07/11/14 Key Skills


Many of us at the moment have connectives as our writing targets. This is either to extend information, because we are using lots of “ands”, to develop contrasting opinions or just to show some reasoning. Therefore, this weeks key skills is all about connectives. You each had a sheet that asked you to create a wordsearch…



If you have lost the grid, you can find one here. 



This week in numeracy we have been looking a lot at place value and decimal numbers. We have cracked adding and subtracting them and also ordering decimal numbers. A big well done to all of you for your hard work!

To consolidate your learning, you each received a double-sided sheet with a variety of place value questions taken from various tests.

Don’t worry… This week’s numeracy key skills is definitely possible 🙂


Have a fantastic weekend! Thank you and well done for all of your hard work during our first week back. 




In literacy we are currently looking at flashbacks and how authors use them effectively to increase the quality of writing.

How do you think an author would introduce the flashback we saw in Ratatouille? Try writing an example. Think about all of the changes in the character’s expression, the flashback trigger and why it is important to the reader.

We also looked at a great series of flashbacks from Kung Fu Panda. This is more difficult to write about as it goes back and forth from present to past tense. However, due to the fantastic settings we can see, when written it would show some fantastic information to the reader. How do you think an author would introduce this flashback? How would the author manage to go back and forth between the two time zones?