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Archive for September, 2010

Beatbox Chef – ‘Beardyman’

Posted by eastwoldblog on September 27, 2010

‘Beardyman’ is the two-time UK BeatBox Champion, and the man behind the wig in ‘BeatBox Chef’!

I like to share interesting and unusual videos – and I thought there would be some people who might enjoy it.

Some of you were trying to do it in Literacy today – with some curious results!

He does all the sounds with his voice, no instruments, no tricks.

Mixing the sounds as a recipe is a clever idea – I am not sure about the wig though!

Here is another ‘Beardyman’ Beatboxing video:

Mr W.

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Writing in Runes

Posted by eastwoldblog on September 22, 2010

After today’s lesson writing messages of good luck and praise to a Viking crew about to bravely venture on a new raid.

We then tried to translate the messages into Viking Runes.

It was a great chance to use positive language to describe Vikings where we are more used to them being described in a negative way.

At Kristian’s request here is the sheet containing the translation of the Runes – Runes Sheet

Mr W.

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Simon’s Cat – Kennings

Posted by eastwoldblog on September 20, 2010

As an introduction to Kennings, today in Literacy Class 4 watched the short animation of “Simon’s Cat – Cat Man Do”

We then though about the cat, what it did, what it sounded like, how it behaved etc… to write a simple Kenning.

This is what we wrote together:

Simon’s Cat

Early Riser

Annoying Singer

Sleep Disturber

Face Scratcher

Ear Puller

Bat Swinger

Pain Bringer

Light Sleeper

Well done Class 4 – very good work!

I really enjoyed your Kennings from the lesson too!

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As a reward why not make your very own “Simon’s Cat” here: Simon’s Cat – Cutout

Visit: www.simonscat.com for the NEW Simon’s Cat episode “The Box”

Please note that all ‘Simon’s Cat’ artwork remains the property of Simon’s Cat Ltd.

(All links refer to Original Simon’s Cat links)

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Mr W.

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Poetry Competition! Submit your Kennings!

Posted by eastwoldblog on September 17, 2010

What is a Kenning?

A kenning is a poem where the subject is described without being named.

It comes from the Norse/Viking era, where swords had names like “death-bringer” or “wound-maker”.

You can create a great “riddle poem” by describing something in different ways on the different lines.

Here are some examples:

Cheetah

Great runner
Food chaser
Flesh eater
Good climber
Evil predater
Brilliant killer
Day sleeper
Amazing starer

Lewis (Age 9)

Vampire Bat

Night swooper
Blood drinker
Midnight watcher
Sharp toother
Cow ripper
Gruesome fiender
Outstanding flyer
Cave dweller

Bailey (Age 9)

Dog

Sofa Ripper
Night Gardener
Cat Chaser
Fast Swimmer
People Licker
Water Drinker
Deep Sleeper
Amazing Runner

Ellie-Mae (Age 10)

Dog

Table chewer
Meat eater
Cat chaser
Loud barker
Sheep chaser
Sock ripper
Teddy stealer
Feet licker

Jaden (Age 10)

These examples were written by a couple of years ago by my old class.

The benchmark is set HIGH – Can you beat it?

Yes, you can!

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So this is the competition:

1. Choose and animal

2. Write a kenning and post it here. It must be no more than 8 lines.

3. After half term we will have a look and judge the best and it will win a prize!

You can enter as many as you like!

Simple!

Have fun, think creative, THINK WOW Words!

Mr W.

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Two days – Two Blog Records Broken!

Posted by eastwoldblog on September 17, 2010

In the past 2 days, two records have been broken on the Class Blog.

September 15th – 168 Hits – A New Record

September 16th – 169 Hits – Another New Record

I wonder what September 17th will bring?!

The Blog is forging ahead and pushing towards 7000 Hits since January.

Remember that if you do visit – leave a comment on what you view, visit, read, etc.

If it is one of the links, leave you comment in the ‘About Us’ page.

Happy Surfing!

Mr W.

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Question of the Week – Week 2

Posted by eastwoldblog on September 13, 2010

This week’s Question of the Week is “Why are there no 3-legged animals?”

That is animals that occur naturally with 3 legs – not like the dog in my village that has only 3 legs after a car accident!

What do you think?

Do some research and see if you can find the answer (or AN answer!).

Post it on the board in the classroom.

Remember grown ups can play too – and Mum, Dad, Gran, Grandad, Aunties and Uncles…you get the idea!

Post their answers on the board too – it is allowed! (As long as you write their name on the post-it)

Good luck

We’ll have a look on Friday.

Mr W.

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Question of the Week – Week 1

Posted by eastwoldblog on September 6, 2010

 

This week’s Question of the Week is “Do spiders have ears?”

What do you think?

Do some research and see if you can find the answer (or AN answer!).

Post it on the board in the classroom.

Remember grown ups can play too – and Mum, Dad, Gran, Grandad, Aunties and Uncles…you get the idea!

Post their answers on the board too – it is allowed! (As long as you write their name on the post-it)

Good luck

We’ll have a look on Friday.

Mr W.

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Heraldry – What would your ‘Coat of Arms’ say about you?

Posted by eastwoldblog on September 6, 2010

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SUPPORTERS: Men, fabulous monsters, animals etc. supporting the shield. Granted only in certain circumstances.

WREATH OR TORSE: A circlet of twisted ribbon of the colours thought to have been used originally to hide the join of the crest to the helm.

SHIELD: Shape of the shield has no significance, but the devices and charges on it are governed by strict rules.

MANTLING: Originally cloth draped over the back of the helm as protection from the sun: usually illustrated slashed and draped around the helm and shield. Much artistic license is allowed.

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Heraldry is, in its basic form, simply a means of identification. From simple beginnings of a device painted on a shield for easy identification from a distance in battle, heraldry has developed into a beautiful art from with many rules that must be strictly observed. For individuals it is a family emblem and for impersonal organisations a symbol of corporate identity. Heraldry is all around us, from a simple football shirt to complicated devices with quarterings and supporters representing the symbols of state. Even a company logo is a form of heraldry.

Information and Images from: www.sol.co.uk – Many Thanks.

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As an activity to reflect on the characteristics of our own personality – Children in Class 4 have designed a Coat of Arms for themselves.

(Hopefully some examples will follow soon!)

We talked about the Rules of Heraldry, the types of creatures/symbols and patterns used on shields and Coats of Arms.

One of the activities we tried was to describe ourselves in 3 words.

Record some of your ideas below…

WHAT THREE WORDS WOULD USE TO DESCRIBE YOURSELF?

Mr W

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This Term’s Topic – The Vikings

Posted by eastwoldblog on September 6, 2010

Welcome back!

I hope that you have had an enjoyable and restful Summer Holiday and are ready to get back into the swing of the new term!

Hopefully there will be lots of exciting times ahead between now and Christmas and even beyond that!

A new class for some, a new teacher all!

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This term’s topic is “THE VIKINGS”

I wonder what the answers to these questions might be?

1. What do you KNOW about the Vikings?

2. What do you THINK you KNOW about the Vikings?

3. Whats would you LIKE TO KNOW about the Vikings?

Post your responses in the comments box…

I look forward to finding out your answers and your questions!

Mr W.

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Class 4 – Now available on Twitter!

Posted by eastwoldblog on September 5, 2010

It is a brave new venture – but you can now follow Class 4 on Twitter!

Not sure how I will make it work yet but that isn’t important is it?

What is important is that I intend to try!

So if you can sum up something that has happened in 140 characters – you might the chance to share it with the world!

You can follow us @Class4EastWold

Mr W.

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