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Friday 22nd May

English

Spelling: Ask someone to test you on your spellings. Let me know your score by email. Go on Spelling frame and do the test for the words on there.

2 of these tasks:

  • Writing clear and interesting sentences: This week, we have seen that a sentence needs a subject (the person doing something) and a verb (what the person is doing), e.g. My Mam runs marathons. Here ‘My Mam’ is the subject and ‘runs’ is the verb.

If you need to practise this, do these questions:

  1. Colour the subject in yellow: Dave plays the guitar
  2. Colour the verb in green: Brenda talks on the phone.
  3. Colour the subject in yellow, and the verb in green: I went to the park.
  4. Write your own sentence with a subject and a verb.

We have also seen that a sentence can have two parts, called clauses, that give us information, e.g. The pebble is round and it feels smooth. Here, both clauses are about the same thing, so they can be joined to make a sentence. They both make sense on their own, so they are both main clauses. They can be joined by a FANBOYS (For, And, Nor, But, Or, Yet, So) conjunction.

Sometimes, the two clauses are like a car and a caravan. One clauses doesn’t work on its own, it needs the car to pull it along. e.g. My Mam runs marathons, while dressed as a chicken. ‘dressed as a chicken’ doesn’t make sense without the first part of the sentence, it relies on the main clause to help it make sense. ‘dressed as a chicken’ is a subordinate clause and it needs a subordinating conjunction to join it to the main clause. The subordinating conjunctions are:

Although     While, However, If, Though, Even if     Because, Until, Since  (A WHITE BUS)

Do these sentences work? Copy and correct them:

  1. Big rabbits are scary and I like football.
  2. I forgot my towel, for I still went swimming.
  3. That dog has sharp teeth, nor I stay away from it.
  4. My sister sings in the shower, but washing her hair.
  5. I ran across the road, since my Dad told me not to.

 

  • Serial mash reading and quizzes
  • Any paper learning you have

Reading: Curl up and read for 30 minutes.

Thursday 21st May

English

Handwriting and spelling: Do another 5 minutes of handwriting using the new booklet, and practise your spellings for 10 minutes.

Do 2 of the following 3 activities: (Again you can do all 3 if you like!)

 

  •  Sentences, clauses and conjunctions: So, quick recap - We now know that if a sentence has two pieces of information in it, the two parts are called clauses.  If both of the clauses make sense on their own, we call them both main clauses (or major clauses). For example: We got dressed and we had breakfast.  But, if one part of the sentence relies on the other part so that it makes sense, this clause that relies on the main clause is called a subordinate clause. For example: We had breakfast before we went to school. 'Before we went to school' on its own doesn't really tell us the whole story, it relies on the main clause so that we understand. It is like the main clause is the car, and the subordinate clause is a caravan. The caravan cannot go on its own, it needs the car to pull it along! There is a helpful video on BBC teach that explains all this: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/english-language-ks3-major-and-subordinate-clauses/z67dmfr .  When there is a main clause and a subordinate clause, they are joined together by a subordinating conjunction: After, while, however, if, though, even if, because, unless, since (A WHITE BUS).

 

        Please copy these sentences and circle the subordinate clause:

 

       1.    Mrs Hawkrigg likes to go swimming, when she has time.

       2.    The man was annoyed because the train had stopped.

       3.    Before she has the baby, Mam needs to build the cot.

 

  • Serial Mash: I would like us to finish the new books this week, so I have set you the chapters to read and the quizzes to do. If you would like to do the activities too, send me an email on purple mash and I will set them for you.
  • The next page of English in your home learning booklet

Reading: Read for 30 mins. Who could you read to today? Your teddy? A relative on the phone?

Wednesday 20th May

 

Hi, it's Mrs Murray again this morning. I hope you have all had a big stretch and are ready for action! 

 

SPaG - Alphabetical order

I want you to click here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75p-N9YKqNo  and sing along this morning to remind yourself of the order of letters in the alphabet. If you need to listen more than once then please do. Get everyone singing it will make you all smile I promise!

 

Can you sing the letters to an adult without the video clip?

 

Now click here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SXdw0L715k to watch this clip to understand how we arrange words in alphabetical order.

 

Now write out the alphabet somewhere so you can see it while doing the activities below.

a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

Now I want you to complete the tasks below:

A)          Put each line of words into alphabetical order. Look at the first letter.

1. dog   you   bean   animal   lion

2. just   grab   kneel   cat   east

3. hay   out   island   queen   farm

 

B) Look at the second letter of each word when arranging them alphabetically.

1. plank    press    panic    punch    perch

2. clever    crisp    centre    candle    cheat

3. grape    geese    guilty    garden    goose

 

C)           Look at the third letter this time.

1. decide    demand    deadly    defeat    debt

2. harmful    habit    has    hatch    hamster

3. prune    prepare    produce    price    prank

 

If you want an extra challenge then have a go at putting this list of words in alphabetical order:

craft, apricot, peace, volume, pig, speed, crab, follow, promise, zoo, thin, special, apple, milk, toffee, shine, prince, balloon, spell, fast, chair, think, slip, blue, pink.

 

Spelling

Practice your weekly spellings by drawing a picture and writing your words inside of it as many times as you can. I would love to see some of your work.

 

Reading – PLEASE DO THIS IT IS VERY, VERY IMPORTANT

I want you to curl up somewhere cosy for 30 minutes and enjoy reading. We do this every day in school so you must keep doing it at home. Don’t be asking to bring your cosy bed back to school with you!

 

Listening and relaxing

I want you to sit back and relax. Click here  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pPhnRcuCmU and listen to Scott tell his story The Boy who cried Bigfoot.

I want you to listen carefully (I’m testing your listening and concentrating skills) and follow the instructions to draw bigfoot. You can use a page in your book. I would love to see your finished picture. 

 

 

Tuesday 19th May

English

Handwriting and spelling: Do another 5 minutes of handwriting using the same booklet as you used yesterday, and practise your spellings for 10 minutes.

Do 2 of the following 3 activities: (Again you can do all 3 if you like!)

  • Grammar: Let’s look closer at one of sentences from yesterday:

He likes motorbikes but I like cars.

 

This sentence is made up of two bits of information:

 

  1. He likes motorbikes       2.   I like cars

Each ‘part’ of a sentence, like this, is called a clause.

When a clause makes complete sense on its own, and doesn’t need any other explanation, it is called a main clause. When the two main clauses are about the same thing, they can be joined together by a coordinating conjunction like and, or but. In fact, you can use any of these conjunctions:

for  and  nor  but   or  yet  so     (FANBOYS)

Which of these sentences is correct?

  1. You can have ham sandwiches or you can have cheese sandwiches. YES this works because each clause makes sense on its own and they are about the same thing so they can be joined together.
  2. Jay has two sisters and cats can’t fly. NO this doesn’t work, because even though the two clauses make sense on their own, they are not about the same topic, so they shouldn’t be joined together to make a sentence.

Please write a sentence with two main clauses and use one of the FANBOYS conjunctions to join the two main clauses together.

 

  • The next Serial Mash 2dos that I have set on Purple Mash

 

  • The next page in your home learning pack

 

Reading – Read for 30 mins then write down 3 things that have happened in the story.

Monday 18th May

English for year 3 and 4

Handwriting and spelling: Spend 5 minutes carefully practising in the handwriting booklet Mrs Murray dropped off, and practise your spellings from the list at the back of your homework book ready for a test on Friday.

Then if you are a brilliant speller, go on https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/60/12-The-suffix-ous-2-of-2

If you are an amazing speller, go on https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/79/2-The-sound-spelt-as-ge-and-dge-at-the-end-of-word

and copy down the list of words to learn. Play one of the games to help you learn them.

 

Now choose 2 of these (or more!):

Grammar: Writing clear and interesting sentences.

First follow this link to BBC bitesize: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z88t97h/articles/zsv64qt

Watch the video, read the page and have a go at the activities.

Now try these questions:

 

  1. Underline the nouns (naming words)in this sentence: A purple car honked its horn.
  2. Draw a coloured line under the subject (the thing that is doing) in this sentence:

The rabbit ate the juicy grass.

  1. Circle the verb (doing word) in this sentence: The brown cat scratched me.
  2. Draw a wiggly line under the adjective (describing word): My eyes feel itchy.
  3. Colour in the conjunction (joining word): He likes motorbikes but I like cars.

These next 5 sentences have gone a bit wrong, can you write them properly?

  1. hat The cat wore a.
  2. Charlie golden ticket found a.
  3. squeeze house is a squash My and a.
  4. Granny Gangster stole jewels lots of.
  5. Mr Wolf time What is it?

Now write 3 sentences of your own. Make sure they have a subject and a verb. Try to use interesting verbs and adjectives.

 

  • Serial Mash – Do the 2dos I have set for you today
  • Do some more of your paper booklet if you have any left.

 

Reading: Read for 30 minutes.

Friday 15th May

English

Spelling: Ask someone to test you on your spellings. Let me know your score by email. Go on Spelling frame and do the test for the words Mrs Murray set you on Wednesday.

2 of these tasks:

  • Diary: My turn:

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Friday 15th May

Dear Dairy (oops that’s not right! Please correct this and any other mistakes you find!)

Yesterday i went on a bike rid. I borrowed my daughte’rs bike. It was going reely well until the chain popped of! I hadn’t took any tools with me, so I had to use a stik and my fingers to put it back on. my fingers get very messy and stickey.

Today I am gone to go for a walk instead. I will hopefully manage three miles, and then i will have done 100 miles all together since we started home schooling. My trainers are nearly wore out (and a bit stinky!)

I have put 15 mistakes in this diary entry. Can you find them all?

 

  • Serial mash 2dos
  • Any paper learning you have

 

Reading: Read for 30 minutes. Remember to take an accelerated reader quiz when you are ready.

Thursday 14th May

English (Do what you can in 1 hour. The 30 mins of reading can be extra to that hour)

Handwriting and spelling: Do another 5 minutes of handwriting using the new booklet, and practise your spellings for 10 minutes. I am going to ask you to do the Spelling frame test on Friday as well as spellings from the back of your homework book, so go on Spelling frame as well today and play, like you did yesterday for Mrs Murray.

Do 2 of the following 3 activities

  • Diary entry - In Tuesday’s diary entry, you used apostrophe’s to show possession. The other job apostrophes do is to show that two words have been squished into a single word. This is called a contraction. We say these all the time when we are talking, without thinking about it:
  • Don’t worry!  (Do not)
  • She’d never do that   (She would)
  • I can’t do it     (Cannot)
  • I won’t forget (Will not)

Usually, one or more letters are removed, an apostrophe is written instead of the missing letter and then the words are put together:

do not – do n’t– don’t.  She’d is a contraction of she would, so this time, ‘woul’ have all been removed and replaced with an apostrophe.

Sometimes, the words change a bit: will not – will n’t – wo n’t – won’t.  Will becomes wo.

In today’s diary entry, make sure you use contractions like can’t, won’t or I’ve to practise using apostrophes for contraction. Send me a picture of your diary entry so I can read it.

 

  • The Serial Mash 2dos I have set on Purple Mash (I have put enough tasks to reach the end of each book, so don’t try to do them all, do some tomorrow too)

 

  • The next page of English in your home learning booklet

Reading: Read for 30 mins. Who could you read to today? Your teddy? A relative on the phone?

Wednesday 13th May

 

Morning everyone, it's Mrs Murray today. I hope you are all smiling and ready for action

Comprehension

This morning I want you to read the attached information below called Ocean Fact File and then answer the questions. I want you to try to read the information out loud to an adult. If this is too tricky ask an adult to read it to you and you follow the words while they read. Read the questions very carefully and make sure you are answering what the question is asking you.

 

I then want you to write down 6 pieces of information that you have learnt. You can write them in a list or put them on a poster, it is up to you. 

 

 

Spelling

Practice your weekly spellings by drawing a picture and writing your words inside of it as many times as you can. I would love to see some of your work.

 

I also want you to click here if you are in the brilliant speller group at school https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/78/1-The-sound-spelt-as-ge-and-dge-at-the-end-of-words 

 

and here if you are an amazing speller https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/16/11-The-suffix-ous-1-of-2 

 

I want you to click on spelling tiles and play some of the games for 10 minutes and then click on practice test

 

 

Reading

I want you to curl up somewhere cosy for 30 minutes and enjoy reading. We do this every day in school so you must keep doing it at home. Don’t be asking to bring your cosy bed back to school with you!

Picture 1

Tuesday 12th May

English

Handwriting and spelling: Do another 5 minutes of handwriting using the same booklet as you used yesterday, and practise your spellings for 10 minutes.

Do 2 of the following 3 activities: (Again you can do all 3 if you like!)

  • Diary entry: Write about what you did yesterday, and what you are going to do today. Again, make sure you are using past tense verbs when you write about what have already done and future tense when you write about what you are going to do.

Today we are going to look at apostrophes and possession. Possession just means owning something, or it belonging to you, and apostrophes are a punctuation mark that helps us to show this possession in our writing. For example:

 

David’s house – the house belongs to David, so we show this using an apostrophe and the letter s.

My sister’s job – it is her job, it belongs to her, so we add an apostrophe and s

James’ best friend – James ends in an s, we still use the apostrophe but we don’t use another s after it.

A handy tip – cover up the apostrophe and s (if used), and you should see the person or thing that owns the object.

Please include a sentence in your diary entry that uses an apostrophe. For example:

I played in my sister’s room yesterday. She was cross when she got back, because I had made a big mess and I didn’t tidy it up.

 

  • The next Serial Mash 2dos that I have set on Purple Mash

 

  • The next page in your home learning pack

 

Reading – Read for 30 mins then write down 3 things that have happened in the story.

Monday 11th May

English for year 3 and 4

Handwriting and spelling: Spend 5 minutes carefully practising in the handwriting booklet Mrs Murray dropped off, and practise your spellings from the list at the back of your homework book ready for a test on Friday.

Now choose 2 of these (or more!):

Writing: Every day this week I would like you to write a diary entry. Each day I will ask you to focus on a different part of your writing.

Today write in your diary about what you did at the weekend, and what you will be doing today. When you write about the weekend, you need to write in past tense, and when you write about the things you will be doing, you write in future tense. For example:

                                                                                                                                               Monday 4th May 2020

Dear diary,

What a busy weekend! The weather was really hot and sunny, so I played outside on both days. I went for walks too, and we even ate outside. We had burgers with tomato sauce. It was really funny, because my brother’s tomato ketchup squeezed out of the bottom of his burger and all over his shorts! The best part was the water fight I had with my sister. I soaked her but she hardly got me at all.

Today I will be doing my school work, but only for a few hours, and then I will be able to play again. I think I am going to stay inside today, and play with my toys.         

 

Remember to use capital letters and punctuation correctly. Write as many sentences as you like, but make sure you join two parts (clauses) of a sentence using a conjunction, e.g. I went to my room, because my brother was annoying me.

I look forward to reading them!                                                

 

  • Serial Mash – Do the 2dos I have set for today
  • Do some more of your paper booklet if you have any left.

Reading: Read for 30 minutes.

Thursday 7th May

English

Handwriting and spelling: Do another 5 minutes of handwriting using the new booklet, and practise your spellings for 10 minutes.

Do 2 of the following 3 activities: (Again you can do all 3 if you like!)

  1. “Why do you look so sad!” asked kelly.
  2. “What happened?  said Mam.
  3. “where are your shoes?” asked Gran. “i lost them,” cried Max.
  4. The dog barkd all night the neighbours all complained and mum said he had to go
  5. A elephant can’t fit in your bedroom
  6. on Monday I was too tiring to go out for a walk

 

  • The Serial Mash 2dos I have set on Purple Mash

 

  • The next page of English in your home learning booklet

 

Reading: Read for 30 mins. Who could you read to today? Your teddy? A pet? A relative on the phone?

Wednesday 6th May

 

Hi, Its Mrs Murray here. I'm excited about the story today, I really enjoyed it and I hope you do too. You get to relax, travel to Paris and then do some drawing! 

 

Listening to a story and instructions

 

We are going to travel to Paris with Hugo the elephant this morning. I want you to click here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOk-hUnSZyI and sit back and enjoy. I really enjoyed the story and seeing some famous landmarks in Paris.

I want you to listen carefully (I’m testing your listening and concentrating skills) and follow the instructions that Scott does on a big piece of paper. You can use a page in your book. You have to draw something then turn it upside down, it’s very cool! Keep listening and pause the video if you need to.

 

SPaG

 

I want you to click here https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zqhpk2p/articles/z3cxrwx listen to the video and the complete the quiz.

Next I want you to write 6 sentences using ideas from the Hugo the elephant story to show off you know the difference between their, there and they’re.

For example,

Hugo looked over there when he was at the top of the Eiffel tower.

They’re lots of amazing buildings in Paris

It was their turn to go up the Eiffel tower

 

 

Spelling

 

Practice your weekly spellings by drawing a picture and writing your words inside of it as many times as you can. I would love to see some of your work.

 

Reading

 

I want you to curl up somewhere cosy for 30 minutes and enjoy reading. We do this every day in school so you must keep doing it at home. Don’t be asking to bring your cosy bed back to school with you though!

 

Tuesday 5th May

English

Handwriting and spelling: Do another 5 minutes of handwriting using the same booklet as you used yesterday, and practise your spellings for 10 minutes.

Do 2 of the following 3 activities: (Again you can do all 3 if you like!)

  • Direct Speech: Look in your reading book, or in the book on serial mash and write out some of the direct speech you can see there. Is the writer following the speech rules? See yesterday’s post for the rules.

Next I want you to imagine that you have found a talking animal in your garden. Write a conversation between the two of you, using speech marks. Draw a mini comic strip like we did yesterday, with speech bubbles, to help if you want.

 

  • The next Serial Mash 2dos that I have set on Purple Mash

 

  • The next page in your home learning pack

 

Reading – Read for 30 mins then write down 3 things that have happened in the story.

Monday 4th May

English for year 3 and 4

Handwriting and spelling: Spend 5 minutes carefully practising in the handwriting booklet Mrs Murray dropped off, and practise your spellings from the list at the back of your homework book ready for a test on Friday.

Now choose 2 of these (or more!):

  • Grammar: Speech. You will have heard of speech marks. They are also known as inverted commas and look like this “    ”. The words that characters in books say are written between speech marks. For example, “What are we having for tea tonight, Mam?” asked Harry.

 

Draw a picture of you and someone in your house. Give each person a speech bubble. Write one sentence in each speech bubble for each person to say. Only write in the speech bubble the words that come out of your or the other person’s mouth, e.g.

insert picture

Underneath the picture, write the words in the speech bubble between speech marks.

Remember these rules:

  1. Each new person’s speech starts on a new line
  2. Each new person's speech starts with a capital letter
  3. The line of speech ends with a comma, a question mark, or an exclamation mark
  4. After the speech you need to write who said the words, e.g. she said or he asked. This is called a reporting clause (a clause is just a bit of a sentence).
  5. The full stop goes after this reporting clause.
  6. If the speech is broken up by a reporting clause, e.g. “We’re having fish fingers for tea,” said Ellie. “My brother can’t wait!”, the first bit of speech has a comma after it and the reporting clause can have a comma (in which case the next bit of speech doesn’t need a capital letter, or it can have a full stop (in which case the next bit of speech does need a capital letter).

Carry on the conversation between the two people you have drawn by creating a mini comic strip, and write the sentences underneath, using speech marks and other punctuation correctly.

There is more help with direct speech like this on www.theschoolrun.com and videos on BBC bitesize and YouTube.

 

  • Serial Mash – We are starting a new book! Read chapter 1 and do the quiz and any activities I’ve set.
  • Do some more of your paper booklet if you have any left.

Reading: Read for 30 minutes.

Friday 1st May - Another week of work completed! Well done everyone!

English

Spellings: Ask someone to test your spellings. Let me know how you get on.

Then do two of these (or all three!):

  • More messed up sentences! Think about capital letters, full stops, run-ons, incorrect verbs, missing or wrong punctuation marks, plurals and a/an

 

  1. emily jones has long brown hair her eyes are blue her legs are short.
  2. tomorrow morning it is my birthday.  i was 8.
  3. What time will you be home!
  4. There are six cow and one horses
  5. i sat in my garden and i talked to my mam and i ate some icecream and i played football
  6. My brother ate a apple. I ate an banana. Mam ate a orange.

 

  • The Serial Mash 2dos I have set on Purple Mash for you. We will be starting new books next week!
  • Another page in your home learning booklet

Read: Please read for 30 minutes. Remember to take an accelerated reader quiz if you finish your book, and feel like you understand what happened. If you need to, read the book again, and write down what happened to help you.

Thursday 30th April

English

Handwriting and spelling: Do another 5 minutes of handwriting using the new booklet, and practise your spellings for 10 minutes.

Do 2 of the following 3 activities: (Again you can do all 3 if you like!)

  1. ted was unhappy because he had to eat sprouts
  2. the big brown rabbit jumped over the fence
  3. my mum told me to get out of bed I did and I ate my breakfast and then a lightning bolt hit my house and the lights went off I was scared but I didn’t scream
  4. Yesterday I am going to walk around Thornhill three times.
  5. The worms in my garden likes it when it rained
  6. A animal has burrowed under my fence

 

  • The Serial Mash 2dos I have set on Purple Mash
  • The next page of English in your home learning booklet

Reading: Read for 30 mins. Who could you read to today? Your teddy? A relative on the phone?

Wednesday 29th April

 

Morning, it's Mrs Murray again! I'm missing you lots and am desperate to see some great work from you today. I'm comparing your beautiful handwriting against year 5 and 6's... make it fabulous don't let me down!

 

SPaG

I want you to play crystal explorers for at least 15 minutes today. Click here https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zkbkf4j/articles/zbm8scw to get started.

 

SPELLING

Practice your weekly spellings by drawing a picture and writing your words inside of it as many times as you can. I would love to see some of your work.

 

HANDWRITING

I want you to complete ONE PAGE of the cat handwriting book. I want you TO TAKE YOUR TIME. You can join and make it neat when you go slow and think about the size of your letters. Your letters need to be the same size as those in the booklet.

 

Comprehension

 

Year 3

I want you to read the yeti poem and do the questions from the sheet in your book. The poem is in a document below if you prefer to print it.

 

Year 4

I want you to read the information below about beagles and then answer the questions in your book

 

Tuesday 28th April

English

Handwriting and spelling: Do another 5 minutes of handwriting using the same booklet as you used yesterday, and practise your spellings for 10 minutes.

Do 2 of the following 3 activities: (Again you can do all 3 if you like!)

  • Ziggy is having a go at expanded noun phrases. Has he put the right adjectives with the right nouns?
  1. The squashy rock    2. A slimy cake   3.  The stinky perfume

These don’t seem right! Please replace them with better adjectives.

Next pick out the nouns from your spellings and choose and adjective to write in front of them to make expanded noun phrases. e.g. The cold water.

  • The next Serial Mash 2dos that I have set on Purple Mash

 

  • The next page in your home learning pack

 

Reading – Read for 30 mins then write down 3 things that have happened in the story.

Monday 27th April

English for year 3 and 4

Handwriting and spelling:

Spend 5 minutes carefully practising in the handwriting booklet Mrs Murray dropped off. Did you remember to choose some new spellings from the back of your homework book on Friday? ( If not quick - choose some now!) Practise these spellings every day ready for a test this Friday 1st May.

Now choose 2 of these (or more!):

  • Grammar: Write a note to Ziggy and Stiggy telling them what you did over the weekend. They are feeling a bit bored so make it interesting by using expanded noun phrases. What are these? I hear you ask. A noun is the name of a person, or object, or thing, e.g. ball. A noun phrase is ‘the ball’ or ‘a ball’. An expanded noun phrase uses one or more adjectives to tell us more about the object e.g. a large, red ball.

                So if you are telling Ziggy and Stiggy that you played with a ball, make it more interesting by         using adjectives.

  • Serial Mash – carry on reading the chapters and completing the quizzes and activities.
  • Do some more of your paper booklet if you have any left.

 

Reading:

Read for 30 minutes. Write down 2 things that have happened out of what you've read today.

Friday 24th April

English

Spellings: Ask someone to test your spellings. Let me know how you get on.

Then do two of these (or all three!):

  • Ziggy really enjoyed the shop. He wrote this note to me:

Dear Mrs Hawkrigg,

The shop was brilliant! There were bright juicy red apples and cold slimy ice creams.

Yum!

Ziggy xxx

Again, Ziggy has missed some punctuation. If we use more than one adjective when we describe things, we need to put commas between the adjectives. Write out the note and add the commas.

  • The Serial Mash 2dos I have set on Purple Mash for you
  • Another page in your home learning booklet

Read: Please read for 30 minutes. Remember to take an accelerated reader quiz if you finish your book, and feel like you understand what happened. If you need to, read the book again, and write down what happened before you try the test.

Thursday 23rd April

English

Handwriting and spelling: Do another 5 minutes of handwriting using the same booklet as you used yesterday, and practise your group and individual spellings for 10 minutes.

Do 2 of the following 3 activities: (Again you can do all 3 if you like!)

  • Ziggy and Stiggy had some trouble at the shop yesterday. They didn’t take any money, so they had to go back for it. They didn’t take a shopping bag, which meant they kept dropping things all the way back to their spaceship. They didn’t say please or thank you, which meant the shopkeeper was cross with them.

Please write some instructions for Ziggy and Stiggy so that they get it right next time they go shopping. Remember a ‘How to…’ title, a list of equipment they will need (like money!), bossy verbs in the past tense and use time connectives like First, Next, Now, After that.

Use a comma after a time connective, e.g. First, I put a worm on the hook of my fishing rod. Next, I cast the line into the water….

 

  • The Serial Mash 2dos I have set on Purple Mash (If you haven't done the chapter 2 activities do those first then read chapter 3, if you have then read chapter 3 and do the quiz and activity)
  • The next page of English in your home learning booklet

Reading: Read for 30 mins. Who could you read to today? A pet? A brother or sister? Or an adult in your house?

Wednesday 22nd April

 

Listening and Responding

I was so delighted that people told me they enjoyed listening to David Walliams last week that I’m going to ask you to listen again today. Just click here and relaxat 11am https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

 

I now want you to draw your favourite character. I now want you to write me a description of that character starting off at their head and working all the way down to their toes. I want you to remember to use expanded noun phrases so instead of just saying, “he has red hair” I want you to say “he has flame red curly hair.” Instead of saying, “he wears a black coat” I want you to describe that coat in more detail and say “he wears a knee length jet black coat with 5 silver buttons up the front and a flash of lightning on the back.“

 

You need to use your imagination for this task as the story won’t give you enough description. If the character is mischievous then think about how they might dress. If they are very well-behaved think about how they would dress. As well as describing their physical appearance you can tell me about their character too. Are they cheeky, naughty, selfish, heroic or miserable?

 

 

SPELLING

Practice your weekly spellings by drawing a picture and writing your words inside of it as many times as you can

 

HANDWRITING

I delivered you all a cat booklet on Friday. I want to see some photos of your BEAUTIFUL handwriting please. I want you TO TAKE YOUR TIME and do just one page. You can join and make it neat when you go slow and think about the size of your letters. Your letters need to be the same size as those in the booklet.

 

READING

Curl up with a book, chill and enjoy 30 minutes quiet reading time. You do it at school on a hard uncomfortable chair in silence with 33 others in the room, so I'm certain it must be easier to concentrate at home somewhere cosy and quiet. I'm sure an adult will sit next to you and listen to you too if you want. Suggest they make a nice cup of tea for themselves and chill and relax while listening to some of your story. 

Tuesday 21st April

English

Handwriting and spelling: Do another 5 minutes of handwriting using the same booklet as you used yesterday, and practise your group and individual spellings for 10 minutes.

Do 2 of the following 3 activities: (Again you can do all 3 if you like!)

  • Ziggy and Stiggy are hungry and decide to go to the shop. Write them a shopping list to take with them. What do you think they should buy to eat? Next I want them to write a note to me telling me what they have bought. When we write lots of items in a sentence like this, there needs to be comma (,) after each thing, except the last two items which are linked by ‘and’. e.g.

 

Dear Mrs Hawkrigg

We were very hungry, so we went to the shop. We bought a bottle of water, two bananas, a packet of rice, a bag of Tangfastics and a football.

We think the football will be the tastiest part of the meal.

From Ziggy and Stiggy

 

Write your own note to me as Ziggy and Stiggy, using the items on your shopping list.

 

  • The next Serial Mash 2dos that I have set on Purple Mash

 

  • The next page in your home learning pack

 

Reading – Read for 30 mins then write down 3 things that have happened in the story.

Monday 20th April

English for year 3 and 4

Handwriting and spelling: Turn to the last page of the handwriting booklet you took home from school. Start to carefully copy the words. Do this for 5 mins. Then choose 6 of these words to practise as your group spellings this week. (If you have already finished the first handwriting book, start the new one Mrs Murray delivered). Spend some time now practising the spellings you chose on Friday from the back of your homework book.

 

Next do 2 out of the 3 tasks below (you can do all 3 if you want!)

 

  • Try the Serial Mash 2dos I have set on purple mash
  • Do the first page of English in your new home learning pack.
  • Grammar: Ziggy has a friend called Stiggy. Stiggy struggles with verbs. Read the sentences below. Decide what is wrong and write the sentence again using the correct form of the verb.
  1. I goed to the shop.
  2. Ziggy kickd the ball at the spaceship. (Puggle is barking!)
  3. My Mam was had a bad day.
  4. We has come to your planet.
  5. I will went home soon.

Bonus point: Are these questions, exclamations, statements or commands?

What do you think Ziggy and Stiggy look like? Draw a picture of the two friends.

 

Reading: Read for 30 minutes (hopefully the weather is still nice so you can sit in the garden).

Friday 17th April

English for year 3 and 4

Handwriting and spelling: Finish this week’s handwriting sheet. Practise your spellings and ask someone to test you on them. When you are finished, choose 6 spellings from the back of your homework book to practise to be tested next Friday (24th April) along with the weekly spellings you will get on Monday 20th April.

Punctuation and Grammar:

From yesterday, you should have a note to Ziggy that looks something like this:

 

Dear Ziggy,

Easter eggs are delicious. They are made of chocolate, which is creamy and sweet.

 

Today, I want you to add to your note. Please add a question, a statement, an exclamation and a command (you can be bossy and rude if you like!) Look back at Tuesday’s lesson to remember what each of these sentences is and which punctuation mark it needs.

Hint: You could ask Ziggy what his favourite sweets are and what they taste like.

 

Reading: Read for 30 minutes. Then write down 3 things that have happened so far in your book. Then write about your favourite part of the story. e.g. My favourite part of the story is when ………………..., because I like ………………….……………. Send me a picture of the front cover of your book and the writing you have done.

Thursday 16th April

English for year 3 and 4

Handwriting and spelling: Do some more careful handwriting and practise spelling the 6 words you have chosen from the handwriting page.

Punctuation and Grammar:

Ziggy has written another note:

Dear Mrs Hawkrigg,

Thank you for your help with punctuation marks.

I have more questions.

I have seen children eating brown eggs. They seem to really enjoy them.

What do these eggs taste like?

I am hungry! Send me some Easter eggs now!

                                From Ziggy.

I think I will have to teach Ziggy some manners! Please think of 3 good adjectives (describing words) to describe your Easter eggs (if you don’t have or don’t like Easter eggs, then think of your favourite sweets or other favourite food). Be adventurous with your word choices, don’t worry about spelling, because you can use a dictionary or spell checker to help.

Start writing a note to Ziggy. Dear Ziggy, Easter eggs are….

We will add more to the note tomorrow.

Purple Mash: Do the 2do Bella and the farm

Reading: Read for 30 mins. If you have a pet, you could read to them, they love it! Explain the story so far to them and tell them about the characters. Teddies also enjoy being read to!

WEDNESDAY 15TH APRIL

 

LISTENING AND RESPONDING

I want you to curl up somewhere comfortable  at 11 O clock (or later if you are busy doing maths them!)  and listen to a story being read by David Walliams. Click here to find his story of the day.  https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

 

 

I then want you to write down the answer to these questions. You can do it as paragraphs making sure you answer the questions or you can answer each one using a full sentence. eg. Who was the main character? You would write -  The main character was Frank.

 

Who was your favourite character and why?

Who was your least favourite character and why?

Where was the story set? 

What was the funniest piece of the story?

Write a list of 5 things that happened during eth story in the order that they happened.

Would you recommend this book to another child? Why?

 

I'd love to see a drawing of your favourite character too. What do you imagine them to look like?

 

Remember full stops and capital letters. If you are able to use some commas, an exclamation mark and some brackets to show extra information. You can write this is a book and get a parent to email it to me.  I want you to concentrate on your writing being neat and JOINED. Yes that was NEAT and JOINED!!

 

READING

Curl up again  and enjoy a good read for 30 minutes. If you are still reading accelerated reader books from school then read that and when you have finished sit a test on it. Email me on Purple mash to let me know how you scored. 

 

TUESDAY 14TH APRIL

English for year 3 and 4

Handwriting and spelling: Start the handwriting on the 2nd page of your handwriting book from the home learning pack you took home when we finished school. Spend 5 minutes carefully writing as many of the words as you can. Then choose 6 words to learn as spellings to be tested on Friday.

Punctuation and Grammar: There are different types of sentences we can write.

Statement: This tells us a fact about something, e.g. The cat sat on the table. We put a full stop (.) at the end.

Question: e.g. What time is dinner? It has a question mark (?) at the end.

Exclamation: Someone shouts something or shows surprise or pain, e.g. Ouch! That hurt! We use an exclamation mark (!) at the end.

Command: This is an order, you have to do it, e.g. You must stay at home. It has a bossy (imperative) verb, like in our washing instructions, and it can have a full stop or an exclamation mark, depending how bossy it is, e.g. Go away! or Be quiet please.

 

This is Ziggy the alien.

He has come to visit, and noticed the daffodil that you were given in your Easter pack from school. He is just

starting to write in English, and has sent me this note:

 

 Dear Mrs Hawkrigg

I do not understand

What is the yellow and green plant all the children have

Tell me

Ow I have just banged my head

 From Ziggy

 

Ziggy is good at spelling, but he has not used any punctuation. Please write out his sentences and put the correct punctuation mark at the end (full stop, exclamation mark or question mark).

Next, go on purple mash and do the Toy Shelf grammar game.

Reading: Please read your reading book for 30 minutes. You can do this as two 15 minute reads if you like. Remember to read carefully, make sure you understand what is happening in the story, and do a quiz on Accelerated reader when you are ready. Let me know how you get on by email.

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