Descriptive Writing (by Frankie, Martha and Tilly)

November 17, 2017

You all produced some fantastic writing as part of our unit on descriptive settings this week. Here are some really good examples which I photographed before I marked them.

If you could highlight any particular parts of these pieces in pink, what would you highlight?

Frankie

Martha

Tilly


Team Point Challenge #4 – Prepositional / Adverbial Phrases

November 15, 2017

Watch this video from Disney’s The Little Mermaid.

How many prepositional / adverbial phrases can you hear in the song?

I will give one TP for every correct answer that you write.

 


A book review on two books I love! By Erin B

November 6, 2017

1) shine (by Kate Maryon)

twelve year old Tiffany Morris is her mums best buddy until her mum gets sent to jail and Tiff realises that all the macbook and the 3 i pods and the fancy holidays she went on were all bought with stolen money.Tiff does not know anything about her family and has no where to stay, until her mum finds a way to contact her family who live on the island she ran away from when she was 17.Her sister Cass and her husband take Tiff to live with them.At first, she hates the country lifestyle on the island but when she meets her friends, isla, max and holly, she decides sark isn’t so bad after all.

i love the way it is written with tons of metaphors and there is never a dull moment.

2) Hetty feather

when Hetty was still a baby, her mother left her at the foundling hospitals she could not look after her anymore. Her and her foster brother gideon are taken to live in the countryside with their foster mother and father, and their amazing big brother Jem, and Saul and Martha, the other foster children. they have a lovely childhood, playing in their special squirrel house with Jem. but when Hetty was six, she had to go back to the founding hospital. With no friends, hetty is scared and sad, but a year or so later Polly, her best friend, joined the hospital.


Think Pink Marking

November 6, 2017


A biography on R.J Palacio(by Mia)

October 29, 2017

Raquel Jaramillo was born on the 13th of July 1963 in New York. She is famous for writing the book wonder(she also wrote a book called Auggie and me ,a book about peoples views on August, which was released recently)which was released in 2012.

Raquel is married and has two sons. Her book Wonder was inspired when one of her sons saw a girl much like wonder’s main character, August. Many people asked Raquel whether a film of the book would be made. The film is being made and will be realised in 2018.

She is now 54 years old and still lives in New York.


Roald Dahl biography(MATTHEW)

October 29, 2017

ROALD DAHL 1916-1990

General information

Name: Roald Dahl

Birth date:13th September 1916

Birth Place:   Wales but his parents were Norwegian

Death:23rd November 1990(aged 74)

Death place: Oxford,England

Early Life

As a child Roald Dahl would spend his holidays in Oslo-visiting his grandparents.Sadly, at the age of four his Father passed away. Dahl  received his earliest education at Llandaff  Cathedral School .But when his Principal gave him a beating for pulling a practical joke, his Mum sent him to St Peters (A British boarding school). Roald later transferred to a Private School called Repton where he finally graduated. At school writing wasn’t  his strong point.

Jobs

In WWII Roald was a fighter pilot in a Gloster Gladiator in which in a battle over Libya he crashed into a desert , he also worked at a Shell Gas Station in Africa. Also in WWII Dahl was a spy passing intelligence from Washington to M16

Interesting facts

Roald Dahl invented over 250 new words .In  1971 a real man named Willy Wonka wrote to him-he was a postman from Nebraska-which is how he got the name for Charlie And The Chocolate Factory ,in fact he got a lot of names and ideas from real people he got Sophie from the BFG from his Granddaughter called  Sophie and the Grandma from the The Witches was based on his mum.

 


Jacqueline Wilson book report by Erin O!

October 29, 2017

I have two favourite Jacqueline Wilson books. the first one is called Katy. It is about a girl ,who is eleven, and she has four siblings and every Sunday they go into their neighbors garden. they called it their secret garden. in the secret garden, they made a swing and Katy fell off the swing and was told she had to be in a wheel chair for a while. Parts of the story is sad but other parts are really heartwarming. Its about Katy getting through this and how people respond. It is an interesting novel and you really get into the characters!

My other favourite book is called sleepovers. It is a small book and it is a real page turner! it is about is five friends who all have sleepover party’s but one of them called Daisy is worried that people will make fun of her little sister who is disabled. this book is really good because it teaches you not to judge people if they’re different.


Doctor Who 2018 companions. (By Lenny)

October 26, 2017

There are going to be three companions which means four people in the Tardis. Is this good or are you worried it may be a little packed? Here is a link as I could not get a picture embedded on this post.

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2017/oct/23/time-for-three-doctor-whos-trio-of-new-companions-unveiled

These are my thoughts on 2018’s Doctor Who companions. I think they look like they would do well as Bradley Walsh, the middle aged man, is ,in my opinion , pretty funny and I would like to see him along side the Doctor. The others I have not seen much of but I think they were both in a TV show called Hollyoaks. I can not wait to see the four in action in 2018 and also Jodie Whittaker will be getting a new sonic and Tardis so that’s exciting. I am not sure what to expect from Chris Chibnall even though he directed 5 Doctor Who episodes in the past. I can’t wait to see Jodie’s new title sequence and will they fit all 4 names????? Any way that’s all from me. Please feel free to see my other posts and I’ll try make a post a week or a day if I’m lucky. Anyhow, bye

 

Made by the all mighty Lenny


My Biography on the all mighty Matt Smith (by Lenny)

October 26, 2017

Matt Smith, best known for playing the Doctor in BBC’s hit TV show Doctor Who, is a very talented as an actor. Matthew Robert Smith (that is his full name) has not only been in Doctor Who but also the Crown and many others. He was born on 28th October 1982 at Northampton, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom.

Matt got his education at Northampton School for boys and later became an actor. At the age of 26 he got the role as the Doctor playing for 3 seasons and then leaving in 2013 in an episode named the time of the Doctor. Then, later on, he played Prince Philip In Netflix’s most expensive TV show the Crown. On the other hand, Karen Gillan ,the Doctors Companion, got a role in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1/2 as Nebula and is getting a new role in Jumanji 2. Matt is having a very successful career and I hope we see him in the future.

There is a rumour that he may return in the 2017 Christmas special Twice upon a time as it is Steven Moffat last episode and Steve worked with Matt so it would make sense to bring him back for a surprise. It would be nice but it is only a RUMOUR!!

At this very moment I do not know if Matt is going to be in a show for 2018 or for the rest of 2018.But now you have mastered to know all about Matt Smith!!!

This biography was made by Lenny6B


Chorlton Children’s Book Awards – Shortlist 2017

October 20, 2017

The shortlist is out for the Chorlton Children’s Book Award 2017. Have you read any of these books? Perhaps you might want to give one of them a try. Click on the title to find out more information.

 

More information on all the books and how to vote for your favourite can also be found at http://www.chorltonhigh.manchester.sch.uk/

The books are also available at Chorlton Library.

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Lost Tales by Adam Murphy.
Produced as a comic, uncover this unique collection of tales and legends from around the world.

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Wolf Wilder by Katherine Rundell.
Feo is a wolf wilder in training, teaching tamed wolves to learn how to live in the wild again. A story of revolution
and adventure and standing up for what you believe.

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The Goldfish Boy by Lisa Thompson.
A detective story with a difference. Matthew is the last person to see Teddy, the toddler from next door, before
he goes missing. Can he overcome his OCD and find out where he is?

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Cogheart by Peter Bunzl.
Murder, mayhem and mystery meet in this gripping Victorian adventure.

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The Legend of Podkin-One-Ear by Kieran Larwood.
Part “Lord of the rings” and part “Watership Down, this is a magical adventure with a wonderful hero.

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The Girl of Ink and Stars by Kiran Millwood Hargrave.
A spellbinding world of magic, myth and adventure.


Jeremy keeling (erin b)

October 20, 2017

born on February the sixth, 1964, jerry keeling (animal manager of monkey world) is 53 years old. he has an amazingly strong bond with monkeys and apes and even gets into enclosures with sometimes aggressive mammals which are 7 times stronger than him.

Jeremy had a traumatising childhood. When he was twelve, he was forced to live in a beaten up caravan where he had no friends or attention.

He left home at 18, troubled and traumatised by his childhood. then he started working at colchester zoo.  Jeremy had a close bond with guy and prissy, the two orang-utans.

he left colchester zoo and began working at Gordan zoo, where little amy,the baby orang-utan, was born. her birth was trouble free, however, she was poorly afterwards as her mother rejected her at such a young age. Jeremy hand reared her, borrowing an incubator from a hospital and force feeding her milk every two hours.

a year later, Jeremy was in a car crash with his son, Jamie and his girlfriend, Meryl. Meryl didn’t suffer any injuries, Jeremy was unconscious, with terrible head wounds. Amy also suffered head wounds, but was not uncounsios. She saved Jeremys life , as she cradled his head and applied pressure with her hand to the back of his head to stop the bleeding.

soon after that, Jeremy wrote a heartwarming aughtobiography called. ‘the orang-utan who saved my life’

emery currently works in monkey world i dorset, as an animal manager.


lola (auto-biography homework)

October 19, 2017

Rebecca Adlington-auto biography

Born on the 17 February 1989 Rebecca was raised in Mansfield,Nottinghamshire,where she attended the brunts school.She started swimming with Sherwood colliery swimming club and was selected for the Nottinghamshire country elite squad.As she got older she grew more and more interested in swimming.From then on she won two olympic gold medals at the 2008 summer olympics in the 400-metre freestyle and 800-metre freestyle,breaking the-19-year old world record of Janet Evans in the 800-metre final.Rebecca was Britains first olympic swimming champion since 1988,and the first British swimmer to win olympic gold medals since 1908.She won bronze medals in both the women 400-metre and 800-metre freestyle events in the 2012 summer olympics in London.

 

On 5th of February 2013 Rebecca Adlington retired form all competitive swimming,at the age of 23 .since retiring as a competitor,she has worked for BBC tv as a swimming pundit at the olympic games and world aquatics championships,and made various other media appearances.


biographys – by Erin B

October 10, 2017

i am really exited about our new topic, biographies . we have never done this before and i am exited to try something new. i am exited to work using 3rd person as we hardly ever write in 3rd person! i love english; its my favourite subject.

do you like english?


Team Point Challenge #3 – Spelling Bee Mnemonics

October 6, 2017

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Our spelling bee is just a few weeks away!

Share your Mnemonics for words in the Year 3/4 spelling list to earn team points!

Image: Jelene (via Flikr)


Wave Me Goodbye – A book review (Erin B)

September 28, 2017

Recently, I read wave me goodbye by Jacquline Wilson . It is about evacuees in world war 2. I am really interested in ww2 so I thought it would be up my street. However, I found it very boring and there was no plot or storyline. I ended up reading it all because I was waiting for a plot or an adventure, and if I had to describe this book in one word it would be disappointing .


Dunham Massey

September 24, 2017

It is our trip to Dunham Massey on Tuesday. It is always one of the highlights of the year so I am really looking forward to it.

If you haven’t brought your permission slip back, please bring it in as soon as possible.

On Tuesday, you will need:

  • A packed lunch (Victorian themed if possible). Bring this in a disposable bag with your name on. We will throw the bags away after lunch so you don’t have to be carrying a lunch box around.
  • A change of shoes (part of the day will be outside so a pair of wellies or boots would be sensible). Bring these in a plastic bag with your name on so you don’t lose them.
  • A coat / jacket in case it is raining or it is cold (we will be outside for some of the day).
  • A smile.

 

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Photo credit Hans A. Rosbach


Spiderman Homecoming (Lenny)

September 24, 2017

I saw this new movie called spider man homecoming. With the new actor ,Tom Holland, for the new spider man. Its a great movie which has funny but scary parts. Its a 12a and is still in the cinema. Here is a picture of the movie.

 

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This is Tom Holland

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Definitely the best movie ever for 2017. Now I must swing away.

Lenny


Team Point Challenge # 1 – Matron Bottomly’s Diary

September 20, 2017

23rd September 1887

Dear Diary,

Today some new foundlings arrived at the hospital. I smiled at their borrowed mother as I gently pushed them inside. I know what a difficult time it can be for the families – best to give a good first impression.
I can tell immediately that these two particular urchins will require a lot of attention for they clung to each other and screamed like banshees when we separated them. But, it is for their own good – boys and girls must live quite separate lives in civilised society.

Can you add some more parts of Matron Bottomley’s diary?

 

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Word classes!

September 18, 2017

Here is the song that we listened to in English to remind us about word classes (all the parts of speech).

We then created our own educational songs.

 


Year 6

September 18, 2017

In year 6. We get to do a lot of things.  It may only be our second or third week but a lot has happened. We found out how to post stuff on the blog which is what I am doing right now. The best part about this is that you get to post stuff all the time. I have finished my school homework. :). In maths we are doing stuff on rounding and we played a fun game which was where I and my friend rolled a dice and we had to make a bigger number than each other. That was fun. In literacy ( or English ) we are doing diary work. That’s okay but now guided reading is way better. Usually I hate it but now I find it fun. Tomorrow I am going to do the exam for Stratford grammar. I am nervous and not exited but if I get in that will be my second choice. Wish me luck.

Lenny 6b


Spellings lenny

September 18, 2017

these are the words I have to learn

horrible, terrible, possible, edible, reversible, invincible, legible, adorable, forgivable, disposable, enjoyable, valuable, breakable, identifiable, incredibly, sensibly, reliably, respectably, agreeably, enviably. 

Those are the words. Can you learn them? I know I have ( I think ) . Have you noticed the colour of my writing? I know I have ( I have ). 
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Year 6 (so far) Lenny

September 14, 2017

Hello people of the world. Here is year 6 (so far)

 

We are learning about the Victorians and it is fun. In English we are writing pages of a diary in a historical way. In my have a go I did a Victorian CRIME FICTION. That is all. Thank you and goodbye.

 

Lenny