Summer Term 2 - Week Six
Monday 6th July - Friday 10th July
Below are your home learning activities for this week. Some of the tasks may require you to leave the school website to access the resource. If you are unable to access these, don't worry - complete the offline home activity instead. You can do both if you would like to.
If you would like to share your work on the blog, then please do so! Your grown up will have your login details. Don't forget to support each other through comments!
Focus: Statutory spelling challenge words
- Use a dictionary to find out what the words mean. Can you use it in a sentence?
- Once you know what the words mean, try the Text Message worksheet (pdf below) - if you are unable to print this sheet out then just use a keyboard at home on any suitable device.
- Handwriting sheet (pdf below)
- Word search (pdf below)
- Complete a 'Look, Cover, Write, Check' activity to learn your spellings.
- Create a word-art poster, using a repetition of your spelling words to form a shape or picture.
Focus: Making Connections
What does ‘making connections’ mean?
When we read a text, we make connections to:
- Yourself - from your own experiences or something similar
- Texts – you might have read or felt something similar through another story etc.
- The world – our wider knowledge of the world. E.g. I know that life was difficult in Tudor times because…
Making connections helps us understand what we have read and also helps to make what we are reading clearer in our mind.
How do I ‘make connections’ in reading?
When you feel like you can relate to the text, you have made a connection. You may feel you can relate to the in the text because of an experience you may have had, heard of or something similar. It might remind you of a text you have read before, or something related to the world. Here are some things you might say:
Below is the cover of the book I Am Not A Label by Carrie Burnell.
- What type of book do you think this will be?
- Do you recognise anyone on the front cover?
- Who might enjoy it? Based on the cover, who might you recommend it to? Why?
- Does it remind you of anything?
Here is the publisher summary:
In this stylishly illustrated biography anthology, meet 30 artists, thinkers, athletes, and activists with disabilities, from past and present. From Frida Kahlo to Stephen Hawking, find out how these iconic figures have overcome obstacles, owned their differences, and paved the way for others by making their bodies and minds work for them.
These short biographies tell the stories of people who have faced unique challenges that have not stopped them from becoming trailblazers, innovators, advocates, and makers. Each person is a leading figure in their field, be it sports, science, math, art, break-dancing, or the world of pop.
Were you right about what type of book it might be?
The preview PDF files of this book are below.
As you read, consider what connections you make using the questions below:
- Connections to yourself
- What memory or experience does this story remind you of?
- Can you relate to the characters in the story?
- Does anything particular in this story remind you of anything in your own life?
- What reminded you of this?
- Connections to text
- What does this remind you of in another book you have read?
- How is this text similar to other things you have read?
- How is this text different from other things you have read?
- What reminded you of this?
- Connections to the world
- What does this remind you of in the real world?
- How are events in this story similar to things that happen in the real world?
- How are events in this story different from things that happen in the real world?
- What reminded you of this?
Read a book! A new book, an old book, any book! Just read! Think about the ways you relate to the book. Organise these thoughts into the three categories: connections to self, connections to texts and connections to the world. Share your thoughts with someone at home. Did they make similar connections?
Focus: Persuasive Writing - Advertisements
Here is an image by a digital artist called Tim O’ Brien. It is called The Imaginator.
Answer the questions:
- What do you think The Imaginator is?
- How does The Imaginator work? What goes in and what comes out?
- Who made The Imaginator?
- Who does this one belong to? Why is it here?
- Are there any others? Where are they sold?
- Why is imagination important? What can we do to keep the imagination active?
- Which of these quotes on imagination do you like best and why?
- “Everything you can imagine is real.” – Pablo Picasso
- “Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere.” – Albert Einstein
- “Stories of imagination tend to upset those without one.” – Terry Pratchett
- “Imagination is like a muscle. I found out that the more I wrote, the bigger it got.” – Philip José Farmer
- “Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality.” – Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
- “When I read a book, I put in all the imagination I can, so that it is almost like writing the book as well as reading it – or rather, it is like living it. It makes reading so much more exciting, but I don’t suppose many people try to do it.” – Dodie Smith, I Capture the Castle
Your task this week is to create an advert for The Imaginator.
Below is a suggestion of how you could complete this task. Following a plan will ensure you do not rush your work and will keep you organised, but remember that this is just a suggestion. Do what works best for you!
Answer the questions below the picture to begin planning your advertisement. Consider these questions too:
- Who is the target market?
- Why would they need one?
- What key information do I need to know?
- What are its best features?
Then you will need to think about a catch phrase for The Imaginator. A catch phrase is a small group of words that make a product, service or brand memorable. It usually sums up what is on offer. Some catch phrases you may know:
- KitKat - have a break, have a Kit Kat
- Nike – just do it
- Mc Donalds – I’m lovin it
Read the Hotel advertisement (pdf below) and evaluate the text. Evaluating is when you consider what is most effective about the writing. Here are some stems you might use:
Here are some questions to think about:
- What do you like about the advert?
- What persuasive language was used?
- Why is the special offer in a separate bubble amongst the text? What is the purpose of this?
- What do you notice about the opening line?
- What effect does “Award winning” hotel have on the audience? If we take out the words “award-winning”. Does it have the same effect? Why?
After looking at this text, you should go back to your plan and up-level your ideas. Use it as inspiration to make your advert more appealing and persuasive. What rhetorical question will you include? Will you create a special offer to entice your audience? What persuasive words can you add? What bossy verbs could you use?
Begin writing your advert. Below are some resources you might find helpful. When you finish, remember to always check your work and read it out loud.
Continue and finish writing your advert.
- Advert convinces audience they need the product
- Rhetorical question
- Product information
- Bossy verbs
Put yourself in teacher mode and re-read your whole piece of work, deciding what improvements need to be made. Rewrite your draft into a final piece of writing. You could also create a poster out of it. Share it with a member of your family. What do they think? Don’t forget you can also share your work on the blog!
If you could create a product that allowed imagination to come to life what would you call it? How would it work? How much would it sell for? Write a radio advert script and jingle to sell this product. It needs to be convincing, persuasive and exciting! Can you persuade your family to buy one from you? Why not roleplay Dragon's Den and see if a family member will invest?
Click here to access the White Rose Maths Home Learning page where you will find your daily tasks for this week. This week you will need: Summer Term – Week 11 (w/c 6th July).
Just follow these five easy steps…
- Visit the White Rose Website here
- Click on the set of lessons for your child’s year group.
- Watch the video (either on your own or with your child).
- Find a calm space where your child can work for about 20-30 minutes.
- Use the video guidance to support your child as they work through a lesson.
There are four lessons each week
They all look like this.
There is a video with a teacher giving you instructions and then an activity to download. You can download all the activities for this week below.
Monday: Regular and irregular polygons
Tuesday: Reasoning about 3D shapes
Friday: Friday challenge
Identify shapes around your house. How many different shapes can you see in one room?Are there more 2D or 3D shapes? What happens when you hold a 3D shape infront of a mirror? What images can you create?
Log in to TT Rockstars and see if you can improve your time. Don’t forget to take part in the battle for your class or year group.
Practise your times tables and do a speed test and seeing how many you can write sums in one minute. You will need to write out your questions before starting. Like so:
1 x 9 =
2 x 9 =
3 x 9 =
and so on. You can mix up the sums instead of doing it in order - the choice is yours! Try to improve your time each day.
If you have a safe outdoor space, please ensure you get some fresh air and exercise regularly this week.
Join the nation and take part in Joe Wicks Live P.E session. Click here to access his YouTube page which will be broadcasting the videos every day this week at 9:00AM.
If you fancy something different, check out the physical activity games on the Change for Life indoor activity page by clicking here.
- Warm up with a light jog around your home or on the spot for 5 minutes. Then try the moves below for a minute each, with a 30 second rest in-between.
- star jumps
- forward lunges (left leg)
- forward lunges (right leg)
- push ups