The Ridge

This week we have watched ‘The Ridge’, where a cyclist risks injury (or worse) in his bid to conquer a dangerous mountain – on a bike.

For your blog I would like you to consider the question:

Should people be allowed to take part in dangerous sports?

You need to consider points such as:

  • Will it potentially be a danger to them?
  • Will it be a risk for other people if they have an accident?
  • What about the effect on their family if they have an accident?
  • Does public money pay for the rescue services that come to the aid of stranded adventurers?
  • What if it stops them from going to work?Remember to use a range of sentence types, powerful vocabulary, conjunctions and different punctuation.
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Welcome to the falls

I have placed a picture of Niagara Falls, Canada, onto the blog. I want you to imagine that you are on a boat about to sail through the falls and describe it to the reader. Features to include: similes, metaphors, imagery, adjectives, adverb and onomatopoeia. Combine these with a range of exciting sentences.

 

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Roll up, roll up …

This week’s blog homework is to write an advert for a new tourist attraction opening in Farnworth or Kearsley.

Give your attraction an eye-catching name and then advertise it to the general public. Remember to describe all the good points about it, as well as giving the information that people need before visiting, eg. Times of opening etc.

 

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The Greatest story ever told …

The Easter story is known as the ‘Greatest Story ever told’, where Jesus sacrificed his life for his beliefs.

This week’s blog is asking you to research the Easter story and to summarise it in no more than 5 sentences.

Target: Each sentence should be a different sentence type and you should aim to use a :  ;   (  )  –

 

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Spring is here

This week is officially the start of Spring. This is the season where the Earth comes to life again after a period of sleep through the winter, new animals are born and the flowers and trees start to grow new leaves.

What do you think about when you think of Spring? Describe the changes that take place.

Target : To use 5 different sentence types, brackets and a semi-colon.

 

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What would you say about you?

We are quickly approaching Parent’s Evening. If you were the Y6 teacher what would you say about you?

Comment on

a) the quality of your work.

b) how hard you work

c) your behaviour

d) your general attitude

Target: To use at least 6 different exciting sentences.

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World Book Day

Later this week we are celebrating World Book Day. As a school we are focussing on poetry.

Write about your favourite poem. Why is it your favourite? What makes it so enjoyable to read? Are the characters interesting? Does it rhyme and if so how does that rhyme connect with the theme of the poem?

Convince me that your poem is the best!

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Should fox hunting be banned?

Fox hunting has been banned in this country, there are arguments on both sides of this law.

Fox hunting is a sport, it is cruel, foxes should be allowed to live unharmed etc.It keeps the number of foxes under control, foxes kill many farm animals, it is an English tradition etc

Think about these arguments, include some of your own and write an answer to the question:

Q: Should fox hunting be allowed in this country?Remember to include connectives and a range of sentence types.

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Who do you admire?

We have just finished a literacy unit on biographies where we looked at different famous people.

We all know people that we admire and aspire to be like.

It might be a famous sportsperson, it might be someone off television, it might be someone in school or a member of your family.

Who do you admire and why. Remember to give really clear reasons for your choice.

Target: To include at least 5 sentences, 1 of which needs to be an ‘imagine + 3 examples’ sentence and 1 should be a ‘then and now’ sentence.

 

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Should people be allowed to smoke?

Give your thoughts on our class blog as to whether people should be allowed to smoke at all, even in their homes? Discuss with your classmates on their blogs what your thoughts are.

 

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