Key Skills 23/01/2015

 

Key Skills 23/01/15 6TP

Maths

On Thursday, we looked at this problem. You all used your problem solving skills and managed to tackle it (well done). For your key skills this week, I want you to draw up a similar problem for a peer to answer next week. We will be doing them in class on Wednesday so it is imperative that it comes in before, or on Wednesday. You can use the same format or come up with your own.
I suggest that you complete it yourself separately so that you personally know that it works!

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Literacy Key Skills

Say you’ve spent the first 10 years of your life sleeping under the stairs of a family who loathes you. Then, in an absurd, magical twist of fate you find yourself surrounded by wizards, a caged snowy owl, a phoenix-feather wand and jellybeans that come in every flavour, including strawberry, curry, grass and sardine. Not only that, but you discover that you are a wizard yourself! This is exactly what happens to young Harry Potter in JK Rowling’s enchanting, funny debut novel, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. In the non-magical human world–the world of “Muggles”–Harry is a nobody, treated like dirt by the aunt and uncle who begrudgingly inherited him when his parents were killed by the evil Voldemort. But in the world of wizards, small, skinny Harry is renowned as a survivor of the wizard who tried to kill him. He is left only with a lightning-bolt scar on his forehead, curiously refined sensibilities and a host of mysterious powers to remind him that he’s quite, yes, altogether different from his aunt, uncle, and spoilt, pig-like cousin Dudley.
A mysterious letter, delivered by the friendly giant Hagrid, wrenches Harry from his dreary, Muggle-ridden existence: “We are pleased to inform you that you have been accepted at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry”. Of course, Uncle Vernon yells most unpleasantly, “I AM NOT PAYING FOR SOME CRACKPOT OLD FOOL TO TEACH HIM MAGIC TRICKS!” Soon enough, however, Harry finds himself at Hogwarts with his owl Hedwig … and that’s where the real adventure–humorous, haunting, and suspenseful–begins.
This magical, gripping, brilliant book–a future classic to be sure–will leave children clamouring for a sequel.
This is a WAGOLL of a review.
Your task this week is to write a review of the book you are currently reading. The one above reviews it in a positive light; however, you can go for a more balanced critique of your text, if you want. Still try and do it in a fun interesting way though!
Hopefully you will end up reviewing a text that someone else in the class has read – this could lead to some fantastic classroom discussion!

14 thoughts on “Key Skills 23/01/2015

  1. TITLE: AWFUL AUNTIE
    AUTHOR:DAVID WALLIAMS

    WHAT YOU THOUGHT:

    I THOUGHT THE BOOK WAS VERY GOOD BUT IT COULD BE IMPROVED BY ADDING MORE DISCRIPTION TO THE PERENTS BECAUSE YOU DIDN’T GET MUCH OF A PICTURE IN YOUR HEAD OF WHAT THEY LOOKED LIKE EVENTHOUGH YOU HAD THE PICTURES IN THE BOOK.

    WHAT THE BOOK IS ABOUT :

    THE BOOK IS ABOUT A YOUNG GIRL ( STELLA ) AND HER AUNTIE WHO LIES TO HER ABOUT HER PERENTS DYING BECAUSE SHE WANTS THE MANOR HOUSE THAT IS STELLA’S DAD MANOR BUT HER DAD PASSES IT DOWN TO STELLA SO HER AUNTIE GETS HER OWN BACK.

    WHERE THERE ANY PARTS YOU DIDN’T LIKE:
    NO.

    WHO WERE THE MAIN CHARICTERS:
    THE AWFUL AUNTIE
    STELLA
    AUNTIE’S PET OWL
    STALLA’S PERENTS

  2. Horrid Henry eats a vegetable.
    Author: Francesca Simon
    main characters:
    Henry
    Peter
    Henry’s mum
    Henry’s dad
    What happens:
    Horrid Henry hates vegetables so his mum made a deal that if he eats his vegetale five nights in a row they will take him to his favourite restaurant Gobble and Go.
    Day 1: string beans
    Day 2: brocoli
    Day 3: peas
    Day 4: cabbage
    Day 5: brussels sprouts
    instead of eating all of the vegetables he made plans to not eat them. Then when they went to Gobble and Go they walked up and down the street and they couldn’t find Goble and Go. In the place where Gobble and Go was, was a new restaurant called The Virtuous Veggie. Their menu was:
    Cabbage casserole
    Pop-up peas
    Spinach surprise
    Sprouts a go-go
    or a choice of rhubarb or broccoli ice-cream.

  3. DO YOU LIKE CHOCOLATE?
    Well Charlie Bucket does.
    Charlie lives in a very small house with his grandparents, mother and father. His family are very poor, with all his grandparents sharing one bed.

    CAN YOU IMAGINE ONLY HAVING ONE CHOCOLATE BAR A YEAR?
    Well Charlie Bucket can.
    Charlie’s one birthday present each year is a bar of Wonka’s chocolate. Charlie, being kind-hearted boy he is, shares this one bar with his six membered family.

    Would you like to have a sing along with small orange people, lick wallpaper made up of hundreds of flavours, ride a magical boat along a chocolate river, stroll through a garden made entirely of sweets and meet an excitable man in a purple suit?
    Well in this book Charlie Bucket does all of those things!

    This book is full of magical and laughable moments,it’s a must read!!!

  4. DAVID WALLIAMS

    THE BOY IN THE DRESS

    OK. So you’re a boy who is friends with a girl and you both like wearing dresses.

    Your parents divorced when you were young, you’re 12 and you have a stupid brother who is 18 ‘best family ever.’ hu.,BUT the only problem is that you’re farther burnt all the pictures of you’re mother and won’t say a word about her and he won’t let you aether. So if you’re going to where a dress you need to where it secretly.

    so haw do you do that ? I wonder

    ‘well you obviously go to secondary school discussed as a girl.’ don’t you !

    buy the book and fined out more.

    Go to : en.wikipedia.org/wiki/the_boy_in_the_dress.

  5. title : fox friend
    author : Michael morpurgo
    what I thought :
    I was really good because Clare obeyed her farther and found a cub fox and looked after but her farther didn’t like foxes because they killed 6 sheep and 2 horses .
    what the book is about :
    the book is about clare finding her first fox and keeping it , it is a fox cub .Clare’s farther dose NOT like foxes , but clare has not seen a fox before then she saw one , one night after coming home from school .
    Main characters :
    Clare
    Clare’s dad
    Clare’s mum
    fox cub

  6. Michael Morpurgo
    A medal for Leroy
    I thought that it was really good because you actually think you are in the book. It is so descripted you just can’t stop reading it. So far I have got up to page 136 and there is a boy called Michael and he doesn’t remember his father. His auntie has died and he finds a book telling him all about his father.

  7. TITLE: The naughtiest girl is a monitor!
    AUTHOR: Enid Blyton
    MAIN CHARACTERS: Elizabeth Allen, Arabella Jamies, Rosemary Right and Jenny de Belle.
    THEME: A girl called Elizabeth stays at a boarding school for her third term in a row! She used to hate it-in the other book i have read- and now she loves it. Also some girls ( four of them ) joined, but they didn’t like joining a school esspecually if its a boarding school! The first two girls were just a little shy but they just had their secret attitude that was the only thing that worried the teachers although they got on well! But the other two girls were a lot worse!
    FACT FILE, ROSEMARY RIGHT:
    Name: Rosemary Angella Right
    Age: 10 y
    Size: 4 feet 28!
    Hair: Light Ginger
    Eyes: Dark brown
    Star sighn: Aquarus
    Born: 22 January
    FACT FILE, ARABELLA:
    Name: Arabella Olivia Jamies
    Age: 11y
    Size: 5 feet 15!
    Hair: Asian Black
    Eyes: Hazel Brown
    Star Sighn: Virgo
    Born: 31st August
    And so Elizabeth was now a monitor, she had to keep everything on it’s place! Of course her best friend was Jenny de Belle. The two of the girls were the best in class, outside and even out in the town( like you say Mr Prosser ) they were a WAGOLL! But the two other girls Rosemary and Arabella didn’t think that Elizabeth should of been a rules and obeyence monitor! So they had plans of making Elizabeth try harder because of them so she could make things worse! And it did worked, until Rita Prosshiera- the head girl-found out that Elizabeth has been surrounded by troubles!
    BY: Alina!

    🙂

  8. Mr Prosser, I am a bit stuck because non of the books I have read are good! Some of them have spell errors like drrapped instead of rapped! Some of the chapters are named wrong such as:
    Chapter 1 – the unexpected guest
    ( I am now at chapter 1)
    Chapter 1 – The Snake

    What and that is just one book – Problems With the Python!

  9. Yes man by Danny Wallace
    I love this book because it’s not only funny but the writing style is genius in the way that it ads small details eg- I decided to name my fake cat Stuart because not a lot of people do and I think that would make people called Stuart rather upset- ( wrote from memory

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