Home Learning 11-11-11

11 Nov

Well done with those number problems from last week, I was impressed with the way some of you explained your working out and your use of logic. This week’s challenge is a reading one. You need to read the text (linked here) and then answer the questions. If you are looking for a challenge have a look at the extension activities and have a go at one of them. Finding it hard? Then ask a member of your family for their opinions on the questions you’ve been asked.


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9 responses to “Home Learning 11-11-11

  1. SB Art Lover

    November 12, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    I don’t know where my homework has gone, could I collect a spare on Monday?

    • mrcobbsclass

      November 12, 2011 at 2:00 pm

      Of course, or download it from the blog.

  2. SB Art Lover

    November 12, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    What shall I write for the reccount of the writing workshop, shall I do it with all the times and dates or like a story, almost?

    • mrcobbsclass

      November 12, 2011 at 2:01 pm

      As a recount with date, time connectives would be good. We can look at it on Monday if you want.

  3. etp horse lover

    November 13, 2011 at 8:49 am

    what is your learning journey ??????????????

    • mrcobbsclass

      November 13, 2011 at 7:24 pm

      Hi ETP! We’re looking at journeys. What about you, how is Buxted?

  4. Anonymous

    November 14, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    Hello Mr Cobb, I cant print this, could you do a copy for me tomorrow please? LS

  5. ES famous singer

    November 14, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    Edward Smith: Weekly In-Depth Reading Comprehension
    Can you:
    Find the facts?
    Interpret the information?
    Work out why the journalist wrote and presented the story in the way that they did?
    Carefully read the article ‘Cattle invade town’ and then answer the following questions:

    1) In which country did cows invade a town this week?

    2) Name two things the cows were spotted doing in the town?
    i) peering through windows
    ii) eating flowers and trampling on land

    3) In what different ways did the people who lived in the town react to the cow invasion?
    Surprised and annoyed

    4) Why do you think people reacted in these ways?
    Because they don’t see a heard of cows every day in the town. They were annoyed because people do not like cows eating their flowers because they make the gardens messy.
    5) How would you react if cows invaded your street and why do you think this would be your reaction?
    I would throw gravel at them and say “shoo, shoo” because I don’t want people think our new house is untidy and a farm.
    6) The first sentence of a newspaper report should tell as much of the story as possible.

    HAVE you ‘herd’ about the cows which invaded a Welsh town?

    How many of the five W questions (Who? What? Where? When? and Why?) has the journalist managed to include in the opening sentence in this article?
    He has said who – the residents. He has what – cows in town. He has said where- Wales (Tredegar). He has not said when. He has not said why
    7) How does the photograph help you understand the story?
    Because it is unusual to see cows in a road near houses.
    8.) Why has the journalist included a quotation in this article?
    The quote is unique and it makes it more interesting.
    9) In the opening sentence the journalist used the word ‘herd’ as a pun. ‘Herd’ is a play on words – using both meanings of the homophone: herd meaning a group of cows and heard meaning to hear a sound. Find and write here another example of a pun in this article.
    The cows moo-ved into the town

    10) There are five jokes or puns in this article. Why does the journalist use so many jokes in telling this story?
    Makes the readers laugh and want to read it again next week.

  6. etp horse lover

    November 15, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    i’m fine at buxted everyone is really nice . edward that ‘s a really long comment .
    i really miss u all bye


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