Sunday, 6 December 2009

11+ Year 5 and 6 Holiday Preparation

Merry Christmas! Ho ho ho! Santa Worm has a sack full of 11+ preparation work just for you.

Year Five
Year Five are focussing on on comprehension techniques this holiday. Want a copy of Bald Worm's Xmas Holiday Comprehension work? Click here to download a copy.

Want the answers? Visit Bald Worm's comprehension blog - - and click on 'Xmas 11+ Exam Preparation' at the top of the page, or click here.

Year Six
As Year Six prepare for the exams in January, they'll be completing a number of tasks - and there's a special Year Six Christmas Holiday Homework page at our pupil wiki here.

This include Bald Worm's London Girls' Consortium-style papers - click here to download an 11+ comprehension and composition paper based on King Solomon's Mines & here for a comp set around a mysterious meal...

P.S. Click on the link to get a copy of the Year Six Xmas holiday recommended reading list?

Have a great break! I look forward to seeing you all in January!

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Thursday, 3 December 2009

Bald Worm Recommends...Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book!

Want a new book this weekend? Why not nag Mum to get you a copy of Neil Gaiman's brilliant 'The Graveyard Book'? Be warned - the opening chapter is very scary!

Already enjoyed this book? Try Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book

11+ English Weekend Homework: Year 5 and 6

**Year Five**
Please write an improved second draft, adding in lots (and lots!) more shown feelings.

You have not got your target cards yet - we'll talk through them next week.

Due: Monday

**Year Six**
1. Please complete the 'Nativity' continue a passage task - write the next part of the story.

Please read the 'writing a story based on a passage' advice at before you begin.

Write 1 1/2 sides of A4. Feeling clever? Try to write in the style of the original passage.

2: Please complete the Verbal Reasoning paper. Pay particular care with questions 62-66. Take your time - aim for 100%!

Due: Monday.

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Year 6 Fiction: Continue a Passage

We have been learning about writing a story based on a passage. Click here to learn more at Remember, the real challenge is to write in the same style as the original.

Task: Please complete the 'story based on a passage' task.

Due: Thursday

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