Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Year Five and Six Easter Holiday Homework

Happy Easter holidays, girls! And what a term! From the Year Six girls' success in the 11+ exams to Book Week, this has been a packed term - and the Summer promises to be even more fun!

Year Five Holiday Homework
The Year Five homework includes:
* reading
* revising key skills

Click here to visit the Year Five Easter Holiday Homework page on the Falcons School for Girls pupil wiki; don't forget there are 11+ revision tips and podcasts here.

Year Six Holiday Homework
The Year Six homework consists of:
* reading
* learning your Alice script by heart
* Creating a Book Diorama

Click here to visit the Year Six Easter Holiday Homework page on the Falcons School for Girls pupil wiki.

Don't forget you can access our Reading Passport book lists at lovereading4schools.

(Creative Commons: image by JoshBerglund19)

Monday, 28 March 2011

Year Six: DT Evaluation

Please (i) complete your slippers and (ii) write your full DT evaluation.

Due: Tuesday (tomorrow)

Year Five: Shown Feelings

Task: Write the first draft of your 'The Pig Competition' story. Write 1 1/2 sides of A4. Don't forget to include lots of shown feelings.

P.S. Why not download my teacher podcast and put it on your iPod? This is a brilliant way to revise key skills

Friday, 25 March 2011

Year Five Composition: Contrasting Thoughts and Speech

Year Five have been learning about using thoughts in comic stories. Learn more about using thoughts in a short story here:

Learn about writing a 'funny' story at the Falcons School for Girls pupil wiki.

Task: Please write another comic dialogue (conversation) between a rich idiot and a clever servant. Use thoughts to 'show' what the servant is thinking.

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Catherine Webb - author of Horatio Lyle - Visited Falcons Girls

We had a treat today - a visit from the brilliant Catherine Webb, the author of Mirror Dreams and the Extraordinary and Unusual Adventures of Horatio Lyle.

See more photos and listen to a podcast of Catherine answering some of our questions here.

Monday, 21 March 2011

Year Five Composition: Pricking Pomposity

We have been learning about 'pricking pomposity' and 'hyperbole' in comedy.

1. Write a scene - 10-15 lines - where a pompous woman gets her comeuppance. Make sure it is over-the-top.

2. Complete the self-assessment for self-improvement sheet for your homework.

Due: Tuesday.

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Year Five Prose Style: Combining Colons and Semi-colons

Write the first 15 lines of a story about an angry dog.

I don't really mind about the story itself...the challenge is to include at least:
* three colons
* two semi-colons

Feeling clever? Try to include a bracket, too.

Due: Thursday

P.S. Bring in your Catherine Webb questions on Thursday, too.
P.P.S. We begin our comic writing story unit on Thursday!

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Year 5 and 6 Weekend Homework: Ghost Ballads & Persuasive Adverts

Next week is Book Week. Monday is the class poetry competition. Please make sure that (i) you learn your poem 'by heart' and (ii) you bring in a copy of your poem on Monday so that I can prompt you if you forget your lines.

Year Five
Please complete your first draft of your persuasive advert. Don't forget to complete the 'self-assessment for self-improvement' sheet, too!

Year Six
Please complete your first draft of your 'ghost ballad'. Don't forget to include the M.R. S.T.R.A.N.D. D.R.O.P.S. poetic techniques

Year 6: Review of Alice

Please write a neat review of Alice in Wonderland.

Due: Friday

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Visit the Guardian Books Site

The Guardian has created a brilliant new site all about the very best children's books. Click here.

Thank you, Year Three

Want to learn more about writing a brilliant short story in the 11+ examinations? Visit

Monday, 7 March 2011

Year Five Prose: The Colon

Please complete all of the 'starting point', 'going further' and 'further still' questions from the Semi-colons and colons worksheet.

Due: Thursday

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Year Six History: Attribute

Task: Please work on your Eminent Victorians wiki-page. Remember, you must attribute sources of evidence!

Year Five Comprehension: Inference

In class, we have been beginning to learn how to infer from actions or a text.

You can learn about inference on the Spring comprehension page on the Falcons School for Girls' pupil wiki.

Task: Please complete the 'A Dragon's Diet' comprehension, taking care to annotate the passage before you begin work!

Friday, 4 March 2011

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Year 5 and 6 Weekend Composition Homework

Year Five
Please create a neat, full colour version of your 'Pop' poster, including a full paragraph of persuasion, using the A. F.O.R.E.S.T. techniques.

Don't forget to complete the self-assessment for self-improvement sheet!

Due: Monday