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01.06.20

This week in English, we'd like you to try something a little different using resources from the Oak National Academy. We would like you to access the site and follow through the series of five lessons which focus on the genre of persuasive letters. More information about the Oak National Academy for parents and pupils can be accessed by clicking here.

For each of the lessons, you will need to access the National Academy website and scroll down the the third section 'Genre Focus: Persuasive Letter' where you can access each of the five lessons for this week. Click here to take you to the Year 5, English section of the site.

 

Monday 1st June:

 Task 1: If you haven't already... Complete the Pupil Voice Survey - Reading at SPS. Click here to open. 

 Task 2: Persuasive Letter: Reading Comprehension (Inference)

✎ Click here to access Lesson 1.

✎ Work through the lesson (a video, slideshow worksheet, and an exit quiz to see what you have learnt).

 Task 3: Spelling: Statutory Spelling Lists and Activities

All activities from the Nelson Spelling Pupil Book should now have been completed since you started in Year 5. You should now primarily focus on ensuring that you can spell as many of the words from the Year 5 / 6 Statutory Spelling list as you can.

Remember, the best way to practise spelling is by taking a 'little and often' approach. 5-10 minutes every day is better than one 1-hour long session each week. It is important to practise the same words repeatedly in order to make them 'stick'.

 

Tuesday 2nd June:

 Task 1: 10 minutes (minimum) of independent or shared reading, followed by a reading response activity from the reading journals hand out (available below).

 Task 2: Persuasive Letter: Reading Comprehension (Word Meaning)

✎ Click here to access Lesson 2.

✎ Work through the lesson (introductory quiz to see what you know already, video, slideshow worksheet and an exit quiz to see what you have learnt).

 

Wednesday 3rd June:

 Task 1: 10 minutes (minimum) of independent or shared reading, followed by a reading response activity from the reading journals hand out (available below).

 Task 2: Persuasive Letter: Identifying the Features of a Text 

✎ Click here to access Lesson 3.

✎ Work through the lesson (introductory quiz to see what you know already, video, slideshow worksheet and an exit quiz to see what you have learnt).

 

Thursday 4th June:

 Task 1: 10 minutes (minimum) of independent or shared reading, followed by a reading response activity from the reading journals hand out (available below).

 Task 2: Persuasive Letter: SPaG Focus - List of Three

✎ Click here to access Lesson 4.

✎ Work through the lesson (introductory quiz to see what you know already, video, slideshow worksheet and an exit quiz to see what you have learnt).

 

Friday 5th June:

 Task 1: 10 minutes (minimum) of independent or shared reading, followed by a reading response activity from the reading journals hand out (available below).

 Task 2: Persuasive Letter: Write a Persuasive Letter

✎ Click here to access Lesson 5.

✎ Work through the lesson (introductory quiz to see what you know already, video and a slideshow worksheet).

 

We have already learnt about persuasive techniques in Year 5. Below is the PERSUADER acronym we have used. See how many of these features you can work into your persuasive letters:

 

  • P - Personal pronouns
  • E - Emotive language
  • R - Rhetorical questions
  • S - Statistics and facts
  • U - Using the authoritative voice
  • A - Anecdotes and alliteration
  • D - Description and imagery (including similes and metaphors)
  • E - Exaggeration
  • R - Repetition and the power of 3
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