Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Tuesday 30th October: Reflecting on our special day

You have two tasks due Friday:

1. Please complete the reflective blog on today's events on your Kidblog.

2. Please read through the 'Bald Worm on Characterisation' pack, listen to the podcast and watch this movie:

Complete the 'flipped classroom' sheet to prove you've read, listened and watched.

Monday, 29 October 2012

Monday 29th October: Comprehension Homework

Please complete section A (the comprehension) of the 2008 paper; don't do section B (the writing task).

Attempt all of the questions.

Electronic version of this comprehension here.

Due: Friday

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Livewriting with High Lawn School (Sunday 28th October 2012)

Read Cia's description here:

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Autumn Half-Term Year Six Holiday Homework

Your half-term homework is on our LPPlus VLE here. You will need your user name and password to login.

Homework includes:
* Three writing tasks (help videos, podcasts and info on the VLE);
* 11+ comprehension
* Reading

(Note: LPPlus, who run our VLE, are doing some work on the site from 5.00 on Friday 19th-midnight Sunday 21st; use the hard-copy in your pack if you want to do some of the tasks over the weekend, or start with the comprehension)

Have a great holiday, girls!

Due: First day back after the break

Friday, 12 October 2012

Writing: The First Fifteen Lines of a Short Story

1. Before you start writing, take another look at the Prezi and listen to the podcasts on our VLE: CLICK HERE for LPPlus VLE page on the first 15 lines of a short story.

2. Write your 'The Adventure of Sherlock Bones & the Missing Squeaky Toy' story. Write 1 1/2 sides of A4.

Make sure you 'tick off' the techniques we want to include in the first 15 lines, girls!

Due: Monday

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Writing: Describing a Character's Appearance

1. Go over your spellings from this term in preparation for the Spelling Age assessment (the test isn't on the spellings - but you need to know the spelling rules that you've been taught).

2. I would like you to draw a characterture of three members of your family (you may include pets in this!) and write a three line description to go with it. Include a simile and try to 'zoom in' on a detail. Remember to be kind!

Our wiki page work on this topic is here, on our LPPlus VLE.

Flipped homework:
3. Watch this video before Friday, please:

Due: Friday

Monday, 8 October 2012

Comprehension: The Dark Walk

1. Listen to this podcast before attempting your comprehension:

2. Please complete the 'Dark Walk' comprehension, using the P-E method throughout. Don't forget to use quotation marks and give the line reference.

Lots more materials on our LPPlus VLE comprehension page.

Due: Friday.

(Image from syntagmamedia.com)

Friday, 5 October 2012

Year Six Homework: 'The Stolen Goldfish'

Write a story entitled 'The Stolen Goldfish'. Write 1 1/2 sides of A4.

I'm looking for you to 'set the scene' at the beginning using 8 lines of description, including figurative language (simile, metaphor and personification); try to include all of the Punctuation Pyramid in this description, too.

Make sure that you brainstorm and plan before you start writing, girls!

Due: Monday
Listen to our self-assessment podcast:

Listen to the audioboos we recorded in class here.

Monday, 1 October 2012

Year Six Prose Style: The Punctuation Pyramid

You can see the online punctuation pyramid here.

Task: Write a 10-12 line description of another 'locked room' - with a victim/crime within it. Your challenge is to reach level 5 on the punctuation pyramid.

Example here of reaching level 5:

Flipped classroom: on Friday some of us will be revising the layout of direct speech (talking or dialogue) in a short story; watch this Screenr to prepare for Friday's lesson:

Due: Friday.

Year Six Comprehension: Sherlock Holmes and Point-Evidence

Please complete the Wycombe Abbey Sherlock Holmes comprehension.

Make sure that you answer question 3 using the approach in the video above.

Don't forget to give evidence - a quote from the passage - to support your answers; this video will show you how:

Here is an example of using evidence to answer questions:

This video will help you understand the text:

There is lots of advice on answering questions about figurative language here (login with your VLE username and password).

Due: Friday.