Friday, 5 May 2017



Make a copy, rename and start your writing on your copy.

Click on the url below and watch the short clip.
Not far off the Somali coast one of the big Vestel cargo vessels is taken over by pirates! Within a split of a second the ship has a new captain, the soup is gone as well as the cargo itself. Will our Vestrons be able to strike back?

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Before you start writing think about the setting and imagine you are there.
Somali pirates take over a huge cargo freighter at sea. Things don’t look good for the crew, until the pirates start to investigate the cargo—Vestrons! Engage!

WALT write a narrative through the eyes of one of the crew, or robots.

  • Describe the setting in detail.Think about words to describe the situation, what you see, smell, taste, hear. Try to use words that create the mood.
  • Now…..Write a first person narrative through the eyes of one of the crew or one of the robots. How you are feeling when the boat is invaded by pirates.

Go to this padlet Somali and start writing your ideas, words feelings adjectives similies and metaphors.

Once this is completed you can publish it on your personal blog.

It was  six am in the morning. I looked out my window  and I saw some pirates that  wanted to kill us . The pirates were trying  to get on the boat. The pirates threw their anchors on the silver rail and climbed up on the boat. The pirate ran though the white doors and went down stairs to the kitchen. One of the pirates tried the soup. The soup was as yummy as cake. The pirates were trying to look for treasure but they didn’t know it was robots. The robots were as silver as a chromebook. The pirates didn't find treasure in the containers. The pirates ran into the machinery area. The machines were as big as a elephant. The machines were as loud as a train. The pirates ran to the captain’s cabin. The pirates said give me the hat and keys. The keys were as silver as shells. The other pirates tried up the captain to a post. The post was a long as a pole. The robots started coming out of their containers. One robot came out of the roof and pushed a pirates into the sea. The sea was a blue as the sky. The pirate was a smelly as a rubbish bin. The robot pushed the pirates of the boat but the 3 in the captain’s cabin. One robot went into the captain’s cabin and tapped on one pirate's shoulder. The robot said look outside. The pirate said where are the other pirates. In the sea and died. The robot took the keys and hat away from the pirate and gave it back to the captain. The captain had a hot coffee. The coffee was as hot as chilli. The captain drove everyone back home.

Basket boats

WALT: Summarising -  locate and summarise ideas 
Story Review
WALT: summarise the main ideas of a text.  

Answer all these questions

Title:basket boats

Author: jill macgregor

Summary of the story:
How do you make the boat or earth paint?
  • By cutting long of green bamboo

Facts: (Write something that you found wow and interesting).

  • If the thung chai is heavy with fishing gear

  • Sometime the fishermen cover their boats with palm fronds

Vocabulary (Choose 2 words you didn’t know, google them and write their definitions here)

  1. Palm fronds the leaves that are on the palm tree.
  2. Vietnam is a country