use our Welsh skills today and taken part in a Welsh reading session.

PS3: I can recognise the appropriate language for different audiences and purposes, varying my expression, vocabulary and tone to engage the audience. 

AC: I can communicate effectively in different form and settings

After collaborating in small groups, creating notes on 'Successful Futures' we started working on our oracy skills. We have used 'Flipgrid' to record our presentations. 

PS3: I can interact with others talking and writing about my thoughts. 

DCF - I can create a written plan using a template provided.

AC: I can use digital technologies creatively to communicate, find and analyse information.

We have combined a range of skill today to work collaboratively. We used a range of sources to find the correct information, and then used this to write our notes in a 'live' document. 

PS3: I can listen to, read and understand information about a variety of topics, summarising the main points.

AC:I am building up a body of knowledge and have the skills to connect and apply that knowledge in different contexts. 

We have been using our skills to read a range of texts to gain information on our topics. We have then used the information in our writing and oracy work.

PS3: I can interact with others, talking and writing about my thoughts, feelings and opinions showing empathy and respect.

AC: Use digital technologies creatively to communicate, find and analyse information. 

Working on a collaborative document today all about 'Successful Futures'. We applied our prior knowledge and then went onto look at what 'successful' means to us.

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