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Persephone: Villain or Victim?


So what do you think? Could our ‘heroine’ be interpreted in a different way? Could it be that she was the villain in this story?


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The Highwayman

This half term, our unit in English is Poetry. We have been concentrating on the poem, ¬†‘The Highwayman’ by Alfred Noyes. In order to understand this beautiful yet complicated poem, we decided to use drama techniques to understand key moments in the poem.

Challenge: 5 Willow, you created some beautiful pieces of drama. However, could you explain what part of the poem you decided to portray? Why was this an important part of the poem?

Mr. Rizvi

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5 Willow, I just saw this and thought I would post it on here. I’m so proud of each and everyone of you who have contributed to our class being in the top 10 in the UK for mathletics. This is a massive achievement and you should be very proud of yourselves (I know I am).

Keep on working hard!

Mr. Rizvi

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Lord Shaftesbury

Your task today is to research the famous victorian, Lord Shaftesbury. You must write about why he was an important figure in British History.

Here are some links to help you:

Good Luck!

Mr. Rizvi

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It’s good to be me.

This weeks SEAL ethos statement is, ‘it’s good to be me’.

What special qualities do you have that makes it good to be you. This could be anything from being helpful in school, being able to ice skate or your extreme enthusiasm for history.

I’d like you to respond via the comment tab and explain why it is good to be you!


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Lord Shaftesbury and Dr. Barnardo

This week in History, we have been learning about people who went about changing the atrocious conditions which children were working in  during the Victorian era. Both Lord Shaftesbury and Dr. Barnardo vowed to help and support poor children especially those trapped in the workhouses.

Your homework this week is to pick one of these influential figures and write a short explanation as to why they were crucial in changing working conditions for children during the Victorian era.

Remember to check your spellings, grammar and punctuation.

I look forward to reading your work.

Mr. Rizvi


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Reading Month

This month is the launch of Reading Month at Copthorne. There will be lots of exciting activities throughout March including World Book Day and Read-a-thon.

We want you to let us know about a book you just can’t put down or have read it so many times that the book is wearing out. You must explain why this is your favourite book.

Mr. Rizvi and Mr. Sandhu.

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Half term!

Dear Year 5,

We hope you are enjoying the half term holidays. We would love to know what exciting things you have been up to over the holidays. Even if it is just catching up with some much needed sleep or meeting old friends, we want to know.

Your task is to write a diary entry about a day in your holidays. Remember to check your spellings, punctuation and grammar.

Good Luck.

Mr. Rizvi and Mr. Sandhu


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