Thursday, 18 April 2013

The charge of the Light Brigade

At the Battle of Balaclava in 1854 during the Crimean War, the ‘Light Brigade’, (a group of British soldiers), charged down a narrow valley to fight the Russian soldiers who had captured British guns. The Russians were at the end of the valley as well as on each side of it. The attack was not a wise choice and happened because of a misunderstanding of an order sent by the commander-in-chief. After following orders less than a third of these men survived.

Answer these questions in full sentences:

  1. “If you were in the military and you were given an order, would you obey it – even if it meant putting your life on the line?  Why or why not?”
Yes, because if I didn’t I would be punished

  1. What is a brigade?
A large group of soldiers

  1. “Theirs not to make reply/Theirs not to reason why/Theirs but to do and die” - What did this mean for the soldiers?
They are not aloud to answer back or talk back

  1. What makes this a narrative poem?
It tells a story

Stanza 1:
  1. What does the Valley of Death mean? The poet uses this because the most people died from it
  2. Who is “he” in line 6?The minder
  3. What is the six hundred referring to? Six hundred soldiers.
Stanza 2:
  1. Now that you see it in context, what does the line, “Theirs but to do and die” mean?
It meant to be tragic, the men was ordered to die.

Stanza 3:
  1. What weapons are used against the Light Brigade?
Gun and cannons
  1. What two things are personified here?
The jaws of death and mouths of hell.

Stanza 6:
  1. Did the Light Brigade win or lose?
  1. Are they seen as heroes?
  1. About how many soldiers were in the Light Brigade?

  1. What weapons did they carry?
  1. What weapons did they face?
Cannons and Guns
  1. Why did the Light Brigade charge?
They were ordered to.(it was a mistake)
  1. How are the members of the Light Brigade survived at the end of the poem?
By being honoured

List 3 facts about the poet Alfred Lord Tennyson

1.He died in 1892 (83) and was buried in Westminster Abbey.
2.His father died in 1831 (22) and returned home, died.
3.He continued to write and publish to the end:idylls of the king(1859,50), which was printed in an editor of 40.000, and reprinted within 6 months.

My results on xtra maths

This is my xtra maths result and I have Achieve my work and I am so proud that I am doing so well.
But it is al right to have 1 wrong.

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Chloe-WTWB Reflection

When the Wind Blows

I thought this story was a bit funny because James kept on yelling at Ducks and saying words that Ducks had never heard before.

The labour herald said “This book deserves a wide audience and should be compulsory reading. “ I think it a good book for everyone to read because when you read it there’s a joke to it.

The guardian said “ It is meant to break your heart to some purpose. “ I think it meant to break your heart because it sad that they are trying to survive by living in a shelter.

WTWB-Story Elements

When the Wind Blows
Story Elements

L.I. - Identify the factual elements of the story
Identify the fictional elements of the story

Look at these events and cut and paste them into the correct column in the table


There was a cold war between former allies
Nuclear fallout can kill you after the bomb has gone off
England was afraid of a Russian / American nuclear war
Russia is a democracy
There was a nuclear arms race
America is a democracy
There was a nuclear arm
People believed in Mutually Assured Destructions race
A nuclear refuge (like the one in the book) would protect y
People built nuclear fallout shelters in case there was a war
After WW2 Russian bombed England
The cold war has caused other conflicts

The Russians let off a nuclear bomb
After 14 days you can leave the nuclear fall out shelter
Cushions can protect you from nuclear fallout
People who wore patterned clothing got the pattern burnt into their skin
A nuclear bomb causes a big flash of heat and light

Monday, 15 April 2013

Term one Maths Reflection

This term I have learnt place value.  These are my 10's 100's and 1000's. I need to memorise where the 10's, 100's and thousands columns are.

This term for my basic facts, I'm learning my time tables so I can know it and memorise it.

This term for timelines we have been learning and writing our dates and years in order.  I have completed three timelines, my best one was on the Battle of Britian.

When the wind blows-Character Analysis

This is my Character Analysis and I'm doing a character from When the Wind blows and it is about what she is like

Thursday, 11 April 2013

My Venn Digram-The boy in the striped pyjamas

My xtra maths result

This is my xtra maths result and I have to learn a lot faster at my basics facts.

Left behind on the beach

Left behind
the beach:

Left behind the beach:
Little shovels and buckets lying around
with sand and water in them.
Different kinds of shells in a good looking line
A shiny wet pair of goggles near the sparkling water
Flat sand perfect for making sand castles.

Left behind the beach:
A lovely gorgeous sunrise,
Wet suits and sunscreen covered in sand,
water bottle with yucky ocean water inside.
Toys, trucks, sandals and baby books forgotten.

Left behind the beach:
Loud noisy birds chirping, on a shady spot
having a walk to pick chips up from the grass.
Mum with her romantic novel, Dad with a lovely sounding

Left behind the beach:
The water sitting in holes people have dug,
the ocean moving in and out.
People still swimming in the freezing cold water
with the bright sun shining on the water heating it up.

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Xtra maths result

This is my xtra maths result and I have been doing better at my xtra maths and I hope I get better and better next time.

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

My Xtra maths Result

I am proud that I have being trying my best and I only have 1 mistake and I am learning fast

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Story Grammar by Chloe

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas


Themes and Style
Actions and Events
Berlin -
Auschwitz -

Main characters:


The ending is set up to be shocking.
We have to figure it out ourselves, because the author doesn’t tell you all the information.

Bruno meet this guy he’s Jewish, his name is Shmuel with his uniform that looked like a striped pyjamas.
Bruno’s dad was going to send Bruno to Berlin to have a better life.
Bruno went with Shmuel.
However they were crowded into the gas chamber.
When Bruno’s dad realized he had killed his own son, he didn’t care when the soldiers came and arrested him.
The author is telling us about the concentration camps and giving us  a warning,  to never let it happen again.  Even though it happened in WW2.


Xtramaths result

This is my result from Xtramaths, and I have prove that I've been working hard in my time tables and I need to work faster alot.