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English Learning

Thursday 2nd April 2020

English

 

Reading – Tiger Comprehension Text

 

Activity -

  • We would like you to read through the ‘Tigers’ text attached underneath this task (the answers are on the last page so if you are printing this our, ask your grown up to take the answers away - no peeking :-) !!)
  • Read the text through at least twice.
  • Make your way through each question to answer them.
  • Look back at the text to find the information needed to answer the questions.
  • You could underline the important information to help you.

 

Key questions and Discussion Point –

  • What is the text about?
  • What are the key bits of information? Choose 3 key facts you have learnt and share them with a grown up...
  • What is the title?
  • What are the subheadings?
  • Why are some of the words in bold?
  • Can you find a question in the text?

 

Challenge –

  • Time yourself reading the text or ask a grown up to help.
  • Maybe someone at home could time you or see if you can get quicker each time you read it.  

​​​Writing – Animal Fact File

As mentioned on our daily learning page, we are linking our task today with an Animal Theme to celebrate 'Mrs Dolan's Day'.

 

Activity -

  • We would like you to choose one of your favourite animals and create an informative and interesting FACT FILE.
  • Think about using:

- A Title

- Subheadings (appearance, habitat, diet, funny facts etc)

- Pictures

- Adjectives and conjunctions

  • You could use the internet or books at home to find out information about this animal, ask a grown up or use your existing knowledge to help you.
  • We would really like you to take your time on these so don’t feel you need to do it all at once.
  • You could plan your ideas in rough first before writing it up into a neat, final version.
  • We have put some examples below, to help you with the layout. Think about how you would like to set this out, in a booklet, an A4 poster style page, a fold out leaflet or a different way. 

 

Discussion Point –

  • What are fact files?
  • What do they look like?
  • What should they include?
  • What are subheadings?
  • Where does a title go?
  • What could your subheadings be called?

 

 

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Wednesday 1st April 2020

 

Reading –  One Tiny Mistake

 

There is a paper copy of this in your home learning pack and an online version with the answers below. 

 

Activity – 

  • We would like you to read through the text at the bottom of this page.
  • Read the text through at least twice.
  • Make your way through each question to answer them.
  • Look back at the text to find the information needed to answer the questions.
  • You could underline the important information to help you.

 

Key questions and Discussion Point – 

  • What is the text about?
  • What are the key bits of information? Choose 3 key facts it has told you about.
  • How long does it take you to read the text with 140 words?
  • What is the title?

 

Challenge – 

  • Time yourself reading the text or ask a grown up to help.
  • Maybe someone at home could time you or see if you can get quicker each time you read it. 

 

Writing

 

Yesterday you wrote down different adjectives to describe a flanimal or a creature you created. Today you will need those words to use in your writing. 

 

Activity – adjectives activity 

  • In your pack you will find a character profile template to use if you would like to. 
  • Write and describe your flanimal and write about different aspects of the creatures (e.g. appearance, personality, actions, other information). 
  • If you are writing on lined paper instead, remember to start a new paragraph for each heading. 
  • You will need to include your adjectives into your sentences and try and link 2 together with a comma in between. 
  • Have a look at Mrs. Thomas' example in the resources if you get stuck. 
  • Remember to use your word mat and focus on spelling your words as accurately as you can. 

 

Challenge – 

  • Include different conjunctions to link together your ideas
  • Use exciting adverbs to describe how the flanimal does something ( you had an activity linked to these last week)

Stig of the Dump - Audio Clip for 1.4.20

Please see below for questions linked to the audio clip.

Questions linked to the audio clip of Stig of the Dump 1.4.20

 

Find another verb that the author uses instead of said in the text. 

 

What is loot?

 

Why did a car slide into the pit?

 

 

Tuesday 31st March 2020

 

Reading –  Stone Age Stew 

 

There is a paper copy of this in your home learning pack and an online version with the answers below. 

 

Activity – 

  • We would like you to read through the text at the bottom of this page.
  • Read the text through at least twice.
  • Make your way through each question to answer them.
  • Look back at the text to find the information needed to answer the questions.
  • You could underline the important information to help you.

 

Key questions and Discussion Point – 

  • What is the text about?
  • What are the key bits of information? Choose 3 key facts it has told you about.
  • How long does it take you to read the text with 140 words?
  • What is the title?

 

Challenge – 

  • Time yourself reading the text or ask a grown up to help.
  • Maybe someone at home could time you or see if you can get quicker each time you read it. 

 

Writing

 

Adjectives are words that help to describe things. We have looked at putting two adjectives together and linking them with a comma (2a sentences) e.g. The green,slimy frog. 

 

Activity – adjectives activity 

  • In your pack (or you could find a different one online) there are some examples of flanimals. These are strange unusual creatures. 
  • Choose a flanimal or draw your own into the template in your pack. It has a square in the middle of a blank piece of paper).
  • Around the edge of your flaminal or your own creature write down adjectives to describe it. There are adjective mats in your pack to help. 
  • We will be using this adjectives tomorrow for another writing task. 

 

 

Challenge – 

  • Link 2 of your adjectives together using a comma. 
  • Use a thesaurus or your reading books at home to find more exciting and adventurous language

Stig of the Dump -audio clip for 31.3.30

Have a go at answering the questions below. The answers will go up tomorrow.

Questions linked to the Stig of the dump audio clip 31.3.30

 

What does plucky mean? What does that tell you about Barney? It tells you that he was acting bravely even though he wasn't feeling brave at the time.

 

Were the men innocent? How do you know? I don't think so. If the men were there to fix the TV they would not have run away, Granny would have been home to let them in and they definitely wouldn't have had several teaspoons in their jacket. 

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