Home Learning 26-09-08

26 Sep

There has been some great home learning over the last few weeks, in particular I have loved hearing Lily’s battlefield report and enjoyed eating some of Iggi’s lovely bread.  Its great to see the different ways in which you interpret the task I set you – Ryan’s mobile bread mind map was a great example of home learning.

This week’s task is connected with our new literacy topic of writing newspaper reports.  I would like you to collect interesting examples of headlines from newspapers or news websites (check out Newsround’s site for a few ideas) for use in our session on Friday.  Also, think about the other features that newspapers have, like photos, headers etc. You can comment any thoughts on the blog.


Posted by on September 26, 2008 in Homework, Homework Comment, Learning Journey



9 responses to “Home Learning 26-09-08

  1. N.A

    September 29, 2008 at 4:39 pm

    I found out what order most of the Newspapers were in. The Independent was in this order: British news (p.1-30), then world news (31-40), opinion and debate (41-49),obituaries (48-49), weather (50-51), business (51-60) and sport (61-72). The journalists used alliteration to make the headlines eye-catching E.G. ” Flats bid foiled by flood fears”, they used play on words E.G.”Baa Baa blue sheep” and they also used dramatic vocabulary.

  2. mrcobbsclass

    September 29, 2008 at 7:26 pm

    Excellent NA! Have a look at the Writing Fun website on the links to find other features.

  3. R.B

    September 30, 2008 at 6:59 pm

    The news is quite important for some peaple.A lot of peaple like know whats going on.

  4. L.W

    October 1, 2008 at 7:14 pm

    I’ll take tough decisions, says Cameron Independent

    Cows electrocuted on railway crossingSussex Express

    Lewes beat Oxford to secure first win of season Sussex Express,

    £1m note sold at auction
    , times

    China sorry for sitting on powdered milk report during Olympics

    Soccer-Police to investigate Campbell abuse reuters

  5. L.W

    October 1, 2008 at 7:22 pm

    the news in the papers at the moment is mostly about the presidential election in the usa (and boring stuff that only dads read).i have looked for differrant news

  6. L.W

    October 1, 2008 at 7:24 pm

    i asppaly like £one millon pond note

  7. mrcobbsclass

    October 1, 2008 at 8:24 pm

    Good research into the newspapers LW. Well done. What features did you find in all the newspapers? Were they all the same?

  8. L,W

    October 2, 2008 at 6:50 am


  9. IG

    October 2, 2008 at 7:39 pm

    All newspapers have a Masterhead, this is the name of the newspaper large and on the top of the front page.

    Below this is usually a large headline that tells what the main story of the day is.

    Other main stories are introduced with a big photo.

    Important news items are to be found on the first few pages.

    Advertising in papers is an important source of income.

    Some times papers have pull-out sections, with articles about particular subjects of interest.

    A letters page is where readers can comment on previous news items.

    Local papers have stories of interest to people in that area.


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