Wednesday 3rd June
Today we are going to be thinking about character descriptions.
How could we describe the characters in the story of Little Red Riding Hood?
Perhaps you could write your ideas down or tell your grown up, I am sure you will have lots of great ideas.
What is an adjective?
Use the word mats attached at the end to help you choose some suitable adjectives to describe the wolf. Perhaps you could make a list of all the adjectives you thought of. You will need to use all of your adjective learning throughout this week.
Don't forget to take a photograph of your learning and email it to your teacher.
Tuesday 2nd June
This week we are going to be learning about a fairy tale.
Did you guess? It is Little Red Riding Hood
Fairy tales can also have some tricky words.
For your task today
Blue -- To complete the three star comprehension sheet
Yellow and Pink -- To complete the two star comprehension sheet.
Red and Green -- To complete the one star comprehension sheet
I am sure you will do a great job! Remember to underline the words in the text to help you answer the questions.
Monday 1st June
Traditional Fairy Tales
Our English learning this half term is going to be based on traditional fairy tales. You may have heard lots of these stories before. Can you name any traditional tales or fairy tales?
Have a look at the PowerPoint below to find out what main features you will find in a traditional fairy tale.
Friday 22nd May
For you phonics starter today I would like you to play a game of Yes/No Yetti. Chose whether you want to work on phase 3 or phase 5 sounds depending on how confident you are with phonics. Find the links below.
Today you are going to be writing the story of the Three Little Pigs. You do not need to write the entire story, do as much as you are comfortable with. You may like to start it today and finish it off another day.
If you are in green or red team for English I have attached a template to help you. You need to order the pictures and then there is space under each one to write a sentence to match.
Attached below is also some writing paper with the Three Little Pigs border for yellow, purple and blue teams to write on. You might like to choose a section of the story to write, or write a bit today and a bit another day if you want. You do not need to write the entire story, unless you would like to of course!
capital letters for starts of sentences and names
full stop at the end of a sentence
finger spaces between words
use your sound mat for spelling
repeated phrases from the story
Miss Wakefield has started an example for you. Remember, you may have heard different versions of the story and have bits from each you would like to magpie in your writing.
Once upon a time there lived three little pigs. Early one morning, Mummy Pig said “ You are too big to live in this house! You must go and find your own.”
The first little pig decided to build his house out of straw. He built it very quickly and he was very pleased with it.
The second little pig chose to build his house out of sticks. He built it very speedily and was very proud of it.
The third little pig thought very hard and then decided to build his house out of bricks to make it strong.
It took him a long time to build but he felt very safe.
Suddenly, along came the Big Bad Wolf! First he went to the house made of straw. “Little Pig, Little Pig let me come in”
“Not by the hair on my chinny chin chin!” cried the first little pig.
“Then I’ll huff and I’ll puff and I’ll blow your house down!” growled the wolf.
So he huffed and he puffed and he blew the house down!
The first little pig ran quickly to the house made of sticks and the wolf followed.
Thursday 21st May
Use your sound mat to write the words to match these pictures.
As today is outdoor learning day, we have an outdoor activity based on The Three Little Pigs for you. I would like you to have a go at making a story stick to help you remember the key events in the story of the Three Little Pigs in the correct order. Once you have made your story stick, use it to help you retell the story out loud.
What is a story stick I hear you ask! Watch the video below to see Miss Wakefield making her very own story stick for the Three Little Pigs.
Wednesday 20th May
Hopefully by now you know the story of the Three Little Pigs really well. Today you are going to create a story map or a plan for the story to follow when you do your writing.
You may like to create a story map like we did for the Little Red Hen. There is a simple story map template attached if you are feeling less confident about this.
You may like to do a more detailed plan on the story sequencing template provided. Here you can write down some sentences rather than pictures in order to help you remember what will happen at each point in the story.
Remember when you do a story plan you are not writing all the details, that comes when you write the story, just an outline of what will happen and maybe some key vocabulary.
Tuesday 19th May
Can you copy these Three Little Pigs words in your best handwriting? You can print the sheet if you wish.
Yesterday you read the story of The Three Little Pigs and answered some questions to make sure you fully understood the story. Today you are going to show me you know the story really well by retelling it. You can choose how you would like to retell the story from some of the ideas below. Before having a go at retelling the story, it may be helpful to read the story again either to yourself or with a grown up to remind yourself of what happens and some of the words and phrases that are really important.
You might prefer to retell the story using puppets or the cone characters. I have attached the stick puppets and cone characters for you to print if you wish, or you could be creative and make your own! Think carefully about what characters you will need in your story.
When you are retelling the story in whichever way you choose, you need to be using the key words and phrases you hear in the story. This will help us when we come to write the story later on in the week. There are some phrases you hear repeated a lot!
You will need:
Once upon a time
“Little pig, little pig, let me come in”
“Not by the hair on my chinny chin chin!”
“I’ll huff and I’ll puff and I’ll blow your house down”
You may have other versions of the story that are slightly different at home. Perhaps you could share some of these with your grown up and see how they are similar and how they are different. You might like to start thinking about what ideas you would like to magpie from each version in your own story at the end of the week.
Monday 18th May
Phonics starter- I spy
I am going to give you a grapheme. You need to find as many things around you that start with that grapheme and write them down. Don't forget to use your sound mat to help you spell the words.
I spy with my little eye, something beginning with...
This week we are going to be using the story of The Three Little Pigs for our English learning.
Today you have a reading activity to complete. Read the story of the Three Little Pigs and then answer the questions. Don't forget to use your phonics to help you sound out the words. There are different levels of difficulty for your learning today.
If you are green team for English you can read the story on the PowerPoint. Try to read as much of it as you can yourself, but your grown up can help you if you get stuck. Then answer the 1 star questions in the document below.
If you are red team for English you can choose to read the PowerPoint or the 1 star story sheet and then answer the one star questions.
If you are yellow team for English please read the 2 star story and answer the 2 star questions.
If you are purple or blue teams for English please read the 3 star story and answer the three star questions.
All of the story sheets and questions along with their answers can be found in the PDF document attached below.
Friday 15th May
How did your house viewing go yesterday? I’m sure your clients were impressed with your super descriptions of the property.
Today you are going to take on the role of an estate agent again, but today you are in the office writing the advert to go in the window to try and sell the house. Use the adjectives you collected on Wednesday, you might have practised using them in some sentences yesterday when you were showing someone round the house.
There is a writing template attached below or you can use the paper from in your packs. If you are running low on paper, there are more packs of plain, lined and squared paper in school for you to collect if you wish.
-capital letters at the start of sentences
- full stops at the end of sentences
- finger spaces between words
- beautiful handwriting with tall letters, small letters and dangly letters
- if you decide to use a list of adjectives, don’t forget a comma between them! eg This is a large, spacious house.
- positive adjectives
Miss Wakefield has written an example of the kind of thing you might write. Remember this is my example as something to aim for, not all children are expected to produce this amount- judge what you know your child is capable of.
This quaint cottage is found in the scenic countryside surrounded by green rolling hills. The thatched roof is golden and it is surrounded by a bright, pretty garden. Inside the cottage you will find a warm and cosy living room with comfy sofas and stunning paintings. The wonderful kitchen is large and spacious with modern appliances, so it is perfect for a big family. Inside the magnificent bedroom there is a luxurious 4 poster bed and a sparkling bathroom. This house is perfect and not to be missed!
Thursday 14th May
Phonics starter- can you recall the phonemes before the lady in the video?
Today you are going to use the words you collected yesterday for some role play. You are going to imagine you are an estate agent and you are showing someone round the house you chose yesterday. Try to use the adjectives you collected yesterday to describe the house as you show your client around. Use your imagination to think of all the rooms that might be in the house and the objects that might be in the rooms. Be as imaginative as you like but you MUST use adjectives.
I have attached some resources for Estate Agent role play that you might like to use.
Perhaps you could film some of your role play to send to your teacher or to help you remember what sentences you use to magpie idea when you do your writing tomorrow.
Wednesday 13th May
What adjectives did you find yesterday in the estate agents adverts? Did you notice that they were all positive adjectives?
Today I would like you to choose a house from the pictures below, or one of your own if you would prefer, to collect adjectives for. Use your adjective mats and your own imagination to come up with as many adjectives to describe the picture as you can. You will use these adjectives later in the week to help you write an estate agent advert for the house.
Remember to choose good, positive adjectives. You wouldn’t want to buy a house that was described as tiny or dirty! Instead of tiny, perhaps you could make it sound better by saying it is cosy!
Tuesday 12th May
Phonics starter- use your sound mat to practice recognising your graphemes. How many of them can you recognise? How quickly can you say all the phonemes? Perhaps you could time yourself and see if your are getting quicker than last time!
How did you get on yesterday collecting adjectives to describe your house? Today we are going to have a go at spotting some adjectives in estate agent adverts.
Remember, an adjective is a word that describes a person, place or thing. Watch the video to remind yourself what an adjective is. What adjectives can you spot?
Have a look at some of the estate agent adverts below and write down any adjectives you find. Estate agents will only use positive adjectives to try and make the house sound nice.
The adverts below are of varying difficulty. The red ones with the bullet points are simpler and the ones based on fairy tales are more challenging. Choose what you think is most appropriate.
Keep the list of adjectives you make as you may like to use some of these words later in the week.
Monday 11th May
Starter- Phonics I spy
I am going to give you a grapheme and you need to find as many things in your house that start with that grapheme. Use your sound mat to help you spell all the things you find.
I spy with my little eye, something beginning with....
This week we are going to be estate agents! To be a good estate agent you need to be really good at using adjectives to describe the houses in adverts and to the people wanting to buy a house.
Can you remember what an adjective is? That’s right, it’s a DESCRIBING WORD. An adjective describes a person, place or thing.
Watch the video below to remind yourself of adjectives. I wonder what adjectives you can spot!
Today you are going to practise thinking of some adjectives to describe your own home. Try to think like an estate agent and use positive adjectives that describe the good things about your house. People won’t want to buy a house that sounds bad!
Make sure you use your sound mat to help you sound out your adjectives!
You can choose how you want to present this- you may just want to write a list, you may like to draw a house outline and collect all your adjectives in the middle, you may like to make a mind map, it is up to you!
Extra challenge- can you use any of your adjectives in sentences?
Thursday 7th May
Today you are going to have a go at writing the story of the Little Red Hen. You might like to remind yourself of the story with the video or by using your story map from yesterday. Your story map will act like a plan for your writing today.
The story is quite long! So you may like to choose a small section from the story to write. Try to use your actions to help you get the events in order and you can magpie words and phrases for example, 'Early one morning' or 'Once upon a time'. You could even write some of your story today and more another day if you like. There is a Little Red Hen word mat attached below to support and don't forget to check the writing checklist so you know what you must include.
Green table and maybe red table for writing, you may like to use the sentence building cards. Grown ups, you could cut out the parts of the sentence, just one sentences at a time, and ask your child to put the sentence back together again. Once they have a few sentences put together they could then put the sentences in order to make their story. If you do not have a printer then you could write the sentences on paper yourself and muddle them up. They may like to then write one sentence themselves, either one they have thought of themselves or copying one that they have sorted as an extension.
-capital letters for starts of sentences and names
-full stop at the end of a sentence
-finger spaces between words
-beautiful handwriting with tall letters, small letters and dangly letters
REMEMBER- you do NOT need to write the whole story if you do not want to! A section is fine!