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English

Monday 12th July

 

I know we have been stuck in isolation so I thought we should travel to the rainforest  today. 

 

Have a go at the LBQ called Amazon rainforest forest

 

Today's code is zrsf

 

Now draw an animal from the Amazon rainforest or a rainforest scene (google one if you don't know any or use one you have read about). 

 

I'd love to see your pictures

 

 

 

Friday 9th July

 

I didn't get everyone's responses about what fun activities they want to do next week that I asked for yesterday. If you don't reply I might have to do maths and English all day everyday. Have a read of what I asked on Thursday if you didn't reply and let me know your ideas.

 

STARTER

Get an adult to test you on your spellings that you have been learning this week or if you aren't ready for a test yet write them out 3 times inside a picture of an England flag

 

MAIN

An LBQ today all about Egyptian inventions which I thought you might enjoy

 

Today's code is yfdp

 

PLENARY

Go on accelerated reader and read some articles for 15 minutes

OR

Play a Purple mash English game

OR look at the list on Wednesday and listen to some grammarsuarus songs while you dance around the room...it is Friday!

Thursday 8th July

I guess some of you will be vey tired today! What a fantastic match. I bet you were shouting at the TV and jumping up and down. I hope it inspired you al toget out in your garden today and have a kick around

 

STARTER

Play spelling shed for 15 minutes

 

MAIN

Today I want you to have a good think about next week when we get back to school. Isolating is a real pain and I know deep down most of you would rather be at school. I really want you all to have some fun next week. This year hasn't been easy and isolation has meant we have missed 2 trips. We can't organise another in the last three and a half days (if we could we would) so we need to come up with some activities that we can all enjoy back in school next week. 

 

I want you to come up with a list of AT LEAST 10 things that you would like to do next week. You have to either send me them via an email (a photo of your writing) or by email on purple mash. 

 

EACH ONE HAS TO BE WRITTEN IN A SENTENCE - For example

I'd love to play football for a full hour with my friends as I won't be able to when i go to Westlakes/am off for 6 weeks.

I'm not accepting just the word "football"

 

Remember capital letters and full stops too!!

 

PLENARY

Go on accelerated reader https://ukhosted17.renlearn.co.uk/6701058/and read some articles for 15 minutes

Wednesday 7th July

Remember we have a zoom at 11am today. Please can you bring a box of some sort (eg. cereal box) as we are doing nets in maths. If you want to turn it inside you can give us clues and we can guess what was in it. 

Also make sure you have your homework book and a pen (we aren't doing hard work I promise!)

Bob the dog is wanting to say hi to you all

 

Starter

Write out your spellings 3 times like you would at school please

 

Main

 

LBQ code is qrfr

Some reading on LBQ today. You are welcome to do all 3 and that will count towards your half hour of reading. 

 

If you read an accelerated reader book that is level 3 point anything then you must do the one about the daft dog. If you want to try another have a go at Ice dragon

 

If your accelerated reader is a level 4 to 4.5 then you must have a go at Ice Dragon and if you want tackle either of the others or all 3. 

 

If your accelerated reader level is above 4.5 then you need to start with Oliver Twist and then you can do either or both of the others

 

Plenary

Choices:

* Play a purple mash English game for 10 minutes

* play one of the vocab ninja min games for ten minutes such as synonym stars by clicking here https://games.vocabularyninja.co.uk/parents/

*Play Spelling Shed for 10 minutes https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb

*Listen to some Grammasuarus grammar songs for ten minutes

verbs - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tVxS1jFI4k

nouns - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfSmEARsPx4

parenthesis - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AseBaZWID7w

adverbs and adverbials - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3hR3BHpeho&t=15s

inverted commas - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukBuvObbAVE

subordinating conjunctions (White bus) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FK2Gyto5gTQ&t=134s

co-ordinating conjunctions (FANBOYS) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FK2Gyto5gTQ&t=134s

subordinating conjunctions part 2 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJssyHxVmCc

independent clauses - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErwKUGfBzhg&t=67s

expanded noun phrases - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFJP1FNUEVY

past and progressive tense - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhSXk0awQAA&t=1s 

past perfect tense - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzprsQopJ-s

past simple tense - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEewTw_xi2c

modal verbs - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InCdPzd2hDw

Tuesday 6th July

 

Starter

Start by writing out your homework spellings 3 times (put them in a picture if you like) and then playing Spelling Shed for 10 minutes

 

Main

Today I want you to draw a character to go with each emotion poster below. 

 

Now go back and write 3 things that could be happening to that character to make them feel that emotion (please think of exciting and unusual things)

 

Finally go back to 3 of the characters and write a paragraph using some of our examples of how to describe the emotion without using the emotion

 

For example:

Character Lucy 

Emotion  - excited

She could be excited because she is 1. About to set off to the moon in a spaceship

2. About to meet her Pop Idol 

3. About to begin a dive with the fish at the Great barrier reef

 

Lucy's eyes danced with joy and her stomach did its tenth cartwheel of the morning as she stared out across the beautiful sapphire ocean on her journey out to the Great Barrier reef. As the boat stopped a blast of joy shot through her body. She couldn't believe her dream was about to come true. Her heart pounded like a loud drum as she pulled out her snorkel. Her smile extended as she dived overboard and went under the sea...

 

Please send me an email showing a photo of your brilliant work

 

PLENARY 

Choices:

* play one of the vocab ninja min games for ten minutes such as synonym stars by clicking here https://games.vocabularyninja.co.uk/parents/

*Play Spelling Shed for another 10 minutes https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb

*Listen to some Grammasuarus grammar songs for ten minutes

verbs - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tVxS1jFI4k

nouns - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfSmEARsPx4

parenthesis - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AseBaZWID7w

adverbs and adverbials - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3hR3BHpeho&t=15s

inverted commas - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukBuvObbAVE

subordinating conjunctions (White bus) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FK2Gyto5gTQ&t=134s

co-ordinating conjunctions (FANBOYS) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FK2Gyto5gTQ&t=134s

subordinating conjunctions part 2 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJssyHxVmCc

independent clauses - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErwKUGfBzhg&t=67s

expanded noun phrases - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFJP1FNUEVY

past and progressive tense - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhSXk0awQAA&t=1s 

past perfect tense - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzprsQopJ-s

past simple tense - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEewTw_xi2c

modal verbs - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InCdPzd2hDw

 

 

 

Monday 5th July

 

Please complete any written work in your homework book. Keep it NEAT (you know who I'm talking to) and if you run out of pages let me know

 

Starter

Play 10 minutes of Spelling Shed and write out your homework spellings 3 times

Main

Choices:

* Write me a commentary about your the four goals which happened in the England match on Saturday night. Pretend you are the commentator and describe which players did what and how the team worked together to score. For example, "and Kane has the ball, he passes it to Sterling who moves quickly down the left side. Sterling fires it across the goal and yes its a header from Kane! Fantastic talent from these two, amazing teamwork and a well deserved goal."

 

* If you didn't watch the football then make up a commentary about your favourite sport involving your favourite players. It might be a netball match where England beat Australia or even a football match on Thornhill playground at lunchtime

 

* If you never watch any sport then I need you to write me a short story starting with the sentence: Luca gasped as he plummeted down down down...

Describe where Luca ended up and explain what happened to him and how he managed to get back home. 

 

Plenary practice

Choices:

* play one of the vocab ninja min games for ten minutes such as synonym stars by clicking here https://games.vocabularyninja.co.uk/parents/

*Play Spelling Shed for another 10 minutes https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb

*Listen to some Grammasuarus grammar songs for ten minutes

verbs - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tVxS1jFI4k

nouns - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfSmEARsPx4

parenthesis - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AseBaZWID7w

adverbs and adverbials - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3hR3BHpeho&t=15s

inverted commas - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukBuvObbAVE

subordinating conjunctions (White bus) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FK2Gyto5gTQ&t=134s

co-ordinating conjunctions (FANBOYS) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FK2Gyto5gTQ&t=134s

subordinating conjunctions part 2 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJssyHxVmCc

independent clauses - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErwKUGfBzhg&t=67s

expanded noun phrases - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFJP1FNUEVY

past and progressive tense - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhSXk0awQAA&t=1s 

past perfect tense - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzprsQopJ-s

past simple tense - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEewTw_xi2c

modal verbs - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InCdPzd2hDw

 

If you find yourself isolating and the rest of the class are in school then choose activities from below

Spelling starter

Start off by playing 10 minutes of Spelling shed please

 

Main

Below I have listed the classes that I want you to choose your main activity from everyday this week. Each day you will pick a different one and complete the activities below. Each class has a video to listen to, an extract to read and a page called resources which has ideas that you can work through. The things you MUST do for each one are listed below but feel free to do any others that capture your imagination.

 

The link to all the activities 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

 

 

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! 

 

 

Extra plenary activities from yesterday


 

Plenary practice

Choices:

* play one of the vocab ninja min games for ten minutes such as synonym stars by clicking here https://games.vocabularyninja.co.uk/parents/

*Play Spelling Shed for 10 minutes https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb

*Listen to some Grammasuarus grammar songs for ten minutes

verbs - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tVxS1jFI4k

nouns - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfSmEARsPx4

parenthesis - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AseBaZWID7w

adverbs and adverbials - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3hR3BHpeho&t=15s

inverted commas - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukBuvObbAVE

subordinating conjunctions (White bus) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FK2Gyto5gTQ&t=134s

co-ordinating conjunctions (FANBOYS) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FK2Gyto5gTQ&t=134s

subordinating conjunctions part 2 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJssyHxVmCc

independent clauses - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErwKUGfBzhg&t=67s

expanded noun phrases - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFJP1FNUEVY

past and progressive tense - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhSXk0awQAA&t=1s 

past perfect tense - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzprsQopJ-s

past simple tense - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEewTw_xi2c

modal verbs - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InCdPzd2hDw

 

***********VERY VERY IMPORTANT*************

CURL UP AND READ A BOOK

 

Curl up anywhere and enjoy reading your accelerated reader book that I delivered to you.

 

I cannot stress enough how important it is to read for AT LEAST 30 minutes a day. We do this in class and it really must be done at home too.

 

Children should be finishing their books and sitting an accelerated reader test when they have completed their book. The link to accelerated reader is here https://ukhosted111.renlearn.co.uk/6701058/  Once they have sat a test email me and let me know that they need a new book. I can look at their score and deliver a new book of the correct level.

 

Purple mash chapter 2do’s - you have lots of 2do's set which involve reading a chapter of a book and doing a quiz after the chapter. i am happy for you to do these whenever you want but you must read your school reading book for some of the time too

 

 

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