Friday, 30 April 2010

Year Five Weekend Homework: Montmorency and the Lady (Using Characterisation Techniques)

Watch my Bald Worm video revision mini-guide on making readers care about your characters.

Learn more about characterisation at my short story techniques website,

Homework: Please complete the 'Montmorency and the Lady' task. Not got a copy? Download from my area at

Thursday, 29 April 2010

Year Six Flatclassroom Project: The Frame and The Plan

We are taking part in an exciting international 'flat classroom' project where we are writing a story with a partner...a partner who lives on the other side of the Atlantic.

Learn more about our flat classroom project at the Crogan's Adventures Flat Classroom Wiki.

Task: Please type up your 'frame story' on your wiki page.

1. Please put the frame story at the top of the page (move your discussions with your partner lower down)
2. Put a sub-heading and label it ===Frame Story: First Draft===
3. Make sure you leave a line between paragraphs.
4. Put any thoughts in italics
4. Proof read your draft - make sure there are not any 'silly' typing errors.

Due: Tuesday.

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Year Six Crogan's Adventure International Flat Classrom Work: Redraft Your 'Frame Story'

We are taking part in an innovative international project where our partners are girls and boys on the other side of the world!

Homework: Write an improved second draft of your 'frame' story featuring Eric. Make sure that you include plenty of description: learn more at

Due: Wednesday

(Image by KKmaris; used under Creative Commons agreement)

Year Five Spelling & Comprehension

1. Complete the 'Victorian Thief' comprehension from last night.

2. Please learn the 'ution', 'ition', 'otion' and 'etion' spellings for our test next Tuesday, and finish writing the example sentences (use a dictionary if you don't know the meaning of a word.)

Sunday, 25 April 2010

Year Six Flat Classroom Project: Type Up Your Plan

Year Six are writing stories with girls on the other side of the world at the Crogan's Adventure Flat Classroom Wiki.

Please go onto your wiki page and type up your three suggested plans. Indicate to your partner which of the plans is your favourite.

Make sure your plans include:
1. Characters (Who is in the story?)
2. Location (Where is the story set? In which historical period?)
3. A detailed plan (remember, it must make sense to a partner on the other side of the planet)

Tomorrow we'll think about the 'frame story' in more detail.

Saturday, 24 April 2010

Year Five Comprehension: Victorian Thief

Tonight's comprehension gives you the opportunity to revise summarising a passage using Bald Worm's annotation techniques

Missing out? Download a copy from here.

Due: Wednesday

(Image by Benjamin Forrest; used under Creative Commons agreement. Please note that the gentleman in the picture is not a thief!)

Thursday, 22 April 2010

Year Six Flat Classroom Project with Haultain Community School (Saskatchewan, Canada) and John Glenn (California, USA): Crogan's Adventures

What do you think of our Easter diorama? We built a diorama based on the scenes in some of our favourite reads.

Year Six are starting an exciting 'flat classroom' project with our new friends in the United States and Canada. Visit the Crogan's Adventure Flat Classroom Project Wiki.

Your task for the weekend is to complete the Crogan Family tree brainstorm task:

1. For each of the Crogan’s, write two/three ideas for an adventure they might have
2. In your blue book, write a plan for a story for the three favourites

Due: Monday

Year 5 Weekend Homework

Year Five
Please complete the 'showing, not telling' homework pack. We'll go through your Easter holiday homework next week. Remember to use plenty of interesting adjectives.

Due: Monday
Due: Monday

Monday, 19 April 2010

Wednesday 20th April Year Five and Six Homework

**Year Five**
Please read chapter 2 and 3 of Montmorency, our brilliant class reader.

**Year Six**
Welcome to the Flat Classroom Project on PhotoPeach

Welcome Back!

West London's Most Creative Preparatory School is open as normal on Wednesday - and we're excited about the term ahead: Brundibar and Anne Frank; Sports Day; Residential Week at Moorland Hall and some fantastic projects!