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Writing – Composition


ENGLAND Plan their writing by identifying the audience for and purpose of the writing... Draft and write, evaluate and edit.


WALES Use the characteristic features of literary and non-literary texts in their own writing, adapting their style to suit the audience and purpose; communicate clearly and confidently, expressing opinions, adapting talk to audience and purpose, using appropriate gesture, intonation and register in order to engage the listener.


SCOTLAND Create texts of the students’ choice; select subject, purpose, format and resources to suit the needs of their audience.


NORTHERN IRELAND Write for a variety of purposes and audiences, selecting, planning and using appropriate style and form; begin to formulate their own personal style. clarity of meaning.


• In groups prepare the children for writing a script for their own TV cookery show demonstrating how to make Mini Carrot Cakes.


• You may wish the children to view a cookery programme with you first so that they can make notes about some of the features.


• Use this preparation to agree together some of the key features and considerations of writing a script, such as: • Writing speech for different presenters. • Writing camera and lighting directions. • Making lists of any props that will be needed. • How many presenters they want. • Setting. • Audience– is it for younger children, their peers or an adult audience?


• Type of show – e.g. the children may choose to make it a serious show, clearly demonstrating how to make carrot cakes, carefully following the instructions and producing the finished result. Alternatively, they could choose to make it a comedy show, with lots of things going wrong.


• If possible, the children should view a TV show, either one aimed at adults or one designed for children, and make decisions about their shows on the basis of what they have observed.


• They could then act out the show to the others in the class and, if equipment is available, film their shows to put their scripts to the test.


Ratio and Proportion MATHS


ENGLAND Solve problems involving the calculation of percentages and the use of percentages for comparison.


WALES Use fractions and percentages to estimate, describe and compare proportions of a whole; calculate fractions and percentages of quantities.


SCOTLAND Students can investigate the everyday contexts in which simple fractions, percentages or decimal fractions are used and can carry out the necessary calculations to solve related problems.


NORTHERN IRELAND Pupils should be enabled to understand and use vulgar fractions, decimal fractions and percentages and explore the relationships between them.


• Use the quantities given in the recipe to reinforce teaching on percentages and ratios.


• What percentage of each ingredient is there in each individual cake? [16.66% for each ingredient] Let the children start to work out each individual ingredient in order to reinforce that the percentage will remain the same, regardless of the quantity of the original ingredient. Each cake is 1/6 each ingredient.


• What is the total weight of the dry ingredients measured in grams? [460g] 3


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