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Friday (03.04.20)

This work should be completed on Seesaw or handwritten and photographed.

 

LC: I can use the features of a text.

 

Today, we would like you to record yourself reading your announcement. You can do it either as a voice recording or a video.

 

Think about how clear and powerful it should be.

 

Answers to yesterday's buzz boxes:

Thursday (02.04.20)

 

This work should be completed on Seesaw or handwritten and photographed.

 

LC: I can use the features of a text.

 

Following on from yesterday, you’re going to write the next and final 2 paragraphs.

 

Ensure you use the features you picked out yesterday and the modelled example below.

 

If you need to leave them home, you must reinforce social distancing rules - staying two metres away or more from everyone else and no congregating in groups. I know and appreciate how difficult this is for those who are lonely and isolated; however, we simply cannot waiver on these simple rules: failure to do so could be crisis we will never recover from. 

 

The virus has spread throughout the world since it first began. More than 722,000 people are known to have this virus and around 33,900 deaths have occurred-including 1,228 in the UK so far. The reasons we must strictly enforced these guide lines is to stop the spread of the virus and to minimise the number of deaths. You may think that you will be safe to go outside as you have a healthy immune system, but by doing this you could catch the virus with no symptoms and pass it on to someone much more vulnerable such as elderly people and people with underlying illnesses which will be fatal to them.

 

Finally, failure to unite and comply with these simple rules could be catastrophic for us all - YOU MUST NOT LEAVE YOUR HOUSE UNLESS IT IS COMPLETELY NECESSARY!

 

Britain, we can do this - we can and we will stop the spread of the deadly virus within our United Kingdom. Stay in and stay safe.

 

Answers to yesterday's buzz boxes:

Wednesday (01.04.20)

This work should be completed on Seesaw or handwritten and photographed.

 

LC: I can use the features of a text.

 

Today you’re going to write the opening 2 paragraphs to your service announcement.

 

Ensure you use the features you picked out yesterday and the modelled example written below.

 

Citizens of the United Kingdom, you must listen here. Our world needs you to unite as one in these unprecedented times. When I consider the magnitude of the problem that faces us, I remember that we are a United Kingdom and we must all act as one to help stop and nullify the spread of disease.

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) presents a real threat to us all -  we must take it seriously in order the stop the spread and keep are country safe. We must all follow the simplest of guidelines: stay indoors and stay safe. You must only leave the house for essential shopping for yourself or those who are too vulnerable to leave their homes.

 

Answers to yesterday's buzz boxes:

Tuesday (31.03.20)

This work should be completed on Seesaw or handwritten and photographed.

 

LC: I can pick out the features of an effective speech/announcement.

 

Watch the attached video and read the speeches.

Then, come up with a list of features that you must include in an effective speech.

 

After you’ve collated your list, we would like you to magpie any words/phrases/sentences that you like and think are effective.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VegIvb1e7s

 

Answers to yesterday's buzz boxes:

Monday (30.03.20)

 

This work should be completed on Seesaw or handwritten and photographed.

 

This week you’re going to be learning all about the Coronavirus.

 

You’re going to build up to writing and recording a public services announcement to keep the British people indoors to minimise the spread of the virus.

Today, we would like you to research the coronavirus and answer the following questions:

1. How did the coronavirus begin?

2. What countries are affected by the virus?

3. How does the virus spread?

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

https://www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus#tab=tab_1

 

Answers to Friday's buzz boxes:

Friday (27.03.20)

This work should be completed on Seesaw.

 

Today you need to create your final paragraph in your story. Think about how you can tie everything together.

 

Continue to think carefully about how to engage the reader, and make them feel like they are part of the action.

 

Try to include at least 4 different features from the checklist above.

 

Remember, this is only a guide, and if you want to continue your story into next week, that isn’t a problem.

 

Answers to yesterday's buzz boxes:

Thursday (26.03.20)

You are all at very different points in your story now, and the aim is that we will be bringing it to an end tomorrow.

 

Therefore, today, think about how you are going to get to the ending you want. Is something going to happen? Do you need to find someone/something? Is someone going to reappear? We don’t want your ending to be rushed, so think carefully about how you can build up to it.

 

Keep in mind the writing TAF at the bottom of this page, and continue to think of different features you can include.

 

Note: While we will be setting a new writing task next week, if you have been enjoying this one and don’t think it’s quite finished yet, keep going and join in our next project when you’re ready J

 

Answers to yesterday's buzz boxes:

Wednesday (25.03.20)

 

This work should be completed on Seesaw.

 

Today you need to create the next paragraph in your story. In this paragraph, we want to find out what is going to go wrong in your story. Does your sister go missing? Did your friend fall through a trap door in the jungle? Did they disappear through a door in a temple?

 

Again, think carefully about how to engage the reader, and make them feel like they are part of the action.

 

Try to include at least 4 different features from Monday's checklist

 

Yesterday's answers:

Tuesday (24.03.20)

This work should be completed on Seesaw.

 

 

Using the feedback provided on Seesaw on your opening from yesterday, try and make some amendments to engage your reader further in your second paragraph. 

 

Think about how your story will progress: will they continue through the jungle, building up the tension with short sentences, some description of noises and things you can see? Or will they lose their friend in a centote or in Kukulkan? Remember not to rush your story - focus on the quality of your writing rather than the quantity.

 

Answers to yesterday's buzz boxes.

Monday (23/03/20)

 

This work needs to be completed on Seesaw.

 

Following on from our recent work in class, we are going to ask you to write your Mexico based story featuring some Mayan elements.

 

Today you should work on creating the opening to your story. This paragraph should set the scene, but not give anything away.

 

Remember it must engage the reader, and make them feel like they are part of the action. Think carefully about how you build your characters, and also the tension throughout. Try to include at least 4 features from the checklist below.