Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Year Six Poetry Presentation

1. Prepare a three minute presentation on a classic poem (no short, 'funny' poems - challenge yourself, please!)

Due: presentations on the Friday after half-term. 3 minutes. You may use PowerPoints, Prezis, models or posters. Do discuss M.R. S.R.A.N.D. D.R.O.P.S.

2. Read 'Mowgli's Brothers' from the Jungle Book, too.

Year Four Half-Term Homework: Reading Presentation

Nothing beats a good book.

For half-term, I want you to read a book and prepare a three minute presentation to share with the class.

This presentation might take the form of:
* A PowerPoint
* A poster
* A model

In your presentation, include:
1. Who is the author?
2. Summarise the plot (What happens in the story?)
3. Why is it a good book?

We'll present on the Friday after half-term.

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Year Four Prose

Write a conversation betweeen a brother and a sister arguing about the remote control. Include the 'bracketing' comma in a coloured pencil.

Begin like this:

"Huh, give it to me, sis!" shouted Bob.

Write 1/2 page.

Due: Friday

Sunday, 12 May 2013

Year Four Comprehension: An Author's Use of Descriptive Techniques

Please complete the Cellar comprehension.

Due: Monday.

Friday, 10 May 2013

Year Six Poetry

1. Personification Poetry

Write a personification poem

Focus on each line (that the line 'for a walk' using your poetry cards)

Write four-five excellent lines describing the personified abstract noun.

We'll redraft and turn into a Prezi on Monday.

Link to Prezis here.

2. Bring in a story from the papers - a human interest poem.

Year Four Redrafting

Write a second go - a second draft - of your 'Can't Get There From Here' story (the Desmond going home story).

You must write 1 1/2 sides of A4.

Don't forget to include brackets!

Due: Monday.

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Year Six Rehearsal

1. Rehearse your app presentation to your parents/someone at home - the site with your example is http://appsforlearning.weebly.com

2. Wear neatest uniform & hair tomorrow. Don't forget polished shoes & badges.

Year Four Bracketing Comma


Write about your hobby, e.g. dancing; model making; dinosaurs.

Write 10 lines. Include at least 5 'bracketing commas'.

Use a coloured pencil for the commas, please.

Due: Friday

Friday, 3 May 2013

Year Six Concrete Poetry

In class you created some concrete poems.

I want you to to create a concrete poem using materials you find, e.g. Create a poem about a tree by painting on leaves - arranging the leaves into the shape of a tree!

Create a poem about food by using ketchup on toast - arranging the toast
into the shape of a fork!

Create a poem about a t-shirt by using felt tips on a t-shirt!

Get creative!

Due: Tuesday

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Year Four & Five Weekend Homework: Can't Get There From Here

Please write the first draft of your 'Can't Get There From Here' story. Don't forget to set the scene. Write 1 1/2 sides of A4.

Please complete the 'self-assessment for self-improvement' sheet once you've written your first draft.

N+E: Don't forget to tick off the punctuation pyramid as you write! Reach Level 5, please!

P.S. Listen to this podcast before you start writing!

Due: Friday

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Alpha Plus TeachMeet LiveWriting Example

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