Shakespearean Insults

Hi All

Hope you’ve had a great holiday and are ready for your last half-term at primary school!

I have really enjoyed looking at your key skills work where you had to make up your own Shakespearean insults.  My favourites are…

  • You rank dribbling maggot pie!
  • You scurvy toad-spotted tickle-brain!
  • You puking fly-bitten boil!
  • You frothy onion-eyed shrimp!
  • She is a scurvy-ridden ape!

I hope you haven’t been using any of these phrases at home!

See you next week.

Mrs de Board

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Easter Revision

Friday 4th April

Dear Parents/ Carers

The end, finally, to another jam-packed term! Rainforest explorers, falconers, knights and horses have visited, sports competitions have been won and an immense amount of work has been completed.

Whilst we want the children to have a well-earned break, we are also conscious of the fact that it is now only twelve school days until the SAT testing week.  With this in mind, we are collating a set of activities to ‘keep them going’ over Easter.  Around 20 minutes a day on one of the activities below would be great.

Spelling, punctuation and grammar

  • There are several powerpoints on the class blogs to work through.


  • A piece of descriptive writing; a prompt sheet accompanies this letter.


  • Each child has a booklet of ‘10 minutes a day’ activities.


  • A piece of reading followed by some comprehension questions, again the children have a copy.


We hope you all have a great holiday and the sunshine returns!

Kind regards


Rachel Rosevear               Charlotte Coade               Lesley Lutas-Brown         Jenny de Board

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SPaG Easter Key Skills

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Literacy Easter Key Skills



Easter Literacy Homework – 4th April 2014

Hand in by Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Imagine you are out for a walk in the woods one day when all of a sudden you come across this gnarled tree. You start to take slow, steady steps towards it when you hear a sudden click, like a lock being undone.  A small door appears to open on the side of the tree and you can see a definite light glowing from within …

Your task is to write an imaginative story about what could happen when you come across this tree.

-Look to include a range of description (VCOP/ACVPWSP)

-Range of sentences for effect

-Use lots of good WOW words for description.


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Numeracy Easter Revision

Level 4

Level 5



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Can you guess what our next topic is all about?

Happy New Year!

We hope that you had a lovely Christmas and are looking forward to starting back tomorrow.

Below are a couple of videos for you to watch. Can you guess what our next topic is?

Write down any questions that you have ready for Dave to answer on Thursday. These videos are also on the Cloud so log on and tell us what you think of them!

The Year 6 Teachers

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Literacy Key Skills 13th December 2013

On the 11th December 2013, London woke up to a blanket of fog covering the city. Click on each picture below to get a better look!

Your task this week is to either

Write a newspaper report about the events of the morning. You could talk to witness’ and use formal language to report.


Write a descriptive piece about the scene using the pictures to help you. Include similes or metaphors, as well as using the five sense, to add to your description.

Remember to use your targets and exciting VCOP to add interest to your writing.

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Traffic Light Paragraphs

Hello Year 6

Following our work this week on how to structure a paragraph, why not use the traffic light idea to write and post a paragraph about what you are doing this weekend?  Remember -start with your topic (green) sentence,  add more detail with your amber sentences and bring the paragraph to a close with the red sentence. You don’t have to use the colours but I should be able to identify them when I read your ideas.

Happy paragraphing!

Mrs R 🙂

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Friday 18th October, 2013. Key skills reminder-literacy.

Hello Year 6!

You have 2 parts to your key skills work this week.

Firstly, you need to solve the riddles and find the literacy words in the word search.  I had fun doing this and practise my skills at the same time!

Secondly, search through books or online to find a war poem (ideally about the First World War) that you find powerful or effective.  You need to be able to explain why you have chosen this particular poem.

Have fun!

Mrs R:-)


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Sub-ordinate clauses

We have spent some time, in SPaG lessons this week, looking at and identifying sub-ordinate clauses.  Hopefully you will remember, they are sometimes called dependent clauses. Can you remember why? Post your own examples of sentences that contain subordinate clauses on this blog.  Remember, the extra information can be placed at the beginning or end of the sentence.  Can you ’embed’ the information mid-sentence?  Go back and check you have added all the correct punctuation!

Good luck!

Mrs R 🙂

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