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Your ENGLISH learning for this week

 

Reading

Read for at least ten minutes every day. 

You can read your reading book or a book from home, out loud to an adult or to yourself.

Ask an adult to sign your planning.

 

You will find Guided Reading tasks on Monday.

Phonics: There are some phonics activities on Purple Mash. 

I have set some as homework but you can do any others as well.

Purple Mash > Home > English > Phonics > Phase 4 Or Phase 5 > Phonics Cloze

 

Spelling:

Early Morning Spellings: Choose 5 to practise everyday this week. These are not for your test but you need to know how to spell these words.

Here are your weekly spelling lists. If you are not sure which list you should learn, contact me.

Remember: If you are finding them very difficult you can focus on five

 

 Blue Spellers: Monday   Tuesday  Wednesday   Thursday  Friday   Saturday   Sunday

                          morning      afternoon        evening
 Green Spellers:  division   invasion   confusion   decision  collision  television   abrasion   

                               expansion   erosion   excursion
 Purple Spellers: scheme   chorus   chemist   echo   character   ache   monarch   stomach 

                             orchid      orchestra

Copy the list in your neatest writing. Use the words in sentences. Look the words up in a dictionary. Write them in a fancy writing style or using crayons. How quickly can you write the list correctly?
Your spelling homework 2do has been set on Purple Mash.

Monday

 

Skills Practise Activities

Early Morning Spellings.

 

Read for at least 10 minutes.

 

Practise your weekly spelling list.

 

Main Lesson

A Horde of Ravens

 

This is our class reading comprehension book.

Each Monday we will read a chapter and then complete some comprehension work about it.

You can find the chapter set as a 2do on Purple Mash.

Or you can listen and read through this link:

Mrs Coote reads A Horde of Ravens Chapter 5

https://youtu.be/kU8HY5ZJ588

Mrs Coote reads A Horde of Ravens Chapter 4

https://youtu.be/NC4ZbRb1VHE

Mrs Coote reads A Horde of Ravens Chapter 3

https://youtu.be/9Sfg7FQr6RQ

Mrs Coote reads A Horde of Ravens Chapter 2

https://youtu.be/utlVcG6iOZc 

Mrs Coote reads A Horde of Ravens Chapter 1

https://youtu.be/LeUphM_nZCk

You can keep going back to the text whenever you need to.

 

There are 3 comprehension tasks to complete:

Task 1: Multiple choice comprehension questions: you can do these on Purple Mash- 2do or print out the sheet.

Task 2: Sequencing: What was the order of events in this chapter.

Task 3: Open ended questions: questions to get you thinking in more depth about the story.

You should complete all three tasks and stick any sheets into your workbook.

Please do good quality work and make sure your presentation is neat.

Extra Challenge (optional):

Using the information in the text, draw an illustration to go with this chapter of the story. Add detail form the text that would help the reader understand what happened more clearly.

Tuesday

 

Skills Practise Activities

Early Morning Spellings.

 

Read for at least 10 minutes.

 

Practise your weekly spelling list.

 

Main Lesson

Here is the final part of Escape From Pompeii. I hope they get out.

 

https://youtu.be/ShnlelbmOVg

In the story the characters are feeling very afraid at times. We are going to learn how to show how characters are feeling when we write a story. We will use this strategy later in the week for our own story about Roman Britain.

 

Look at the Powerpoint Presentation to find out how to "show not tell".

Then complete the worksheet to experiment with this strategy for yourself.

 

Wednesday

 

Skills Practise Activities

Early Morning Spellings.

 

Read for at least 10 minutes.

 

Practise your weekly spelling list.

 

Main Lesson

Writing a long story: Escape from Pompeii  OR Fighting with Boudicca

Wednesday PLANNING

Print out the work sheet or make your own similar plan in your book or on paper.

Watch the video. It will show you how to use the sheet to plan your long story.

Pause it to complete each step on your planning sheet.

(Can you spot a few spelling mistakes that I made?)

 

https://youtu.be/VN9zRyotHzo

Thursday

 

Skills Practise Activities

Early Morning Spellings.

 

Read for at least 10 minutes.

 

Practise your weekly spelling list.

 

Main Lesson

Today is a sustained writing session.

You should try to write a full page.

Write in your book or on lined paper. You can type it if you want to.

You can do a bit at a time and take a break in between.

Use your plan to help you write your story.

 

You should include:

simple, compound and complex sentences

 

noun phrases (use adjectives and other description to describe the noun in your sentence)

 

CL for every sentence and for names of people and places (e.g. Boudicca   Pompeii)

 

a sentence ender (. ! ? ) for every sentence.

 

interesting vocabulary

 

Use your neat joined writing style or type.

 

Friday

 

Skills Practise Activities

Early Morning Spellings.

 

Read for at least 10 minutes.

 

Practise your weekly spelling list.

 

Main Lesson

It is Spelling Workshop day.

 

First complete your spelling test.

Click on the correct link for you colour group.

Complete the test and check the spellings. Remember that you can pause the video or play it again if you need to.

 

Then move onto the Look Say Cover Write Check activity for your new weekly spelling list.

Work down each column and take good care with the spelling and handwriting.

Check the meanings of the words in a dictionary or with a grown up.

 

For a challenge, you could choose 5 of your new words to use in sentences. 

You can do rainbow, or robot writing if you want to.

  BLUE  Spelling Test  https://youtu.be/kn7T43yFOF4
 

GREEN Spelling Test  https://youtu.be/rfTGBZygP1M


  PURPLE Spelling Test  https://youtu.be/sc6Dqy1SsCA

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