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PS3: I can adapt and manipulate language and make appropriate choices about vocabulary, idiomatic language and syntax in order to express myself with fluency and clarity.

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

Using our new class novel to clarify some new vocabulary today. We have been discussing what the new words could mean and then finding the definitions. 

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

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

Using our new class novel to develop our predicting skills this morning. We are really excited to start our new novel and we have enjoyed discussing what we think the book will be about. 

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

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

We always enjoy reading through the First News for current affairs. We enjoy sharing the information we find out with our classmates. 

PS3: I can listen to, identify and use cues to understand the general meaning and implied ideas

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

We have been looking at empathy today, and all the ways in which we can empathise with others. 

PS3: I can adapt and manipulate language and make appropriate choices about vocabulary, idiomatic language and syntax in order to express myself with fluency and clarity.

ACL: I can set myself high standards and seek and enjoy challenge. 

We have worked really hard on our writing skills today.

PS3: I can use inference and deduction to understand a text.

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

We have enjoyed completing our work on Google Classroom today. We have continued with our blended learning online this term. 

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

ECC: I can give off my energy and skills so that other people will benefit.

We have worked together today to discuss the results of our well-being survey. Once we discussed we used the information to answer the questions regarding the results. 

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

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

Continuing with reciprocal reading strategies today. Our focus today was summarising and we enjoyed sharing what we have been reading. 

PS3: I can use my imagination and experiment with language to create my own literature.

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

Today we have been working on our writing skills today by creating a weblog from the view of Thomas. We have enjoyed putting ourselves in the shoes of Thomas and how he must have felt during different situations throughout the book. 

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

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

Continuing with reciprocal reading strategies today. Our focus today was questioning and we looked at the different way to create questions. 

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
Today we have been working on our Welsh writing skills. We have been developing our understanding of the Welsh language to write a letter. 

PS3: I can listen to, identify and use cues to understand the general meaning and implied ideas.

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

We started our reciprocal reading strategies today. Our focus today was predicting and we looked the front cover and the blurb of our class novel to predict what we feel will happen.

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

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

Developing our Welsh reading today. We read the text and then answered the true or false questions. 

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 can communicate effectively in different forms and settings, using both Welsh and English.

Developing our Welsh vocabulary today. Looking at new words and sentence patterns. 

PS3: I can respond to what I hear, read and view, asking questions to show my understanding.

HCI: I am questioning and enjoy solving problems

Creating questions today that we would like to ask Thomas now that we have been reading the novel and 

PS3: I can show empathy when responding to literature and understand that others may have different views from mine. 

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

Using our empathy skills today to empathise with others.

PS3: I can construct my own sentences using the vocabulary and patterns I have learnt.

ACL: I can set themselves high standards and seek and enjoy challenge

Using our lesson today to look at compound sentences. 

PS3: I can use inference and deduction to understand a text.

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 learning all about Fairtrade today. 

PS3: I can listen and read, showing awareness of how grammar and punctuation affect meaning.

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

Focusing on developing our grammar skills today. 

PS3: I am building up a body of knowledge and have the skills to connect and apply that knowledge in different contexts

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

Use our reading skills to read about Empathy today.

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 can communicate effectively in different forms and settings, using both Welsh and English.

Developing our Welsh vocabulary today. 

PS3: I am building up a body of knowledge and have the skills to connect and apply that knowledge in different contexts

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

Use the 'Hooked' describe map today. We really had to think about our answers before we filled in the different sections.

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

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

Our lesson today has been reading and reflecting on what we have read so far in our class novel. 

PS3: I can respond to what I hear, read and view and can express simple opinions on it.

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

Today we have been reading different texts linked to Global Goals. We have enjoyed talking about how the texts link to the Global Goals. 

PS3: I can listen to, identify and use cues to understand the general meaning and implied ideas

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

We have been using our predicting skills today to predict the plot of our new class novel 'Night bus Hero'. We are really excited about starting this book. 

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

ECC: I can express ideas and emotions through different media

Using our knowledge of the novel to plan our oracy today. We will be creating a review of the book. 

PS3: I can construct my own sentences using the vocabulary and patterns I have learnt.

ACL: I can set myself high standards and seek and enjoy challenge.

Today, we have been looking at developing our writing by incorporating some exciting sentences into our writing. 

PS3: I can use my imagination and experiment with language to create my own literature.

ACL: I can use digital technologies creatively to communicate.

Having a go at developing our descriptive language today. Using images as a stimulus we then used our Literacy skills to create a written description. 

PS3: I can use my imagination and experiment with language to create my own literature.

ACL: I can use digital technologies creatively to communicate.

Diary writing today using the plot of the class novel to create the entry.

PS3: I can consider the plot, character, theme and context of literature I experience supporting my ideas and opinions with evidence from the literature.

ACL: I can use digital technologies creatively to communicate.

We have been collaborating today on Jamboard. We have been reflecting on our class novel. 

PS3: I can recognise the features of different types of literature and use appropriate language to talk about them.

ACL: I can set myself high standards and seek and enjoy challenge.

Looking and similes and metaphors today. 

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

ACL: I can communicate effectively in different forms.

Our reading task today was a comprehension on sleep. We have to read the text carefully and answer using full sentences. 

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 can communicate effectively in different forms.

Today's lesson we have been looking at the definitions of words from our class novel.  

PS3: I can attempt to spell more difficult words plausibly using a range of strategies. 

ACL: I can set myself high standards and seek and enjoy challenge.

Developing our understanding of compound words today. 

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

AC: I can evaluate what I find.

Today we worked on finding evidence from the text to support our answers. 

PS3: I can attempt to spell more difficult words plausibly using a range of strategies 

ACL: I can set myself high standards and seek and enjoy challenge
Our Literacy focus today is to look at synonyms and antonyms to help improve and vary our writing. 

PS3: I can attempt to spell more difficult words plausibly using a range of strategies.

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 extended our understanding of suffixes looking at the different words we can use. 

PS3: I can listen to, identify and use cues to understand the general meaning and implied ideas

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

We have been using our predicting skills today to predict the plot of our new class novel 'Shadow Jumper'. 

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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