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08.02.21 - Instructions

This week, our unit of writing focuses on the genre of instructions.

 

Monday 8th 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 17: ost and oll': 

  • 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 identify the key features of instructions

✎ These instructions are only for if you are not joining us on the Zoom call today!

  • Start by jotting down all the key features of instructions that you can remember. How many have you got?
  • Download the origami instructions, and have a go at each of them in the order they are shown. You will need to start with a square piece of paper for each one. Instructions on how to create a square piece of paper can be found here. Remember, the more accurate and sharp each of your folds and creases are, the better the final result. Beware: lots of patients is required, don't be disheartened if you get frustrated. Move on to the next set of instructions if you get really stuck.
  • Once you have had a go at each set, can you think about which set was the easiest to follow and which was the most difficult? Why do you think this is? What key features did each set have or not have?
  • Finally, research the key features of instructions and write a final list of key features that are needed to make instructions effective and easy to follow for the reader. Were there any that you missed in your original list?

 

Tuesday 9th February:

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

Main Lesson: To add detail to sentences using adverbial phrases

✎ Miss Scott has put together a video to help refresh your knowledge on adverbs, adverbials, fronted adverbials and adverbial phrases. Click here to watch the video.

✎ As a fun activity to start your English and refresh your knowledge of adverbial phrases, there is a pairs matching game available below where you need to match the adverbial phrase to the different types of adverbial phrases. If you are able to play with a family member, see who gets the most pairs to win! The rules and information are available as part of the activity pack.

✎ Today's lesson is a grammar focus on adverbial phrases. There is a worksheet available below with a range of activities on adverbs and adverbial phrases to support your writing this week. Start where you feel is appropriate and don't feel that you need to complete ALL of the questions in each Challenge. If you start on Challenge 1, for example, you could do some of the questions and then move onto Challenge 2.

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

 

Wednesday 10th February:

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

Main Lesson: To use the key features to plan a set of instructions

✎ Watch this video (click here) which is an animated trailer for the book  'Instructions' by Neil Gaiman and Charles Vess. It's a great way of understanding how detailed instructions could be and that they aren't just for recipes!

✎ Now it's time to start planning your instructions. You need to plan a set of instructions for the steps you or someone would need to take if you found yourself in a more negative emotion/state of feeling. Have a think back to your monster picture on Monday and how you feel when your monster is around. What are the steps to make your monster go away? Take some time to think about what your emotion/feeling is going to be and what the steps could be to move away from that to a more positive emotion.

✎ Use the planning sheet available below to plan your instructions using all of the instructions key features we've looked at this week as well as the adverbial phrases to help structure and sequence your steps. Use the boxes on the right hand side to jot down ideas for your instructions. There are some additional resources available to support your planning including a word mat and the general features of instructions checklist.

✎ Try to be creative with your steps and think back to the Instructions book video for inspiration. Don't include too many steps (maximum 12) but instead make each one as detailed as you can and ensure that the steps are in chronological order (in the order that you would need to complete them to get to the end goal).

  • Must: plan a set of instructions with at least 4 steps using some of the key features of instruction writing - try to fill in the first page and the method/list of steps box of the planning sheet.
  • Should: plan a set of instructions with at least 6-8 steps using the majority of the key features of instructions as identified this week. Try to fill in the first two pages of the planning sheet.
  • Could: write a set of instructions with 9-12 steps using all of the key features of instructions identified this week - try to complete all of the sections of the planning sheet (the pictures/diagrams are optional). You could even try including some relative clauses in the method, thinking back to last week's learning.

 

Thursday 11th February:

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

Main Lesson: To write a set of instructions using the key features

✎ Using your planning sheet from yesterday, you need to write up (or type) your neat version of your instructions. Have a check over your plan before you get writing, making sure you've included as many of the key features of instructions as possible. Don't forget to email your final instructions through to the Year 5 email address (yearfive@stokenchurchprimary.bucks.sch.uk).

  • Must: write a set of instructions with at least 4 steps using some of the key features of instruction writing from this week.
  • Should: write a set of instructions with at least 6-8 steps using the majority of the key features of instructions as identified this week including: imperative verbs, adverbs and adverbial phrases, list of equipment/tools and an introduction to your instructions.
  • Could: write a set of instructions with 9-12 steps using all of the key features of instructions identified this week. Try including some relative clauses to extend your writing further.

 

Friday 12th February:

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

Main Lesson: To follow a set of instructions and record my progress

✎ Now that you have written your set of instructions, you are going to be taking time to follow that set of instructions yourself and record your progress whilst doing so. You might need to get creative with how you record your progress, especially if some of the steps of your instructions were quite adventurous or extravagant! You could ask a family member to take pictures of you following the steps, you could draw pictures of each of your steps or even record a video of the steps being followed! You have complete creative licence over this and we can't wait to see the results. Don't forget to send your creations to the Year 5 email address (yearfive@stokenchurchprimary.bucks.sch.uk).

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