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Friday 10th July

English

Spelling: Go on Spelling frame and do the test for your words on there. Let me know how you do!

Amazing spellers go to: https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/111/34-Common-exception-words

Brilliant spellers go to: https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/51/22-Homophones-and-near-homophones-2-of-4

2 of these tasks:

  • Silly sentences: Can you unscramble these sentences?
  1. likes Puggle treats doggie.
  2. Mrs dancing feet taps Hawkrigg her.
  3. Murray can fast Mrs run.
  4. new is our teacher Miss Wilson.
  5. holidays Enjoy summer your everyone!
  • Serial mash work
  • Any paper learning you have

Reading: Curl up and read for 30 minutes.

Thursday 16th July

English

Spelling: Use rainbow writing to practise your spellings today. This is where you write each word out 7 times, each time in a different rainbow colour: red, then, orange, then yellow….

Do 2 of the following 3 activities:

  • Puggle’s adventures: Today please write the letter to Puggle telling him all about your time during lockdown. Use your plan to help you set the letter out in paragraphs.

Puggle doesn’t have his own email address, so send a photo of your letter to me and I will show it to him!

  • Serial Mash: Carry on with the 2dos I have set you.

 

  • The next page of English in your home learning booklet

 

Reading: Read for 30 mins. Now tell someone all about something that happened in the story.

Tuesday 14th July

English

Spelling: Go on Spelling Frame and play the games to practise your spellings.

Amazing spellers go to: https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/111/34-Common-exception-words

Brilliant spellers go to: https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/51/22-Homophones-and-near-homophones-2-of-4

Do 2 of the following 3 activities:

  • Puggle’s adventures: Yesterday you saw what Puggle had been up to in lockdown and thought about what you could tell him. Today I would like you to plan your letter to Puggle.

I want you to start with ‘Dear Puggle, It was fun to see what you have been doing during lockdown.’ Then you will need to write a paragraph to answer each of these 5 questions: What was different in lockdown? What was the same? What did you enjoy? What did you dislike about lockdown? What have you learned during lockdown? You can plan however you like, but a table like this might help:

Greeting to Puggle

Dear Puggle,

It was fun to see what you have been doing during lockdown.

What was different in lockdown?

e.g. It was so different during lockdown. I couldn’t play out with my friends at the park.

What was the same?

 

What did you enjoy?

 

What did you dislike about lockdown?

 

What have you learned during lockdown?

 

Saying goodbye to Puggle.

 

 

  • The next Serial Mash 2dos that I have set on Purple Mash. Read the chapters carefully, because that will help you to do the activities.
  • The next page in your home learning pack

 

Reading – Read for 30 mins then tell someone at home the story so far.

Monday 13th July

Spelling: We are going to use Spelling Frame for our spellings. Carefully copy down the words into your book, then spend 10 minutes playing the games to practise the spellings.

Amazing spellers go to: https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/111/34-Common-exception-words

Brilliant spellers go to: https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/51/22-Homophones-and-near-homophones-2-of-4

Now choose 2 of these :

  • Puggle’s adventures: Just like you, Puggle has been in lockdown. I brought him home with me when school had to close. Here are some pictures of his adventures:

As you can see he has enjoyed playing outside in the garden and inside the house, has helped with the dinner and the gardening, and has loved being able to go for longer journeys now lockdown has eased.

I want you to think back over your lockdown this week, and by the end of the week, write a letter to Puggle about all the things you have been doing. Here are some things to think about: What was different? What was the same? What did you enjoy? What did you dislike about lockdown? What have you learned during lockdown? Have a good think and write a bullet point list of things you might tell Puggle.

 

  • 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 10th July

English

Spelling: Go on Spelling frame and do the test for your words on there. Let me know how you do!

Amazing spellers go to: https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/89/12-Adding-ed-ing-er-and-est-to-a-root-word-ending-in-y-with-a-consonant-before-it

Brilliant spellers go to: https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/62/23-Homophones-and-near-homophones-3-of-4

2 of these tasks:

  • Silly sentences: What was I thinking when I wrote these? Please find my mistakes and write the sentences out properly! Look for a/an mix ups, verbs gone wrong, adjectives that don’t fit, missing punctuation and crazy conjunctions –
  1. A octopus has eight furry legs.
  2. My sister drinked 3 milkshakes so she was very thirsty.
  3. next time I see you, you will be older and taller
  4. the Normans Built castles ouT of jelly.
  5. Do’nt worry, be happy?
  • Serial mash work
  • Any paper learning you have

Reading: Curl up and read for 30 minutes.

Thursday 9th July

English

Spelling: Use rainbow writing to practise your spellings today. This is where you write each word out 7 times, each time in a different rainbow colour: red, then, orange, then yellow….

Do 2 of the following 3 activities:

  • Funny photos: On Monday you had to write about what had happened before the photo was taken. For today’s photo I want you to write down what happened after the photo below was taken. Does the woman fall? Or is she saved? Write at least 5 sentences describing what happens next.

  • Serial Mash: Carry on with the 2dos I have set you.

 

  • The next page of English in your home learning booklet

 

 

Reading: Read for 30 mins. Now tell someone all about a place in the story.

Wednesday 8th July

 

Today I want you to start by writing down 10 books which you love. They can be books you have read with a teacher through school, books you have read to yourself at school or home or ones someone at home has read to you. 

 

Now I want you to rank the 10 books so number 1 is your favourite and number 2 your next favourite and so on. 

 

Using your favourite book I now want you to write down 7 reasons why you would encourage someone else to read your favourite book. Make sure you don't just write short sentences like, "it is good." You can tell people about why you like a character or tell them a bit of the plot but don't give all the story away. Think about making your handwriting NEAT and joined and checking your spelling and punctuation carefully. I'm not asking for a lot of writing because I want you to take your time and make it net but accurate.

 

Finally I want you to design a new front cover for your favourite book. Remember what a front cover needs as in a title, the name of the author and a picture which links to the story in some way. I would love to see your work

 

DON'T FORGET TO CURL UP WITH A BOOK OR MAGAZINE FOR 30 MINUTES TODAY TOO

 

 

Tuesday 7th July

English

Spelling: Go on Spelling Frame and play the games to practise your spellings.

Amazing spellers go to: https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/89/12-Adding-ed-ing-er-and-est-to-a-root-word-ending-in-y-with-a-consonant-before-it

Brilliant spellers go to: https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/62/23-Homophones-and-near-homophones-3-of-4

 

Do 2 of the following 3 activities:

  • Write the following piece of writing into your book. Then choose 4 colours. Use one colour to colour in the nouns (naming words), another colour to colour in the verbs (doing words), a different colour to colour in the adjectives (describing words) and the last colour to colour in the conjunctions (joining words).

(From Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by JK Rowling)

  • The next Serial Mash 2dos that I have set on Purple Mash. Read the chapters carefully, because that will help you to do the activities.
  • The next page in your home learning pack

 

Reading – Read for 30 mins then tell someone at home the story so far.

Monday 6th July

Spelling: We are going to use Spelling Frame for our spellings. Carefully copy down the words into your book, then spend 10 minutes playing the games to practise the spellings.

Amazing spellers go to: https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/89/12-Adding-ed-ing-er-and-est-to-a-root-word-ending-in-y-with-a-consonant-before-it

Brilliant spellers go to: https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/62/23-Homophones-and-near-homophones-3-of-4

 

Now choose 2 of these (or more!):

  • Funny photo: Imagine you were walking down the street with your family and met this man:

            He tells you what happened. Write down in your book what happened to the man to get him into this mess. Be as imaginative as you can. Were other characters (human, animal, alien) involved?

  • 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 3rd July

English

Spelling: Go on Spelling frame and do the test for your words on there. Let me know how you do!

Amazing spellers go to: https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/86/9-The-l-sound-spelt-al-at-the-end-of-words

Brilliant spellers go to: https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/18/15-Words-with-the-k-sound-spelt-ch-(Greek-in-origin)

2 of these tasks:

  • Postcard home: Today, write your own 5 quality sentences as a postcard home from your holiday planet. Remember to use adjectives, conjunctions and correct punctuation. Here is a reminder of the sentences I wrote:

 

Dear Family,

I am having a fantastic time here on Syljax 3. The beach is amazing, because it has bright pink sand. The water is purple, and smells like bubble bath. Yesterday, I ate 7 delicious ice creams, which didn’t even make me sick. I have to go now, since it is time for my wrestling lesson. This place is great!

Love from Mrs Hawkrigg

 

 

Send me a picture of your work by email. I’d love it if you would send me your picture of your planet too!

 

  • Serial mash work
  • Any paper learning you have

Reading: Curl up and read for 30 minutes.

Thursday 2nd July

English

Spelling: Use rainbow writing to practise your spellings today. This is where you write each word out 7 times, each time in a different rainbow colour: red, then, orange, then yellow….

Do 2 of the following 3 activities:

  • Grammar: Tomorrow I will ask you to imagine that you are enjoying your holiday on your ideal planet, and to write a postcard home to your family to tell them how much fun it is. I will be asking you to write 5 quality sentences. By quality I mean that you will use adjectives to describe the attractions and the wonderful time you are having, and that you will extend your sentences using conjunctions to link clauses.

 

For example, you might write :

Dear Family,

I am having a fantastic time here on Syljax 3. The beach is amazing, because it has bright pink sand. The water is purple, and smells like bubble bath. Yesterday, I ate 7 delicious ice creams, which didn’t even make me sick. I have to go now, since it is time for my wrestling lesson. This place is great!

Love from Mrs Hawkrigg

 

In preparation for tomorrow’s writing, complete these sentences with an adjective and a conjunction:

  1. I love playing in the ____________ swimming pool here, ____________ the water is so warm!
  2. Yesterday I had a ____________ meal, _______  I went for a walk to look at the sunset.
  3. I am going to give everyone a _____________ present, ________ I get home.

 

  • Serial Mash: Carry on with the 2dos I have set you.

 

  • The next page of English in your home learning booklet

 

 

Reading: Read for 30 mins. Now tell someone all about a place in the story.

Tuesday 30th June

English

Spelling: Go on Spelling Frame and play the games to practise your spellings.

Amazing spellers go to: https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/86/9-The-l-sound-spelt-al-at-the-end-of-words

Brilliant spellers go to: https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/18/15-Words-with-the-k-sound-spelt-ch-(Greek-in-origin)

 

Do 2 of the following 3 activities:

  • Your perfect holiday planet: Yesterday you designed a planet that would be the perfect holiday destination for you. It would have all the places you want to go, and the things you want to see. Today I want you to write a description of one of the places on your planet. Think of exciting adjectives to describe the place. If I was describing the roller coaster park on my holiday planet, I might write that it has death defying drops and the fastest, most furious and fun rides ever designed. Did you notice that the words in my phrases began with the same letter? Can you remember what that is called in English? (Hint: A-----------). I could write about the different rides there are, and which is the best one and why. Try to write at least 5 sentences for the place you are describing.
  • The next Serial Mash 2dos that I have set on Purple Mash. Read the chapters carefully, because that will help you to do the activities.
  • The next page in your home learning pack

 

Reading – Read for 30 mins then tell someone at home the story so far.

Monday 29th June

Spelling: We are going to use Spelling Frame for our spellings. Carefully copy down the words into your book, then spend 10 minutes playing the games to practise the spellings.

Amazing spellers go to: https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/86/9-The-l-sound-spelt-al-at-the-end-of-words

Brilliant spellers go to: https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/18/15-Words-with-the-k-sound-spelt-ch-(Greek-in-origin)

 

 Now choose 2 of these (or more!):

  • This week I will be asking you to do some activities linked to the imagination task I am giving you today. It looks like it is going to be hard for most of us to go away on holiday this summer, so I want you to design your very own holiday planet today. Think about the things your planet would need to have to be the perfect holiday destination for you. Then draw a picture of your planet, labelled with all these brilliant attractions. Mine would have to have a beach and water to swim in, some interesting animals to see and fun rollercoasters to ride on. Be as creative as you like. It is your own planet, so if you want ice cream trees and a lake full of lemonade, you can have it!
  • 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 26th June

English

Spelling: Go on Spelling frame and do the test for your words on there. Let me know how you do!

Amazing spellers go to: https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/85/8-The-l-sound-spelt-–el-at-the-end-of-words

Brilliant spellers go to: https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/21/18-Words-with-the-sound-spelt-sc-(Latin-in-origin)

 

2 of these tasks:

  • Silly sentences: Find out what is wrong with these sentences, then write the sentence correctly. Look out for words in the wrong order, missing punctuation, missing capital letters, and mixed up verbs. There might be more than one mistake in each sentence.

 

  1. I like chocolate, it smelled and tasted amazing?
  2. Which is the bigger planet in the Solar System.
  3. yesterday is a long day
  4. king canute and his sons were the last Viking kings of england.
  5. “I’m so glad the shoe shop is open again, said Gran

 

  • Serial mash work
  • Any paper learning you have

Reading: Curl up and read for 30 minutes.

Thursday 25th June

English

Spelling: Use rainbow writing to practise your spellings today. This is where you write each word out 7 times, each time in a different rainbow colour: red, then, orange, then yellow….

Do 2 of the following 3 activities:

  • Grammar: This week we have more tricky words that are easy to mix up.

 

Use this table to help you fill in the sentences below:

witch

A woman who can cast spells and make potions.

which

Use this when you want to know about one specific thing, e.g. which one is fastest? It can also be used as a conjunction.

were

A past tense verb, e.g. were you early?

where

Use this when you are asking about place or position. e.g. where are you?

see

You see with your eyes. I can see you!

sea

A good place to go for a paddle!

 

Which or witch?

  1. A ________ flies on a broomstick.
  2. _________ DVD do you want to watch?
  3. Hermione Grainger is a __________.
  4. I don’t know _________ sweet to eat first.
  5. Gran stubbed her toe, _________ made her shout and hop around.

            Were or where?

  1. The children ______ late for school, because they woke up late.
  2. ________ is the dog?
  3. I would like to see ________ you found it.
  4. What _______ you thinking?
  5. _______ there lots of people at the shop?

            See or sea?

  1. A sailor went to _____.
  2. Can you _____ your sister yet?
  3. I went to the beach and paddled in the _____.
  4. There are plenty of fish in the _____.
  5. Your eyes are the organs you use to _____.

 

  • Serial Mash: Carry on with the 2dos I have set you.

 

  • The next page of English in your home learning booklet

 

 

Wednesday 24th June

 

Good morning it's Mrs Murray this morning. I hope you are all smiling and happy this morning. I am missing you all lots but I am very proud of you all for working from home. 

 

First

I want you to talk with an adult about what you would wish for if you had ten wishes and jot them down. Would you wish for lots of toys or would you wish for less pollution in the oceans? Discuss what you think the 10 best wishes for you and your family might be. 

 

Second

Look at your list of wishes and think about any downsides of making the wishes that you choose. For example if you wished it was your birthday every day a downside might be that your parents would run out of money as they would be buying you gifts everyday.

 

Third

Now I want you to write me a poem! It's not as tricky as you think I promise. 

 

Read the mirror of wishes below and look at the pattern in each verse. 

 

 

Now list down 10 nouns that are going to look in your mirror for example you might choose a fire eating dragon, Winnie the pooh (my favourite character), a footballer or an Ice Queen

 

Now think about what these people would wish for if they looked in a mirror. Would a sports star want to be scoring a goal or receiving a trophy? 

 

Now start to write your poem

 

I started mine by writing:

Winnie the Pooh looked into the mirror

And saw a cupboard full of scrumptious honey

 

Make sure you leave a line between each verse and think about using some good adjectives to describe what they see in the mirror. I would love to see some of your work.

 

You also need to curl up somewhere cosy and read a book for 30 minutes. It is so important to do this everyday.

 

 

Tuesday 23rd June

English

Spelling: Go on Spelling Frame and play the games to practise your spellings.

Amazing spellers go to: https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/85/8-The-l-sound-spelt-–el-at-the-end-of-words

Brilliant spellers go to: https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/21/18-Words-with-the-sound-spelt-sc-(Latin-in-origin)

 

Do 2 of the following 3 activities:

  • Kenning poem: Hopefully you have thought of lots of ways to describe your person, animal, object or place. Today write the kenning poem. Remember it doesn’t need to rhyme, and it needs an even number of lines. If you can, use a dictionary or the internet to check your spellings. Take a picture and email it to me, or write the poem on an email to me. You can use purple mash or my school email address. Or I can collect it if you let me know when to come for it.
  • The next Serial Mash 2dos that I have set on Purple Mash. Read the chapters carefully, because that will help you to do the activities.
  • The next page in your home learning pack

 

Reading – Read for 30 mins then tell someone at home the story so far.

 

Monday 22nd June

Spelling: We are going to use Spelling Frame for our spellings. Carefully copy down the words into your book, then spend 10 minutes playing the games to practise the spellings.

Amazing spellers go to: https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/85/8-The-l-sound-spelt-–el-at-the-end-of-words

Brilliant spellers go to: https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/21/18-Words-with-the-sound-spelt-sc-(Latin-in-origin)

 

 

 Now choose 2 of these (or more!):

  • Poetry – This week I want you to write a kenning poem. This is a poem that describes something ( it could be a person, an animal, a place) without saying in the poem what the thing is. Interestingly, they were popular with the Vikings. An example would be:

 

Dice roller

Money owner

Car driver

Chance seeker

Station visitor

Jail dweller

Card collector

Bankrupt fella!

 

Did you guess?

This kenning poem describes someone who is playing Monopoly!

The descriptions are almost like jobs that the person does.

Kenning poems do not have to rhyme, but a rhyme at the end helps to make the poem feel complete. They usually have an even number of lines (the one above has 8).

 

See if you can find some more examples of kenning poems, and then think about something you could describe in this way. For example, a dog could be a ‘hole digger’,  the Beck could be a ‘foot chiller’!

Write down your ideas ready to write the poem tomorrow.

 

  • 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 19th June

English

Spelling: Go on Spelling frame and do the test for your words on there.

Amazing spellers go to: https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/84/7-The-l-sound-spelt–le-at-the-end-of-words

Brilliant spellers go to: https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/15/10-Endings-which-sound-like-sion

 

2 of these tasks:

  • Silly sentences: Find out what is wrong with these sentences, then write the sentence correctly. Look out for words in the wrong order, missing punctuation, missing capital letters, and mixed up verbs.
  1. home I went school after.
  2. Jenna eat a pizza yesterday.
  3. I bought three apples a banana a bunch of grapes and four carrots.
  4. What would you like for tea”? asked my sister.
  5. vera lynn was a famous singer
  • Serial mash work
  • Any paper learning you have

 

Reading: Curl up and read for 30 minutes.

Thursday 18th June

English

Spelling: Use rainbow writing to practise your spellings today. This is where you write each word out 7 times, each time in a different rainbow colour: red, then, orange, then yellow….

Do 2 of the following 3 activities:

  • Grammar: The children in school have been looking at tricky words that sound the same but are spelled differently. Naughty homophones! Words like your and you’re, there, their and they’re, and to, too and two.

Use this table to help you fill in the sentences below:

your

It belongs to you, e.g. your school bag

you’re

Another way to write you are e.g. You’re much taller than last time I saw you!

there

This is about place and position, e.g. the bird is over there.

their

It belongs to them, e.g. That is their ball, not mine.

they’re

Another way to write they are, e.g. They’re always spoiling our game!

to

This is often about place and position, e.g. I am going to the shops.

too

This means as well, I like crisps and I like chocolate too.

two

This is the number 2

 

There, their or they’re

  1. Look over ________.
  2. I love YouTube, _________ are so many good videos to watch.
  3. Is that ________ cat?
  4. Do you think __________ hiding?
  5. The children got _________ shoes mixed up.

            Your or you’re

  1. Is that ________ house?
  2. The dog might bite if _________ too rough with him
  3. Let’s invite _________ friends to our garden.

            To, too or two

  1. My brother is ______ today.
  2. I am going for a walk. Would you like to come _____?
  3. Amy went ___ school.
  4. I need ___ apologise
  5. The washing machine is broken, and the cooker is ____!
  • Serial Mash: Carry on with the 2dos I have set you.

 

  • The next page of English in your home learning booklet

 

 

Reading: Read for 30 mins. Now tell someone about your favourite character in the story.

Wednesday 17th June

 

Remember to curl up somewhere cosy and read for at least 20 minutes. 

 

Choose a starter, a main course and a pudding today to complete your English work for today. 

 

Starters

  • 20 minutes English grammar games on Purple mash 
  • Listen to David Walliams for 20 minutes telling one of his great stories. Click here https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/
  • Play Spelling Shed for 20 minutes https://www.spellingshed.com/ 

 

 Main Course

  • 20 minutes English activities on LBQ. There are lots to choose from. I would like you to do some READING on here please but you can choose from whichever day you want. Click here https://www.lbq.org/home to access the right strand of LBQ. You don't put your name in this version but you do type in whether you are year 3 or year 4. After you have doen some reading feel free to do some other activities on here too. 
  • If you don't have access to LBQ then do some of your paper work which you already have at home.

 

Desserts

 

  • Read a poem aloud to an audience
  • Tell 6 good jokes using superb expression in your voice
  • Play the game where you say a sentence and then someone else says the next sentence in order to make a short story. 
  • Run round the garden saying a noun beginning with a followed by one beginning with b and so on all the way to z.

 

 

Tuesday 16th June

English

Spelling: Go on Spelling Frame and play the games to practise your spellings.

Amazing spellers go to: https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/84/7-The-l-sound-spelt–le-at-the-end-of-words

Brilliant spellers go to: https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/15/10-Endings-which-sound-like-sion

 

Do 2 of the following 3 activities:

Then have a go at this game to practise capital letters:

https://www.sheppardsoftware.com/grammar/capitalization.htm

 

  • The next Serial Mash 2dos that I have set on Purple Mash. Read the chapters carefully, because that will help you to do the activities.
  • The next page in your home learning pack

 

Reading – Read for 30 mins then tell someone at home the story so far.

Monday 15th June

Spelling: We are going to use Spelling Frame for our spellings. Carefully copy down the words into your book, then spend 10 minutes playing the games to practise the spellings.

Amazing spellers go to: https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/84/7-The-l-sound-spelt–le-at-the-end-of-words

Brilliant spellers go to: https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/15/10-Endings-which-sound-like-sion

 

 Now choose 2 of these (or more!):

  • Grammar games: Have a go at one of these grammar games. The first one is the easiest, the third one is the hardest:

http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/skyWriter/index.html

https://www.funenglishgames.com/grammargames/prefixsuffix.html

https://gridclub.com/activities/comma-castle

 

  • 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 12th June

English

Spelling: Go on Spelling frame and do the test for your words on there.

Amazing spellers go to: https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/82/5-The-n-sound-spelt-kn-and-less-often-gn

Brilliant spellers go to: https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/14/9-Words-with-endings-sounding-like-ture

2 of these tasks:

  • Writing an interesting story: Now it is performance time! Ask someone in your house if you can perform your story for them. You might have a full audience of family members; you could get people to watch on the video phone if you have one! Pets and teddies are welcome too. When you have performed the story, ask the audience which parts they found most interesting. Why do you think they were the interesting parts? Was it the vocabulary you used, or the conversations, or the characters, or the setting? Please film yourself performing your story and email it to me!
  • Serial mash work
  • Any paper learning you have

Reading: Curl up and read for 30 minutes.

Thursday 11th June

English

Spelling: practise your spellings for 10 minutes.

Do 2 of the following 3 activities:

  • Writing an interesting story: Today, I want you to make a story map of your story, like we did for ‘How to wash a woolly mammoth’. Write the name of your story as the title. You will need to draw boxes to put pictures of your story in, 10 –15 boxes should be enough. Remember the idea is to draw pictures of the main parts of your story, in order to help you learn your story by heart.

Once you have drawn all the pictures, practise telling your story. You can think of actions to do along with the pictures. You might find that you need or want to change parts of your story to improve it. This is another part of editing. Don’t try to change the entire story though! Just small improvements.

 

  • Serial Mash: Do the serial mash 2dos I have set for today.

 

  • The next page of English in your home learning booklet

 

 

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

Wednesday 10th June

 

Hi, it's Mrs Murray  today.

I've broken the English into starters, main courses and puddings.

The idea is that you have to do a starter, a main course and a pudding to have completed a day's English. 

 

READING is so important that I'm afraid you will have to do this as well as a starter, main course and pudding! You need to do 30 minutes a day but can break this into two 15 minute chunks if you prefer.

 

 

       Starters

  • 20 minutes English grammar games on Purple mash 
  • 20 minutes english activities on LBQ. There are lots to choose from and the choice is yours. Click here https://www.lbq.org/home to access the right strand of LBQ. You don't put your name in this version. 
  • Listen to David Walliams for 20 minutes telling one of his great stories. Click here https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/
  • Click here https://spellingframe.co.uk/ to access Spelling frame, choose some spellings of your choice suitable for your ability (not too hard and not too easy), play some of the games and sit a test when you feel confident.
  • Play Spelling Shed for 20 minutes https://www.spellingshed.com/ 

 

          Main Courses

Today I want you to write down some full sentences answering some of the questions below. I want you to choose at least 5 and your sentences have to be well thought out and descriptive rather than as short as you can possibly make them! REMEMBER to join your handwriting!

 

For example if the question is what have you enjoyed about lockdown you would answer in a full sentence by saying something like...I've really enjoyed more bike rides, walks in the woods and adventures with my family close to my house in lockdown.

 

Questions to choose from:

  • What have you enjoyed about lockdown?
  • Have you learnt any new skills during lockdown or improved a skill you already had?
  • Has anyone in your house had a birthday during lockdown, if so how did you make it special for them?
  • Have you done a little act of kindness for someone during lockdown, if so who for and what was it (eg. made a card fro my Gran, helped Mum...)
  • List 5 things you are looking froward to doing when things return to normal.
  • Has anything funny happened in your house recently, if so what was it?
  • When you are 85 years old what 5 things will you tell young children about lockdown. eg. how you drew rainbows and clapped for the NHS etc

 

PLEASE SEND ME YOUR WORK BY EMAIL AS I WOULD LOVE TO READ IT. My email is murrayc@westlakesmat.org.uk

 

 

          Pudding

  • Read a page of any book aloud using lots of expression to keep your listener interested.
  • Play the game where you say a sentence and then someone else says the next sentence in order to make a short story.
  • Play the game where you just say one word and the next person says another word to build up some funny and descriptive sentences. 
  • Teach an adult what an expanded noun phrase is, eg. the large, hairy, slobbery husky dog and say some more together.
  • Run round the garden saying an adjective beginning with a followed by one beginning with b and so on all the way to z.

 

 

Tuesday 9th June

English

Spelling: Go on Spelling Frame and play the games to practise your spellings.

Amazing spellers go to: https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/82/5-The-n-sound-spelt-kn-and-less-often-gn

Brilliant spellers go to: https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/14/9-Words-with-endings-sounding-like-ture

 

 

Do 2 of the following 3 activities:

  • Writing an interesting story: Now you should have a completed story.

It is very important to read it through to make sure it makes sense! If you can, ask someone else to read it to check it. Then make any changes to help it make sense, and check your CAPITAL LETTERS and punctuation.

 

Today I want you to edit your story. Make sure you have:

1. adjectives (describing words) to make your sentences interesting. ‘The old, creaky door’ tells us much more than ‘the door’.

2. joined sentences that are about the same subject using a conjunction (connecting word)

3. speech – conversations between your characters, using inverted commas (speech marks)

4. started new paragraphs with time connectives e.g. later that day, next, after that.

 

  •  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 8th June

English for year 3 and 4

Spelling: We are going to use Spelling Frame for our spellings. Carefully copy down the words into your book, then spend 10 minutes playing the games to practise the spellings.

Amazing spellers go to: https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/82/5-The-n-sound-spelt-kn-and-less-often-gn

Brilliant spellers go to: https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/14/9-Words-with-endings-sounding-like-ture

 

 

 Now choose 2 of these (or more!):

  • Write a story –This week we are going to carry on writing and editing our stories. So far you have the starter, the build-up, the problem and the resolution. To finish off the story you need to tie up all the loose ends. For example, if one of your characters gets lost during the story, make sure they are found by the end of the story! So today, plan and write the final paragraph of your story.
  • 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 5th June

English

Spelling: Go on Spelling frame and do the test for your words on there.

Amazing spellers go to: https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/81/4-The-s-sound-spelt-c-before-e-i-and-y

Brilliant spellers go to: https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/13/8-The-suffix-ly

 

2 of these tasks:

  • Writing an interesting story: So, your characters have a problem. Now you need to plan how they will solve the problem. This is called the resolution. Write the resolution now and check it. We will finish writing the story next week.
  • Serial mash work
  • Any paper learning you have

 

Reading: Curl up and read for 30 minutes.

Thursday 4th June

English

Handwriting and spelling: Do 5 minutes of handwriting practise, and then practise your spellings for 10 minutes, you can go on spelling frame, draw pictures and write the words, whatever helps you.

Do 2 of the following 3 activities:

  • Writing an interesting story: Today, read through my starter and your build up and plan the ‘problem’ part of the story. What is going to go wrong? What challenges will the characters need to overcome? Be as creative as you like, but remember – you will also have to think of a solution tomorrow! Now write this part of the story. Then read through to make sure it makes sense!

 

  • Serial Mash: Carry on with the new books. New 2dos should have magically appeared!
  • 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 3rd June

 

SPaG

I want you to click here, https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zqhpk2p/articles/z3cxrwx, watch the video and do the quiz about the difference between their, there and they’re as we often get these words mixed up. Once you have done the online activities I want you to click on the document below called homophone sheet 3rd June and write the sentences out IN YOUR NEATEST JOINED WRITING inserting the correct word as you go along.

 

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.worldbookday.com/storytime-online/ and choose some stories to listen too. If you want to draw an illustration to go with part of one of the stories that you listen to that would be wonderful.

Homophone sheet for 3rd June

Tuesday 2nd June

English

Spelling: Go on Spelling Frame and play the games to practise your spellings for 10 minutes.

Amazing spellers go to: https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/81/4-The-s-sound-spelt-c-before-e-i-and-y

Brilliant spellers go to: https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/13/8-The-suffix-ly

 

Do 2 of the following 3 activities:

  • Writing an interesting story: Yesterday you read the story starter and planned your ‘build up’. Today I want you to write the ‘build up’. You are building up to the problem part of the story. Maybe things will start off fun, but then things will start to go a little bit wrong. Use adventurous words and interesting adjectives to keep your reader interested. Join two clauses using a conjunction, like you practised last week. The whole story should be about an A4 page long, so your 'build up' needs to be 5 or 6 lines long.

When you have finished writing the ‘build up’, it is very important to read it through to make sure it makes sense! If you can, ask someone else to read it to check it. Then make any changes to help it make sense, and check your CAPITAL LETTERS and punctuation.

  • 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 1st June

English for year 3 and 4

Spelling: We are going to use Spelling Frame for our spellings. Carefully copy down the words into your book, then spend 10 minutes playing the games to practise the spellings.

Amazing spellers go to: https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/81/4-The-s-sound-spelt-c-before-e-i-and-y

Brilliant spellers go to: https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/13/8-The-suffix-ly

 

 

Now choose 2 of these (or more!):

  • Write a story – For the next few weeks we are going to work on writing an interesting story. I am going to start you off, and you are going to carry on to complete the story. The story is called ‘The surprise delivery’.

A good way to plan a story is to use a story mountain (sometimes people call it a story staircase):

 

I started by planning the characters and setting. I wanted to write about people like us, who have been in lockdown, so I chose a child of your age, his brother, and his mum. They are in their house, having a pretty normal day, when something surprising happens. I wrote these down in the first box of the story mountain. (Child age 7-9, brother-Harry, Mum. At home, in the kitchen, empty fridge)

I want you to read my story starter, and then plan your build up. What is the surprise? What is going to happen next? Are you going to introduce a new character? Think about how you would describe them. Or maybe the characters will go to a new setting, so think about how you will describe that. Don’t change too many things at once, one thing that is described really well will be better than lots and lots of things that are not really explained.

Here is the start of the story:

 

The surprise delivery

 

“I’m sick of cooking,” said Mum, looking at the wilting vegetables and dry cheese in the fridge.

My eyes widened and I held my breath, hoping for three magic words.

“Let’s order pizza!” Mum said.

Before she turned around, I did a little dance right there in the middle of the kitchen.

She stood up and looked at me, smiling at my obvious delight. “What type should we have?”

 

That’s how it all started. I wasn’t expecting anything strange to happen. It was just another day in lockdown, school work to do from the school website, then playing in the garden with my little brother. We were in the garden when the delivery man came. We ran into the house so he could leave the pizza on the step. Mum had paid online, so we didn’t risk passing the corona virus over with the money. Through the window, we watched him place the pizza on the step and walk away to his van. At the last moment he looked back over his shoulder, looked me straight in the eye and smiled a crooked smile. There was an odd twinkle in his eye. Since then, I’ve wondered if he knew, or even meant this to happen, but I suppose I’ll never know.

Mum brought the pizza box in and put it on the table. Harry and I washed our hands and sat down. Our tummies were rumbling. The food smelled delicious. Mum came through from the kitchen with three plates. She opened the pizza box and we were astonished to see a half-eaten pizza and a …

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!

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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