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Friday 5th March

Choose a different one of these tasks to complete:

 

 

 

The link to all the activities below is here https://www.worldbookday.com/online-masterclasses/ Scroll down until you find the heading "Choose your academy class" and then make your choice for the day.

  • Interactive picture books with Tom Fletcher (author of Christmasaurus)

1st - Listen to the video

2nd - Read the extract there’s a wolf in your book

3rd – ACTIVITY

YOUR ‘WHO’S IN YOUR BOOK’ CHARACTER!

Tom describes how he likes to imagine lots of different characters and what they might do in a book – for example: a dragon might set it on fire; an elf might be mischievous!

• It’s time to find some inspiration for your own imaginative story character! Remember, like Tom

says, ideas don’t always come straight away; so don’t worry if you can’t think of anything at first.

Here are some ideas to start with – for each of the character suggestions, try to think of what might

happen in a story: a UNICORN, a CROCODILE, a SNAKE or a SPIDER!

• Come up with your own ‘Who’s in Your Book’ character. Who are they? What do they like? What

do they do in the book? Draw your character and share it with your friends and family members!

 

I want you to come up with 5 different characters. You can draw them but they must have labels to them describing them using a variety of expanded noun phrases. Eg. long grey curly hair, rough green spiky horns, mint green hollow eyes

 

  • After creating your characters you could write your own story, including one or more of your characters. Capture your imagination and have fun with it!

 

  • Alex Belloe and ben Lyttleton – Ready, set, write. On the pitch with FOOTBALL SCHOOL

1st Listen to the video

2nd read the extract from Football School

3rd – Read the resources sheet and answer the discuss the extract questions

4th ACTIVITIES

*Draw an outline of a star. Think about what makes a footballer like Marcus Rashford a star. What makes him fantastic? Is it about being great on the pitch, or does behaviour off the pitch matter too?

Write down your ideas inside your star template.

*Think about what makes a TOP Team. Does a Top Team always have to have the best players in it? Think about your favourite Top Team and use them to create a ‘recipe’ for a Top Team. Remember to put the weight of each thing eg. a kilogram of determination, 500g of skill. Write a list of ingredients and then a method of what you have to mix together and how you have to cook it!

*In the video, Alex and Ben talk about how their fantastic stories about football also help us learn about the world. The book is about inspirational stories of achievement – both on and off the pitch!

*Create a list of ideas of how you would change the world for the better!

*Every football club has a club badge and a motto that symbolises what they stand for. Create your own personal badge and motto that reflect the most important things in your life.

 

  • Zanib Mian - Fantastic Families

1st - listen to the video 

2nd - Read the extract Planet Omar (we have one of these books in class)

3rd - Read the resource page and answer the discuss the extract questions

4th ACTIVITIES 

Create 7 new characters of your own based on your classmates, your friends and your family. Draw them and create pages showing them like Zanib did in her extract. Make sure you have at least 5 arrows going to each character to tell me about them. What their personality is, what strange things they have done in the past, what they like to do, why they are a good friend/family member etc. 

 

  • Humza Arshad and Henry White - Don't judge a book by it's cover

1st - listen to the video 

2nd - Read the extract Little Badman

3rd - Read the resource page and answer the discuss the extract questions

4th ACTIVITIES 

FOOD THAT GIVES YOU POWERS! In the book, Humza and his friends eat a box of delicious samosas that give them all superpowers! Cool! What food or drink could give you powers? • If you could choose an item of food or a drink to give you superpowers, what would it be? Would it be magic? Radioactive? Would it be from the future? What superpower would it give you?

List 7 foods and tell me what superpowers they would give you (they all have to contain different superpowers. 

Create a comic-strip style story showing what happens when you consume one or two of your chosen food or drink. What will your setting be? Will it be at a meteor shower, like in the story, or somewhere more inconspicuous, like the school canteen? 

If you had superpowers, which unlikely person would you befriend to help you? Someone you never thought you’d be friends with? Perhaps a school bully? Or an evil villain? Or the strictest teacher ever! Add them to your comic strip. Remember, it’s important not to judge people before you’ve given them a chance!

 

  • Sita Brahmachari - inspirations for storytelling flow

1st - listen to the video 

2nd - Read the extract The River Whale

3rd - Read the resource page and answer the discuss the extract questions

4th ACTIVITIES

If you could have ten dreams that would come true what would they be. 5 can be things that will make life better for you and 5 will be things that will make the world a better place. Use two pages of your book and write out your dreams and illustrate them. Be creative with how you set out your work so it is a masterpiece. Don't rush it, keep it tidy and well thought out

 

  • Katherine Rundell -  Imagine a wild adventure

1st - listen to the video 

2nd - Read the extract The River Whale

3rd - Read the resource page and answer the discuss the extract questions

4th ACTIVITIES - either do activity 1 and 2 or do activity 3 (you can do all 3 if you want!)

1. In the video, Katherine talks about taking inspiration from real life exciting incidents that put people at the very edge of themselves, in danger, relying on the ‘hidden parts’ of themselves. Katherine talks about a man called Philippe Petit tight-roping between the two towers of Notre Dame in 1971. What sort of qualities do you think you need to be able to do something like this? Search for an image of Philippe Petit completing his stunt in 1971. Use the image to create a description of a dangerous, daring act, high up in the sky. How can you create the sense of danger and tension in your writing? Design and draw your own dangerous stunt between famous world landmarks and write a paragraph all about it

 

2. Katherine talks about how we always forget to look up. She describes her own adventures on rooftops in Oxford, finding mystery items and imagining people who live above. Take a moment during your day to look up. Maybe you can see lots of tall buildings, or perhaps just a few chimneys. Maybe you can see birds and trees.  Draw a sketch of what you see when you look up. Once you have created your sketch, populate your scene with new details from your imagination. For example, you could add a mystery item or object. Or you might want to add a character or two. Once you have your picture write a paragraph describing what is going to happen next if the scene were part of an adventure story

 

3. Choose a character from your favourite book. Write a story inspired by what might have happened to them before the story started . . . Remember, there are many adventures that we go on in life! 

 

Please can all written work go into your homework books. If your homework book is full you can message me on Purple Mash or your parents can email me and I can drop a new one off for you. I can also swap any Accelerated Readers that you have finished with. 

Welcome to Renaissance Place (renlearn.co.uk)

 

Wednesday 3rd March

Good morning everyone! This week we are focussing on our grammar! 

 

HANDWRITING - In your neatest handwriting, write a sentence with as many ‘w's’ in it as possible. But it still has to make sense!

 

SPELLING - Write out your spellings. Make sure you say each of them out loud.

 

MAIN ACTIVITY –


The link to the activity is here: https://www.worldbookday.com/online-masterclasses/ 

 

Scroll down until you find the heading "Choose your academy class" and then click Tom Fletcher 'Interactive picture books'. 

  

Interactive picture books with Tom Fletcher (author of The Christmasaurus, There's a Dragon/ Monster in your Book and The Dinosaur that Pooped a Planet): 

1st - Listen to the video 

2nd - Read the extract there’s a wolf in your book 

3rd – ACTIVITY 

YOUR OWN ‘WHO’S IN YOUR BOOK’ CHARACTER! 

Tom describes how he likes to imagine lots of different characters and what they might do in a book – for example: a dragon might set it on fire; an elf might be mischievous! 

• It’s time to find some inspiration for your own imaginative story character! Remember, like Tom says, ideas don’t always come straight away; so, don’t worry if you can’t think of anything at first. 

Here are some ideas to start with – for each of the character suggestions, try to think of what might happen in a story: a UNICORN, a CROCODILE, a SNAKE or a SPIDER! 

• Come up with your own ‘Who’s in Your Book’ character. Who are they? What do they like? What do they do in the book? Draw your character and share it with your friends and family members! 

  

I want you to come up with 5 different characters. You can draw them but they must have labels to them describing them using a variety of expanded noun phrases. Eg. long grey curly hair, rough green spiky horns, mint green hollow eyes. 

 

 

Spelling Shed - Play for at least 15 minutes everyday to practice your weekly spellings.

Start with the easy level and work your way up to the hardest! 

 

VERY IMPORTANT - CURL UP WITH A BOOK - (Email me if you need a new one)

Find a quiet, cosy place and curl up with anything to read for 30 minutes. We do it in class everyday and it's really important. I can't wait to hear what books you have been enjoying, maybe you could tell me in your email. Please let me know if you need another book and I can drop one off for you.

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