Mrs Cotter's English page
Over the next couple of weeks we will be practicing our arguing skills! We will be carrying out debates on a range of topics, considering viewpoints different to our own and developing strategies to put our points across in a balanced discussion!
We will be covering topics such as 'Should children be allowed TVs in their bedrooms?', 'Is a plastic free world a possibility or a dream?', 'is it fair that footballers get paid so much money?'
No spellings this week!
Use a dictionary to find out the definitions of any unfamiliar words!
Next spelling test will be Monday 4th June.
Bronze - practice spellings 1-10.
Silver - practice spellings 1-12.
Gold - practice spellings 1-16.
We will have our spelling test each Monday.
We have been writing our own mystery stories, inspired by a short film called Road’s End. We had to use suspense in our writing and include a flashback!
Here are some videos of us reading our stories- enjoy!
We have been refining and up-leveling our writing to include expanded noun phrases and exciting vocabulary to paint a picture in the readers mind.
Here are some examples that made Mrs Cotter say 'Wow!'
What do you think?
As I stumbled out of the grand wardrobe with strong wooden doors, I noticed out of the corner of my eye, a tall, grand tree with bright-orange leaves which were falling off its branches, and a sparkling, clear-blue lake that glistened in the sunlight.
As I cautiously walked out of the old, rusty wardrobe, excited by my discovery, I saw in a glimpse of my eye, a bright light shoot up into the polluted air... I could smell magnificent cake with a slight hint of ginger that filled my lungs.
By Olly R
As I fell out of the oak-wood wardrobe, I stumbled across a massive heap of snow with green leaves darted all over it. The snow was like feathers, it was that soft.
I saw the most magnificent landscape with a shiny waterfall coming from a cave in the top of a snowy mountain; a stream that glittered in the sunlight.
As I walked on, the surface felt different. Instead of the smooth, hard wood, I felt sharp, crumbly stuff. Then I realised that the orange light was a raging fire next to an abandoned castle, with rats scurrying around.
I looked up to see an astonishing view. A light breeze blew on my face. In the distance, a forest caught my eye and the snow-tipped mountains had an enormous castle built into the side.
As I walked out of the wardrobe, I saw a delicious looking cloud with chocolate frosting. I looked back at the big, brown, glossy wardrobe next to the candy cane tree.