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English

Friday 17th July

Here is a fun writing activity for you to complete about everything you have loved about this year.

Thursday 16th July

Today, we would like you to put all of the writing skills you've learnt in year 1 to write your new year 2 teacher a letter.

 

 

Remember to start your letter with 'Dear'... and then write the name of your new teacher. Make sure to use capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. Try and use your neatest handwriting - really try hard to impress your new teacher. Don't forget to email them into your current teacher, so that we can share them with Mrs Flory, Mrs Brown and Miss Baker. :)

Wednesday 15th July

Today you are going to be using the spelling rule for adding -s or -es as the plural marker for nouns.

 

Nessy Spelling Strategy | Plurals -s -es | Learn to Spell

 

Activity

You need to write some sentences to say what you would like to have in doubles land using -s or -es to make plurals.

 

Don't forget to use capital letters, finger spaces, full stops, adjectives and conjunctions in you writing.

 

Monday 13th July

We are looking at a brand new story in English this week. Watch the video of the Faraway tree. I want you to pay close attention what happens to the land when they reach the top of the tree. Watch the clip starting from 03:00 in.

 

 

Enchanted Lands: The Magic of the Faraway Tree - The Land of Take What You Want (1997)

Joe, Fran, Beth and their Faraway Folk friends are allowed to take anything they want! What will they find? And will they be able to take it home and keep it...

We are going to be doing some writing today about what happened when they reached the top of the tree. We need to recap our 'ed' words. Watch the video below to help you!

 

Nessy Reading Strategy | Adding '-ed' | Past Tense Verbs | Learn to Read

Have a look at the picture below, this will form the basis of your writing for today.

Can you add 'ed' to the ends of these words to make them past tense?

 

When you have completed that, you can use the resource sheet below to describe what happened when they reached the top of the tree. Use the picture prompts to help you, making sure you remember to add 'ed' to the end of the word.

Friday 10th July

Today we are going to use our adjectives we collected yesterday, to describe our house.

 

Now I have written an example of how I would like you to use you adjectives from yesterday to describe your house.

What do you like about my example?

What things did I remember to use?

Are there any parts that you could magpie and use in your writing today?

 

 

Now remembering to use capital letters, finger spaces and full stops, I want you to describe your house, using the adjectives from yesterday.

 

Main Activity

Thursday 9th July 

Today you are going to be designing an alternative house for the story of Hansel and Gretel.
Look at the gingerbread house and discuss what you like about it with your grown up.

 

 

 

** With your child, come to the conclusion that the witch had this house to lure children in because children like the look of it. **

 

 

Have a think what we could have as our house - maybe a sweet house, chocolate house, biscuit house, lego house?

How might you write these words and phrases to describe your house? Have a look at my example below!

 

 

Now I would like you to have a go at describing what your own gingerbread how would be like. Use as many exciting adjectives as you can.

 


 

 

Wednesday 8th July

Today in English we are using what we  practised yesterday about capital letters and where to put them.

 

Where do we put capital letters? names, days of the week, places and the start of a sentence

 

 

Main activity

You need to write a caption to go with each picture from the story Hansel and Gretel. Remember to use capital letters! Some of you might want to use some adjectives and conjunctions too.

Tuesday 7th July

Today in English we will be focusing on capital letters.

Let's do our alphabet workout first.

Letters of the Alphabet | Capital Letters | Uppercase Letters | Alphabet Workout | Jack Hartmann

Alphabet Workout strengthens alphabet recognition, letter formation skills and fitness of your class. My Alphabet Workout song - Upper Case follows the Zaner...

Use the alphabet wheel to recognise lower case and capital letters.

When Do You Use a Capital Letter | Singalong for Kids | The Capital Letter Song | Learn the Alphabet

Many young children are unsure when to use a capital letter. If your child sometimes puts a capital letter in the wrong place, then this video will help. Joi...

 

Now it's time to try your activity.

You need to find and correct the missing capital letters.

Monday 6th July

 

Today, we are going to learn all about a brand new fairy tale. This one isn't as well known as the others, but see if you can work out what it is from the picture clues.

 

This week we are going to learn the story of Hansel and Gretel. Let's watch the video together and read the story. Can you work out from the voice who is reading it this week?

 

Hansel and Gretel

Still image for this video

Now that we have enjoyed the story, your activity today is to make a story mountain. Remember a story mountain helps us to map out all of the important parts of the story. Have a look at the picture of the story mountain below.

 

 

Can you work out which statements go where? Discuss it with your grown up and then look below to find the answer!

 

 

Now you have seen it on the story map - I want you to discuss with your adult what happens in each of them parts. When you have done that you are ready for today's activity!

You are going to stick the pictures on to the story mountain in the correct place. After you have done that I want you to write a small caption or sentence to describe what is happening. For example. 'Hansel and Gretel are led through the forest.'

If you are not able to print the pictures don't worry, you can either draw them, or use them to help on the screen and just write the sentence to describe what is happening.

 

Friday 2nd July 

 

Today we are going to use our adjective work from yesterday to help us make a wanted poster for the naughty Gingerbread man!

 

I love some of the adjectives you used yesterday! Did you think of anymore?

 

 

Can you finish off my sentence? What is he? What adjectives could use use to describe him? Is he cheeky? happy? delicious? Look at your adjectives from yesterday to help you.

 

When you are ready, have a go at creating your own wanted poster. It is really important that you use the adjectives from yesterday's learning to help you write this.

 

Green and Red groups - I'd really like you to try hard at remembering to use capital letters and full stops today.

Yellow and Purple groups - I'd really like you to be using the conjunction 'and' to extend your sentences. Maybe you could challenge yourself to think of another conjunction to use?

Blue groups - Have a look at the WAGOLL (What a good one looks like) What ideas can you magpie from this? What adjectives are used? Can you think of different sentences openers to begin your sentences?

 

Thursday 2nd July

 

Today we are going to be looking for adjectives to describe our Gingerbread man, in preparation for Friday's writing.

Who remembers what an adjective is? Adjectives are used to describe something - in this case, our adjectives will describe our Gingerbread man!

 

Tell your grown up 3 adjectives before you watch the video below to recap the story!

 

The Gingerbread Man - Animated Fairy Tales for Children

Have a look at our 'Animated Fairy Tale' playlist https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5hbpwc66yGGyhrMvMWYgBB-3GiVh6YEk Watch amazing Animated Fairy Tales...

Do you remember the main points from the story? Try and retell the main points to your grown up now. How could we describe the Gingerbread man? What adjectives could we use? Now re-watch the video and pause it every time you think of a good adjective to describe him. Try and think of at least 3 different ones!

 

 

Tomorrow we are going to use these adjectives to help us write a wanted poster for the Gingerbread man to help the little old lady catch him as he has been very naughty running away. To do that we need to think of lots of exciting adjectives to describe him.

 

*In the resources are some adjectives that your child could use to help describe him. You could either print these out or write them down, and then hide them around the home or garden. If your child would like to use the adjective, they should write it down. If they don't want to use it, they should put it back and look for a different one.*

 

Once you have found the adjectives you like - you could challenge yourself to think of 2 more!

 

Wednesday 1st July

Today you are going to be writing instructions for making a gingerbread man. You need to use your plan from yesterday. 

 

Let's look at a bad example of writing instructions.

 

Now let's look at a good example of instructions.

Now it's your turn to write some instructions for making a gingerbread man.

 

Don't forget to use capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.

You need to use different time connectives and imperative verbs.

I am sure you will remember to use neat handwriting!

 

 

Tuesday 30th June

 

Today we are planning our instructions for decorating a gingerbread man. You will have an outline to decorate using pens and coloured paper. Or you could decorate a real gingerbread man. 

 

Once you have decorated it you will need to collect time conjunctions and imperative verbs that you would like to use as well as some notes. You will be using these tomorrow for writing your instructions.

 

 

What time conjunctions will you use? First, Next, After that, Finally Can you think of any more?

 

Don't forget imperative verbs are bossy doing words.

Now it's time for your activities.

Monday 29th June

 

We have a brand new fairy tale this week. Can you guess what it might be?

 

 

It's the Gingerbread man! 

 

Let's read the story on the video below. You can read this with your grown up.

 

 

The Gingerbread man

Still image for this video

Now you have read the story, I wonder if you could have a go at putting these pictures in order of the story? You don't need to write anything - you can share your answer with your grown up!

 

 

Today we are going to focus on using capital letters and full stops to help us with our writing. For each picture I'd like you to write a couple of sentences next to it, explaining what is happening.

What things are you going to include?

Should you use adjectives?

Where should your capital letters and full stops go?

I wonder if there is anything you can magpie from my examples?

 

 

 

Now for your activity today - 

 

Green and red- focusing just on capital letters and full stops - writing in simple sentences EG: The woman baked a gingerbread man. The gingerbread man ran away. 


Yellows- writing sentences making sure they have capital letters and full stops but also encourage more detail through adjectives and conjunctions (and) EG Once upon a time the little old woman baked a delicious gingerbread man. The gingerbread man leaped out of the oven and ran away. 


Purples and Blues- main focus of capital letters and full stops but extend to write more than 1 sentence for some pictures using a range of sentence openers, adjectives and conjunctions. EG Once upon a time there lived an old woman and an old man. One day, the old woman baked a golden, delicious gingerbread man. The woman excitedly opened the oven door to take out her yummy treat. Suddenly, the gingerbread man leaped up and quickly dashed out of the cottage. 

 

 

Friday 26th June 2020

 

Phonics starter - grab a dice, roll it and see how quickly you can recall the tricky words!

 

 

 

 

How did you all get on with your ideas yesterday? Hopefully you found lots of ideas you could use for your writing today!

 

Now remember we are imagining what we might find at the top of a beanstalk, using the ideas from yesterday? Spend a couple of minutes sharing your ideas now with your grown up.

Do you remember what some of my ideas were yesterday? I've added the picture again so you can see.

 

I wonder what sentences I could begin to write with my character and adjectives? Can you think of one?

 

Have a look at what I came up with. Today, I want you to complete the same task, starting with the same sentence starter. 

 

 

Notice how I have highlighted all of my capital letters, full stops and conjunctions? You should be making sure you have used these correctly today too. I have highlighted all of my adjectives in green so you can see them clearly. Is there anything you could magpie from this?

 

If you want some more ideas, I have added a slide with picture prompts to help you. 

 

 

Main Activity

Using your sound mats, I would like you to complete sentences based on the ideas you found and recorded yesterday. As today is a spelling objective, this will need to be handwritten. You can use the lined paper provided within your packs. I have included a copy of the sound mat in case you should need it.

 

 

 

Thursday 25th June 

**Today the children at school will be exploring their outside area to find character, setting, and adjectives cards to help plan their writing for tomorrow. It would be useful if you could put similar cards (printed or handwritten) outside in your outdoor area for your children to find to engage them in the task. If you are not able to do this, the children could look for the cards around the house, a room, or you could have the out on the table face down for them to choose at random. Link for the cards are underneath today's learning. Make it as creative as you can!**

 

Today we will be collecting ideas for our writing tomorrow! We will be imagining that we have planted some magic beans and a beanstalk has grown- what do you think we would find at the top? I want you to go and put on your shoes, and have a look in your garden or outside your house. There will be lots of ideas for us to choose from outside!
First of all, let's try and sort the cards into the different groups. Do you know the difference between a character and setting? I have done an example in each box to show you.

 

Now you have sorted the groups you're ready to go exploring. Your grown up has sorted some cards for you to choose from. We would like you to pick some cards to help to plan your writing for tomorrow. Now have a think...

What characters will be in your story? 

Where is your story set? Is there more than one setting?

What re your characters like?

How would you describe your setting?

 

 

Now record the ideas you have on a sheet similar to this. I have started to fill mine out to show you how I would like to do it.

 

 

Remember you don't have to choose all of the cards - choose the ones that you want to be in your story. See if you can write any other adjectives to describe your characters and settings!

 

 

Wednesday 24th June

 

Today in English we are going to be thinking about what the characters in the story might say. You will be using a range of different punctuation in your writing. You might use a question mark ? or an exclamation mark!

 

Let's watch the story, it might be a little different from the one you have watched before.

 

Jack and the beanstalk - Children's story book read aloud

What will Jack do about the GIANT! :) Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/Storylime Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/StorylimeYoutube/?ref=aymt_homepage_pan...

Now you have watched the story you need to think about what each character is saying. Can you write a sentence in each of the speech bubbles for what each character might say.

 

 

 

 

Don't forget your punctuation!  . ! ?

 

Can you sit your letters in the line.

Tuesday 23rd June

Today in English we are going to be writing some sequencing sentences for the Jack and the Beanstalk using our story mountains from yesterdays learning. You will need to think about the beginning the middle and the end, the key characters and the story setting.

 

Jack and the Beanstalk By Twinkl Resources.

Jack's mother is very angry when he swaps their only cow for some magic beans. But before Jack knows it, he is off on a big adventure! To know more about the...

What happens in the beginning of the story?  Who were the characters? What is the settling?

 

 

What happened in the middle part of the story?

 

What happened at the end of the story?

 

Now it's time for your main activity. Don't forget your capital letters, full stops and finger spaces. Try really hard to have neat handwriting and sit your letters on the line.

 

 

Monday 22nd June 2020

Phonics starter - 

 

Today we are going to look at a brand new fairy tale. Can you guess which one it might be?

 

 

Have you guessed it? It's Jack and the Beanstalk!

Today you are going to read the story with your grown up and then in simple sentences write the story beginning, middle and end.

Read it together, stopping after certain points discussing the story together, making simple predictions.

If you have your own version of the story which you would prefer to read you can read that instead.

 

Once you have read and discussed the story you are going to write simple sentences explaining what happens at the beginning, middle and end.

 

 

You also need to write who the main characters are and where the story is set. Has it got more than one setting?

 

If you would prefer a more challenging sheet, fill out the story mountain to explain each part of the story. There are 5 points to the story mountain so be sure to include each bit.

 

Friday 19th June

Phonics starter - Look at the tricky words in the video. How quickly can you read them out loud?

Phase-2-to-5-Tricky-Words-Quick-Read-PowerPoint_ver_1.mp4

Still image for this video

Today we are going to build on our learning from yesterday to write our own recipe to make porridge!

 

Let's have a look at the order of the pictures with the correct time connectives and imperative verbs.

 

 

Who remembers what an imperative verb is? Did you include any of your own yesterday?

 

 

Now have a look at the slide underneath. This has a list of ingredients and equipment - this is really important when you're writing a recipe so that the person making the recipe knows what they need! Today you can use these lists to help you writing your recipe. If you prefer you can have a go at writing your own but don't forget anything - your porridge might not taste very nice otherwise!

 

 

Now you're all set to have a go by yourselves. You can use the paper provided in the packs to write your recipe. If you'd like to you could even type it up using the computer! Remember number each instruction in the order you do it and start the sentences with time connectives. Here is an example.

1. First, melt the butter in the saucepan.

 

When you have written your recipe you could even have a go of making it! If you have already made your porridge then you could write a review about how it tasted! I'm sure they will all be good enough for Goldilocks to enjoy!

 

Thursday 18th June

 

Today we are going to continue to develop ideas from Goldilocks and the Three Bears whilst thinking about a different style of writing.

 

 

That's right - porridge!!

 

But what is a recipe? Watch the video to find out.

 

How to write a recipe for kids

An explainer video about how to write a recipe

 

 

Can you spot any imperative verbs that might go in a recipe? What about in a recipe for porridge?

Watch the porridge video and see if you can shout any when you see them happening!

 

How to make Perfect CREAMY Porridge

How to make the perfect, tasty, creamy porridge with the best texture. This is a easy porridge recipe that will only take a few minutes. Porridge is a great ...

 

Can you match the picture to the sentence starters? Watch the video again to help you complete this.

 

Now today I want you to order the pictures, try and add the time connective if you can and then add the imperative verb to the picture!

Don't rush ahead and write the sentences today - we will do more work on this tomorrow. Make sure you check you have every stage in order - or your porridge might not be as delicious as the one in the video!

Wednesday 17th June 2020

Today we are going to write a newspaper article.

You need to think of a sentence, write the sentence and re-read your sentence to check it makes sense.

 

 

Write your ideas down on some paper or a whiteboard.

 

Write your ideas down on some paper or a whiteboard, these will be useful later on.

Now it's time to have a look at and read (maybe your grown up could help you with this?).

 

 

Now it’s time for you activity.

Greens and Reds – Write a sentence for each thing that Goldilocks did.

Yellows – Write about what Goldilocks did and how it made the bears feel.

Purples and Blues – Write about what Goldilocks did and how it made the bears feel using a range of conjunctions, adjectives and sentence starters.

 

Tuesday 16th June 2020

Today we are going to write some sentences about Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

 

First let's watch the story again to remind ourselves.

Goldilocks and the Three Bears by Oxbridge Baby

Description: Watch Goldilocks and the Three Bears now. For more Fairy Tales, Nursery Rhymes, Kids Songs and Preschool Learning Videos click here: https://www...

You need to look at the pictures and write some sentences to go with them.

I wonder what you can think of?

 

 

Greens and Reds -- You need to order the pictures and write some sentences to go with them. 

 

Yellows -- Order the pictures and write some sentences. Can you use some adjectives and the conjunction 'and' in your sentences.

 

Purples and Blues -- You need to order the pictures, write sentences to go with them. Your sentences need to have conjunctions 'and, so, but, because', a range of sentence starters and some adjectives.

Monday 15th June 2020

 

This week we are learning a brand new fairy tale. Can you guess which one it might be?

 

Did you guess? You're right - It's Goldilocks and the Three Bears!

 

First, I want you to warm up with our Phonics Starter. Watch the video carefully and when a new tricky words pops up I want you to read it and shout it out!

Phase-2-to-5-Tricky-Words-Quick-Read-PowerPoint_ver_1.mp4

Still image for this video

 

These words might be tricky today. Get your grown up to read them aloud to you and practise them together.

 

For you main activity today you are going to read a version of Goldilocks and the Three Bears and answer the questions based on this.

There are three different versions with questions which range in difficulty.

 

If you sit on Green/Red table you might want to try * version.

If you sit on Yellow/pink table try the version with **

If you really fancy a challenge try the version with ***

 

Once you have completed your comprehension, enjoy the video story!

Goldilocks and the Three Bears by Oxbridge Baby

Description: Watch Goldilocks and the Three Bears now. For more Fairy Tales, Nursery Rhymes, Kids Songs and Preschool Learning Videos click here: https://www...

Friday 12th June 2020

 

Phonics starter - 

Play the game Picnic Pluto - Can you spot the real words from the fake words?

 

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/2/picnic-on-pluto

 

Now, who remembers the story of Pig, Pigger, Piggest? If you're not sure or need reminded watch the video again on the link below.

 

Yesterday, we started to write sentences based on the pictures. Some of you sent me some fantastic sentences!

Today we are going to continue to do this with some more pictures from the story. Have a look at the sentence I completed.

 

 

What do you like about it?

Which parts have I highlighted?

Can you find any adjectives?

What do we call the punctuation separating the adjectives?

 

Now today I would like you to please continue with your sentences using the pictures in the resources below.

Main Activity

 

Green - first couple of pictures to match captions to, finish the second caption and then write some simple sentences to match the other pictures. Word mats available. 
Red & Yellow - writing 1 sentence for each picture. Encourage some use of 'and' and some adjectives.
Purple & Blue - writing at least 2 sentences to go with each picture. Encourage more use of varied sentence openers, adjectives and conjunctions.

Thursday 11th June 2020

Phonics starter - Have a go of filling in the missing letters from the pictures. Are there any phonemes there that you recognise?

 

 

Today we are going to build on from skills this week to start writing in full sentences with adjectives. We know you have watched this already but we think it would be really useful for you to recap the story. You can find the link underneath.

 

Pig, Pigger, Piggest

Now that you have you have recapped the story, I want you to have a think. How could you describe what is going on in this picture? What adjectives would you use? 

 

Have a look at some of the example I have used below. I have highlighted the punctuation, adjective and connectives.

 

 

Now look at the next picture. Could you magpie any of the words for you writing today?

 

 

Now today, you're going to have a go at writing some sentences which match the pictures. There will be more pictures for you to continue writing sentences tomorrow.

 

Main Activity

 

Green - first couple of pictures to match captions to, finish the second caption and then write some simple sentences to match the other pictures. Word mats available. 
Red & Yellow - writing 1 sentence for each picture. Encourage some use of 'and' and some adjectives.
Purple & Blue - writing at least 2 sentences to go with each picture. Encourage more use of varied sentence openers, adjectives and conjunctions.

 

 

Wednesday 10th June

Today we are going to continue our learning on Pig, Pigger and Piggest.

We are going to put the story on to a story mountain to help us remember the main parts of the story.

 

I know that you watched the story yesterday but I would like you to watch the story again.

 

Pig, Pigger, Piggest

Story by Rick Walton Illustrated by Jimmy Holder

What are the 5 parts of the story?

 

Main activity

To complete the story mountain.

Green -- order the pictures on the story mountain and match the key words

Red and Yellow - order on the pictures on the story ,mountain and write key words

Blue and Purple - order the pictures on the story mountain and write a caption

 

The story mountain and pictures are attached below. If you don't have a printer you could draw your story mountain and add the key words, captions and pictures yourself.

Tuesday 9th June

 

Today in English we are adding suffixes (er and est) where no change is needed in the spelling of the root word.

First lets watch the clip PIG, PIGGER, PIGGEST

Pig, Pigger, Piggest

Story by Rick Walton Illustrated by Jimmy Holder

Can you have a go at these words, remember you need to add suffix er or est.

 

Phonics starter - learn and sing the phase 5 sound song

Phase 5 phonics sounds with a simple melody. Children are learning the spellings using letter names and the sounds that these letter combinations make with s...

Today's learning is going to focus on Suffixes. Do you remember what a Suffix is? Can you think of any? Think of the learning we did at the beginning of the year and watch the video below to help you!

 

Year 1 English Adding 'er' and 'est' 11.05.20

Now that you have watched the video and have remembered how to use a suffix, have a go at adding 'er' and 'est to the pictures below. You don't have to write these down, you can just tell your grown up.

 

 

 

 

 

Have a look at my sentences below! I have highlighted where I have remembered to use my non-negotiables!

 

 

 

For you task today, I want you to use the comic strip below to write sentences using the suffixes 'er' and 'est'. Use my modelled sentences to help you. If you sit on blue or purple table, think about how the spelling changes with some root words when you add an 'er' or 'est'.

 

You can print the comic strip or copy it into the paper provided in your packs.

 

Blue and purple activity - 

 

 

Yellow, Red and Green activity

 

Comic strip word doc for all children

Friday 5th June

For your phonics starter today, you will need to grab a dice! Roll a number and read the words across as fast you can!

 

Today we are still thinking about the story Little Red Riding Hood. Let's watch the video story below to help us recap the main parts.

 

Little Red Riding Hood Story Read Aloud | Twinkl Go!

Check out Twinkl Go! here: https://www.twinkl.co.uk/l/1ke0ki for animations, games and more. Your voice is an important tool - It's easy to overuse it when y...

Why was Little Red Riding Hood going to Grandma's in the first place?

We can't go and visit our families at the moment and I am definitely looking forward to being able to go and see my Grandma!

 

Little Red Riding Hood took a basket of food to her Grandma. Today we are going to think about what we might take with us if we were going to visit Grandma. 


We all need to try and use conjunctions today. Who remembers what a conjunction is? A sticky word! And, so, but because.
Most of us will concentrate on using and today but some of us might like to use some of the others too like because or so.


Have a look at some of my example sentences below to help you with yours today!

 

 

Main Activity

 

Your activity today is to write some sentences about what you would take to Grandma's house. Look at my highlighted words. I have remember my capital letters, full stops and finger spaces. Make sure you at least use the conjunction 'and' to extend your sentence. If you can, try writing 5 sentences with different conjunctions in.

Once you have finished you can draw a picture of your basket with your lovely treats inside.

Thursday 4th June

How have you been finding your English this week? The work I have seen has been super, you used some fantastic adjectives to describe the character yesterday. Today we are going to continue our learning of Little Red Riding Hood.

 

For your phonics starter this week, I want you to have a go of the game on the link provided below. If you can't access the game, see how many of the phase 5 sounds on your sound mat you can read out loud.

 

https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/yes-no-yeti?phase=5

 

Think back to your learning yesterday. What adjectives did you use to describe the wolf? Could you start putting these into sentences? Have a go!

 

 

Yesterday, Freddie described the wolf as 'fierce'. How could we put that into a sentence?

The fierce wolf showed his big, sharp teeth.

 

Poppy described the wolf as 'cunning'. How could we put this word into a sentence? Maybe we could put them both together.

The scary, fierce wolf looked cunning as he showed his big, sharp teeth.

 

Main task

Now you have started to use your adjectives into sentences, today you are going to write a wanted poster for the wolf! Remember to keep your descriptions as precise as possible and include lots of detail; remembering to use your adjectives from yesterday!

 

 

Here is a template that you can use if you wish. The PDF link is attached below, some are easier than others are. Of course, you don't have to use this format if you don't want. You can make your own on plain paper or lined paper. You could even use a laptop or computer to complete your learning if you have one to use!

NON- NEGOTIABLES - You must remember to use - Capital letters, full stops and finger spaces! Don't forget to use your sound mats to help you spelling some of them tricky words!

 

If you can please send your work into you class teacher and Miss Brennan will respond as soon as possible.

 

 

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?

 

 

"Wide Open World of Adjectives" by The Bazillions

Make your writing interesting! Discover the wide open world of adjectives with the Bazillions! Find out more at http://www.thebazillions.com Wide open world ...

Have a go at this sorting activity, some of the words might fit under more than one heading.

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. 

 

 

Little Red Riding Hood Story Read Aloud | Twinkl Go!

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. 

 

 

Fairy Tale features PPT

For your activity, I would like you to use the headings for the main features of a traditional tale and sort the picture cards under the correct feature heading. I wonder if you recognise any of the characters or events on the picture cards? Can you match any of them up that come from the same story?

Feature headings and picture cards

Friday 22nd May 

 

Phonics starter 

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.

Phase 3

https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/yes-no-yeti?phase=3

 

Phase 5

https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/yes-no-yeti?phase=5

 

Main activity 

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! 

 

Writing checklist:

capital letters for starts of sentences and names 

full stop at the end of a sentence 

finger spaces between words 

beautiful handwriting 

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.

 

The Three Little Pigs word mat

Writing paper- half lined is in case you want to add a picture

Thursday 21st May

 

Phonics starter 

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.

'The Three Little Pigs' Story Stick

Wednesday 20th May 

 

Phonics starter 

 

Main activity 

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

 

Handwriting starter 

Can you copy these Three Little Pigs words in your best handwriting? You can print the sheet if you wish. 

Main activity 

 

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.

When we retold the story of The Little Red Hen a couple of weeks ago, we used actions to help us remember the story. You might like to have a go at coming up with some actions to help you retell the Three Little Pigs. I have attached a video of some children from another school retelling the story using their actions. You could magpie some of their ideas or you might have ideas of your own.

The three little pigs - class three

Pie Corbett

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.

Alternatively you could put the story picture cards in order and use them to remind you of the story as you retell it using your words. If you want an extra challenge you could write down some of the key words and phrases you would need for each part of the story. For example, at the beginning you might like to write down, ‘Once upon a time’ as we know it is a fairy tale and that is how they usually start.

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...

p

 

Main activity 

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 

 

Phonics starter 

 

Main activity

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.

 

Writing checklist 

-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?

 

Phase 3

Still image for this video

Phase 5

Still image for this 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 

 

Phonics starter

 

Main activity

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!

Houses

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!

 

 

Main activity 

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?

Adjectives Song, Adjective Song (Adjectives by Melissa) | Award Winning Educational Song Video

I wrote this song about adjectives as a memorable tool to help my students learn and understand adjectives for life. I wrote this song to illustrate the powe...

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....

s

 

Main activity 

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!

"Wide Open World of Adjectives" by The Bazillions

Make your writing interesting! Discover the wide open world of adjectives with the Bazillions! Find out more at http://www.thebazillions.com Wide open world ...

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

 

Starter 

 

Main activity 

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. 

 

Writing checklist

-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!

 

Little Red Hen sentence building cards

The Little Red Hen with actions

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