Monthly Archives: March 2015

WAKWHS 2 The Gallery

I was so proud this evening to show off the literacy and art outcomes that Churchill class have worked tirelessly to produce.  Some of my most lovely moments as a teacher have been when you have seen your work finished and framed  and I can see how proud you are of your achievements.  It was also fabulous to see so many of you here with your parents, looking not just at the finished articles but at the whole learning journey, including the drama, prototyping and the up levelling.

Tomorrow (Friday), you will have a chance to see the class sway that shows our work and also to look at the work of every other class in school.  When you come back to the classroom, let me know your thoughts.  Think about our WWW and EBIs. Post your thoughts back to me.

Mrs R. 🙂

Spelling Key Skills to be completed over Easter

Your task is to invent a spelling activity to help learn tricky spellings.

This week go through your literacy book and find 20 words you have struggled with this term.  Think of ways you could learn these words and come up with spellings games or activities to help you remember them, e.g. a word search or card game.

I am sure other people have similar tricky words.

We will share spelling activities next term.

Literacy Key Skills – Friday 20th March 2015

A mysterious person left Simon a clue in a bottle last week which was washed up on the beach…

This mysterious person wrote it through poetry.

Your task this week is to write a poem back in response.

You will need to think about:

  • What would Simon say?
  • Who is he addressing it to?
  • Is he going to accept this person’s offer of help?

 

Simon,

I’ve helped you before,

Now I want to some more,

For when we are two,

how I help is up to you.

Do not hesitate,

As it could be your fate…

 

WKWHS- a clue to where Arabella is

Sand

 

A mysterious person left Simon a clue in a bottle last week which was washed up on the beach…

This mysterious person wrote it through poetry.

Your task this week is to write a poem back in response.

You will need to think about:

  • What would Simon say?
  • Who is he addressing it to?
  • Is he going to accept this person’s offer of help?

WAKWHS 2- the build up

Tomorrow we are going to be writing our build up.  This is the part where Simon sets off on his quest.  We will need to combine our setting with showing the character of Simon.  We have completed lots of work on characterisation today so tomorrow, you may want to use your sea setting or maybe you are saving this for a later stage.  Either way, you will need some further scenes as Simon travels on his adventures.  Choose 2 further settings and research some powerful descriptions that you might use.  Add them to the blog to use during your writing.  Settings you might consider: a wood or forest, a castle, a beach, a deserted village, a steep but grassy mountain, an iceberg.

Happy word hunting!

Mrs R

WAKWHS 2- words to ‘magpie’

Hello Churchill Class!

Some great story opening ideas today.  You worked well- I was very proud!:-)

The hardest part was finding exactly the right word to describe.  Some of the words we used most need replacing.  Can you find some more powerful ways to describe the following things?  You may not need them in your work but you might be able to magpie someone else’s ideas.  Can we build our own class thesaurus, I wonder?

Can you find words to describe:

Noise, music, the people in the crowd, pleasant or unpleasant smells, temperature?

Some of my favourites so far from  marking today’s work:

unsightly,breath-taking, blissful, passionate, humid, blazing, gnawing

Literacy Key Skills Friday 13th March 2015

The storm broke early in the evening and by seven o’clock it looked as if Heathrow might have to shut down. Runway One had disappeared in the rain. Runway Two was a canal. Half the planes had been delayed and the other half were circling hopelessly above the clouds, waiting their turn to land. The wind had blown an Air France DC10 all the way to Luton while, in a jumbo jet from Tokyo, seventy-nine Japanese passengers had all been sick at the same time. It was a night no one would forget.

Above is the beginning paragraph to “Granny” by Anthony Horowitz. As we have looked recently at great openings to stories, your task is to take that paragraph and make it even better! We looked at: dramatic short sentences, rhetorical questions, scene setting and generally confusing the reader with cliff-hangers. It will be great for us to then compare how we have all changed the opening in different ways!

I look forward to reading all of them 🙂 

 

WAKWHS2

Wow-  what a week we have had!  A medieval banquet, the knighting of Simon and the mysterious disappearance of Lady Arabella to mention just a few things. What are the other things that I have not mentioned?  What are your suspicions about Arabella’s disappearance?  What have been your highlights so far.

Mrs R. 🙂

A whole school celebration 2-3-15

Hello Year 6!

It is Sunday evening and I have received a message from Earl Rees.  I do not want to give too much away but I think that there are plans to finally knight Simon tomorrow after his adventure last year to win his spurs.  I suspect there will be many exciting moments throughout the day; I heard rumours of  a banquet to celebrate the event.  Blog to inform those who are not part of the court of the happenings as they occur.

Mrs R 🙂