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Rochester's April Blog 2022


This half term we have started our new book 'The Matchbox Diary':


It is the story of a young boy who travelled from Italy to Ellis Island in America to escape poverty and to reunite with his father who had emigrated to find work. The young boy could not read or write and so documented his life by collecting significant items and keeping them in matchboxes. One day his Great-Granddaughter finds this collection and the story begins... 


We have been focusing on using our inference skills to find out about the characters in the story and then using emotive language to give a sense of character and atmosphere to diary entries. 


We have also been using expanded noun phrases and high-level vocabulary to write poems describing the night of the storm. 




In maths this half term we are using our calculation skills to help us to solve problems and reason. 





Dreams Can Come True 

The first week of the new half term was our whole school aspirations butterfly- Dreams Can Come True. In Rochester we have been discussing our hopes and dreams and made dream catchers.