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Quote of the Day…

it is our choices that make us who we are dumbledore - Google ...

We are at the end of another week, I hope it has been a good one for you! As we begin our Easter Holidays, I know it is not the Spring Break we had all imagined; I was hoping to be here…

But instead of being down about it, I have been thinking of lots of things that I can do at home to keep myself busy – I am going to try to master the art of Lego building (not a skill I have at the moment, following the instructions is HARD!😬 )

What are you going to do to entertain yourself over the holidays? For anyone who is interested…

A (huge) list of writing competitions: https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/competitions-for-children/childrens-writing-competitions/

Competitions for budding film makers: https://www.intofilm.org/competitions

Free musicals to watch every Friday at 7pm: first up is Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat YOUTUBE.COM/THESHOWSMUSTGOON

Whatever you decide to do, remember to stay positive, keep connected/checking in on one another and as always… keep smiling! You have been doing an amazing job over the past two weeks- well done, I think you are all ⭐⭐

HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE!

Stars of the Blog…

A huge well done to Tom who has been very busy again this week. This is his tiger themed fortune teller…

Dance Challenge of the Week…

And this week’s star dancer is… Mr Morley! Well done Mr Morley, I know that you have been working (and persevering) very hard on this! Here is your 15 minutes (or 30 seconds) of fame…😃

Song of the Day..

This was the very first assembly song I did with you all at Carrick Knowe and it is still one of the best! You always sing it beautifully and it makes me smile to hear it! 🙂

Creative Writing Challenge– Task Two

First of all, I would like to say thank you to everyone who has sent me in their character work this week. You have created some really interesting characters and I am looking forward to finding out more about them in your finished scripts. Douglas has even gone a step further and started to write his script already- well done Douglas!

The next task is to plan out your scenes. You might decide to do this as a storyboard (comic strip) or using a similar planning template to the one you use in class- this is completely up to you. You will also need to think about…

1)What is your ‘concept’ ? (the main theme/idea behind your story)

For example: Protagonist– Mary Poppins, Concept– a nanny with magical powers who comes to take care of three children, changing their lives forever.

2)Who are the supporting characters in your story?

3) What is the protagonist’s goal? (what they want to achieve) and what is the obstacle in their way? (the challenge they must overcome to achieve their goal)

4)What will the climax of your story be? (the big event/drama/conflict)

Good luck! As always, if you have any questions then let me know. For anybody who would like to keep going with this over the holidays…the next task will be to start writing your first draft! This video gives a few tips…

Creative Writing ChallengeTask One

For this week’s challenge, we are going to have a go at starting to write our own script. For today, the goal is to think about our protagonist (main character).

The Main Character… who inspires you?

Our heroes are usually faced with some challenge, adversity( look it up if you don’t know) or danger which they must overcome. Although they often show bravery and courage, not all main characters start out this way; (for example: Simba, running away from his problems) and they do not always make the best decisions (Barnum getting greedy). These are what we call character flaws and along with their more positive traits, help make our hero more interesting to our readers (nobody is perfect), and can also be something that is overcome during the story.

Task One..

  1. Make a list of all the story or film characters who inspire you.
  2. Choose a couple(or as many as you like) and think of all their character traits (flaws and all!)

We are now going to use these to create our own, brand new character who will be the lead in our story/play.

3. Choose/borrow/steal some different character traits and flaws from the lists you have created.

4. Use these to start building a picture of who you want your main character to be.

5. Create a profile for your character.

You will need to think about…

What they might look like? (maybe you want to sketch a picture)

Where are they from?

How old are they?

Their backstory (their life before the story begins)

What are their main character traits/flaws?

Throwback Thursday…

I really enjoyed making these when I was at school, maybe you could have a go today.

How to Make a Fortune Teller For Kids | Cool2bKids