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

EIC2: 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.

ACL2:  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.

ACL5:  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. 

ACL5:  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

ACL8:  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.

HC12: 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.

AC1: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.

AC9: 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.

AC1: 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

AC1: 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. 

AC4: 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.

AC8: 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.

AC2: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.

AC8: 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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