Voyage of the HMS Beagle – Diary Entry Day 1

Class 8 have been working hard over the last two days in English to draft a detailed diary entry as Charles Darwin. All of the children have grown fantastic grey beards and are now imagining what life would have been like aboard this vessel. Please read our diary entries and comment on them.

Pupils will have the opportunity to edit and improve these diaries, as there may be some mistakes/improvements to make.

Many thanks,
Mr McCann

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The Red Turtle Published Writing (Independent)

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Class 8 have been working very hard learning about mystery and suspense writing. Linked to this, we have watched a brilliant film called ‘The Red Turtle’ which has many twists and turns along the way. To finish this genre of writing, the pupils independently produced a final piece about a key moment in the film. We hope you enjoy reading them and please comment on them.

Thank you,
Mr McCann

P.S. Remember if commenting to not reveal your name e.g. Bob’s Dad

Class 8 Homework

Dear Class 8,

Your homework this week is to write the dramatic scene that happens next in the animation. This is the part where the man approaches and then chases the cube. Here’s what you need to try and include in your writing (success criteria):

  • Short dramatic sentences.
  • Good openers (fronted adverbials – In the middle of nowhere, All of a sudden, After a while,)
  • Powerful verbs (jumped – he leapt, he dived, pounced)
  • Good adverbs (cautiously, slowly, anxiously)

Some of you might include:

  • Complex sentences (main clause and subordinate clause)
  • Similes, metaphors and personification

I’m really looking forward to reading your writing!

Mr McCann