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English Tasks

Tuesday 14th July

This week we are going to use Pobble 365 for our English work.

Click on the link below and you will be shown a picture.

https://www.pobble365.com/the-end-of-technology

Look at it carefully and complete the activities on the website:

  • Question Time
  • Sick Sentences
  • Sentence Challenge
  • Story Starter
  • Perfect Picture

Monday 13th July

This week we are going to use Pobble 365 for our English work.

Click on the link below and you will be shown a picture.

https://www.pobble365.com/watchwood-forest

Look at it carefully and complete the activities on the website:

  • Question Time
  • Sick Sentences
  • Sentence Challenge
  • Story Starter
  • Perfect Picture

Friday 10th July

  • Spelling: year 3/4 spellings

Ask someone to test you on the words you outlined on Monday. Let me know how you did!

  • Word of the Day: intermittent

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  • Grammar: Re-write the conversation below with the correct punctuation for direct speech (recap here).

What's the weather like? I asked my sister. She replied, It's still raining!

  • English Activity:

Click here for our book 'Belonging- Jeannie Baker'.

Today is your final day to finish publishing and illustrating your story. Please take particular care with your handwriting, I would love to see how you have improved!

I can’t wait to read your stories!

Thursday 9th July

Spelling: year 3/4 spellings

Choose one of the activities we usually use to practice your spellings:

  • Rainbow Words
  • Diamond Words
  • Look-Say-Cover-Write-Check
  • Letter Boxes
  • Segmenting
  • Write the definition for each of your spelling words
  • Write a sentence using each of your spelling words.

Word of the Day: prosper

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Grammar: Add either 'a' or 'an' in the sentence below.

It is ___ beautiful day for ___ picnic but make sure you bring ___ umbrella.

English Activity:
Click here for our book 'Belonging- Jeannie Baker'.

Today you are going to publish you work.

You will have two days to complete it. You can write or type it. You could illustrate it by drawing picture or using photographs from the book.

Wednesday 8th July

Spelling: year 3/4 spellings

Choose one of the activities we usually use to practice your spellings:

  • Rainbow Words
  • Diamond Words
  • Look-Say-Cover-Write-Check
  • Letter Boxes
  • Segmenting
  • Write the definition for each of your spelling words
  • Write a sentence using each of your spelling words.

Word of the Day: intensely

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Grammar: Can you turn these words into plurals:

  1. Spy ________
  2. Jelly _______

English Activity:
Click here for our book 'Belonging- Jeannie Baker'.

Today you are going to proof-read and edit your writing. Here are the Editing Stations:

  • Capitalisation: Make sure you have capital letters at the start of each sentence, and for all proper nouns.
  • Punctuation: Make sure every sentence ends with a full stop, exclamation mark or question mark.
  • Grammar: Read each sentence carefully to make sure it makes sense.
  • Spelling: Check any words you are unsure about.

Tuesday 7th July

Spelling: Choose one of the activities we usually use to practice spellings:

  • Rainbow Words
  • Diamond Words
  • Look-Say-Cover-Write-Check
  • Letter Boxes
  • Segmenting
  • Write the definition for each of your spelling words
  • Write a sentence using each of your spelling words.

Word of the Day: intrepid
Definition - Word Class - Context - Synonyms - Antonyms – Modifications
Grammar: Can you think of an adjective and an adverb beginning with…
English Activity: Today you are going to start writing your ‘Belonging’ story.
Here are some things to include:
  • Fronted Adverbials to vary sentence beginnings.
  • Expanded noun phrases for description.
  • Dialogue with correct punctuation for direct speech.

Monday 7th July

  • Spelling: year 3/4 spellings

Below are all of the Statutory Spelling words. You should now have learnt all of them! You job for the next two weeks is to look back at the spelling tests you have done during lockdown and find any you got wrong. They are you words for the next two weeks.

Today you are going to identify incorrect words and write them in your diary.

  • Word of the Day: optimist

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  • Grammar: Write a suitable conjunction in the sentence below.

I didn't go out _____ it rained.

  • English Activity:

Click here for our book 'Belonging- Jeannie Baker'.

This week you are going to be writing the story to go with ‘Belonging.’ Today your task is to plan it.

1. Watch this video about planning a story to help you.

2. You will need to tell the story in about 5 paragraphs. To plan make notes about what happens in this part of the story.

  • What? (main idea event)
  • Who?
  • Where?
  • When?
  • Why?

You may want to use the Paragraphs planning sheet.

Thursday 2nd July

Spelling: year 3/4 spellings

Choose one of the activities we usually use to practice your spellings:

  • Rainbow Words
  • Diamond Words
  • Look-Say-Cover-Write-Check
  • Letter Boxes
  • Segmenting
  • Write the definition for each of your spelling words
  • Write a sentence using each of your spelling words.

Word of the Day: socialise

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Grammar: Underline the verb in the sentence below.

The man laughed happily.

Re-write the sentence with a different adverb to change its mood.

English Activity:

Click here for our book 'Belonging- Jeannie Baker'. You will notice there is no text- this means you will have to examine each picture really carefully to make sure you don't miss anything.

Click the link above, and use it to answer the questions below.

  1. How do we know the main character's name?
  2. How does Tracy become interested in gardening?
  3. How old was Tracy when she got married?
  4. Look at the back cover of the book. What kind of shop did Tracy open?
  5. Describe how the neighbourhood changed through the story.

Wednesday 1st July

Spelling: Choose a spelling activity- see spelling sheet.

Word of the Day: blissfully

Definition - Word Class - Context - Synonyms - Antonyms – Modifications

Grammar: Write these verbs in their past tense forms:

  • I finish ___________________________________________________________
  • I skip ___________________________________________________________
  • I hop ___________________________________________________________

No English Activity today due to technical difficulties.

Tuesday 30th June

Spelling: Choose one of the activities we usually use to practice spellings:

  • Rainbow Words
  • Diamond Words
  • Look-Say-Cover-Write-Check
  • Letter Boxes
  • Segmenting
  • Write the definition for each of your spelling words
  • Write a sentence using each of your spelling words.

Word of the Day: affluent

Definition - Word Class - Context - Synonyms - Antonyms – Modifications

Grammar: Write these as contractions with apostrophes:

  • do not _______________
  • cannot _______________

English Activity: You may remember that in Year 3 you studied a book called ‘Window’ by

Jeannie Baker. This week we are going to start looking at a book called ‘Belonging’ by the same author.

Today I want you to begin thinking about the book the way we always do- See, Think, Wonder, Predict. Click here to see the cover.

  • See- look at the title and the illustrations. What do you see and what does it tell you about what the book might be about?
  • Think- make connections; Text-To-Text (does it remind you of another book), Text-To-Self (does it remind you of something you've done), Text-To-World (does it remind you of a real-life event.)
  • Wonder- what questions do you have?
  • Predict- make a prediction about what the text will be about.

Monday 29th June 2020

Spelling: year 3/4 spellings

Below are all of the Statutory Spelling words. You should now have learnt all of them! You job for the next two weeks is to look back at the spelling tests you have done during lockdown and find any you got wrong. They will be your words for the next two weeks.

Today you are going to identify the words you got wrong and and write them in your diary.

Word of the Day: heatwave

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Grammar: Write a sentence that contains a preposition (click for a reminder).

English Activity:

For the end of the school year all of the teachers are going to produce a book of memories. Your English Task for today is to write your contribution to the book. I would like you to write about something we have done this year- something funny, something you enjoyed, a favourite moment from class. This must be completed and emailed to me by the end of this week.

You can either type this or hand write it and send me a picture. If you would like, you could also draw a self portrait picture to go with this, no bigger than a passport photo.

I can't wait to see all of them!

Friday 26th June

Spelling: Ask someone to test you. Let me know how you did!

Grammar: Which conjunction would fit best in this sentence?

  • Ben fell in the playground, __________ he didn’t hurt himself.

English Activity:

Today you are going to publish you work. You could:

  • Write it out in your neatest handwriting.
  • Type it.
  • Make a poster.
  • Make a powerpoint presentation.

I can’t wait to see the finished work!

Thursday 25th June

Spelling: Choose one of the activities we usually use to practice spellings:

  • Rainbow Words
  • Diamond Words
  • Look-Say-Cover-Write-Check
  • Letter Boxes
  • Segmenting
  • Write the definition for each of your spelling words
  • Write a sentence using each of your spelling words.

Grammar: Circle the preposition in this sentence:

  • The cow is in the field.

English Activity:

Today you are going to proof-read and edit your writing. Here are the Editing Stations:

  • Capitalisation: Make sure you have capital letters at the start of each sentence, and for all proper nouns.
  • Punctuation: Make sure every sentence ends with a full stop, exclamation mark or question mark.
  • Grammar: Read each sentence carefully to make sure it makes sense.
  • Spelling: Check any words you are unsure about.

Wednesday 24th June

Spelling: Word scramble

Word of the Day: Biographical

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Grammar: List two adjectives to describe your favourite teddy bear.

English Activity:

Today you are going to start writing your biography. Use the three

sections from yesterday as sub-headings to help you organise your

writing.

  • Background information
  • Achievements
  • Challenges

Tuesday 23rd June

Spelling:

Word of the Day: iconic

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Grammar: Join the correct prefix to each root word:

English Activity:

Your writing activity for this week is to write a short biography about another influential black man or woman. Today you will simply need to research the person you choose. You will need to find out about:

  • Background information: where/ when they were born, family, school, etc.
  • Achievements: why this person is famous.
  • Challenges: what setbacks or challenges they have had to deal with.

Here is a list of people for you to choose from.

Monday 22nd June

Spelling:

Here are your spellings for this week:

Please copy your words into your diary.

Word of the Day: hostility

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Grammar: Underline the correct verb to create a present perfect sentence:

  • Oh, no! I (has/ have) broken my pencil!

English Activity:

https://www.penguin.co.uk/articles/children/2019/oct/influential-black-men-and-women-who-shaped-britain.html

Read the chapter on Paul Stephenson. Don’t forget that the most important thing is understanding the text. So, as you read, if you find a word you don’t know- stop reading and find out what it means!

  1. When Paul was two, he was evacuated from London to the countryside. What does this mean?
  2. Which word in the text means ‘saw’?
  3. What is one example of the racism Paul saw in Bristol?
  4. Why was Paul arrested?
  5. What did the 1965 Race Relations Act make illegal?

Challenge: The title of this text is ‘influential black men and women.’ ‘Influential’ means they had an impact or effect, or they caused something to change. Which person do you think had the biggest impact, and why?

Friday 19th June

Spelling: Ask someone to test you. Let me know how you did!

Word of the Day: stereotype

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English Activity: Grammar- Possessive Apostrophes

Look at the Apostrophe S Possessive Nouns knowledge organiser to help you (Hint: look at the sections on plural nouns.)

Follow the instructions to complete the Plural Nouns Challenge activity.

Thursday 18th June

Spelling:

Choose one of the activities we usually use to practice spellings:

  • Rainbow Words
  • Diamond Words
  • Look-Say-Cover-Write-Check
  • Letter Boxes
  • Segmenting
  • Write the definition for each of your spelling words
  • Write a sentence using each of your spelling words.

Word of the Day: tropical

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Grammar: What is the mistake in this text message?

English Activity:

https://www.penguin.co.uk/articles/children/2019/oct/influential-black-men-and-women-who-shaped-britain.html

Read the chapter on Tessa Sanderson. Don’t forget that the most important thing is understanding the text. So, as you read, if you find a word you don’t know- stop reading and find out what it means!

Tessa Sanderson was an outstanding athlete! Here is a table of her international competitions. Study it to answer the questions.

  1. In which years did Tessa come first?
  2. How many times did Tessa compete in the Olympic Games?
  3. What’s the longest distance Tessa threw the javelin in these competitions?
  4. For how many years did Tessa compete internationally?
  5. What’s the difference between Tessa’s best and worst throws?

Challenge:

Display this information in a graph.

Wednesday 17th June

Spelling: Word scramble

Word of the Day: segregated

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Grammar:

Can you unjumble these maths words?

  • lcirce __________
  • ghiet __________

English Activity:

https://www.penguin.co.uk/articles/children/2019/oct/influential-black-men-and-women-who-shaped-britain.html

Read the chapter on Charles R Drew. Don’t forget that the most important thing is understanding the text. So, as you read, if you find a word you don’t know- stop reading and find out what it means!

Answer the following questions:

  1. What made Charles interested in studying medicine?
  2. Where did he study medicine?
  3. What did Charles discover about separating blood?
  4. What word in the text means ordered/ commanded?
  5. Why did Charles resign from his job?

Tuesday 16th June

Spelling

Word of the Day: identity

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Grammar:

Can you think of a noun and a verb beginning with…

English Activity:

https://www.penguin.co.uk/articles/children/2019/oct/influential-black-men-and-women-who-shaped-britain.html

Read the chapter on Seaman William Brown. Don’t forget that the most important thing is understanding the text. So, as you read, if you find a word you don’t know- stop reading and find out what it means!

Seaman William Brown was kicked out of the Navy when it was discovered she was a woman! Imagine the scandal! Your task today is to write a newspaper report telling the public what has happened.

Some things to remember:

  • A headline that grabs the readers’ attention- as few words as possible.
  • A picture with a caption.
  • Include the facts- who, what, when, where, how.
  • Include a quote from an expert or witness.

Here is a newspaper template you can use if you wish.

Monday 15th June

Spelling:

Here are your spellings for this week:

Please copy your words into your diary.

Word of the Day: persistent

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Grammar:

Can you join pairs of these six words to make three compound words?

  • earth farm black yard board quake

English Activity:

https://www.penguin.co.uk/articles/children/2019/oct/influential-black-men-and-women-who-shaped-britain.html

Read the chapter on Harold Moody. Don’t forget that the most important thing is understanding the text. So, as you read, if you find a word you don’t know- stop reading and find out what it means!

Answer the following questions:

  1. Where did Harold train to be a doctor?
  2. What word in the text means to refuse to give something?
  3. What kind of racism did Harold face?
  4. Find out what the word ‘visionary’ means.

Order these events by putting numbers in the boxes. The first one has been done for you.

Friday 12th June

Spelling: Ask someone to test you. Let me know how you did!

Word of the Day: donate

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English Activity: Grammar- Possessive Apostrophes

Look at the Apostrophe S Possessive Nouns knowledge organiser to help you (Hint: look at the section on singular nouns.)

Follow the instructions to complete the Aaliyah’s Apostrophe Homework activity.

Thursday 11th June

Spelling:

Choose one of the activities we usually use to practice spellings:

  • Rainbow Words
  • Diamond Words
  • Look-Say-Cover-Write-Check
  • Letter Boxes
  • Segmenting
  • Write the definition for each of your spelling words
  • Write a sentence using each of your spelling words.

Word of the Day: estimated

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Grammar:

Can you write the plural forms of these singular nouns?

  • Toy: ­­­­­__________
  • Fox: __________
  • Fly: __________

English Activity

Read the chapter on Larry Page and Sergey Brin (p40-44). Don’t forget that the most important thing is understanding the text. So, as you read, if you find a word you don’t know- stop reading and find out what it means!

Which do you think is the most important piece of new technology discussed in this book?

Either:

  • Do some further research on the technology and write a short report about it

or

  • Write a short argument explaining why you think that technology is the most important.

Wednesday 10th June

Spelling: Word scramble

Word of the Day: sewage

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Grammar:

Can you improve this sentence by adding an expanded noun phrase?

  • The house stood on the hill.

English Activity

Read the chapter on Bill Gates (p33-39). Don’t forget that the most important thing is understanding the text. So, as you read, if you find a word you don’t know- stop reading and find out what it means!

Complete the Tech Words worksheet

Tuesday 9th June

Spelling

Word of the Day: profit

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Grammar: Can you write a pair of homophones to match the clues?

  • The brightest star in the sky. __________
  • Someone’ child that is a boy. __________

English Activity:

Click here to read our book 'Game changers- Computer Pioneers'.

Read the chapter on Tim Berners-Lee (p27-32). Don’t forget that the most important thing is understanding the text. So, as you read, if you find a word you don’t know- stop reading and find out what it means!

Answer the following questions:

1. What did Tim Berners-Lee invent? (p27)

2. How did playing with model railways help Tim? (p29)

3. In what year did the first ever website go online? (p30)

4. Why did Tim tell everyone how to create their own web pages for free? (p31)

5. How much money has Tim made from inventing the World Wide Web? (p31)

Monday 8th June

Spelling: Here are your spellings for this week:

Please copy your words into your diary.

Word of the Day: device

Definition - Word Class - Context - Synonyms - Antonyms – Modifications

Grammar:

Choose the best conjunction to fill the gap in each sentence:

  • You will not be allowed into the cinema __________ you have a ticket.
  • He took the penalty __________ he had hurt his leg.
  • They lit the camp fire __________ it was getting cold.

English Activity:

Click here to read our book 'Game changers- Computer Pioneers'.

Read the chapter on Steve Jobs (p21-26). Don’t forget that the most important thing is understanding the text. So, as you read, if you find a word you don’t know- stop reading and find out what it means!

Because of Steve Jobs people today can take a computer, tablet, phone, ipod with them wherever they go. There was a time when we couldn’t have imagined being able to do this! Design a computer of the future. What cool new functions would it have?

Friday 5th June

Spelling: Ask someone to test you on this week's spellings. Let me know how you did!

Word of the Day: mosaic

Definition - Word Class - Context - Synonyms - Antonyms – Modifications

English Activity: Grammar- Possessive Apostrophes

Look at the Apostrophe S Possessive Nouns knowledge organiser below to help you (Hint: look at the section on singular nouns.)

Thursday 4th June

Spelling:

Choose one of the activities we usually use to practice spellings:

  • Rainbow Words
  • Diamond Words
  • Look-Say-Cover-Write-Check
  • Letter Boxes
  • Segmenting
  • Write the definition for each of your spelling words
  • Write a sentence using each of your spelling words.

Word of the Day: launch

Definition - Word Class - Context - Synonyms - Antonyms – Modifications

Grammar:

Add inverted commas to this direct speech sentence:

  • Would you like to come to a tea party? asked the Queen.

English Activity

Click here to read our book 'Game changers- Computer Pioneers'.

Read the chapter on Susan Kare (p15-20). Don’t forget that the most important thing is understanding the text. So, as you read, if you find a word you don’t know- stop reading and find out what it means!

Susan Kare designed icons using little blocks called pixels (see p17-18.) Use some squared paper to make your own pixel picture.

Wednesday 3rd June

Spelling: Word scramble

Word of the Day: inspired

Definition - Word Class - Context - Synonyms - Antonyms – Modifications

Grammar:

Add a full stop, question mark or exclamation mark to the end of this sentence:

  • What big teeth you have, grandma

English Activity

Click here to read our book 'Game changers- Computer Pioneers'.

Read the chapter on Shigeru Miyamoto (p9-14).

Don’t forget that the most important thing is understanding the text. So, as you read, if you find a word you don’t know- stop reading and find out what it means!

Shigeru uses his personal life for inspiration for his games (see p12).

Use the Shigeru Miyamoto method to invent a computer game and character – what would they look like? What would they do?

Tuesday 2nd June

Spelling:

Word of the Day: calculations

Definition - Word Class - Context - Synonyms - Antonyms – Modifications

Grammar:

Underline all the verbs in this sentence:

  • Jamie stirred the cake mixture, poured it into the tin and put it in the oven.

English Activity

Click here to read our book 'Game changers- Computer Pioneers'.

Read the chapter on Grace Hopper (p3-8). Don’t forget that the most important thing is understanding the text. So, as you read, if you find a word you don’t know- stop reading and find out what it means!

Answer the following questions:
1. What subject was Grace interested in at school? (p4)

2. Why couldn’t Grace join the Navy the first time she applied? (p4)

3. How big was the Mark I computer? (p5)

4. How was the term ‘computer bug’ invented? (p6)

5. What language did Grace create? (p7)

Monday 1st June

Spelling: Here are your spellings for this week:

Please copy your words into your diary.

Word of the Day: pioneer

Definition - Word Class - Context - Synonyms - Antonyms – Modifications

Grammar: Can you add an adjective to this sentence?

  • The ­­­­­__________ snake slithered through the grass.

English Activity:

Today we are going to start reading a new book! Here is the cover:

Today I want you to begin thinking about the book the way we always do- See, Think, Wonder, Predict.

  • See- look at the title and the illustrations. What do you see and what does it tell you about what the book might be about?
  • Think- make connections; Text-To-Text (does it remind you of another book), Text-To-Self (does it remind you of something you've done), Text-To-World (does it remind you of a real-life event.)
  • Wonder- what questions do you have?
  • Predict- make a prediction about what the text will be about.

Friday 22nd May

Spelling: Ask someone to test you. Let me know how you did!

Word of the Day: demand

Definition - Word Class - Context - Synonyms - Antonyms – Modifications

Grammar: Place the homophones ‘seen’ and ‘scene’ correctly in this sentence:

  • Have you __________ the __________ in the movie where the dinosaur appears?

Now, can you write the homophones ‘meat’ and ‘meet’ in one sentence?

English Activity: Imagine that ‘The Myth of the Minotaur’ is going to be released as a children’s book. Your job is to design the front cover for the book!

Thursday 21st May

Spelling:

Choose one of the activities we usually use to practice spellings:

  • Rainbow Words
  • Diamond Words
  • Look-Say-Cover-Write-Check
  • Letter Boxes
  • Segmenting
  • Write the definition for each of your spelling words
  • Write a sentence using each of your spelling words.

Word of the Day: courageous

Definition - Word Class - Context - Synonyms - Antonyms – Modifications

Grammar: Add the prefixes inter-, auto- or anti- to these root words:

  • active _______________
  • social _______________
  • pilot _______________

English Activity: Re-tell the story of ‘The Myth of the Minotaur’ from the point of view of either Theseus or the Minotaur.

Wednesday 20th May

Spelling

Word of the Day: gore

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Grammar: Write an exclamation sentence and a question sentence about this picture

English task:

Read the poem ‘The Myth of the Minotaur' here.

Divide a piece of paper into six parts like this:

In the top three boxes write what happened in the beginning, middle and end of the story of the Minotaur. In the boxes underneath draw a picture to go with each part.

Tuesday 19th May

Spelling:

Word of the Day: insatiable

Definition - Word Class - Context - Synonyms - Antonyms – Modifications

Grammar: Write these verbs in their past tense form:

  • I bring _______________
  • I buy _______________
  • I deal _______________
  • I freeze _______________

English Activity: Read the information ‘Origins of the Myth.’ (It's at the end of the poem you read yesterday.)

Don’t forget to annotate the text as you read- highlight any words you don’t know and find out what they mean.

Answer the following questions:

1. Who was Minos?

2. Use a dictionary to find out the meaning of the word ‘ceremony.’

3. What does an archaeologist do?

4. What sport was popular in ancient Crete?

5. What do historians know about the real Theseus?

King Minos was supposed to have lived in a palace in Crete, in a place called Knossos. Today you can visit the ruins at Knossos. See what you can find out about either the island of Crete or the palace of Knossos and create a fact file.

Monday 18th May

Spelling:

Here are your spellings for this week:

Please copy the words into our diary

Word of the Day: monstrous

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Grammar: Add in the correct verbs to make this a present perfect sentence:

  • The firefighters __________ __________ to put out the fire.

English Activity: Read the poem ‘The Myth of the Minotaur.’ Don’t forget to annotate the text as you read- highlight any words you don’t know and find out what they mean.

Answer the following questions:

1. Whose pet was the Minotaur?

2. Why did the king put people into the labyrinth?

3. Find the word in the poem that means shout/ yell.

4. How did Theseus find his way out of the maze?

5. Who helped him?

Use the description in the poem to draw a picture of the Minotaur.

Friday 15th May

Spelling: Ask someone to test you on this weeks spellings. Let me know how you did!

Word of the Day: shortage

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Grammar: Can you invent a direct speech sentence that Ben (the boy in this picture) might be saying?

English Activity

Finish your story and send it to me!

Thursday 14th May

Spelling:

Practice this week's spellings using one of the strategies below:

Word of the Day: scrounge

Def:

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Antonym:

Grammar: Can you write a definition for each of these homophone word?

  1. Peace __________________________________________________
  2. Piece ___________________________________________________

English task:

Today you are going to start publishing your story, but I want you to choose how to do it. You could:

  • Write it out in your best handwriting or type it.
  • Make a book.
  • Make it into a cartoon.
  • Make a Powerpoint Presentation.

Perhaps you can think of a different way, be creative! You have two days to complete it. I can’t wait to read them!

Wednesday 13th May

Spelling:

Word of the Day: spherical

Definition - Word Class - Context - Synonyms - Antonyms – Modifications

Grammar: Fill in the missing word - ‘a’ or ‘an’ - in this sentence.

  • Cerise went to the shop and she bought _____ dozen eggs, bag of flour and _____ Easter card.

English Activity

Use the Editing Guide to help you make sure your writing is your best!

Tuesday 12th May

Spelling

Word of the Day: speculate

Definition - Word Class - Context - Synonyms - Antonyms – Modifications

Grammar: Add two different subordinating conjunctions to these sentences:

  • Dolphins breath oxygen __________ they are mammals.
  • Many people believe they are fish __________ they live in water.

English Activity

Finish writing your story!

Monday 11th May

Spelling: Here are your spellings for this week:

Please copy your words into your diary

Word of the Day: snarling

Definition - Word Class - Context - Synonyms - Antonyms – Modifications

Grammar: Complete the table by turning these adjectives into adverbs. The first one has been done for you.

English Activity

Today you are going to start writing your story!

You will have two days to complete your draft, so write as much or as little as you want today.

Be creative and have fun!

Thursday 7th May

Spelling: Choose one of the activities we usually use to practice spellings:

  • Rainbow Words
  • Diamond Words
  • Look-Say-Cover-Write-Check
  • Letter Boxes
  • Segmenting

​​​​​Word of the Day: anxiety

Definition - Word Class - Context - Synonyms - Antonyms – Modifications

Grammar: Can you underline the main clause in this sentence and circle the subordinating conjunction?

  • Stone Age men were very skilled hunters because they had to catch their own food to survive.

English Activity

Today we are going to go back to the features that we looked at on Monday and make a Boxed Success Criteria for your story.

  • Purpose: To Entertain
  • Effects: what do you want people to think or feel as they read your story?
  • Success Criteria: which of the features will help get the effects you want?
  • Examples: add some examples of the features that you can use in your story.

Wednesday 6th May

Spelling: Write the definition of your words or use them in sentences.

Word of the Day: hesitated

Definition - Word Class - Context - Synonyms - Antonyms – Modifications

Grammar: Place a tick in each row to show how you would form the plural version of the noun:

English Activity

Today you are going to start thinking about the next chapter of the story- after all, it does say: To Be Continued…

Think about Cronos- where is he, what could he be planning next? Have you learnt anything from your topic work about the gods that you could include? Keep thinking about the features you looked at yesterday.

You are going to use the story graph to plan your chapter. You will need to include:

  • Sizzling Start: to grab the reader’s attention
  • Backfill: explain who the characters are
  • Problems: tighten the tension as you go through the story
  • Exciting Ending: the climax, the most exciting part

Character Resolution: what happened when it was all over

Tuesday 5th May

Spelling

Word of the Day: studious

Definition - Word Class - Context - Synonyms - Antonyms – Modifications

Grammar: Draw lines to the correct word endings. -gue or -que?

English Activity

Today we are going to start thinking about some writing. Your writing task is going to be to write the next instalment of the Titans’ adventures. But we’re not going to jump right in. We are going to go through the process we would usually go through at that school, and that means we need to start with identifying the features of a myth. See if you can find examples of these features in the text ‘Perseus and Medusa’ and underline them in different colours.

Features:

  • Good and evil characters
  • Has gods in the story
  • Has fantastical creatures or monsters
  • Descriptions or characters and places
  • Correctly punctuated dialogue
  • Expanded noun phrases for descriptions.
  • Fronted adverbials to vary sentence openers
Perseus and Medusa
Long, long ago, in ancient Greece, there lived a vindictive king named Polydectus who was keen to marry the mother of Perseus, Danae. Polydectus knew that Perseus would not allow his mother to marry him so the manipulative king sent Perseus away on a quest, not expecting him to return. “Bring me the head of the monster Medusa,” blasted the King, “and I will not bother your mother again!”
Medusa (who was as ugly as a gargoyle) was a hideous creature. With claw-like hands and tusks for teeth, the monster was the most fearsome in the land. Instead of hair, Medusa had live, venomous snakes that hissed constantly like a tap that had been left on. Her skin had a loathsome, greenish tinge and she had the devil’s eyes. She was the loneliest and most miserable creature for anyone who made eye contact with her would instantly be turned to stone.
Knowing that he was facing an impossible mission, Perseus, who normally feared nothing, went to the Temple of Athena to pray for help. The gods heard his prayers and granted him some gifts. These were a razor-sharp sword, a brightly-polished shield and sack for the monster’s head. Perseus – who was now feeling more confident about his quest - set off.
After a long and difficult journey, Perseus eventually arrived at Medusa’s gloomy, death-filled lair. Courageously, he tiptoed up to the entrance and stopped, peering and listening. A wave of terror washed over him. All around him were stone statues of others who had tried and failed to defeat the hideous gorgon. How could he defeat a creature that he could not directly look at? Then an idea came to him! He remembered the gifts from the gods. While using his shield to look at the reflection of Medusa, he swung his sword and, with one clean sweep, cut off her head!
Positioning the head in his sack, Perseus headed to confront the evil king. On his return, a bewildered Polydectus demanded, “Show me the head!” Perseus carefully opened the sack and Polydectus gazed deeply into the Gorgon’s eyes. In an instant, he was turned to stone. Perseus had succeeded in his mission so he and his mother were now safe.

Monday 4th May

Spelling:

Here are your spellings for this week:

Please copy your words into your diary.

Word of the Day: eager

Definition - Word Class - Context - Synonyms - Antonyms – Modifications

Grammar: Add inverted commas around all of the direct speech in the sentences below:

  • Get out your spelling books, please, requested the teacher politely. Does everyone have a pencil?

English Activity- Grammar: Possessive Apostrophes

Today we are going to look at using apostrophes to show possession, or who something belongs to.

For example, look at this sentence: Mrs Allen’s hat blew away.

The apostrophe before the ‘s’ shows that the hat belonged to Mrs Allen.

Look at the Apostrophe S Possessive Nouns knowledge organiser to help you and follow the instructions to complete the Showing Possession activity.


Friday 1st May

Spelling

Get a grown up to test you on your spellings! Let me know how you get on!

Word of the Day: elegant

Def: graceful in appearance or manner

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Grammar: Can you up-level this sentence by adding an adverb, a conjunction and extra detail?

The lion’s claws are sharp.

English task:

Click here to read Class of the Titans: The Cyclopes' Rebellion.

Read Chapter 8: Stay Alert, Titans! Don’t forget to annotate the text as you read- highlight any words you don’t know and find out what they mean. Write a summary of the chapter in one or two sentences.

Answer the following questions:

  1. Read p59. Why is Ares sulking?
  2. Read p60. Find the word in the text that means ‘covered’.
  3. Read p61. “The Titan children exchanged looks and rolled their eyes.” Why did they do that?
  4. Apollo says that they will have to stay alert. What does ‘alert’ mean?
  5. Why is the chapter called ‘Stay Alert, Titans!’

Write a review of the story. You could include:

  • What you liked about it
  • What you didn’t like about it.
  • Anything you didn’t understand.
  • A reading recommendation.

Thursday 30th April

Spelling

Practise this week's spellings using one of the strategies below:

Word of the Day: paddock

Def: small field or enclosure where horses are kept or exercised

Context:

Word class:

Synonym:

Antonym:

Grammar: Can you fill in the missing verbs to create past progressive sentences?

  1. The children were __________ a really interesting nature documentary.
  2. Kristy was __________ next to her brother.

English task:

Click here to read Class of the Titans: The Cyclopes' Rebellion.

Read Chapter 7: Battlefields and Sheep Fields. Don’t forget to annotate the text as you read- highlight any words you don’t know and find out what they mean. Write a summary of the chapter in one or two sentences.

Answer the following questions:

  1. Look at p54. It says that the Cyclopes had assembled on a grassy slope. What does ‘assembled’ mean?
  2. Read p55. Why did the Cyclopes turn round?
  3. What did Zeus give to Denis?
  4. How is Basil showing that he is pleased?
  5. Read 58. Find the word that means ‘drooped.’
  6. Choose one of the Cyclopes and write a description of them. Remember to use lots of expanded noun phrases (click for help)!

e.g. The mighty, hair-raising Cyclops with one colossal eye towered above Athena.

Wednesday 29th April

Spelling: Write the definition of the words or use them in sentences.

Word of the Day: doomed

Definition - Word Class - Context - Synonyms - Antonyms – Modifications

Grammar: This preposition has become jumbled. Can you work out what it is?

  • udrennhtae

Now, use the preposition in a sentence.

English Activity

Click here to read Class of the Titans: The Cyclopes' Rebellion.

Read Chapter 6: An Impossible Mission. Don’t forget to annotate the text as you read- highlight any words you don’t know and find out what they mean. Write a summary of the chapter in one or two sentences.

Answer the following questions:

  1. Read p40. Why did Athena think her aunt would be horrified?
  2. Which word in this sentence means certainly: ‘”They are definitely not on Dad’s side anymore,” panted Athena.’
  3. Which sibling thinks they should fight the Cyclopes and not tell their dad?
  4. What sound could Apollo and Athena hear coming from inside the temple?
  5. At the end of the chapter, Apollo tells Athena she’s brilliant. Why?

Zeus says that Professor Homer writes poems about their fights. Could you write one? Have a go!

Tuesday 28th April

Spelling: Word search

Word of the Day: lumbered

Definition - Word Class - Context - Synonyms - Antonyms – Modifications

Grammar: Add the prefixes tele- or tri- to these root words:

  • __________port
  • __________angle
  • __________cycle

English Activity

Click here to read Class of the Titans: The Cyclopes' Rebellion.

Read Chapter 5: The Cyclopes Assemble! Don’t forget to annotate the text as you read- highlight any words you don’t know and find out what they mean. Write a summary of the chapter in one or two sentences.

Answer the following questions:

  1. On p34 it says that the Cyclopes looked at Athena ‘with resentment.’ What does that mean?
  2. Match the Cyclopes:
Phil Used to be the librarian
Denis Said, ‘Nobody ever bothers with us.’
Doris The leader.
Basil Has a beard as bushy as Denis’.
  1. What are some of the things that the Cyclopes have never been thanked for?
  2. Read p38. Why did the librarian Cyclops get into trouble?
  3. Read p39. Phil says to Athena, ‘Run along before we get hungry.’ What is her threatening her with?

Imagine you are one of the Cyclopes. Write a letter to Zeus, telling him about your complaints.

Monday 27th April

Spelling: Here are your spellings for this week. Please copy them into your diary.

Word of the Day: impatiently

Definition - Word Class - Context - Synonyms - Antonyms – Modifications

Grammar: Which homophone fits in these sentences? (heel/heal)

  • Fahad had a nasty cut on his leg but it was beginning to__________ .
  • The __________ of Cassie’s wellington boot had a hole in it and it was letting in water.

English Activity

Click here to read Class of the Titans: The Cyclopes' Rebellion.

Read Chapter 4: A Family Conference. Don’t forget to annotate the text as you read- highlight any words you don’t know and find out what they mean. Write a summary of the chapter in one or two sentences.

Answer the following questions:

  1. Put the following events in the right order by numbering them 1-4:

2. Look at p27. Why is Hermes described as ‘the speedster’?

3. Look at p27. What is a ‘forge’?

4. Look at p30. When Hermes arrives back, how does the author show that he is worried?

5. Read p32. Find the word that means, ‘to wave something about.’

Athena asked Hermes to tell her exactly what Cronos had said to the Cyclopes. Imagine you are Cronos- what would you have said to them to persuade them to help you? Write a speech- be persuasive!

Friday 24th April

Spelling: Get someone to test you on your spelling words. Let me know how you did!

Word of the Day: peered
Definition - Word Class - Context - Synonyms - Antonyms – Modifications
Grammar: Identify the prepositions in these sentences:

  • The frightened boy hid behind the jagged rock.
  • The girl, who was wearing a sun hat, was sitting under the umbrella.

English Activity

Click here to read Class of the Titans: The Cyclopes' Rebellion.

Read Chapter 3: Don’t Tell Zeus! Don’t forget to annotate the text as you read- highlight any words you don’t know and find out what they mean. Write a summary of the chapter in one or two sentences.

Answer the following questions:

  1. Is Apollo really going to eat his harp? What does he mean when he says this?
  2. Why is Zeus a better king than Cronos?
  3. Read p22. Which word shows that Athena knows she should have done something, but hasn’t?
  4. Why did Cronos want to eat Zeus?
  5. Why does Apollo not want to tell Zeus about Cronos’ plans?

Athena says they will deal with the problem themselves. If you were in her shoes, what would your plan be?

Thursday 23rd April

Spelling: Choose one of the activities we usually use to practice spellings:

  • Rainbow Words
  • Diamond Words
  • Look-Say-Cover-Write-Check
  • Letter Boxes
  • Segmenting

Word of the Day: conquer

Definition - Word Class - Context - Synonyms - Antonyms – Modifications

Grammar: There are three clumsy spelling mistakes in this sentence. Can you find them and correct them?

  • Last night, I saw an illusionist, who was a member of the magic sircle, perform varyous piculiar tricks at a local magic show.

English Activity

Click here to read Class of the Titans: The Cyclopes' Rebellion.

Read Chapter 2: Cronos Plans A Getaway. Don’t forget to annotate the text as you read- highlight any words you don’t know and find out what they mean. Write a summary of the chapter in one or two sentences.

Answer the following questions:

  1. On p15 it says: ‘“Grandfather Cronos?” Athena’s eyes widened.’ Why did her eyes widen?
  2. Uncles Hades is described as being too soft-hearted. What does it mean to be soft-hearted?
  3. Want does Cronos want to do?
  4. On p17 which word means begging?
  5. Read p18. Why did Hades giggle when he said the Cyclopes would keep an eye on Cronos?

Make a prediction about what will happen next.

Wednesday 22nd April

Spelling: Write the definitions of your spelling words or use them in sentences.

Word of the Day: forbidden

Definition - Word Class - Context - Synonyms - Antonyms – Modifications

Grammar: Are these sentences commands, exclamations, statements or questions?

  • Did you see the news
  • How terrible that is
  • Put that down

English Activity

Click here to read Class of the Titans: The Cyclopes' Rebellion.

Read Chapter 1: The Forbidden Room. Don’t forget to annotate the text as you read- highlight any words you don’t know and find out what they mean. Write a summary of the chapter in one or two sentences.

Answer the following questions:
1. Which word in the following sentence shows how Athena was feeling? With a contented sigh, Athena flopped back against a tree trunk and gazed down at the tree-lined slopes of the mountains.

2. How did Athena feel when she was compared to Apollo?

3. Look at p11. Why is the text, ‘I bet Professor Homer’s relaxing in the sunshine right now, while I do all the work’ in italics?

4. Read p13. Who did the fiery eyes belong to?

5. Read p13. Which word in the text means threatening/ ominous?

Begin a role on the wall for Athena. Draw an outline of her body. Inside write down all the characteristics of her personality. Around the outside record your evidence/ proof from the text. Keep adding to this as you read the book.

Tuesday 21st April

Spelling: Word search

Word of the Day: glorious

Definition - Word Class - Context - Synonyms - Antonyms – Modifications

Grammar: Identify the verbs in this sentence: Tomorrow, my team are playing in the cup final and I am the top goal scorer.

English Activity

Click here to read Class of the Titans: The Cyclopes' Rebellion.

Read p4 & 5- The Titan Children: Who’s Who and p 6 & 7- The Titan Family Tree. Answer the following questions:

  1. Which god is the god of fire?
  2. Put the following family members in order from youngest to oldest- Ares, Cronos, Zeus.
  3. One of Apollo’s interests is ‘writing epic poems.’ What does epic mean here?
  4. What is Ares the god of?
  5. What are the names of the brothers and sisters of Zeus?

Look at the word ‘cyclopes.’ It is the plural of the word cyclops, eg. one cyclops, several cyclopes. It is an irregular plural, which means that you don’t make the plural by adding an ‘s’. Here’s another one- to make the plural of man we don’t add an ‘s' to make mans, but change it to men. How many other irregular plurals can you think of?

Monday 20th April

Spelling

Here are your spellings for this week:

Please copy your words into your diary.

Word of the Day: rebellion

Definition - Word Class - Context - Synonyms - Antonyms - Modifications

Grammar

Can you add two adjectives and an appropriate punctuation mark into this sentence to describe the train?

The __________ __________ train sped past the station.

English Activity

Here is this week's book!
Today I want you to begin thinking about the book the way we always do- See, Think, Wonder, Predict.
  • See- look at the title and the illustrations. What do you see and what does it tell you about what the book might be about?
  • Think- make connections; Text-To-Text (does it remind you of another book), Text-To-Self (does it remind you of something you've done), Text-To-World (does it remind you of a real-life event.)
  • Wonder- what questions do you have?
  • Predict- make a prediction about what the text will be about.

Easter Holidays

During the two week Easter break there will be no daily tasks set on this page!

Please have a look at the Easter Task page for some fun activities to keep you busy over Easter.

Friday 3rd April

Spelling

Click on the link below for your spelling test.

joinmyquiz

Word of the Day: horrifying

Definition: extremely shocking.

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Today's Task

Today is your day to get creative with your writing!

I would like you to imagine that you have been forced to visit Miss Root! Write about your trip to the Demon Dentist and make sure it sounds truly horrifying! I can't wait to read them.

Thursday 2nd April

Spelling

This week's Spelling Test will be a random selection from all the words we have learnt this half term. You should already have looked through your diary for the last six weeks to find any words you still aren't sure about.

Today, please do one of the activities you usually use to practise your spellings- Rainbow Writing, Diamond Words, Letter Boxes, Use In A Sentence, Partitioning.

Word of the Day: flawless

Definition: without any imperfections or defects

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Today's Task

Later in the book, Alfie has a dreaded dental appointment! He says:

“Don’t worry, I can easily get the bus there myself from school tomorrow afternoon.”

The town’s bus service had a long-standing reputation for being unreliable. Of course, Alfie had no intention of going anywhere near the dentist, and with the bus service being what it was, he would have a long list of possible excuses as to why he didn’t make his appointment:'

... and here are his excuses!

They're pretty creative excuses! But can you come up with some even more outrageous ones?

Wednesday 1st April

Spelling

This week's Spelling Test will be a random selection from all the words we have learnt this half term. You should already have looked through your diary for the last six weeks to find any words you still aren't sure about.

Today, please do one of the activities you usually use to practise your spellings- Rainbow Writing, Diamond Words, Letter Boxes, Use In A Sentence, Partitioning.

Word of the Day: dazzling

Definition: almost blinding with too much bright light.

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Today's Task

Today you are going to be thinking more deeply about the character of Miss Root. Begin by re-reading the description of Miss Root from yesterday. While you are reading, remember all the work we've done on annotating to make sure you understand everything.

You are going to complete a 'character profile' of Miss Root. You are looking at her physical characteristics, and making inferences about what this tells you about her character.

Here is a picture of Miss Root to help you.

Try to use a quotation from the story to support each of your points. It has been started for you in the table below.

Tuesday 31st March

Spelling

This week's Spelling Test will be a random selection from all the words we have learnt this half term. You should already have looked through your diary for the last six weeks to find any words you still aren't sure about.

Today, please do one of the activities you usually use to practise your spellings- Rainbow Writing, Diamond Words, Letter Boxes, Use In A Sentence, Partitioning.

Word of the Day: blood-curdling

Definition: causing extreme fright.

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Today's Task

First read the prologue below.

Darkness had come to the town. Strange things were happening in the dead of night. Children would put a tooth under their pillow at bedtime, excitedly waiting for the tooth fairy to leave a coin. In the morning they would wake up to find something unspeakable under there. A dead slug. A live spider. Hundreds and hundreds of earwigs creeping and crawling beneath their pillow. Or worse. Much worse… Someone or something had come into their bedrooms in the hours of darkness, snatched the tooth and left a blood-curdling calling card behind.
Evil was at work.
But who or what was behind it?
How could they sneak into children’s bedrooms without being seen?
And what could they possibly want with all those teeth…?

We read in the Prologue:

‘Strange things are happening’

•‘They … find something unspeakable’

‘Someone or something had come into their bedrooms’

1. Why do these particular phrases add more mystery to what is happening in the town?

2. Look at these questions from the text. Use them to make predictions about the story.

  • But who or what was behind it?
  • How could they sneak into children’s bedrooms without being seen?
  • And what could they possibly want with all those teeth…?

3. Read the following description of Miss Root. Use it to draw a picture of her.

The first thing you noticed about Miss Root was her teeth. She had the most dazzling white smile. Whiter than white. Like a fluorescent light. Her teeth were absolutely flawless. So flawless they couldn’t possibly be real. The second thing you noticed about Miss Root was that she was impossibly tall. Her legs were so long and thin, it was like watching someone walk on stilts. She was dressed in a white laboratory coat, like the one a Science teacher wears when it’s time for an experiment. Underneath the coat, her white blouse was matched by a long white flowing skirt.

As she passed, Alfie looked down and noticed a large splash of red on the toe of one of her shiny white high-heel shoes.
Is it blood? thought Alfie. Miss Root’s hair was white-blonde, and arranged in a perfectly lacquered ‘do’, usually only spotted on the heads of Queens or Prime Ministers. The ‘do’ was shaped much like a Mr Whippy ice cream, minus the flake, of course. In a certain light she looked very old. Her features were narrow and pointy, and her skin pale as snow. However, the dentist had painstakingly painted on so much make-up that it was impossible to tell how old she really was.
50?
90?
900?

I'm looking forward to seeing your pictures!

Monday 30th March

Spelling

This week's Spelling Test will be a random selection from all the words we have learnt this half term. You will need to look through your diary for the last six weeks and find any words you still aren't sure about. Write them out in a new list in your diary.

Get a dictionary or use an online dictionary, and copy out the definitions of your words.

Word of the Day: snatched

Definition: taken quickly or suddenly.

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Context:

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Modifications:

Today's Task

This week, to accompany our topic work, we are going to work on a section of a book you are probably familiar with:

Consider the words in the title, the images on the cover and anything you already know about David Walliams as an author. If you haven't already read it , make a prediction about the book.

Now complete a 'See, Think, Wonder' activity about the following image:

See: What can you see and what clues does that give you about the story?

Think:

Text-to-Text Connections: Does it remind you of another book/ movie?

Text-to-Self Connection: Does it remind you of an experience you've had?

Text-to-World Connections: Does it remind you of a 'real world' event?

Wonder: What questions do you have?

Friday 27th March

Spelling

Please get an adult to test you on your spelling words. You can email me your score!

Word of the Day: jumble

Definition: A jumble of things is a lot of different things that are all mixed together in a disorganised or confused way.

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Today's Task

Use this link to go on to today's picture: http://www.pobble365.com/supermans-dilemma

Scroll down the page and you will find 5 different activities to complete:

  • Story Starter!
  • Sentence Challenge!
  • Question Time!
  • Sick Sentences!
  • Perfect Picture!

Thursday 26th March

Spelling

This week’s spelling focus: Endings that sound like /ʃən/ spelt ‘-cian’ and ‘-tion’

  1. Physician
  2. Optician
  3. Magician
  4. Politician
  5. Electrician
  6. Mathematician
  7. Fiction
  8. Fraction
  9. Direction
  10. Attention

Today, please do one of the activities you usually use to practise your spellings- Rainbow Writing, Diamond Words, Letter Boxes, Use In A Sentence, Partitioning.

Word of the Day: shovel

Definition: If you shovel something somewhere, you push a lot of it quickly into that place.

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Today's Task

Use this link to go on to today's picture: http://www.pobble365.com/the-hole-in-the-fence

Scroll down the page and you will find 5 different activities to complete:

  • Story Starter!
  • Sentence Challenge!
  • Question Time!
  • Sick Sentences!
  • Perfect Picture!

Don't forget to do your Daily Reading (look at the Daily Reading link!) and record it in your Reading Diary!

Wednesday 25th March

Spelling

This week’s spelling focus: Endings that sound like /ʃən/ spelt ‘-cian’ and ‘-tion’

  1. Physician
  2. Optician
  3. Magician
  4. Politician
  5. Electrician
  6. Mathematician
  7. Fiction
  8. Fraction
  9. Direction
  10. Attention

Today, please practise your spellings by doing Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check.

Word of the Day: drizzle

Definition: If you drizzle a liquid over food , you pour a small quantity of the liquid all over the food.

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Today's Task

Use this link to go on to today's picture: http://www.pobble365.com/hanging-on-2/

Scroll down the page and you will find 5 different activities to complete:

  • Story Starter!
  • Sentence Challenge!
  • Question Time!
  • Sick Sentences!
  • Perfect Picture!

Don't forget to do your Daily Reading (look at the Daily Reading link!) and record it in your Reading Diary!

Tuesday 24th March

Spelling

This week’s spelling focus: Endings that sound like /ʃən/ spelt ‘-cian’ and ‘-tion’

  1. Physician
  2. Optician
  3. Magician
  4. Politician
  5. Electrician
  6. Mathematician
  7. Fiction
  8. Fraction
  9. Direction
  10. Attention

Today's activity is a Word Search.

Word of the Day: volatile

Definition: If someone is volatile, their mood often changes quickly.

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Today's Task

Use this link to go on to today's picture: http://www.pobble365.com/magic

Scroll down the page and you will find 5 different activities to complete:

  • Story Starter!
  • Sentence Challenge!
  • Question Time!
  • Sick Sentences!
  • Perfect Picture!

Don't forget to do your Daily Reading and record it in your Reading Diary!


Monday 23rd March

Spelling

This week’s spelling focus: Endings that sound like /ʃən/ spelt ‘-cian’ and ‘-tion’

  1. Physician
  2. Optician
  3. Magician
  4. Politician
  5. Electrician
  6. Mathematician
  7. Fiction
  8. Fraction
  9. Direction
  10. Attention

Get a dictionary or use an online dictionary, and copy out the definitions of these words.

Word of the Day

Today's word is obliterate.

Definition: If something obliterates an object or place, it destroys it completely.

Use this information to complete Word of the Day in the same way we always have- Word Class, Context, Synonyms, Antonyms, Modifications.

Today's Task

Use this link to go on to today's picture: http://www.pobble365.com/magic

Scroll down the page and you will find 5 different activities to complete:

  • Story Starter!
  • Sentence Challenge!
  • Question Time!
  • Sick Sentences!
  • Perfect Picture!

Also complete Page 1 and 2 of your English Activity pack- Garden Birds Reading Comprehension.

Don't forget to do your Daily Reading and record it in your Reading Diary!

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