Menu

COVID-19 Home Learning Links

Please click on the link below to be directed to Stokenchurch Primary School's Home Learning resources page

Home Page

01.02.21 - Suspense Narratives

This week, we are continuing our unit of writing that focuses on the genre of suspense.

 

Monday 1st February:

Spelling Practice: 

✎ Nelson: Complete the activities from the Nelson text book (available at the bottom of this page).

This week's session is 'Unit 16: ough': 

  • Must: complete 'Focus'
  • Should: complete 'Focus' and 'Extra'
  • Could: complete 'Focus', 'Extra' and 'Extension' using some of the words in sentences of your own.

Main Lesson: To answer questions about a text that builds tension [A birthday to remember]

✎ Read through the extract from the suspense story 'A birthday to remember'. Try to carefully answer the questions provided that mostly focus on sharing your opinions, defining key words within the text and explaining why you believe the author has made certain writing choices. Remember what was said in last week's Live Lesson regarding using the text to support your answers!

  • Must: complete Challenge 1
  • Should: complete Challenge 1 & 2
  • Could: complete Challenge 1, 2 &3

 

Tuesday 2nd February:

Reading Response: Complete 10 minutes (minimum) of independent or shared reading. 

Main Lesson: To use and punctuate relative clauses

✎ Mrs Milne has also put together an amazing and very helpful Loom video that you can watch which talks you through what relative clauses are and how to use them. Watch it by clicking here. (There was an error on the previous link, so if you tried it and it didn't work, it should do now. Sorry about that!)

✎ Read through the examples as well as using BBC Bitesize (https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zwwp8mn/articles/zsrt4qt) to support refreshing your memory on relative clauses which we learnt about in autumn term. Complete the tasks on relative clauses to practice using these complex sentences in order to support your writing this week. 

  • Must: complete 'Focus'
  • Should: complete 'Focus' and 'Practice'
  • Could: complete 'Focus', 'Practice' and 'Extension'.

 

Wednesday 3rd February:

Reading Response: Complete 10 minutes (minimum) of independent or shared reading. 

Main Lesson: To storyboard key events from a video to plan my writing

✎ Watch the short film 'Road's End' (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQN-KvFvTJg). It's an intriguing short film that is full of mystery focussing on a hitch hiker and a kind passer-by... but not everything appears to be quite what it seems! Next, using your choice of the storyboard templates (or your own created template if you'd prefer!), create a storyboard explanation including pictures and description of what happens within the film. 

  • Must: Complete a storyboard that includes 4-6 stages/boxes describing in detail what happens within the short film. You should include written description alongside illustrations.
  • Should: Complete a storyboard that includes 6+ stages/boxes describing in detail what happens within the short film. You should include written description alongside illustrations.
  • Could: Complete a storyboard that includes 6+ stages/boxes describing in detail what happens within the short film. You should include written description alongside illustrations. In addition for each stage/box explain why you think the described events happen.

 

Thursday 4th February:

Handwriting and Spelling Practice: Download the Statutory Spelling and Handwriting Mindfulness Booklet (available at the bottom of this page). Complete letters G and H.

Main Lesson: To practice different ways to add detail and description

✎ Use the 'Descriptive Toolkit Handout' to remind yourself of the variety of ways you can build effective description within story writing. Using this to support you, alongside last week's Live Lessons and the 'Planning Proforma' below, plan the detailed description and key sentences you will use to write your own short story version of 'Roads End' from yesterday. Please note we are asking you to retell this story with the same events and leaving the same cliff hanger as the short film does. YOU ARE NOT EXPECTED TO WRITE A COMPLETELY NEW STORY IDEA FROM SCRATCH! We are looking to see how you would use descriptive language and sentence structure to tell the same story as others.

  • Must: Build a plan that includes description using careful vocabulary choices that focus on use of a range of senses and figurative language.
  • Should: Build a plan that includes description using careful vocabulary choices that focus on use of a range of senses, figurative language and sentences with relative clauses.
  • Could: Build a plan that includes description using careful vocabulary choices that focus on use of a range of senses, figurative language, sentences with relative clauses along with varying sentence lengths and types (simple, compound and complex).

 

Friday 5th February:

Reading Response: Complete 10 minutes (minimum) of independent or shared reading. 

Main Lesson: To write a short suspense narrative based on a video

✎ This is the conclusion to our two week unit on suspense stories - time to show off what you have learnt and what you can do! Using your planning from this week along with any word mat and phrases resources you wish from the previous week it is time to write a short story retelling the short film 'Road's end'. As we know everyone is writing the same story it is going to be really interesting to see how you choose to build description to describe the events in your own words and using the techniques we have practiced over the last two weeks! Use the checklist from last week (available below as well) to support in creating the best short story possible! 

  • Must: Write a short story that includes description using careful vocabulary choices that focus on use of a range of senses and figurative language.
  • Should: Write a short story that includes description using careful vocabulary choices that focus on use of a range of senses, figurative language and sentences with relative clauses.
  • Could: Write a short story that includes description using careful vocabulary choices that focus on use of a range of senses, figurative language, sentences with relative clauses along with varying sentence lengths and types (simple, compound and complex).
Top