Category Archives: Literacy

Editing our work!

This morning we have been editing our biography we wrote yesterday. I can identify features I have used in my writing by using my self assessment sheet. We know how to spell check our work to ensure we improve our writing. We know we need to make sure my tenses are correct throughput my writing. We are able to take a sentence and improve it by using different features. Do you know what an expanded noun phrase is?

Creating a biography!

This morning we have been creating a biography on William Shakespeare. We planned out and researched what we wanted to include in our biography. We know the structure of a biography and we know we have to use a range of punctuation. Also we know we need to include complex sentences and structure my paragraphs using TiPToPD. Do you know what TiPToPD is?

Identifying and using different verb tenses

Today in literacy we identified differing verb tenses from sentences in our writing. We then corrected (when required) our use of verb tenses to edit and improve our older work. Do you know what verb tenses are?

Editing our work!

This morning we have been editing a piece of work we completed yesterday. We wrote our own story based on a Shakespeare tragedy. We made sure we had included everything in our work. Do you know how to edit your work?

Using semi colons in a sentence and understanding the use of semi colons!

This morning we have been looking at semi colons. We know why semi colons are used and how to use them. We were given a variety of sentences where we had to add the semi colon in, in the correct place. Then we were given a challenge to write our own sentences with semi colons in. Do you know what a semi colon is?

Retelling the Chinese Zodiac story!

This morning in literacy we have been given the task to retell the story of the Chinese Zodiac. We know we have to use a range of tenses, use TRaMP to add adverbs and adverbials as well as organising our writing using TiPToPD. Do you know what adverbials are?

Retelling an event from a characters point of view!

This morning we have been retelling an event from a characters point of view in Hamlet. We know to use past tense to retell an event and know it can be in third or first person. What character would you use to retell an event?

Understanding the story of Hamlet!

This morning we have been recapping on what we have learnt in Hamlet yesterday. We can identify the key events in a narrative, sequence a narrative correctly and change narrative speech into performance dialogue. As well as being able to use stage directions.  Do you know what happened in Hamlet?

Using drama to retell key events from Macbeth!

This morning in literacy we have used our plan we created on our own version of Macbeth to create our own video. How would you do a video for Macbeth?

Feelings associated with loss

Today we were given a page out of  a book and then had to highlight the words we associate with loosing something that is special to us. Do you know any feelings associated with loss?