Category Archives: Class 8

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

The final entry…

Today’s final diary entry is limited to 160 words only, as we are focusing on quality of writing not quantity. The children must carefully choose the emotive language that they use to create a powerful and positive final diary entry as Anne Frank. We hope you enjoy reading them. 🙂

Mr McCann