Andy Parkin, Bangkok Patana

The children in my class love the challenges.  It has certainly been embraced by the parents of the children.  I use the entries that my children and others make as an activity in my guided reading carousel.  The children love responding to other children’s writing, I feel it is a powerful skill, made even better by it being a 21st century learning skill.  The parents really enjoy seeing their children’s writing posted on my blog and happily comment on the writing of other children too.  It has made them realise that a few simple words of encouragement, go along way!
I have a lot of EAL children, being an international  school, I have found that the 5SC has helped break down so many vocabulary barriers and has sparked so many conversations in class. Some of the pictures you post are very alien to Asian children, many have never seen a traditional UK seaside resort, meaning I have to spend some time talking the children through “what they can see.”  this in itself further enriches their vocabulary.  The number of 5SC word banks I have created is endless!!
 
Thanks for everything!

Prompt #4

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TO THE NEW 5 SENTENCE CHALLENGE BLOG!

Lots of you have been asking for 5SC to have it’s own space and here it is. All the prompts and news about 5SC will be found here!

The new blog has got a new team – Team5SC. Just like those over at 100WC we have a team of people who will be commenting on your work each week. Some of them are Digital Leaders in schools that support the writing challenges.

In case you missed it, do complete the SURVEY

Last time produced some brilliant pieces in the 133 entries that were posted. Here are those chosen for the showcase:

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Anish in Year 2 at Kings Monkton School, Cardiff

Owen in Year 2 at Brunswick House

Joshua via SJB Teaching at St David’s School

Clara at Shenfield St Mary’s, Essex

Luke in Class 6M at Catton Grove Primary, Norfolk

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The prompt this time has links with the weather again. This time you have to think about

Warm Clothes

You could think what it means if you need warm clothes or what sort of clothes you need to keep warm. What events might you need warm clothes? As usual, you have to write 5 sentences. Let’s see if we can really concentrate on a capital letter at the beginning and a full stop at the end.

If this is the first time you have joined 5 Sentence Challenge and are not sure what to do, please read ‘What is 5SC?’ which has more information. If you are still unsure. please leave a comment below, fill out a contact form or send a tweet @theheadsoffice

The link will be open until 9pm (GMT) on 14th November