I have a dream…

I have a dream…

Dr. Martin Luther King Junior had a dream – he dreamed of an America where there would be equality for all. He spoke with passion and conviction; his words captured the imagination of a whole country and brought about change.

What do you dream of? How would you like your local community, our country or the world to change?

Using Dr. King’s words as inspiration, please write your own ‘I have a dream’ speech.

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Dulce et Decorum Est

This week, on Armistice Day, we remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our country. Watch and listen to the poem written by Wilfred Owen then reflect upon it in this blog.

Try to comment on Owen’s use of language. What impact was he trying to create upon the reader? What do you think the purpose of his poem was? What was he trying to achieve? How did it make you feel?

You may wish to finish your blog post by writing a prayer for those who lost their lives.

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The darkness is descending…

It’s that time of year, when the clocks go back and the world grows darker. Look at the picture below and write an intimidating setting description to bring it to life.

Remember to use metaphors, similes and personification:

  • The swirling clouds were a dark cloak, hovering menacingly above the eerie dwelling.
  • Sending a warning to the world below, the angry thunder exploded like a firework, filling the air with a nervous tension.
  • The sinister upstairs windows stared down on the overgrown, tangled garden.

Ensure you vary your sentence structures and use a wide range of punctuation.

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Welcome to Year 6!

Mrs Ashall, Mrs Montell and I would like to offer you all a very warm welcome to Year 6 – it’s going to be an exciting, yet challenging year for you all. 

Please use this blog to share your initial thoughts and feelings about the year ahead. What are you excited about? What are your hopes for Year 6? Is there any aspect of your learning or behaviour you’d like to improve? Are you apprehensive about anything?

Remember that your writing in this blog will be visible by the entire world, so read it carefully to ensure it is well-written.

Mr Owens


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The Next Big Step…

ClassOn Thursday night, you all did yourselves proud with an enthusiastic, fun-filled performance of ‘The Next Big Step’.

With just a week left until you leave Holy Infant and St Anthony RCP School, use this blog to communicate your thoughts and feelings about your time here at school. You might also mention what you hope your own next big step holds in store for you.

Good luck and God bless you all!

Mr Owens

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If… by Rudyard Kipling

Do you think ‘If…’ gives good advice about how people should behave? Explain your answer.

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Safer Internet Day 2016

Tuesday 9th February is Safer Internet Day (SID). We will be finding out about how to keep ourselves safe online and how to be responsible users of the online world. How can you ‘Play your part for a better internet’?

Please use this blog to write your own golden rules for staying safe online. Can you encourage others to be responsible digital citizens?

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January’s HI Writing Challenge

cracked iceThis 1/2 term’s writing challenge, should you choose to accept:

Use the image to stimulate your writing

Use no more than 120 words

You must include the phrase – I heard a terrifying sound

So is the sound something rising up from the ice or something falling into the ice, what happens next?

Good Luck!

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HI’s writing Challenge – Seasonal Acrostic Poems

An acrostic is a poem in which the first letters of each line spell out a word or phrase.

Usually, the first letter of each line is capitalized. This makes it easier to see the word spelled out vertically down the page.

AutumnWinter imageFrost

Fingers snuggled in colourful gloves

Roaring steamy breath

On roof tops icicles glisten

Silvery dusting covers the ground

Ten tingling toes

By Mrs Lyons

LO: To write your own acrostic poem, choosing from either FROST, AUTUMN or WINTER

Acrostics are easy to write because they don’t need to rhyme, and you don’t need to worry about the rhythm of the lines. Each line can be as long or as short as you want it to be.


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November’s HI’s Writing Challenge

Are you up for November’s HI’s Writing Challenge?

fireworksShould you choose to accept, you will need to:

Use the image to stimulate your writing



Use no more than 120 words

You must include the phrase – the night skies lit up

Good Luck!

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