Thursday, 9 December 2010

11+ Christmas Holiday Homework

Year Six
Year Six are sitting their 11+ examinations in January. To prepare, they are revising key writing and comprehension techniques over the Christmas break. Click here for the online homework, including Bald Worm worksheets, videos and podcasts, such as 'Bald Worm on Suspense'. Play it now, or click on the image to download the file to iTunes. You could then put it on your iPod so you can revise on the move!

Year Five
Year Five are completing a comprehension pack - revising the key comprehension techniques we've learnt over the course of the Autumn Term.

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Year Six Descriptive Writing Homework

1. Please write a longer description of a castle in five paragraphs. (1 side of A4)

2. Please complete the 'self-assessment for self-improvement'

3. Make sure you know your lines for the play perfectly.

Due: Wednesday

Monday, 6 December 2010

11+ Interview Techniques

These are the key skills you need to do well in the 11+ interviews - and the most frequently asked questions:

Just click on download if you want your own copy! That's right - more free resources from Baldworm!

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Year Five and Six Monday 5th Homework

Year Five
1. Please complete a redraft of your 'Blitz' story, using the notes you created in lesson today. Remember, writing is rewriting!

Feeling clever? Try to follow Bald Worm's story structure:

Due: Wednesday

2. Please remember we will be having our 'Bumper' Spelling test on **Thursday**.

Year Six
Please complete the multiple-choice comprehension. Due: Wednesday

Please note you will receive your holiday homework packs on **Wednesday.**

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Year Six Weekend Homework: Gothic Story using Suspense and Action

Please write a gothic story based on this task. Want a free copy? Just click on download:

Write 1 1/2 sides of A4. This is the last story of term, so do a great job!

Due: Monday

Year Five Weekend Homework: Blitz Story

We have been writing a blitz story. This is our chance to show what we've learnt this term about using suspense and action techniques in a short story.

Task: Please write a story based on the 'Blitz' plan. Write 1 1/2 sides of A4. Please complete the 'self-assessment for self-improvement' sheet.

Due: Monday

Year Six Homework: Suspense into Action or Sherlock Holmes versus Count Dracula

Please write a second draft of 'Sherlock versus Dracula'. Write 3/4 - 1 side of A4, paying particular attention to my 'Next Time...' target.

Revise by listening to these Bald Worm podcasts on suspense and action techniques:

(Image from and the excellent Victorian Zombies series (not for children! Gory!)

Due: Friday

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Year Six Gothic Fiction: Powerful Verbs are the key to Exciting Action Scenes!

We have been learning all about action scenes.

Task: Please write 8-10 lines for a fight between Frankenstein and the Wolfman.