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Chesswood Junior School

SHOULD - Writing

SHOULD homework is expected to be completed each week, this will happen after the MUST homeworks are completed.

Homework is provided in three tiers - each child will only receive the tier that is appropriate to them. Generic wording is included below for information only, it may change over time. Also, each child's assigned tier may change over time, for example, if writing improves in class, therefore, it is essential that each child opens their assignment to check if there is a different message each week - it also helps us know who has opened the assignments each week.

Watch the video on the Homework page if you are unable to access Microsoft Teams - LINK.

If you would like to know how to support your child with writing (including spelling) homework, please visit our support page - Writing Support at Home link.

TIER 1

Please complete this IXL English task Year 5 DD6 (Direct IXL link provided each week). IXL LINK

Please remember to sign in before completing the task.

Log in to the child's Teams Assignment to see the new IXL link each week.

Tier 2

Please complete this IXL English task YEAR 6 R1  (Direct IXL link provided each week). IXL LINK

Please remember to sign in before completing the task.

If you would like to challenge yourself further please take a look and have a go at one of the writing tasks on our Year 6 homework page (link provided to Tier 3 below).

Log in to the child's Teams Assignment to see the new IXL link each week.

Tier 3 - Developing Writing

Please take a look at and then have a go at one of the writing tasks on our Year 6 homework page (Link to this page provided - see table below). 

You will need to scroll down the page a bit to find them.

You could do your writing in your pink homework books and then bring it in to show your teachers.

write a letter about an important issue

In this challenge, you’ll need to write an open letter about an important issue such as climate change!  Think about:

  • What important issue would you like to change?
  • Who will you write to?
  • How will you convince them to help?

It’s time to grab a paper and pen and write your own! 

Click on the link below to watch a video where  children read out their own examples, and to download a letter template to use if you would like (scroll down to #3 Write a letter):  

https://litfilmfest.com/home-learning/challenges/

write a balanced argument

Write a for/against argument for using plastic bags in shops. 

Click on the link below to watch a short video exploring arguments for and against. Take notes as you watch and then write a short balanced argument using the formal adverbials and vocabulary you have learned in school. Don't forget to give your opinion in the conclusion!

https://litfilmfest.com/quickfirewrite/plastic-bags-ks23/

100 word challenge!

Your challenge is to write 100 words (more or less!) which include the speech below:

“It doesn’t matter what you think, does it?”…

Remember, the speech can be at the start, in the middle or at the end of your writing.

Where will you set your writing?

Who will the characters be?

Will it be in the form of a story?/ a diary? / a newspaper report? / a poem?!

The choice is yours!!

Creative Writing Challenge 1

Story starter!

She had been tracking the deer.  Her parents had taught her how.

One hour before, finding the hoof prints in the soft earth, she had followed the trail of broken twigs and occasional nibbled leaf until she had located it. Creeping slowly and quietly, not making even the slightest sound, she remained undetected.

She had stumbled across the mysterious circles in a clearing in the forest, and watched as the deer approached them. With a slight twitch of its ears, the deer stepped indifferently through the first circle, and vanished. Completely vanished.

The girl let out a gasp, and walked towards the circles to investigate…

Can you continue the story? Does the girl step through the circle? What happens? How will the story finish?

Creative Writing Challenge 2

Use the story starter and questions below to write a short story about the picture above. 

Story Starter!

Sean wasn’t sure if he was the only person who had heeded the warnings. A great flood had swept over the planet, and now life was very different…

(you can change his name if you want to….!)

Creative Writing Challenge 2
CATCH IT!

Click on the link below to watch the 5 minute film about a group of meerkats living in the savannah.  One day, their peaceful existence is disrupted by a vulture intent on stealing their pride and joy. Will the meerkats be able to get it back?

https://www.literacyshed.com/catchit.html

Tell the story (or part of the story) from one of the meerkat’s point of view – so using the first person (I).

Describe how it feels to be in the African savannah, so that the reader can really imagine what it’s like to be there…

 

IXL Tasks SET

Spring Term 2022

Date set Tier 1  Tier 2
07/01/22 Year 4 RR6 Year 6 R1
14/01/22 Year 5 MM2 Year 6 R2
21/01/22 Year 5 DD6 Year 6 R1
     
     
     
     

Autumn Term 2021

Date set Tier 1 Tier 2
17/09/21 Year 5 H1 Year 6 A5
24/09/21 Year 4 B6 Year 6 C11
01/10/21 Year 5 F2 Year 6 D3
08/10/21 Year 2 OO.3 Year 6 EE.7
15/10/21 Year 3 W1/Year 4W3 Year 6 FF9
22/10/21 Year 4 T1 Year 6 P1
05/11/21 Year 3 QQ1 Year 6 HH3
12/11/21 Year 5 MM1 Year 6 GG11
19/11/21 Year 4 LL9 Year 6 F2
26/11/21 Year 5 CC1 Year 6 F1
03/12/21 Year 4 Q3 or Year 5 L3 Year 6 E1
10/12/21

Year 5 LL1

Year 6 Q3
17/12/21