Today we would like you to use yesterday's story plan to write your own short story. Remember to use the skills that you have learnt throughout the week to help you. There is no video to watch today we wanted to give you plenty of time to write.
Your story will need:
- a beginning, middle and end (at least 3 paragraphs)
- characters (remember that stories are usually written in third person using character names)
- to be written in the past tense throughout
- a setting description
- a problem or crisis
- character dialogue (remember to take a new line for a new speaker)
- a resolution or cliffhanger ending
We are really looking forward to reading your amazing writing!
As you already know, this week is National Storytelling Week and to celebrate this we are running a Bishop Ridley Writing Competition which you can find our more about here. You are welcome to use the story that you write today for this if you want to enter!
Remember to keep up with your 'I'm A Pupil Get Me Out Of Here!' fitness challenge today. Send your results to Mr Edwards, with your child's name and class name so that he can see how you're getting on!
As of yesterday, here are the current results for Upper Key Stage 2:
1st: Armstrong (144 stars)
2nd: Ennis-Hill (125 stars)
3rd: Hawking (100 stars)
4th: Pankhurst (99 stars)
So as you can see, Year 6 really need to up their game in order to overtake Year 5!
Also, feel free try out this fun balancing game created by one of your fellow pupils in Year 6.
We are back with Mr Palekar at the Oak National Academy this afternoon. He will be recapping the song 'Down in the Valley' and then explore music with 6 beats in a bar. You can find the video here so feel free to go and check it out and, as always, get those headphones ready!
Computing- Miss Constant
Good afternoon, Year 6! WE'VE MADE IT! 6 whole weeks of virtual computing! You have all adapted so well and the work you have produced has been fantastic, well done! :)
This week we are going to use our lesson time to finish and edit our power points. When we return to school I would like to use our first lesson back to present these like we did last term so please be sure to email them over to me so I can save them. As I said last week, I know some of you are at different stages of your power points so don't worry if you haven't yet finished the story just please go as far as you are up to :)
I will repost last week's lesson underneath for you to recap if necessary.
This term in your Cornerstones topic you have been working on Blood Heart and have begun reading 'Pig Heart Boy', so for the next few weeks we are going to centre our computing lessons around this. Over the next few weeks I would like you to incorporate all of what we have learnt in our computing lessons last term into making a Power Point centred around the book 'Pig Heart Boy'.
Last term we worked on facts based around the Frozen Kingdom, however today and for our up and coming computing lessons I would like you to have a go at making a Power Point based on the fiction you have read so far. The aim over the next few weeks is to bring the book to life through animated pictures, speech bubbles, effects, fonts and colours :) Please be sure to include pictures - animations rather than photos which you may wish to source online using your web searching skills, making sure they link in with the story :) You all did so well at this last term so I am sure you will all rise to the challenge and they will be fantastic!
I would suggest 12 slides to begin with, making sure to include a cover page and a reference page as we did last term, leaving a remaining 10 slides for your story. I know 10 slides doesn't sound like lots for a story but you are grouping/ summarising the key parts of each chapter (such as 1-2 chapters per slide as remember you can always split 1 slide into 2 if you wish.) PLUS we can always add in some additional slides as time goes on if we need to. If we could all work on 3-4 slides per week that would be great Year 6 :) Please take your time with this as we will be spending a few weeks working on this- don't rush! I am also aware you are still reading the story and that this is an ongoing task so I don't expect it to be finished by the end of the day!
I am in school this week so will be unable to reply. However, if there is anything I really need to speak to you about regarding your slides I will email you. If you don't hear from me then just know they are great and I have seen them! :) Please also email me if you have any questions regarding our new task.
I can't wait to see all of your lovely Power Points!
Have a great Thursday and half term everybody.
Miss Constant x