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English Home Learning Activity Details: 30.03.20

 

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 30th 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: Write a Letter

Write a letter to post or email to an older member of the community or someone in your family who many be feeling in need of company. Remember to tell them about what you have been up to and to ask them questions as well. There is a resource to download in the downloads section which gives an example of an informal letter and there are some annotations to explain some of the features to help you.

  • Must: Include who you are writing to, some details about what you have been doing across two (or more paragraphs) and who the letter is from.
  • Should: All of the 'musts' and ask at least 3 questions, appropriately placed and punctuated within your letter.
  • Could: Send the letter to the person you wrote to via post or email.

The deputy manager of Buckingham House Care Home in Gerrards Cross has suggested this activity, and has said residents would be thrilled to receive letters and drawings from children especially, particularly due to the lack of visitors.

Letters can be sent to:

Letters to Residents

Buckingham House Care Home

Off Oxford Road

Gerrards Cross

SL9 7DP.

 Task 3: Spelling: ei (Unit 23)

From the Nelson Spelling textbook (may be a photocopied booklet): Unit 23 on pages 50 and 51. 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 31st 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 - Fronted Adverbials

Download the Fronted Adverbials PowerPoint resource below (also available as a PDF if you do not have Microsoft Office). If you can, work through it as a Slide Show. Download the Activity Sheet below and answer the questions - there are three levels to choose from: Level 1, Level 2 or Level 3. You may choose to answer these questions on the sheet (if you print it) or in your exercise books - if you choose this option, 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).

 

Wednesday 1st April:

 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

In the Resources to Download section below, you can choose from Level 1, Level 2 or Level 3, depending on how confident with reading you are.

Each document contains a text (Biography of Michael Morpurgo) followed by questions for you to answer. You may choose to answer these questions on the sheet (if you print it) or in your exercise books - if you choose this option, 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).

 

Thursday 2nd April:

 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: Plan a Author's Biography

Choose an author whose books you enjoy and research them. Find out about their life, education, interests/hobbies and achievements. Make notes and organise them into categories which will form the subheadings/sections of the biography you write.

  • Must: Plan a title, introduction and 2 subheadings/sections.
  • Should: Plan a title, introduction, 3-4 subheadings/sections and a 'top ten' fact box.
  • Could: Plan a title, introduction, 4 subheadings/sections, a 'top ten' fact box and a quiz for your reader to complete.

 

Friday 3rd April:

 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: Write an Author's Biography

Write a biography for the author who you chose and researched yesterday. Think carefully about how to present your writing in an interesting, clear and eye catching way to entice the reader.

  • Must: Include a title, introduction and 2 subheadings/sections.
  • Should: Include a title, introduction, 3-4 subheadings/sections and a 'top ten' fact box.
  • Could: Include a title, introduction, 4 subheadings/sections, a 'top ten' fact box and a quiz for your reader to complete.

We would love to see your finished pieces of writing and who you have chosen to write about - email us a scan, photo or document of your work (and maybe even challenge us to complete your quiz if you do one).

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