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23.03.20

English Home Learning Activity Details: 23.03.20

 

If you have any questions about any of the tasks set below, or would like to share what you have done with us, email: yearfive@stokenchurchprimary.bucks.sch.uk

 

All resources available for download can be found at the bottom of this page (keep scrolling).

 

Monday 23rd March:

 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: Reading Comprehension: Lottery Win newspaper report

Read the article and answer the attached questions (provided in the pack issued on Friday, check back for answers).

 Task 3: Spelling: ie (Unit 22)

From the Nelson Spelling textbook (may be a photocopied booklet): Unit 22 on pages 48 and 49. Complete in the exercise book provided. We recommend recording the short date, subject and focus at the start (just like we would in school, but simpler to help you keep track, check back for answers).

  • Must: Complete Focus
  • Should: Complete Extra
  • Could: Complete Extension

 

Tuesday 24th March:

 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: Grammar: Direct and reported speech

Work your way through the PowerPoint hand out (provided in the pack issued on Friday, available below). Complete the worksheet (provided in the pack issued on Friday, check back for answers).

 

Wednesday 25th March:

 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: Writing: Planning a newspaper report

Use the planning sheet (provided in the pack issued on Friday) to help you to plan a newspaper report about Michael's safe return home after over a year missing on the island (Kensuke's Kingdom - read in class).

 

Thursday 26th March:

 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: Writing: Writing a newspaper report

In your exercise books, write a first draft of a newspaper report about Michael's safe return home after over a year missing on the island (Kensuke's Kingdom - read in class). We recommend recording the short date, subject and focus at the start (just like we would in school, but simpler to help you keep track).

  • Must: include an eye-catching headline; answer who? where? what? and when? in the first paragraph; include 3-5 additional short paragraphs providing more detail for the reader.
  • Should: include all 'musts' and 1-3 quotes using direct speech.
  • Could: included all 'musts' and 1-3 quotes using a combination of direct and reported speech.

 

Friday 27th March:

 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: Writing: Editing a newspaper report

Using a coloured pencil (or pen), edit the newspaper report you wrote yesterday, checking punctuation, spelling and vocabulary carefully. You may choose to use the Newspaper Report Writing Checklist (available to download below) to make sure you have remembered everything. Once this is done, present a final version - get creative with this, remembering bold headlines, columns, and pictures with captions. You may even choose to word process (type) your final piece on a computer.

  • Must: check for basic punctuation (capital letters, full stops, commas and speech punctuation - refer to the PowerPoint used on Tuesday).
  • Should: check for all the 'musts' and improve at least 5 word choices (adjectives, verbs, adverbs, etc.)
  • Could: check for all the 'musts' and the 'shoulds' and ensure tenses are correct - be careful, there may be appropriate opportunities within your writing to swap between past, present and future.
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