Monday, 30 January 2012

100 word challenge!

Here's another writing activity to get involved in - the 100 word challenge!

Each Wednesday evening a new prompt (usually a picture) is posted, along with a five word prompt. For example, the most recent one was a picture of the Eiffel Tower and the five words were Silver, Tiny, Paris, Birthday and Jumped. You then do a 100 word piece of writing to do with the picture which also contains the five words.

Every week there is a showcase of peices of writing on the website.

We'll have a go this week!

Mr K

BBC Radio 2 - 500 word story-writing competition!

BBC Radio 2 500 words story competition.

Here's a great competition to enter! BBC Radio 2 are running a story-writing competition. You can use a maximum of 500 words & there are some great prizes - if you win you'll get a massive pile of books for yourself and also 500 books for the school library :-) Also, your story will be published on the BBC website!

There are two age categories in the competition - 9 years and under, and ages 10-13.

To enter you'll need an adult to complete part of the entry form for you - your parents can do this or I can do it in school.

Have a look at the competition website and get writing!!! Click on the links at the top and bottom of this post to see the website!

BBC Radio 2 500 words story competition.

Sunday, 29 January 2012

Welcome to the Ash Class blog!

Hello and welcome to the Ash Class blog!

In this blog we will share what we've been up to in class, so you'll be able to read some of our work and also see photos (and maybe videos!) of our work here at Greenfields Primary School.

We are a year five class and our current topic is Attack and Defend. In this topic we've been learning about things like the Battle of Hastings, the Bayeaux Tapestry and the different types of castles there are (hopefully we'll be visiting a castle soon!).

At the moment we are also learning to use Scratch in our ICT lessons. Scratch is a programming software and we are hoping to use it to make video games, using knights and castles as our theme.

You can follow our blog using some of the options on the right-hand side. On the left-hand of the page you can see where our blog's visitors are from - make sure you visit us when you go on holiday, then we'll get more pins on our globe and add more flags to our collection!

We hope you enjoy our blog - feel free to leave comments, they will appear once they've been moderated by Mr K!