C14 Writing Showcase Podcasts (2017-18)
Welcome to a new season of Year 6 podcasts. We are taking a slightly different route this year, offering the children the opportunity to perform their writing. By asking them to ‘perform’ it for the podcast, we felt that it would offer them an alternative platform, and in turn help them to critically reflect on their writing. Prior to the actual podcast recording they were asked to read out their piece of writing to a partner, along with an editing pen so they could correct any mistakes.
We are using Audacity for our podcasting, which is a free open source software. The sound file has to be converted to an mp3 file before being added to the school website. This part of the process is completed by me, Mrs. Burgon. (the Podcasting & Blogging teacher at school)
Wednesday 8th November 2017
Now I will hand over to our first group of podcasters. We have Afreen, Luca, Fatema and Poppy all showcasing their absolutely amazing writing skills.
Afreen – Persuasive Writing – Visit Cyprus
Luca – Short Story – The Highwayman
Fatema – Persuasive Writing – Visit Paris
Poppy – Short Story – The Highwayman
Wednesday 15th November 2017
I am completely astounded at the amazing English skills of our Year 6 children. Inviting them to podcast a piece of their favourite writing has made the children feel proud of their work. Today I observed some very happy children leaving the IT suite!!
Alexander – Short Story – The Highwayman
Amani – Persuasive Writing – Advert for Creamy Bars
Bailey – Persuasive Writing – Visit Brazil
Faaizah – Science Fiction Writing
Hannah I – Factual Writing – Amazon Rainforest
Hannah T – Letter Writing – A letter to my sister in Brazil
Hannah Th – Explanation Text – Amazon Rainforest
Junaid – My Life Journey
Lorenze – Factual Writing – Brazil
Sheeval – Persuasive Writing – Malaysia
Wednesday 22nd November 2017
Yet more astounding podcasts from Year 6! Please take the time to listen to them all, you’ll be very impressed!!
Harley – Effective piece of writing
Luke E – Amazon Rainforest Description
Maryam P – Letter of complaint
Muhammed B – The Spaceship
Rayhan – The UFO
Oliver – The Rainforest
Hafsah – The Highwayman
Andre Anderson – Letter of complaint
Wednesday 29th November
Today I had the pleasure of podcasting with the final eight children from Class 14. They were great, all of them. They showed maturity and calmness towards the task in hand and it is demonstrated with their really good podcasts. Well done to all of them.
Ellis – The Highwayman Newspaper Report
Michael – Joseph’s diary
Harvey – Invertebrates report
Rayyan – Description of the Sci-Fi world
Hamzah – Report about Brazil
Jai – The Highwayman Story
Veersajan – Report about Brazil
Savi – Persuasive Text