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English for week commencing 13th July 2020

English for WK commencing 6th July 2020

Session 1

Introducing Ananse Tales

Session 2

Proverbs

Session 3

3 different types of stories

Session 4

Using a Story Mountain

Session 5

Editing and Improving

Learning for week commencing 29th June

 

Please use the Year 3 & 4 Statutory Word List to practise new words or brush up on any that you still find tricky.

Spelling Punctuation and Grammar

 

Use the overview below to guide you through the activities which this week are various revisions of what you have looked at so far in Year 4.  Choose an activity to complete daily.

English

Session 1

Session 2

Session 3

Session 4

Session 5

Learning for week commencing 22nd June 

 

Practise and learn the commonly misspelt words from the list.

Spelling Punctuation and Grammar

 

Use the overview below to guide you through the activities.  This week it is the use of 'a' and 'an'

English

Session 1 - Stories from other cultures

 

https://youtu.be/CyoWkZdGwzA

 

Session 2

Session 3

Session 4

Session 5

Learning for week commencing 15th June

 

Practise and learn the spellings of your choice from the Year 3 and 4 statutory word list

Spelling Punctuation and Grammar

 

Use the overview below to guide you through the activities which this week are about fronted adverbials

English

Session 1

Session 2

Session 3

Session 4

Session 5

Learning for week commencing 8th June

 

Practise and learn the spellings which this week are a mixture of homophones

Spelling Punctuation and Grammar

 

Use the overview below to guide you through the activities which this week are about nouns and pronouns

English

Session 1

 

Look at plans from the last session and write on the Newspaper article template sheet.

Make sure you include the following (use your features mat to remind you……and think back to the newspaper articles we wrote at the beginning of the year!)

  • Headline
  • Include details covering 5 Ws
  • Write in past tense
  • Write in chronological order
  • Reported speech
  • Quote (direct speech) to show you are a real superstar!

 

You should re-read, edit and improve your article, checking for words you may have left out, spelling errors.  Does it make sense or have you written what you thought you wanted to say?

Session 2

 

You will learn about a recount, which is similar to a diary – recapping all the important information about an event/events.

What do we need to include?

  • Read the ‘Egyptian Slaves’ sheet and then use the features of a recount sheet to help you highlight the features.  Can you use your own research to find out more about slavery in Egypt? The Bitesize link below may help you.

 

There are 5 clips called ‘Building the pyramids’ which are told from the perspective of a young Egyptian boy, taken from his village to work for the King

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zg87xnb/resources/1

Session 3

 

Using what you have learned about the features of a recount, choose a relevant chapter from ‘Cleopatra’ read by Mrs Koch to listen to (or in the book if you have it).

Pretend that you are either Cleopatra, her father King Ptolemy or Antony, friend of Caesar and write a recount of that chapter as that character as if it was them giving the recount e.g in Chapter 3, Queen of the Nile you might write, ‘I was just enjoying a beautifully hot, perfumed bath and making the most of the time to relax before my next public appearance, smiling at how I can get away with anything with Caesar so devoted to me, when I was rudely interrupted by one of my servants hurrying me get dressed for the waiting priests.  After dressing in my rich golden robes, make-up and a plumed headdress, I lead a procession to the temple….’

  • Use the time connectives word cards to link your sentences and paragraphs

If you want to use the Recount writing frame, please do but you may just want to do it in your book.  The blank boxes are for pictures if you want to draw some to support your writing.

Session 4

 

We are going to write a discussion tomorrow on whether it is better to be a slave or a pharaoh in Ancient Egypt.

What are the features of a discussion? (when people talk about something, discuss, in order to make a decision)

  • Use the Features of a discussion sheet to help you
  • Read through the example discussion ‘Should children have to wear school uniform?’
  • Complete the checklist

Session 5

 

How do we set out a discussion? We need to write reasons for and against each side of the discussion.  You need to understand it is not an argument you are writing. Refer to the Features of a discussion sheet again if you’re unsure.

Read the ‘Life of a Pharaoh’ sheet and watch the ‘Daily Life of a Slave’ slideshow to get your information for your discussion

https://prezi.com/nduq7chtuob0/daily-life-as-a-slave-in-ancient-egypt/

  • Your title: Was it better to be a slave or a pharaoh in Ancient Egypt?
  • Paragraph 1 – introduction
  • 2 – arguments for being a slave
  • 3 – arguments against being a slave
  • 4 – conclusion, your opinion!

Use the Balanced discussion sheet if you find it helpful.  If you want to be a real superstar, it actually has a fifth paragraph for the discussion!

Learning for week commencing 1st June

Please use the Remote Learning English Plan for more in depth details of the suggested learning activities

 

Practise and learn the spellings which are all words related to this term's Science topic, 'Living Things'

Spellings Punctuation and Grammar

 

Use the overview below to guide you through the activities which this week are about adjectives and expanded noun phrases.

Cleopatra

Session 1

 

We are going to write a biography this week of Cleopatra. This means you will be writing about her life and why she is famous.  If you want to, you can purchase a copy of the class reader to follow along as we read it to you then please do but it is not necessary for the learning activities as the information you will need is provided.

The version we are using is Usborne Famous Lives Cleopatra by Katies Daynes.  It is a short purple coloured hard back and will cost between £4 and £5 on Amazon.

 

For this session

  • Use the ‘Features of a Biography’ mat to help you understand what a Biography should include.
  • Read the ‘Queen Cleopatra Facts and Information’ sheet which tells you about her and her life in chronological order and in quite a lot of detail.
  • With a highlighter or coloured pencils, highlight/underline the features on the sheet

Mrs Koch reads 

Cleopatra

Famous Lives

Chapter 1 Growing up in Egypt

Chapter 2 Rome to the rescue

Chapter 3 Queen of the Nile

Chapter 4 Life in Rome

Chapter 5 Ruler of the East

Chapter 6 Antony Cleopatra

Chapter 7 The Final Battle

Session 2

 

Using the biography planning template, Cleopatra Facts and Information sheet and Cleopatra a timeline sheet, plan your biography of Cleopatra

  • Remember to write in notes and not just to copy chunks of text.  You can use both information and timeline sheets to mix and match your biography plan
  • You are looking for important, chronological information about her life.

 

Session 3

 

Look at your biography plan from yesterday to write a biography of Cleopatra.

Make sure you include the following:

  • Subheadings
  • Who, where, when, why
  • Write in past tense and 3rd person
  • Include key events
  • Use a range of time connectives

Session 4

 

Next week, you are going to write a Newspaper article about the death of Cleopatra.

  • Use the newspaper article about the murder of King Tut and the ‘Features of a newspaper’ mat to underline/annotate multiple examples.

Session 5

 

Using the ‘My Newspaper Report Planning’ template and the biography notes you made about Cleopatra at the start of the week, plan your newspaper article.

Watch the clip to help you understand what it is you will need to do

https://dumm9n5bt2uls.cloudfront.net/espresso/primary_uk/servlet/file/store7/item62826/fileservice402/62826_402_preview.mp4

You should be able to:

  • Scan for information
  • Jot down facts that are needed but not the whole piece of writing
  • Make notes

Use your imagination to put yourselves in the position of a journalist

Learning for week commencing 18th May

Please use the Remote Learning English Plan for more in depth details of the suggested learning activities

 

Practise the spellings with -gue and -que endings

Spellings Punctuation and Grammar

 

Use the Overview below to guide you through the activities which this week are about apostrophes and plurals.

The Time Travelling Cat

Session 1

 

Listen to the last chapters of the book to the end.  There are five in total so you may want to spread todays session over a couple of days.

  • Are you happy with the ending? How do they think Topher felt? Are there any questions you have for the author, Julia Jarman, about any part of the story? Are there any bits that you were confused with/want more information on?
  • Which were your favourite parts. What else could we include in the letter?
  • What are the features of a letter? What must we include?  Look at features mat.

Tomorrow you will write a formal letter to the author about the book ‘The Time Travelling Cat’. Before you can do that you must plan your letter using the sheet provided and reading the example letter to the author.

Chapter 18

Chapter 19

Chapter 20

Chapter 21

Chapter 22

Session 2

 

Write your own letter to the author Julia Jarman about reading ‘The Time Travelling Cat’.

  • Thinking carefully about questions they might ask her and things they want to tell her about the story.

Refresh yourself with the features of a formal letter.

Session 3

 

What is a book review? What information needs to be included?

  • Look at the PowerPoint on writing a book review
  • Write a book review including what you liked and disliked about the story and why or why not you would/would not recommend it. You will need different subtitles to separate information into different sections.

Use the My Book Review template if you wish but you may want to use your own way to set it out, so remember to include subheadings for characters, highlights in the story, weaknesses in the story? recommendations?

Session 4

 

Complete the Reading Comprehension tasks which look at three different aspects of Ancient Egypt which appear in the book;

  • The Barge
  • Slavery
  • Bastet.

Session 5

 

Design your own front cover for The Time Travelling Cat and write a ‘blurb’ for the back.

Use the Book Cover and Blurb template if you wish but feel free to use your own.

Learning for week commencing 11th May

Please use the Remote Learning English Plan for more in depth details of the suggested learning activities

 

Practise spellings from the year 3 and 4 statutory word list.  Ensure you choose a different set of words for your test on Friday.

 

Spellings Punctuation and Grammar

 

Look at the PowerPoint on Making nouns plural with s, es, and ies.
Now watch it again and make some notes to help you remember when to use each one.

Have a look in a book (it could be your reading book or any other book) and see how many different plural words you can find. Make a note of them.

  • Complete the activity “Change these Words” by changing them to plurals.
  • Choose 3 of them and put each one into a sentence.
  • Look at the Plural Word Search, you need to change each word to a plural, see if you can find all the words.

The Time Travelling Cat

Session 1

 

Listen to chapter 16.  Look at the picture of a river. 

Write down some words to do with the senses which describe the river e.g. for smell you could have whiff, wafting, sweet.

If you have a copy of the text, use coloured pencils or highlighters, underline the powerful and descriptive words/phrases in the text. Look for adverbs, adjectives. Use a Thesaurus to find alternative and better words for them. Are there any similes or metaphors? Can you create some of your own?

Chapter 16

Session 2

 

Look at the picture of the Nile

  • Write a setting description of the Nile. You are to imagine you are on a boat travelling down the Nile (similar to Topher).
  • Look at the Nile description example to give you some ideas and the Nile planner boxes to organise your ideas.

Session 3

 

Listen to Chapter 17 when Topher reaches Bubastis.

Read the example play script The myth of Bastet, colour code the features of a play script using the Features of a play script sheet.  You will need to put a key to the colours too.

Chapter 17

Sessions 4 and 5

 

Refresh yourself with what happened in Chapter 17.

  • Over these next two sessions, plan, write and then perform your own play script!
  • If you can recruit a family member to perform, we would love to see a short clip or photos of you acting out your play!

Learning for week commencing 4th May

Please use the Remote Learning English Plan for more in depth details of the suggested activities

 

Practise the spelling words 'sc' listed on the English Remote Learning plan under Monday for your test on Thursday this week!  You can also use the 'Look Say Cover Write Check' sheet attached.

Spelling Punctuation and Grammar

 

Look at the PowerPoint for the homophones 'To Too and Two' to help you understand when and how they are used.  Complete the two attached activities.

The Time Travelling Cat

Session 1

 

Use the notes you made in Session 5 last week about Egyptian cats to organise your research into a non-chronological report. 

Remind yourself of the features from the features mat and the Tutankhamun sheet.

Session 2

 

Listen to Chapters 12 and 13, when Topher time travels

Imagine you are ringing a friend to explain how you were suddenly propelled through time

Write a descriptive piece on how you were propelled through time. Starting from the roof of your house on a falcon (as Topher was), to landing in Ancient Egypt.

Use the Story Sentence openers sheet to help you.

Chapter 12

Chapter 13

Session 3

 

Click on the link and watch the clip.  Plan your own time travelling story using the story planning template.

Session 4

 

To mark VE day tomorrow, complete the differentiated reading task about VE Day.  Choose the text level you feel confident with.

Learning for week commencing 27th April

Complete the spelling activities using the -tion and -cian words listed (Monday) to prepare for your test on Friday.  You can also use the 'Look Say Cover Write Check' sheet attached.

Spelling Punctuation and Grammar

 

Look firstly at the Spelling Punctuation and Grammar (SPAG) brief. Look at the 'There Their and They're' homophones PowerPoint and complete the five daily sessions.

Time Travelling Cat 

Session 1

 

Write your diary entry from the perspective of a new cat. You can use your Extraordinary Home Learning Book to create your own diary page. Remember to refresh your memory with the features of a diary extract.

 

Session 2 and Session 3

 

Use the next two sessions to complete the Ancient Egypt reading comprehension activities.  You will need to write in full sentences and you will need a dictionary to complete the final activity.

 

Session 4

 

Use the non chronological report features mat to help you highlight them on the Tutankhamun text.  There are three different texts.  Choose the one which suits your confidence level.

Listen to Mrs Spain and Mrs Koch reading Chapters 5 - 8 of The Time Travelling Cat.

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Session 5

 

Look at the Remote Learning Overview for your activity using the link below to help you.  Make the notes in your Extraordinary Home Learning Books.  These are just notes at this point so they do not have to be presented as the finished piece but should include all the features of a non chronological report.

 

https://kids.kiddle.co/Bast 

Learning for week commencing 20th April 2020

Complete the 10 minute spelling activities every day, using the spelling list below.  

Set yourself the spelling test challenge before you begin the last session of the week

Session 1

Listen to the audio clip and use the outline of a person to complete the activity

'Blurb' and Chapter 1

Session 2

Use the extract from the text in the overview and guidance in Session 2 to help you complete the activity using the 'cat' template

Session 3

Listen to the audio clip of page 11 and read the overview and guidance notes for Session 3 to help you write your list

Page 11

Session 4

Listen to the audio clip of Chapter 3 and discuss with an adult. Click on the link in the guidance and overview and complete the postcard activity

Chapter 3

Session 5

Listen to the audio clip of the first paragraph of Chapter 4.  Highlight the features of a diary on the 'example' and 'feature' sheet.

Begin planning your diary entry on the 'diary' template

First paragraph Chapter 4

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