As many of you have seen in the news, the government has helped to create a great resource on Bitesize.
It will have a variety of different lessons with lots of great resources and lots of celebrities helping in their own respective fields. I am happy if you want to follow this instead of the work I will be putting on separately.
-I want to highlight these pieces of work, if you would rather carry out the work on Bitesize for that particular day, that is absolutely fine.
Another resource is below:
The Oak Academy is a resource created by the government similar to BBC Bitesize.
It has daily lessons and has a teacher presenting the lesson and a variety of resources, If you have access to it, it's certainly a good resource to help!
Hope it helps,
Please choose another task from the bottom of the page where Mrs Griffith has previously added the work.
Choose another task from the list of English tasks that Mrs Griffith had set earlier this week.
Continue English tasks, set by Mrs Griffith, they are below yesterday's work:
May the 4th be with you!
There are links to 3 activities below
1. The Castaway activity pack
2. The Castaway comprehension
3. Overboard - Survival kit
Please read the instructions carefully and submit your English work to me: nikkii.griffith:@st-teresas.kent.sch.uk
LETTER WRITING: Imagine that you are one of those two castaways. Imagine you have just decided to take the cruise and you’d like to invite your friend to join you (so this is a few months BEFORE you get swept overboard.) Write a letter to your friend inviting them to come on the holiday cruise with you. Make sure you include all the details about the ship, what is being offered, how much it costs, where you are going and how long the cruise lasts. It needs to persuade your friend to come. Remember AFOREST techniques whilst keeping the letter fairly informal.
LOG BOOK WRITING : You are now onboard your holiday cruise liner. Write a section of the captain’s logbook for the cruise, include about four or five days, leading up to and covering the storm. You can include details like the date, the ship’s position, speed and direction, weather conditions, a port of call. This type of writing is called a Recount. It will be formal. The captain radios the information about his lost passengers and the news soon reaches Sydney. Look up what a captain’s contains if you are unsure
RADIO CONVERSATION: Script the radio conversation between the captain and the authorities in Sydney to inform them that two passengers have been swept overboard.
NEWSPAPER: Design the front page of a Sydney newspaper. The main story is about the two passengers lost overboard. Include headlines, report, photographs (drawn) of the missing persons. This type of writing is called a report. People in Australia are outraged to hear that two people could be lost at sea during a cruise on an ocean liner. This moves the same newspaper to write an editorial calling for stricter safety measures and closer supervision of passengers on commercial ships.
LETTER TO THE NEWSPAPER: Write a letter to the editor concerning stricter safety measures and closer supervision of passengers on commercial ships. This writing will use persuasive techniques to impress upon your readers that more needs so be done to ensure passenger safety.
INTERVIEW : Script a radio in interview with the parents of the castaways. You can select the medium for presentation (radio, TV, newspaper, magazine). This type of writing is a playscript.
INVENTIONS: Here are a list of the inventions made by the castaways as they had very little when they arrived on the island. They have had to be resourceful and creative in order to use things they find on the island to create/invent the things they need. Choose at least one in each group and explain how it is made. Include a labelled diagram of each one. This is an EXPLANATION text.
MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE: Write a S.O.S. note, asking for help, to go in the bottle. Be sure to include your identity, the approximate location of the island and any other information that could aid your rescue.
INSTRUCTIONS: Give your friend exact instructions as to how to do any one of these things. Set your instructions out as if you were writing a handyman’s manual. Use precise words and do not forget the details. Remember to use imperative verbs (Slice, Cut, Mix) and sequencing conjunctions (Firstly, Next)
MENUS: Write a menu for a meal that you might prepare on the island. Set it out like a restaurant menu. Some words you might use are: hors d’oeuvres, aperitif, entree, dessert. Remember, all the foods you serve on your menu need to be found on the island and from the sea.
DIARY : Write a part of your diary, telling of some strange event that happens to you on the island. Remember to write informally in first person and make good use of parenthesis to talk to your diary.
MAPS : Draw the map of your island and label it carefully. Create some appropriate names for the features……. Skull Peak, Turtle Lagoon etc. Write a description of the island using expanded noun phrases, ISPACE openers and amazing adjectives.
Write the DIARY entry that records what happens when you follow the maps instructions. What do you find?
Rescued! Write the conversation/ dialogue (not a script) between the captain of the ship and yourself as you are rescued. Use inverted commas and reporting clauses
(“I am SO glad to be rescued,” I explained excitedly.)
DREAMS : What is the first thing you do when you reach dry land? Why? Write a couple of paragraphs to explain.
BEST SELLER: You decide you want to record your experiences in a novel which soon becomes a best seller. WRITE YOUR STORY!