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English is split into 3 parts: reading, writing and spelling. Therefore, you will find that the English page has been split into these 3 parts with activities to complete throughout the week.

 

Resources can be found below the planning grids.

Writing

We usually learn English everyday in school to help you become super writers, so below you will find the work (or something very close to the work), which we are completing in school.

 

Look at the resources below the table to help you.

Day Task
Monday See the PowerPoint to recap what parenthesis is.
Tuesday

We will recap parenthesis and then you will put your skills to the test to write a super opening paragraph about a setting to help you write your next story... 

 

If you can remember what relative clauses are, you can include them too!

 

See the PowerPoint for more information.

 

Leave a blank page for your plan!

Wednesday

Over the next 2 days, we are going to write a brilliant short story to end your first half term of the year on a high!

 

You already have your opening paragraph from yesterday. Your task today is to plan how you will carry on your story. You could use the 'boxed up' plan from Friday to help you come up with ideas.

 

Once you have your plan, you can use it to continue your story.

 

Give yourself 50 minutes for the whole lesson. I know how much you like to write, but you can finish it tomorrow!

Thursday

Your first task is to finish your story (you can take as long as you like).

 

Then read it through and check for any spelling, punctuation or grammar errors. This is proofreading - not editing!

 

Then, pick a paragraph to make even better! In school, we would use a paragraph strip; however, you can rewrite it below your story. Think about where you could include any of the grammatical features we have looked at this half term (expanded noun phrases, fronted adverbials, parenthesis and possibly relative clauses). You may include modal verbs in your writing and possibly imperative verbs if you are writing in the present tense (I would)...

Friday INSET DAY - Relax and rest - you have earnt it!

 

Do note that the PowerPoint contains the whole week's work for writing.

 

I will upload the rest of this week's work as needed.

Spelling

Everyday, as part of our morning challenges, we complete activities linked to a weekly spelling rule. In addition to the spellings on the 'Spelling' page, I have attached the plan for our weekly spellings below. 

 

Do bare in mind, that a few of you have an alternative set of spellings. 

 

Day Task
Monday Look at each of the words from your spelling sheet. Write down a definition for each of the words. Try to come up with your own definition. You can use a dictionary if you are not certain what a word means.
Tuesday

Look at your spelling words this week. What word class are they (noun, verb, adjective or adverb)? Can they come under more than one? 

 

For example, 'familiar' could be an adjective meaning well known, such as 'The familiar cat walked to the shop.' It could also be a noun meaning a close friend, such as 'My familiars were with me when I made my plan.'

Wednesday

Choose a word from your spelling list and investigate:

vowels, consonants, syllables, words within the word, word families, prefixes and suffixes.

 

Repeat for 3 more words from your spelling sheet.

Thursday Practise your words and get someone to test you. You can send me your score too!
Friday INSET DAY - It's nice to see that you are interested in your spellings after a long and tiring half term. Spend the day resting, so your brain is ready and roaring when you come back to school!

 

Here are this week's extra spelling resources. Remember, you can find this week's spelling list here!

Reading

As always, you should be reading at least 4 times a week to build your vocabulary, imagination and reading stamina - reading is very important. Fortunately, all you need to do this is a book! This can be a school book or one of your own if you have left it at school or have finished it.

 

We also have a guided reading session each Thursday

 

This week, we will be reading facts about Nigeria.

 

Read the facts about Nigeria first and then have a go at answering the questions on the PowerPoint.

 

You started reading this last week. This week, read sections 4, 5 and 6 before reading the PowerPoint. It will later tell you to read sections 7 and 8 for a quiz!

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