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Character Descriptions

Published Tuesday, March 13, 2012.
Last updated: Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Due Thursday 10.1.13

Good writers use show not tell to reveal (show) what characters are like. We are exploring this technique by reading and thinkng about the characters in 'The Wind in the Willows'. You can do this by describing what the character looks like, what they do, or by adding some dialogue. Here is an example:

Tell: The boy from the rainforest was kind and looked fun.

Show: The boy from the rainforest walked towards me and held out his empty hands in what looked like a friendly greeting. He had a twinkle in his eye as he smiled at me.

Tell: Mrs Snapdragon was mean.

Show: Mrs Snapdragon’s upper lip curled as she shot a look of fury at me. She beckoned me towards her desk with her bony finger and let me stand there, waiting for her anger.

Try turning these character sentences into a much better character descriptions using show not tell.  Two or three quality sentences for each will do the job. A thesaurus will be useful to use some impressive words.

Bert Biglow was nasty.

Bob was nervous.

Leslie was very energetic.

Susan was fed up (sad).

Sam was lazy.

John was angry.

Comment By Paul and Artur 

The river Qom is located in Iran but we did it on Pauls iPhone so we could not paste the map or a picture

Well done boys for being first in. Paul, we will talk about the iphone tomorrow.

Published on Tuesday, January 08, 2013
Comment By Jack 

Bert scowled as he walked towards me, brandishing his fists. With a snarl, he punched me in the face.

Bob chewed his lib nervously as he waited for the dentist. He wiped his brow that was covered in sweat.

Leslie jumped around the mall, after drinking a energy drink. She was acting like a monkey.

Susan threw her mop onto the floor and shouted "I HATE CHORES!". Tears welled up in her eyes.

Sam slumped on the couch and asked me to pick up the remote for him. He was really tired of swimming for 2 hours.

John gave me a look like he was going to rib my hand off. He was really angry about last night.

Published on Tuesday, January 08, 2013
Comment By yoran 

Quequechan rivaer located in north America.

Published on Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Reading Olympics

Published Friday, March 30, 2012.
Last updated: Friday, March 30, 2012

Hurray - the Reading Olympics has arrived.  You've got your teams, and on Monday we will share out the books and make a start! I'm very excited to see so many of you excited about reading. If you have any of these books at home, and you are prepared to lend them to the class, let me know on Monday. We promise to label them carefully and look after them.




Bill’s New Frock

Anne Fine


Esio Trot

Roald Dahl


The Iron Man

Ted Hughes


Count Karlstein

Philip Pullman


Lob/Lucy and the Green Man

Linda Newbery


Joey Pigza Loses Control

Jack Gantos



Roald Dahl


The Demon Headmaster

Gillian Cross


Midnight Fox

Betsy Byars


The Turbulent Term of Tyke Tyler

Gene Kemp



Street Child

Berlie Doherty



Andrew Clements


A Wrinkle in Time

Madeline L’Engle


Call of the Wild

Jack London


The Indian in the Cupboard

Lynne Reid Banks


Bridge to


Katherine Patterson


Journey to the River Sea

Eva Ibbotson


Waiting for Anya

Michael Morpurgo


The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents

Terry Pratchett



Secret Seven Series

Enid Blyton


Soccer Squad Series

Bali Rai


39 Clues Series



Harry Potter Series

JK Rowling


Comment By Sessy 

This is the first time we are having such competition. We have lots of interesting books to read. I want to read as much as possible.

Published on Sunday, April 01, 2012

Smile Day

Published Tuesday, March 13, 2012.
Last updated: Friday, March 16, 2012

It's Smile Day this Friday!

In keeping with our green theme, please come to school wearing something green or in some way environmentally freindly. Please also bring some recyling from home to make me a costume.  Maybe I will look like this (without the moustache......)




Comment By Adelia 

Soooo excited! :)

Published on Friday, March 16, 2012
Comment By Sarina + Lina 

Smile day was awesome it was so fun and funny

Published on Friday, March 16, 2012
Comment By Lina 5B 

Smile day was awesome it was so fun and funny!!!!!

Published on Friday, March 16, 2012
Comment By Filip 

Smile day was amazing!

I really liked dressing you up and the fashon show.

Published on Friday, March 16, 2012
Comment By Sessy 

SMILE DAY class photo is sooooo COOL filled with joy and fun! Best part of the day was to dress up teachers and watch the FASHION PARADE!

Published on Saturday, March 17, 2012

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