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Sports Day 2015

Here is a selection of pictures from our Sports Day.

Well done the Gold, Silver and Bronze winners from 5a:

– Kane (Gold)
– Megan (Silver)
– Iqra (Bronze)

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Finding missing angles in quadrilaterals

Here is the example I (Mr Hall) went through with 5a last week:

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Food Technology – Cheese and Onion Pasties

We love visiting Kingsway Park High School for Food Technology.

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Greek Myths

Listen to the famous Greek myth – Theseus and the Minotaur

http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/schoolradio/subjects/history/ancient_greek_myths/myth/minotaur

Your challenge is to write your own version of the story! You can either re-write the story in your own words or change the story to make a modern day version of the story.

Remember to include:

– Ambitious vocabulary – adjectives, adverbs, powerful verbs, etc.
– Try to use a variety of sentence types.
– Think about the sequence of events and the use of paragraphs.
– Write in the past tense.
– Write in the third person.
– Include all types of punctuation ( . , ? ! : ; – … ” ” )
– Variety of conjunctions (connectives) – and but so because however therefore meanwhile nevertheless etc.
– Capital letters for names and start of sentences.
– Onomatopoeia, similes, personification
– Direct speech

I look forward to your wonderful stories!

Mr Lowe

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Ambitious Vocabulary

Using the picture below find as many words beginning with the letter P – there are over 810 to find!

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100 word challenge

For our blog I would like to create a hundred word challenge myself:

For our blog one hundred word challenge you can be very imaginative and write in any form of writing: a Diary entry; a letter; an argument; a description. If you want to challenge yourself try an argument: try to be very clear and quick. In the one hundred word challenge use lots of level five punctuation, interesting vocabulary and technical vocabulary. Punctuation you can use: (:-,?!”.”;). Also remember the one hundred word challenge website rules: use one hundred words. To challenge yourself use the word/phrases on the website.

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Paris tourist guides

To help you with your Paris video guides, here is a link to 3 days in Paris from the Trip Adviser website. There are some fantastic facts and the descriptions of the attractions are really vivid and imaginative.

Paris in 48 hours
Lonely planet – top things to do in Paris

Can you use these to inspire your own descriptions?

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New school..!

My new school is brilliant. I miss you all so much. I hope I see you all again. I can’t wait for the day I see Diogo, Lauren, Kayden, Kane and Harley. I hope you are OK. I do have some new friends but they will never replace you. Miss you all. Happy Birthday Mr Lowe. I will stay in touch. Oh by the way my teachers are called Miss O’Donnell and Miss Wilkinson. Stay in touch, bye x

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The Highwayman as performed by 5a

This term we have been reading The Highwayman. We have worked really hard to memorise the lines and perform the poem as a class. I hope you enjoy the performance and please leave comments below.

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Aaliyah’s story

There  was a girl called Bess, she loved a man called the Highwayman, but I (the ostler) loved her too. Dumb  as a dog he listened to Bess and the Highwayman; I was mad as a bull. I told the first people who came to me. They looked like king George’s men. I told them what happened and told them to give her one last kiss from me. They tied Bess to a bed post and the Highwayman came riding-riding-riding up to the old inn door. He had a frenched cocked hat on his forehead, a bunch of lace at his chin. When Bess shot herself, that was it. The end.

king George’s men searched for the Highwayman to kill him…

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Lauren’s Highwayman Question

At the end of the Poem, the Highwayman returns as a ghost.

Lauren asks: If only the Highwayman dies (not his horse), why does he AND his horse both return as ghosts?

Answers on a postcard… Or in the comments below!

Lauren is looking forward to your answers.

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The Highwayman (learning log)

The Highwayman is a story about when Bess gets worried about the Highwayman because he didn’t came for a long time and Bess was worried about when the Highwayman didn’t came back.The tragedy of the story is when the Highwayman steel the pot of gold.The ugly, disgusting Tim was in love with the Landlord’s daughter(Bess).But Bess hated Tim because of his looks and how disgusting he looks.His hair was like hay and his eyes were like there were hypnotized.Then the soldiers came along .They were naive and they were dark.The soldiers came right into the old inn door and suddenly the soldiers tied the Landlord’s daughter Bess. They tied Bess around her mouth and suddenly Bess pulled the trigger and blood was dripping around her…….

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Simile for the moon

The moon was like a million glow sticks combined; it could light a pitch-black pathway.

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Name-adjective pair- by Lauren

Henry Tudor – confident and sly – ferociously killed Richard the 3rd, on the 22nd August 1485. He killed Richard with a silver, beastly sword. He killed him because he wanted to be the king of England.

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The Highwayman

What is my understanding of this poem?

The Highwayman is a love story.There was a man called the Highwayman.He was in love with Bess the landlords daughter. The osler Tim betrays the Highway man and Bess.The highway man was going to go and steel  from king George.Tim , the osler, betrays  the Highwayman . One day king Georges men came marching to the old inn-door.King Georges men took Bess away. Bess  killed her self. King Georges men kill the highwayman.They become ghost and live happily.

What are the themes  that run through the poem?

I think the theme of this poem is a love poem . I think it is a love poem because in love stories there is betray and love.

Who was to blame for the tragedy?

Tim the Osler because he was angry and jealous . He was angry and jealous because he wanted to be with Bess.

Was it happy or sad?

I think both because at the start was happy and a bit sad. Happy because the highwayman came to see Bess.But sad because the Osler  betrays them.Also it becomes happy again because they be together at the end.

What do you think Tim had to gain?

I think Tim thought that they would kill the Highwayman and leave Bess.But the opposite thing happened.They both died and were together .So at the end Tim gained nothing. Poor Tim.

Was there a happy ending?

There was a happy ending . First I thought  that there was going to be a sad ending because they dead . But there was not .The Highwayman and Bess lived happily ever after ( but as ghosts.)

What was the Landlords role in this poem?

I think the Landlords role was to be the father  Bess and a pub owner.I think he was Bess’s father because in the poem it says the Landlords daughter , the landlord’s black-eyed daughter–. I think he was a pub owner  because Landlord means a building owner and in his building he was selling ale which is a type of beer.

Conclusion:

To conclude this poem was a brilliant poem because of its amazing similes and breath -taking metaphors.I also like how they kill them selfs for the person they love.I would give this poem 10/10 because of the metaphors and similes,also because of the brilliant vocabulary.I would also give it 10/10 because of  the punctuation .For these reasons I would recommend this poem to anyone loves  poems or  romantic stories (poem.) I hope like reading my homework (comprehension , conclusion.)

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A LANDMARK IN PARIS

THE EIFEL TOWER IS ONE OF THE FAMOUS LANDMARK IN PARISImage result for eiffel tower

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Saint George comprehension

1. what does this picture tell us about saint George?

I think this picture tells us he is a very brave and determined man.

What do you notice about the dragon in the picture?

I notice that the dragon is spraying venom on George.The dragon is getting very frustrated and agitated. I think the dragon wants to kill George.

Why is Saints George’s day special?

I think it is special to some people because George stood up to the king and told him he was not going to kill christians (because he was one.)

Question :

How do we know the true story today when people changed it?

 

 

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The Highwayman Homework Questions

Over this half term we are studying the poem ‘The Highwayman’ by Alfred Noyes.

This week we have deconstructed the poem and analysed it’s meaning with the goal of understanding what it is really is about. In doing so we have pondered a range of questions that we want to explore.

What is my understanding of the poem? What are the themes that run through the poem?
Who was to blame for the tragedy?
Was it a happy or sad story?
What do you think Tim had to gain?
Was there a happy ending?
What was the Landlords role in this poem?

For our learning log home work, comment on at least 3 of the questions above – including detailed explanations of why you think that. You can also comment on the opinions of others. Use the previous post of the poem to help you with your answers.

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The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes

The Highwayman
By Alfred Noyes

The wind was a torrent of darkness upon the gusty trees,
The moon was a ghostly galleon tossed upon cloudy seas,
The road was a ribbon of moonlight looping the purple moor,
And the highwayman came riding–
Riding–riding–
The highwayman came riding, up to the old inn door.

He’d a French cocked hat on his forehead, and a bunch of lace at his
chin;
He’d a coat of the claret velvet, and breeches of fine doe-skin.
They fitted with never a wrinkle; his boots were up to his thigh!
And he rode with a jewelled twinkle–
His rapier hilt a-twinkle–
His pistol butts a-twinkle, under the jewelled sky.

Over the cobbles he clattered and clashed in the dark inn-yard,
He tapped with his whip on the shutters, but all was locked and barred,
He whistled a tune to the window, and who should be waiting there
But the landlord’s black-eyed daughter–
Bess, the landlord’s daughter–
Plaiting a dark red love-knot into her long black hair.

Dark in the dark old inn-yard a stable-wicket creaked
Where Tim, the ostler listened–his face was white and peaked–
His eyes were hollows of madness, his hair like mouldy hay,
But he loved the landlord’s daughter–
The landlord’s black-eyed daughter;
Dumb as a dog he listened, and he heard the robber say:

“One kiss, my bonny sweetheart; I’m after a prize tonight,
But I shall be back with the yellow gold before the morning light.
Yet if they press me sharply, and harry me through the day,
Then look for me by moonlight,
Watch for me by moonlight,
I’ll come to thee by moonlight, though hell should bar the way.”

He stood upright in the stirrups; he scarce could reach her hand,
But she loosened her hair in the casement! His face burnt like a brand
As the sweet black waves of perfume came tumbling o’er his breast,
Then he kissed its waves in the moonlight
(O sweet black waves in the moonlight!),
And he tugged at his reins in the moonlight, and galloped away to the
west.

He did not come in the dawning; he did not come at noon.
And out of the tawny sunset, before the rise of the moon,
When the road was a gypsy’s ribbon over the purple moor,
The redcoat troops came marching–
Marching–marching–
King George’s men came marching, up to the old inn-door.

They said no word to the landlord; they drank his ale instead,
But they gagged his daughter and bound her to the foot of her narrow
bed.
Two of them knelt at her casement, with muskets by their side;
There was Death at every window,
And Hell at one dark window,
For Bess could see, through her casement, the road that he would ride.

They had bound her up at attention, with many a sniggering jest!
They had tied a rifle beside her, with the barrel beneath her breast!
“Now keep good watch!” and they kissed her. She heard the dead man
say,
“Look for me by moonlight,
Watch for me by moonlight,
I’ll come to thee by moonlight, though Hell should bar the way.”

She twisted her hands behind her, but all the knots held good!
She writhed her hands till her fingers were wet with sweat or blood!
They stretched and strained in the darkness, and the hours crawled by
like years,
Till, on the stroke of midnight,
Cold on the stroke of midnight,
The tip of one finger touched it! The trigger at least was hers!

The tip of one finger touched it, she strove no more for the rest;
Up, she stood up at attention, with the barrel beneath her breast.
She would not risk their hearing, she would not strive again,
For the road lay bare in the moonlight,
Blank and bare in the moonlight,
And the blood in her veins, in the moonlight, throbbed to her love’s
refrain.

Tlot tlot, tlot tlot! Had they heard it? The horse-hooves, ringing clear;
Tlot tlot, tlot tlot, in the distance! Were they deaf that they did not
hear?
Down the ribbon of moonlight, over the brow of the hill,
The highwayman came riding–
Riding–riding–
The redcoats looked to their priming! She stood up straight and still.
Tlot tlot, in the frosty silence! Tlot tlot, in the echoing night!
Nearer he came and nearer! Her face was like a light!
Her eyes grew wide for a moment, she drew one last deep breath,
Then her finger moved in the moonlight–
Her musket shattered the moonlight–
Shattered her breast in the moonlight and warned him–with her death.

He turned, he spurred to the West; he did not know who stood
Bowed, with her head o’er the casement, drenched in her own red blood!
Not till the dawn did he hear it, and his face grew grey to hear
How Bess, the landlord’s daughter,
The landlord’s black-eyed daughter,
Had watched for her love in the moonlight, and died in the darkness
there.

Back, he spurred like a madman, shrieking a curse to the sky,
With the white road smoking behind him and his rapier brandished high!
Blood-red were his spurs in the golden noon, wine-red was his velvet coat
When they shot him down in the highway,
Down like a dog in the highway,
And he lay in his blood in the highway, with the bunch of lace at his
throat.

And still on a winter’s night, they say, when the wind is in the trees,
When the moon is a ghostly galleon tossed upon cloudy seas,
When the road is a gypsy’s ribbon looping the purple moor,
The highwayman comes riding–
Riding–riding–
The highwayman comes riding, up to the old inn-door.

Over the cobbles he clatters and clangs in the dark inn-yard,
He taps with his whip on the shutters, but all is locked and barred,
He whistles a tune to the window, and who should be waiting there
But the landlord’s black-eyed daughter–
Bess, the landlord’s daughter–
Plaiting a dark red love-knot into her long black hair.

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St George

In class today we have been discussing the legend of St George. Here is a picture we discussed in class.

St George

Write a comment below and answer the following:

– What does this picture tell us about St George?

– What do you notice about the dragon in the picture?

– Why do we celebrate St George’s day?

At the end, add a question you would like to ask about St George, or any questions that come to mind when looking at the picture.

I look forward to your responses!

Mr Lowe

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Up Town Funk – Part 2

Here are some more of our amazing routines:

Routine 4

Routine 5

Routine 6

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Dance – Up Town Funk

In Spring 2, 5a have been having PE lessons from a Dance coach. After learning a routine set my the coach, the children then used the same moves to develop their own. The results of which are very impressive:

Routine 1

Routine 2

Routine 3

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Solar eclipse project

LO: Can I explain what a solar eclipse is?

This week and next week, I would like you to exaplain excactly what a solar eclipse is. Here are some questions for you to consider:

– What happens during a solar eclipse?
– Why are they unusual?
– When will the next one be?
– Are there any other types of eclipse?
– How can you safely view a solar eclipse?

Here are some websites which might help you:

Space facts
Kidseclipse
How to make a pinhole camera

If you would like to add pictures, use Photopin and make sure you choose the images which are NOT sponsored.

You can persent your information anyway you like. Think about using apps such as explain everything (which can include audio or video), or pic collage and of course you can use good, old fashioned text in a blog post.

You will be working in pairs, with an iPad each. I would like one of you to research your information and one of you to present.

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100 word challenge week 26 by Iqra

Crash! As the intense weather grew, my heart was beating rapidly. I was terrified of what might happen in this type of weather. I couldn’t go to sleep. I was worried. I was afraid. In the corner of my eye I distinguished something glimmering in the depths of the house. I was petrified: eyes wide open; breathing heavily; heart thumping faster and faster. Ron, who is my pet lizard, looked like a statue (He was scared that’s why). I was curious to find out what was that thing shining.

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100 word challenge – week 26

As they turned the corner a humongous, abandoned ship came into view. There were broken pieces of wood scattered everywhere: holes in the ship where massive boulders had stuck. Jeff and Harry, who were thinking of exploring the ship, started to sneak up to the ship. Once on the ship (which was covered in blood) they saw a flag with “Spanish Armada” on it.

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