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This week we are going to start with some spellings (creating nouns by adding the -ness suffix) and handwriting practice. We are then going to move on to look at an exciting robot story together!

I have included links below to an online dictionary and thesaurus below, in case you don't have these at home, as they are required for some of the activities this week. Have fun!

CLICK FOR: ONLINE DICTIONARY

CLICK FOR: ONLINE THESAURUS

Monday

LI: To be able to create abstract nouns using the suffix -ness (spellings & handwriting). 


Watch the following video:

Creating abstract nouns using the suffix -ness.mp4

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Activity: Complete your word webs and cursive handwriting practice. This could be done by printing the sheets below, or working onto lined paper. 

Tuesday

LI: To be able to answers questions about a fictional story using my reciprocal reading strategies.

 

This week we are going to start reading a new book!

Watch the video to hear the first chapter of the story:

 

(Book shared for remote learning with permission from Little, Brown Books for Young Readers).

Tuesday.mp4

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Activity:

Answer the following questions using your reciprocal reading tools: 

 

Clarify:

Were there any words in the chapter that you are unsure of? Use a dictionary to write a clarification for these.

Can you write a definition for:

•chaos

•horizon

•limbs

•skittered 

•sloshed

Question:

Which questions came to your mind whilst you were listening to the story? What do you want to know?

Try and come up with at least 3 questions and write them down...

 

Summary:

Write a summary paragraph of the chapter.

 

Predict:

Prediction time! Write a short paragraph to explain what you think might happen next, and why. 

Wednesday

LI: To be able to plan a setting description.

 

Watch the video for the next part of our story and instructions for your activity today:

 

Wednesday.mp4

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"The island’s northern shore had become something of a grave sight. Scattered across the rocks were the broken bodies of four dead robots. They sparkled in the early morning light."

 

 

Today we are going to plan a setting description for the island in our story. We are going to think about our ‘senses’ and how we can use these to describe a setting. 

We don’t know too much about the island at this stage, so you will need to use your imagination! What do you think it is like there? Why?

 

Activity: Draw a picture of what you imagine the island to look like in the middle of a page. Then, create a mind-map around the picture to answer the following questions. These will act as the paragraphs of your writing tomorrow. 

 

WHAT CAN YOU SEE?

Can you include a metaphor? E.g: The island is a sorrowful pit.

WHAT CAN YOU SMELL?

Can you include a simile? E.g: The island is as smelly as...

WHAT CAN YOU HEAR?

Can you include any examples of onomatopoeia (words that make sound)?  E.g: The harrowing screeching of birds can be heard in every crevice of the island.

WHAT DO YOU FEEL?

Can you include examples of emotive language (words that describe feeling)? E.g: The island is a tragic nightmare for any robot.

Use the following word mat to help you if you need it...

Thursday

LI: To be able to write a setting description (1). 

Watch the following video:

Thursday.mp4

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Activity: Today you are going to write your setting description for the island (you could give it a name if you like!) 

Write paragraphs 1 and 2 of your setting description today, try and include as much detail as possible in your writing and remember to try and include examples of figurative language where you can (metaphors, similes, onomatopoeia)... 

 

Paragraph 1: What can you see?

 

(Sentence starter - if you need one!)

The island is ............., ............... and .............. . All that can be seen for miles is ...

 

Paragraph 2: What can you smell?

 

(Sentence starter - if you need one!) 

The stench of the island is as smelly as... 

Friday

LI: To be able to write a setting description (2). 

Watch the following video:

Friday.mp4

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Activity: Today you are going to finish your setting description.

Write paragraphs 3 and 4 of your setting description today.

 

Paragraph 3: What can you hear?

(Sentence starter - if you need one!) On the island, all you can hear is...

 

Paragraph 4: How does the island make people (or robots) feel?

(Sentence starter - if you need one!) The island is a living nightmare, it makes people (and robots) feel...

 

 

Once you are finished, check through your work carefully for your edits and improvements. Use the following checklist to assess your work:

 

 

 

Don't forget to submit your work to seesaw so that I can see it!

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