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English Learning

Reading - Friday 3rd July 

Each day we will post a 60 second read. How long does it take you to read 90 words? Can you get quicker as the week goes on? See link below for today’s 60 second read.

English - Friday 3rd July 

 

Today we are going to be writing our own poems using all the fantastic vocabulary you thought of yesterday. If you did not complete yesterday’s activity you may like to go back and do this first before writing your poem today. 

 

Below is a link to a video showing the atmosphere in an Olympics Stadium. Your poem today is going to be called ‘The Olympic Stadium…’

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzC-6wxx_Js

 

We would like you to write our own repetitive poem about the Olympic Stadium. Below you will find the sentence openers that you should use to write your own poem. We would like you to write these lines on your paper but also adding your own fantastic description using the word bank from yesterday's lesson. 

 

In the Olympic Stadium I can see.....

 

In the Olympic Stadium I can hear.....

 

In the Olympic Stadium I can feel....

 

In the Olympic Stadium I can smell.....

 

In the Olympic Stadium I can taste....

 

Last year the children had a go at writing their own repetitive poems about a World Cup Stadium. Have a look below at a piece of work one of my children produced.

 

 

 

Optional Activity - You could even have a go at performing your poem to your grown ups at home or even filming it and emailing it to your class teacher! We would love to see and hear them!

Reading - Thursday 2nd July 

Each day we will post a 60 second read. How long does it take you to read 90 words? Can you get quicker as the week goes on? See link below for today’s 60 second read.

English - Thursday 2nd July 

 

Today we would like you to think about an Olympic Stadium and what it would be like in there. We would like you to think of a range of vocabulary using your 5 senses, to build up a word bank in preparation for a poem that you will write tomorrow. 

 

You will need to use your 5 mains senses today. This will be your sight, smell, hearing, taste and touch. Watch the link below and think about what it would be like if you were there. What would the atmosphere be like? What would you be able to hear? What would you be able to taste? (You might think about the food available to buy) What would you be able to touch? What would you be able to smell?  What would you be able to see?

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzC-6wxx_Js

 

Now you have watched the video clip. You will need to use the sheet attached your create your own mindmap. On this you should come up with a range of noun phrases. A noun phrase is an adjective (A great describing word) and a noun (A place, person, object or thing) for example noisy crowd, enthusiastic athletes, scrumptious burgers. Remember to be adventurous in your word choices!

 

Below you will an example of a senses brainstorm. You could copy this onto your piece of paper. 

 

Reading - Wednesday 1st July

Each day we will post a 60 second read. How long does it take you to read 90 words? Can you get quicker as the week goes on? See link below for today’s 60 second read.

English - Wednesday 1st July 

For the rest of the week we will be learning about poetry. Today you are going to look at a poem called ‘The World Cup Final’. We would like you to practise performing poetry today. Below you will find a link to a famous poet called Micheal Rosen.Watch him perform one of his poems. 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlfJx1aDmR4

 

What did you notice about his performance? What made it interesting to listen to? 

 

Now watch the clip below. In this video clip Micheal Rosen gives his top tips for performing poems and reading stories aloud. 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvV23xoZRkI 

 

Below are some of the main things you should try and remember when performing your poem today. 

 

 

Below you will find a poem called ‘The World Cup Final’. We would like you to practise performing this poem. You might like to read this several times. Once you have read this through several times we would like you to practise performing this. Below are some things you may like to consider when performing your poem today. 

 
  • Can you try learning one or two verses so that you do not need to read it from the paper or screen?

  • Practise your poem and then have a go at performing this to your grown up.

  • You might like to think of some actions to use when performing it. This can help remember the poem.

  • Remember to think about Micheal Rosen’s top tips!

 

We would like to watch your performance so please email us a video of this!!

 

Reading - Tuesday 30th June

Each day we will post a 60 second read. How long does it take you to read 90 words? Can you get quicker as the week goes on? See link below for today’s 60 second read.

English - Tuesday 30th June

Yesterday we looked at using an apostrophe to join two words and make them shorter. We also use an apostrophe to show that something belongs to someone or something, this is called possession.


Have a look at the PowerPoint below which explains how we use an apostrophe for possession and gives examples.

Activity 1
We would like you to write out the phrases below putting the apostrophe in the correct place to show possession.


1. the horses head                              8. the teams mascot

 

2. the sharks fin                                  9. Jennys bag

 

3. the cats owner                                10. the swimmers trunks

 

4. Americas flag                                  11. the girls dress

 

5. the babys rattle                               12. the rats tail

 

6. Wiliams uncle                                  13. the dogs dinner

 

7. my dads job                                    14. the boys cricket bat


Activity 2
Next you are going to transform the following sentences using an apostrophe to show possession, writing them on lined paper. Here is an example:


Sentence given to you                     The shorts that belong to Usain Bolt are green.


Transformed sentence                     Usain Bolt’s shorts are green.

 

  1. The medal that belongs to Jessica Ennis-Hill is gold.
     
  2. The shoes that belong to Mo Farah are yellow.
                    
  3. The sole that belongs to the shoe had been eaten by mice.
     
  4. The weather that belongs to England can be wet and cold.
     
  5. The brakes that belong to the bike were very squeaky.

 
As a challenge you may like to have a go at writing your own sentences using an apostrophe to show possession.

Reading - Monday 29th June

Each day we will post a 60 second read. How long does it take you to read 90 words? Can you get quicker as the week goes on? See link below for today’s 60 second read.

English - Monday 29th June

Today we are going to be using an apostrophe to join two words together and make them shorter, these words are called contractions. Can you think of any words with an apostrophe that are two words joined together?


Now have a look at the PowerPoint which will show you some different rules when using contractions. Are there any of the words you thought of on the PowerPoint?
 

Activity 1
Below we would like you to choose one of the following activities to practise identifying contractions within a text. You could print out the text or you could write down the contractions you can find.
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Challenge: Once you have found the contractions, have a go at writing out the two words which have made them.

 

Activity 2
Now you are going to choose an activity to practise writing contractions. Remember which letter or letters the apostrophe replaces. You don’t have to print out the activity as you could write on a piece of lined paper.

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