Week Commencing Monday 30th March
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Complete the Kahoot spelling test below:
The challenge pin is: 0469369
HALF TERM BONUS SPELLING
Have a go at the half term bonus spelling Kahoot below.
or use the challenge pin: 015737
Good luck everyone!
Reading - Group 1
This week, we will be combining all our reading strategies and reading two more non-fiction texts from a book called 'Find Out About Stone Age to Iron Age Britain' by Peter Bell, bringing our work on Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age to a close. Read the texts below and respond to the comprehension questions and the 'Big Picture' questions.
Now answer these comprehension questions:
THE BIG PICTURE
Remember to use all your reading strategies:
Predicting, Questioning, Clarifying, Summarising, Inferring, Making Connections and Evaluating.
Now answer these questions:
(Answers to last week's problems:
(1) During the last Ice Age, many large and dangerous animals flourished. People hunted some of these huge animals, such as mammoths, for food. In addition, the animals' skins and bones could be used to make clothes, weapons and tools. Hunters probably targeted young, sick or lone animals that had become trapped. After wounding their prey, the hunters would wait until it collapsed, before moving in for the kill.
(2) The boy's shoes were on the kitchen table. (1 boy) ... Or
The boys' shoes were on the kitchen table. (More than 1 boy)
It's very difficult to wash a woolly mammoth because they're so large.
Tim's coat was so tight that he couldn’t even do the zip up.)
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.
This week, we are going to write a set of instructions based on this book by Michelle Robinson and Kate Hindley, How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth.
You can read the book by clicking on the link here.
This book, being a set of instructions, contains a number of IMPERATIVE VERBS (bossy verbs).
Check that you understand the meaning of these imperative verbs:
cleanse, pour, clean, scour, rub, scrub, deodorise, bathe, rinse, buff, sanitise, soak, lather, wash, polish
Today, you are going to use prepositions and prepositional phrases to create a Mammoth Cleaning Kit. Prepositions are really useful words for giving precise details about where or when something should happen. Here are some examples:
Create a ‘Woolly Mammoth Cleaning Kit’, using the illustrations from the file below. You may use the ideas from the book, your own ideas or a mixture.
Cut out copies of different items from the book.
Next to each one, write a sentence with a preposition or prepositional phrase to explain a detail about where or how it should be used.
Today, you are going to imagine your own scenario for washing an animal of your choice: an animal that would be very difficult to wash!
First, brainstorm ideas about the different steps that might be needed.
Consider problems that would need to be overcome and possible solutions.
Then, plan your own set of instructions, using the planning template below.
Today, you are going to write a set of instructions for washing an animal of your choice. Remember to include all the features of instructional texts:
You might find it useful to follow this format:
Today, you should edit and redraft your set of instructions.
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 instructions.
When you have finished, you might like to photograph your work and post in on the Anson Blog.
(Weekly Focus: Fractions and Decimals)
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