Friday 10th July
Today I'd like you to re-read the report you wrote yesterday. Can you add a picture of the animal? You could draw one if you like.
Finally I'd like you to assess your writing using the success criteria below. Did you include everything? If you didn't include something can you edit your writing and include it?
Thursday 9th July
Today I'd like you to write a non-chronological report about your chosen animal. Use the report about elephants, as well as you plan from yesterday, to help you organise your ideas.
Wednesday 8th July
Today I'd like you to organise your ideas and plan your own non- chronological report. Using the planning sheet below, decide which information will go into each of the paragraphs.
Tuesday 7th July
Today I'd like you to begin thinking about your own non-chronological report. Which animal are you going to choose to write about? You could write about an animal that you know lots about such a pet that you may own. Alternatively you could research an animal on the computer (ask a grown up to help you). If you want to write a report on a bearded dragon this week's reading comprehension will give you lots of information.
When you research your animal think about the following things
1) Appearance- what does the animal look like?
2) Diet- What does the animal eat?
3) Habitat- Where does the animal live?
4) Interesting facts- Is there any interesting information about your animal which you think your reader would be interested in ?
Below is the information on a bearded dragon if you would like write a report on a bearded dragon.
Monday 6th July
Today I'd like you to read a non- chronological report on elephants. As you read the report identify the features below:
Questions and question marks,
As well as the text features, can you find the adjectives, adverbs and quantifiers?
Friday 3rd July
Today I'd like you to read the non-chronological report on squorses. As you read I'd like you make a note of any quantifiers you come across. A quantifier is a word or phrase which is used before a noun to indicate the amount or quantity: 'Some', 'many', 'a lot of' and 'a few' are examples of quantifiers. Examples: There are some books on the desk. All the children were reading. The majority of alpacas are friendly.
Thursday 2nd July
Today I'd like you to use your favourite animal as the focus of your work. If you love elephants then you can write your sentences can be about elephants! We are going to practise extending sentences using conjuntions. We use conjunctions in our writing to give the reader more information and to make it interesting.
Wednesday 1st July
Today I'd like you use descriptive vocabulary in your sentences about elephants. Challenge yourself to write 10 sentences.
Tuesday 30th June
Today I'd like you to sort the sentences which have become muddled. All the sentences about an elephant's appearance should be together, all the sentences about habitat should be together and finally all the sentences about what elephants eat should be together. Can you fix it? You could group the sentences in your book under the right heading.
Monday 29th June
For the next 2 weeks we are going to work on a non- fiction unit. This means we are going to read information texts, carry out independent research and write our own non- chronological report based on a favourite animal.
Today I'd like to read about elephants. Below is the text from this week's reading comprehension. I've also added a link to the National Geographic Kids website which has lots of interesting information about elephants. Finally, if you have an animal book at home you could look if there is any information about elephants in there. All reading today, nothing to write down.
Friday 26th June
Today I'd like you to write your own version of the King Midas. Use everything we have practised over the last 2 weeks to make it interesting for your reader. Remember to include conjunctions, fronted adverbials, inverted commas and powerful adjectives. Don't forget to use capital letters and full stops. Once you have finished re-read your story to check you've included those elements. If you haven't edit your work to make it as exciting as you can.
Thursday 25th June
Today I'd like you to plan your own version of the King Midas story. You could change the characters, the wish and the ending. Your ending could be happy or sad. Use the planning sheet below to help you organise your ideas.
Wednesday 24th June
Today I'd like you to create a new character for your own version of the King Midas story. Your character could be based on King Midas or the satyr. If you like you could design 2 new characters. Using the sheet or in your book think about what your character looks like (appearance) and how he/ she behaves (personality).
Tuesday 23rd June
Today I'd like you to 'box up' the story of King Midas. This means thinking about the different parts of the story; the beginning, the build up of events, the problem, the resolution and the end. Using the sheet below or in your book write the events at each stage of the story.
Monday 22nd June
Today I'd like you to write a conversation between King Midas and the satyr. It could be at the beginning of the story when King Midas asks for his wish or it could be at the end when he begs for the wish to be taken away. Below is a poster to remind you how to use inverted commas.
Friday 19th June
Today I'd like you to use everything you've learnt about King Midas this week in a character description.
Organise your work into 3 paragraphs.
Paragraph 1- Tell the reader about King Midas. Use who, where, when, what why to organise your ideas.
Paragraph 2- Describe King Midas' appearance.
Paragraph 3- Describe King Midas' personality.
I've attached 2 planning sheets to help you with your ideas.
Thursday 18th June
Today we are going to revise the use of conjunctions. Below are some sentence starters which all use conjunctions. Complete the sentences using a range of interesting adjectives and adverbs.
Wednesday 17th June
Today I'd like you to take on the role of the satyr. If you were interviewed about your meeting with King Midas what would you say? Do you think King Midas used his wish wisely? Below are some questions for you to answer as if you were the satyr.
Tuesday 16th June
Today I'd like you to think about King Midas. If you were to interview King Midas what questions would you like to ask him?
I'd like to know how did he feel when the satyr granted his wish?
I'm sure you've got lots of questions you'd like to ask! Below is a sheet you can use or you can write the questions on paper.
Monday 15th June
Today we are going to begin a 2 week unit of work based on King Midas. Today I'd like you to read the story of King Midas and complete the 2 reading activities.
Activity 1 is to draw King Midas and the satyr, based on the clues from the text.
Activity 2 is to research any new/ unfamiliar vocabulary.
A really good place to research new vocabulary is an online dictionary for children called COBUILD by collinsdictionary.com.
Friday 12th June
Today I'd like you write your own story using all of the elements we have practised this week. Below is a story opening which you can use to begin your own story. Let your imagination run wild!
It was a bright sunny day. Harry was strolling along the lane when suddenly his shadow slipped away from his feet and ran off. “Hey, come back here!” yelled Harry. The shadow paused and looked back. Then it beckoned for Harry to follow and raced off again. Harry set off in hot pursuit.
Don't forget to include powerful adjectives, fronted adverbials and speech if you can.
Thursday 11th June
Today I'd like you to use some of the adjectives you sorted on Tuesday.
Using the story of Icarus, write descriptive sentences using the adjectives from Tuesday's sorting activity. You could also use some adjectives of your own. To expand your sentences further include conjunctions such as when, while, because, if, before, later, until.
Aim to write 10 sentences.
Wednesday 10th June
Today there are 2 reading activities to choose from. If you like you could try both of them!
The first activity is called 'Through the Keyhole.'
Choose a scene from a text you have read. This could be the story you are currently reading or a favourite story that you have. You could even use the story of Icarus which is our reading comprehension story this week. Imagine you are peeping through a keyhole to catch a glimpse of a scene from the story. Draw a sketch using the worksheet below to show what you would see. Include the setting and characters. Add labels to your sketch taking phrases or words from the text as evidence.
The second activity is called 'Story Cube.'
Choose a story or chapter from a book you have read. Use the worksheet below to create a story cube about it. Use drawings, sentences and thought bubbles to show the information on each side, as follows:
1 – Setting
2 – Main characters
3 – Main event
4 – Prediction of what could happen next
5 – New words and their meanings
6 – Favourite part
If you prefer, you can use your book to write and draw your ideas.
Tuesday 9th June
I hope you enjoyed writing your acrostic poem yesterday. Did you use adjectives in your writing?
Today's activity focuses on adjectives and the use powerful adjectives in your writing. Have a look at the words on the sheet. Your task is to sort the adjectives according to their meaning. Once you have finished you will have a bank of powerful adjectives that you can use in your own writing.
You can write the groups of words in your book.
Monday 8th June
Today I'd like you to think about the theme of summer. Think about all of the things you associate with summer; sunshine, ice cream, fun etc...
Can you write an acrostic poem about summer? In an acrostic poem, the first letter of each line spells a word. The word is the subject of the poem. In this case 'summer'.
You can either use the sheet below or make your own design in your book.