Celebrations from last week...
Welcome back! We hope that you have all had a lovely Easter break and are now ready to begin your home learning once again. Before the Easter break, we received some lovely work from many children. We would love to hear from all of you so please do send us some photos and examples of your work each week. As a reminder our email address is: email@example.com
This week's learning challenges...
Our expectation is that each day you complete a Maths, Writing and topic activity alongside your daily reading and times tables practice. Right now it is vital we stay happy and healthy- so don't forget to complete physical activity every day too- Joe Wicks' daily PE lesson is a great start to the morning.
Our new topic for the Summer term is...
We hope that you are still finding ways at home to enjoy reading. We have seen a few lovely photos of children getting stuck in to a good book and we were also really pleased to see that some of you are remembering to take an AR test from home and are even earning certificates. I've attached helpful links below again, but for the rest of the AR instructions please look back at the website entry from the 2nd.
Last week, we started our unit on writing recounts and thought about their key features. If you have forgotten- look back at last week's web page to see the checklist.
We know that one type of recount is a diary. Explore the diary examples below- what do you think is needed in a diary entry?
Task 1: Write a diary entry using the template below, as if you were an animal.
Next, I would like you to consider different ways you could start your sentences to make your writing more interesting.
Task 2: Here are two of the Alan Peat sentence types that we have looked at already at school that I would like you to practise using. In the sheet below, I have included pictures for you to use as inspiration.
Now watch an extract from Charlie and the chocolate factory below. This is the part where Charlie finds the last golden ticket which will give him the opportunity to visit Willy Wonka's Chocolate factory. How will he feel? What would he be thinking?
Task 3: Write a diary entry for this event, showing how the character is feeling. How many different ways can you start your sentences? Can you use fronted adverbials as well as using the Alan Peat sentence types.
Task 4: Spend some time looking back at your writing. Can you edit and improve it?
This week I'd like you to revisit the following Mrs Wordsmith words: mouth-watering, rural, moonlit. Can you use them in a sentence?
Below is a fun Mrs Wordsmith game that you could play with your family.
Let's start the Summer term with some work on place value- specifically thinking about decimals. I would like you to use the website below to access resources for this topic. For each lesson, there is a video that will help you, followed by the worksheet of activities. If you have any problems accessing this, please email me and let me know.
The lessons are found under Summer term week 1 and focus on the following areas:
- Lesson 1: Making a whole
-Lesson 2: Write decimals
-Lesson 3: Compare decimals
-Lesson 4: Order decimals
This week, we would like you to focus on using the internet search engines to find relevant information. Remember to use safe search engines: we usually use kiddle or kidrex.
What information can you find out about Roald Dahl? (Here are a few areas you could look into)
- What was the first book that he wrote?
- How many children did he have?
- Was he always a writer or did he have other jobs before?
- Where did he like to write his stories?
- What was his childhood like?
- Can you find any of his famous quotes?
Think about the reliability of the website you have used: Is this is a reliable website? What is it's intention? Who created it? I would recommend looking at the website www.roalddahl.com
Once you have found your information- you will need to think about how you are going to display it. If you have PowerPoint at home, create an exciting Powerpoint sharing all of your facts, which we can add to the website next week. Other options could be to use Word to create a fact file- can you use text boxes to group your information? Can you insert a picture? Or you could create your fact file on a piece of paper, writing and drawing your information. Consider what you will need to include to make somebody want to read it.
Art- become an illustrator
Did you know 18 of Roald Dahl's books were illustrated by Quentin Blake? You can find some of these on his website:
Can you sketch in the style of Quentin Blake? Below are some videos he has made to show you how it is done. When you're ready, look at the extract of text from the twits. Can you illustrate it?
Remember if you have any questions or want to share your work with us get your parents to email the class email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you- keep up the hard work and be the best that you can be.
Miss Bridges and Mrs Revell.