Key Skills 09/01/15

Literacy:

As we have been looking at journalistic writing in literacy, your task this week is to write a newspaper article about Mrs Rosevear’s iPad going missing…

To include:

  • Headline
  • Minimum of three paragraphs
  • The 5 Ws and the 1 H.
  • Orientation and reorientation.

Ideas:

We have no idea how it went missing. This is where your creativity comes to life… It’s entirely up to you how it went missing. There may have been a witness, there may be several suspects or there could even be clues around school…

Next week we will be able to look at these in literacy and discuss how they were. We have been looking at humorous headlines too – three credits for the most creative headline (we will judge in class!).

Further help:

What does it look like? It went missing on Monday, 5th January.

ipad

 

 

Numeracy:

Revisiting fractions of amounts!

  1. Sarah has 48 gel pens.  She gives ¾ of them away.  How many does she give away?
  2. Rachael has 5 packets of 20 biscuits.  She puts three tenths of the biscuits on a plate.  How many biscuits are on the plate?
  3. James buys 65 sweets.  He eats 4/5 of them.  How many does he have left?
  4. Robert has 24 marbles.  He puts ⅜ of them in his pocket for a game.  How many does he put in his pocket?
  5. A small bag of flour is 3kg and a large bag is 9kg.  What fraction of the large bag is the small bag?
  6. I have £10.  I give £6 to my friend Colin.  What fraction of £10 have I given her?
  7. What fraction of 1 meter is 25cm?
  8. What fraction of £2 is 40p?
  9. I have 608 sweets I eat three quarters of them.  How many have I eaten?

 

 

23 thoughts on “Key Skills 09/01/15

  1. Child Steals IPad

    On Monday 5th of January 2014, a woman (Mrs Rosevear) lost her iPad due to putting it down and a child stealing it.

    The iPad was in a pink case and was stolen by the school playground. A hooded child was seen carrying the the iPad. The child was described as tall with big puffy hair and was a girl. One elderly man looked at the girl and said that she was limping with blood pouring heavily down her leg.

    The girl exited through the bushes at the far end of the field and left behind footprints. Luckily a small child saw the footprints and told an elderly woman and they got in touch with the head teacher at the school.

    The head teacher decided that he would call the police. Another child spotted the girl stealing an iPhone from the phone box in the y6 corridor. The police arrived at the school at 2:34 pm during the school day and inspected the school. Unfortunately they found nothing.

    The police are still searching for the girl and the iPad. When she is found, she will be charged for stealing and will be put in prison for 13 months.

    • Great to see all the elements of a newspaper article that we discussed, Hollie. Also, you’ve managed to ensure your paragraphs link all of the way through your writing. Great effort to achieve all of this!

  2. CAUGHT GREEN HANDED!

    On the 6th of January 2015 a mysterious looking figure came down from the sky
    And had been seen to have stolen a bright pink ipad. This is how it happend…

    It was all calm at SDS until a mysterious figure flew down from the sky and caught the eye of a young year 3 looking out the window. It came crashing down on all there trees, field, and play-equipment. At that time a year6 class were on the field doing kinetic letters. When it happened, they ran inside leaving the ipad behind. A supernatural figure emerged from the smoke coughing. A round headed, green coloured person (thing) to be exact. It was… An ALIEN!
    It tried to walk but just fell on the floor head-first. While trying to lift himself up, he just fell back on his bottom. After a bit longer ( alot longer ), he finally got the hang of it and walked over to the ipad. He picked it up, still puzzled, he took it back to his spaceship and flew away…

    The unfortunate year 6 teacher finally bought a new ipad and the alien returned safely to there planet although at space court, the alien was under suspicion of
    drink flying.

    • Great to clearly see all of the elements we discussed, George. Clearly paid close attention to the features of an article. I like the concept of doing Kinetic Letters on the field – probably not a great idea right now…

  3. Mrs.R is mad because of her pink eye-pad
    If you see a pink I-pad take it to Simon De Senlis because some one or something stole it on the 5.01.15.

    Victim:Mrs.R in her words.
    “I came into my class room and but my bag down with my I-pad in it then went back to my car to get the children’s books. With the books in my hands I went into my class room when i saw Paul (the cleaner) and Laycee simultaneously opened their mouths so I asked them why they are standing there with their mouths open and Laycee told me thake something took my I-pad out of my bag and ran out the door with it. This is an outrage, an outrage i tell you!”

    Witness one:Laycee Gilbert in her own words.
    “I went into her class to ask her with my homework because i couldn’t find Mr.P to help me with it but she wasn’t there only an big fat blue alien was going though her bag and he/she took her I-pad form it then we both shouted stop but he ran out the door. Me and Paul opened our mouths just standing there.”

    Witness two:Paul (the cleaner) in his own words. “He, it was a he, was way to hairy to be human. I was going to clean Mrs.R’s class but the lights was off so i turned them back on and i saw Laycee and this big fat hairy thing taking Mrs.R’s I-pad and we both shouted out stop but he ran out of the door so me and Laycee’s mouth opened at the same time.”

    When we find this thing we are going to call the police so the can take it to the alien jail.

    • A good idea to include quotations from a range of people, Gemma. Also, correct use of punctuation for the speech – good effort! Great to see that you have also included a clear orientation and reorientation to your article. I hope to see more of this in the classroom!

  4. STOLEN IPAD!
    On Monday this week a teacher from Simon de Senlis primary school called Mrs Roesvear lost her ipad it might of been a child in her class!

    The ipad has a pink case the head teacher saw the a child from Simon de Senlis primary school running towards a car with an ipad with a pink case. He/She had blonde hair and she was wearing a dark purple coat. The headteacher says it might be a girl but he is not certain.

    Mrs Roesvear,the teacher that lost her ipad, found out the news about her ipad being stolen at 3:00pm on Tuesday from the headteacher.The headteacher has rang the police manager and he said that if he finds the girl/boy he would put her/him and her/his parents in jail straight away (for 2 years)

    • Once again, Alexandra, you’ve used an embedded clause – possibly the queen of embedded clauses! Great to see your use of reported speech too. Also, clear use of orientation and reorientation. We will discuss how to improve your article tomorrow 🙂

  5. The Hooded Thief
    by W. Wright

    On February 17th 2015 a hooded figure was seen leaving Simon de Senlis Primary School with a pink ipad. The iPad was the property of one of the teachers – Mrs Rosevear.

    Mrs Rosevear was interviewed and said that the thief had a scar across his eye lid and was seen leaving in a white Audi A7 sportback RS7.

    Police believe that the thief entered the school pretending to be one of the workers who were adding in a new window.

    This wasn’t the first school in the area to be targeted for this type of theft. Delapre, East Hunsbury and Preston Hedges have all been robbed of IT equipment since Christmas.

    In summary, all of the schools have been put on extra security alert and every man entering the school should be checked to see if they have a scar and that they have the correct credentials to be inside the school.

    • I like how you have used in summary to introduce your reorientation. You have managed to combine your imagination with real-life possibilities – something difficult at times to achieve, great effort! Also, great to see some reported speech in your work 🙂

  6. IPAD ROBBED BY ILAD

    Northampton maths teacher Mrs Rosevear at local Simon De Senlis
    manages to loose ipad.
    Mrs Rosevear 31, who has worked at the school for 4 years, thought to be misplaced her beloved pink ipad on Monday 5th January 2015!

    One of the pupils have reported that they have seen a short shadowy figure in mrs Rosevears class room.

    This figure was seen early Monday morning this same figure was later seen running across the school football pitch by mr Prosser. Mr Prosser 23 gave chase across the playing field but the shadowy figure had disappeared into the bushes without trace. It’s thought that mr Prosser was just not fit enough to keep up with the mysterious figure but still made an amazing effort to chase the criminal.

    The police were called and the investigation continues…

  7. IPAD ROBBED BY ILAD

    Northampton maths teacher Mrs Rosevear at local Simon De Senlis
    manages to loose ipad.
    Mrs Rosevear 31, who has worked at the school for 4 years, thought to be misplaced her beloved pink ipad on Monday 5th January 2015!

    One of the pupils have reported that they have seen a short shadowy figure in mrs Rosevears class room.

    This figure was seen early Monday morning this same figure was later seen running across the school football pitch by mr Prosser.
    Mr Prosser 23 gave chase across the playing field but the shadowy figure had disappeared into the bushes without trace. It’s thought that mr Prosser was just not fit enough to keep up with the mysterious figure but still made an amazing effort to chase the criminal.

    The police were called and the investigation continues…

    • Not sure there could have been a criminal who outran this “Mr Prosser”, great imagination to think of someone who could! Really strong orientation and reorientation to your article, George, both very specific and serving their purpose well. Great effort! Keep it up in the classroom 🙂

  8. On January the 5th Monday morning, Rachel Rosevear’s pink iPad was found missing! No one knew her passcode for it but she thinks it has gone on a holiday to Dubai with one of her pupil’s homework!
    This is what Rachel says: “Hello. My name is Rachel and apparently Alina, my pupil, and I found out that our things have mysteriously vanished from both school and home area!” As the police and staff along with the pupils explain to us, that they think Rachel’s iPad is somewhere where she has forgotten to look. But then again Rachel’s husband and children presume that they are sure that they saw something bright red outside… Let’s hear from Lottie also known as Charlotte! “My brothers and I are sure that there was something very peculiar with red light approaching the house but mum says it was just a dream!”
    Altogether we have got three versions of thoughts about the lost pink iPad, the lost maths homework and the weird red light! This crisis will soon be sorted out by the police and the headmaster of Simon De Senlis Primary School!
    Be sure to hear more later on…
    REPORTED BY JESSICA ONSBERG

    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

    • Does “found missing” make sense? (it could, I’m not too sure?) What do you think, Alina? Great to see some well punctuated speech and also reported speech from the police! However, what must happen when another person speaks (directly) in a paragraph? Also, like your reorientation introduction “the crisis will soon…” definitely one you need to use in school!

      • Mr Prosser, I do apologise because my computer kept deleting my sentence and not letting me do the paragraphs! 🙁 🙁

        • Just interesting isn’t it, as can something be “found” missing? We all say it.. Just odd 🙂 No worries on the paragraph front, good effort Alina!

  9. Old iPad

    On January 5th Monday madam Rosevears Ipad went missing…

    When Mrs Rosevear was leaving school she claimed that she saw a victorian from the 1700s. So she went over to the victorian and said what are you doing here? the victorian said nothing…

    The next day she came into school and said ” children have you seen my Ipad? The children replied no then mrs Rosevear thought to her self ahhhhhhh the victorian that come in yesterday must of stole it the children asked what victorian but mrs Rosevear did not reply.

    Two days after that mrs Rosevear got really annoyed of her Ipad going missing. Mrs Rosevear then finished work early and so she went into town to try and fing a time machine she then found a time machine in KFC for£360.99 so she bought that time machine. When she got back home she went in it and set it for 1753 it took her to a magical garden…

    Read on to find out more about this mystery on page 23.

  10. A good article Liam. You have clearly thought about the features of a newspaper article, such as, orientation, reported speech and direct speech. Some punctuation errors you need to look at… Direct speech and the sentence that began with when.

  11. AN MISSING I PAD

    on Monday a teacher called Mrs Roasevear in Simon De Senlis has lost her
    I pad on the 5th January
    The I pad had a pink case and from the office a stranger came in but Mrs Roasevear was the only one in Simon De Senlis when the stranger came in the stranger came in yr6 and sneaked in when know one was looking the stranger looked in Mrs Roasever cupboard and saw a pink I pad with a pink case as well and hid it in He/she bag and went off but when Mrs Roasevear went to get her I pad it was gone and Mrs Roasevear was really shocked she went out of her class room and when she looked down to the floor she saw a trail of foot prints she followed the foot prints and it led up to the office and the trail ended but she was missing her I pad and she really need it. but when the stranger came back Mrs Roasevear saw her I pad in the stranger bag but Mrs Roasevear did not let she/He come threw and Mrs Roasevear called the police and put she/He in jail and the police gave Mrs Roasevear I pad

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