Today we looked at a picture of extreme poverty and used it as a stimulus to write our own narratives. Then for good measure we created this Wordle with the help of Renata, Julia, Mariam and Nat.
Last week, we were just getting stuck into a science lesson with Miss Power, when her plans went out the window. We were supposed to be watching a video about Albert Einstein to help us learn more about him. Unfortunately the video wouldn't play, but we had a synopsis of the information that was meant to be covered in the video.
It was great that Miss Power's plans went out the window, because what we ended up doing was much more fun! Using the synopsis of what was meant to be in HER video, we got into groups and spent some time developing our research skills as WE found out the details about Albert Einstein's life by researching.
Here is the final product of a hard day's work. We worked in teams, we learnt new research skills such as using the advanced search tools on Google, we created and used cue cards (which are different to scripts), and we faced the dreaded fear of speaking in front of a video camera. We hope you enjoy our video and that you learn something new about this interesting scientist!
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to write a brief essay (think 100 words, no more) convincing me as to why I should employ you as our class Sporty Spice. Please leave your comment below. This mission will self-destruct in seven days, so please post your comment by Thursday 22nd August. Good luck and God speed.
NB Your comments will NOT appear until Thursday 22nd so as to promote individuality, your own creativity and to avoid copycats.
This week you have been set a challenge. Should you wish to accept it, you must persuade me to employ you as our new tub monitor. Please leave a persuasive comment below, explaining WHY I should choose you. Your challenge will terminate in 7 days (next Thu 22nd). Good Luck everyone. Muahahahahahaha.
Today we had the hilarious author, Oliver Phommavanh, visit our school. He had us in tears (from laughter)! We have been reading one of his novels, Punchlines, and it was great to meet him in person. He not only kept us entertained with his crazy sense of humour & stories he told with his vast collection of stuffed toys, but he also gave us some hot tips on how to be great writers.
First he said to read lots. Good writers read lots!
Secondly, he said to be creative with the characters in your stories. Water Bottle Man was a thrilling example of how to do this!
As many of Oliver's stories are based on his real life experiences and observations, he suggested this as a writing strategy. Starting with your own experiences is great, but it's even better to use your imagination to take everyday stories to new levels that are even more entertaining.
And finally, Oliver shared with us how he uses lots of opposites to make things funny. For example, we might name a blue bear 'Pinky'.
Thank you, Oliver, for visiting us, entertaining us, and helping to give us some great tips on how to be great, comedic writers! We loved meeting you and can't wait to get writing!
Charades - Adam is acting out a word that Oliver has written down on his card. Can you guess what the word is?
Oliver fixing Jordan with his light saber
Oliver and Fatty
Oliver, Taylah and Jacob doing the Dinosaur Dance
Oliver, bringing simple, stuffed toys to life, using his wild and wacky imagination
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