Week Commencing 18th May 2020
Please log in to Spelling Shed and complete this week’s word list. The words for this week are set out below.
It is very important that, for this week's Group 1 spellings, you write a complete sentence for each of the words you have learnt.
For example, can you explain the difference between boys', boy's and boys? Which spelling would you use in each of these sentences?
As well as using Spelling Shed, please complete the ‘Look, Cover, Write, Check’ activities.
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Have a go at the spelling Kahoot! for last week’s spellings.
or use the challenge code: 05191291
Reading - Group 1
'Goodnight Mr Tom' by Michelle Magorian.
This week we are reading chapters ten and eleven.
As always, you might like to read alone or with an adult and discuss the ideas contained in the story. If there is anything that you don't understand, please try to find someone to ask, or post your questions on the school blog or the class Padlet. (Some of you have already been doing this and, in doing so, you will certainly have helped other people with their understanding.)
As you read, you might like to refer to the reading prompts.
Our reading focus this week is Inferring; that is, using clues from the text and our prior knowledge to work out something the author doesn’t tell us.
It is often based on clues about character, setting or mood.
Here are some questions specific to the text, which you might like to think about:
Reading - Group 2
Last week, you read the first part of an evacuee's account of his experiences during World War 2. Click on the link below to read the second part of this account. Remember that this is a true account, not a made-up story.
You can read through this piece of text with an adult and discuss the questions.
Homonyms are words with the same spelling but different meanings, e.g. cool, table, yard etc.
Below are a number of words that are homonyms. Write down the different meanings they have. (They may very well have more than two different meanings.)
Can you think of any more homophones? There are thousands!
2) DIRECT AND INDIRECT/REPORTED SPEECH
Use the correct punctuation to write what was said using direct speech and to report what was said using indirect speech:
3) THIRD PERSON TO FIRST PERSON
This piece of narrative is written in the third person.
Rewrite it in the first person, from the point of view of Lennox.
In the morning, as Lennox was sitting down to his breakfast, Gregory came into the room. It was the first time the cousins had ever met. Lennox was enjoying his breakfast but when Gregory tasted the food he almost spat it out.
"Don't you like it?" asked Lennox.
"No!" replied Gregory. "What is it?"
"Bake and buljol, of course," laughed Lennox, enjoying Gregory's disgust. "Try some more."
This is one of the most iconic photographs taken during World War 2. It shows St Paul's Cathedral at the height of the Blitz. Use this picture as inspiration. You can write a short story, a setting description, a diary entry, ... anything you wish. Just make sure that you follow the non-negotiables: basic sentence punctuation, paragraphing, and neat, legible handwriting.
Today, you should edit and redraft your writing from yesterday.
Remember that there are two main features of editing: correcting and improving.
Look out for basic mistakes in punctuation, spelling and grammar. Also look for ways in which you might improve your text.
When you have finished, you might like to post your work on the Anson Blog.
This week, we will begin a unit of work based on books that are set in other countries (Tobago in the Caribbean, and Somalia and the Gambia in Africa).
The first of these books is 'Gregory Cool', which is set in Tobago.
Where is Tobago? Look it up on a map and research some facts about the country.
Click on the link below to read the book. As you are reading, make notes of how
Gregory is feeling at each stage of the story.
Also, think about the differences in climate, houses, clothes, toys, food, entertainment etc. between England and Tobago.
Look at the illustration of Gregory and his cousin and note the differences in their clothes. Why this is so?
Determiners are words that come before a noun. They 'introduce' the noun and can give the reader important information about it.
Underline the determiners in each of the sentences in this document. There are three different levels: mild, spicy and hot. Choose the level that suits you.
The next book that we are going to read is 'Grace and Family'. This story is set in the Gambia. Where is this country? Look it up on a map and research some facts about it.
Again, click on the link below to read the book and as you are reading, think about how Grace feels at each stage of the story.
Think about the differences in climate, houses, clothes, food, entertainment etc. between England and the Gambia. You might like to make some notes.
(Weekly Foci: Tenths and Hundredths; Fractions)
Follow these steps:
There are no expectations for you to hand in your work but you may want to share it on the school blog!
Children need regular breaks and exercise. If you have a safe outdoor space, please ensure you get some fresh air and exercise. If you do not have an outdoor space, try following the routine in this video.
Joe Wicks is running a 30 minute PE session Monday to Friday at 9:00am. Click here to direct you to The Body Coach page on YouTube. Happy exercising!
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