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Remember, that you also need to do at least 30 minutes of reading per day on Bug Club – ideally with an adult or older sibling:

https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?e=-1&c=0#pupils

 

If you are stuck on any tasks you can log on to Teams and post a message in the Team Chat or email your class teacher directly:

Nottingham Class - StaceyR18@hwbmail.net

Lionel Class - Obrienc25@hwbmail.net

Week Beginning:  8th February 2021

 

 

Friday 12th February

LO:       Create an alternative front cover for the book
 

Task:     

Design an alternative front cover for the book.  It should:

  • Be colourful and grab attention
  • Have illustrations
  • Include the title ‘The Legend of Podkin One-Ear’
  • Include the author and illustrator’s names

 

How to submit your work:        You can complete this work in our Home Learning Book and take a photo or you can do it as a digital piece of work on a program like Word or Publisher. You could create your pictures on an art program like Paint and import them.  You could even do a bit of both by setting out your page and type the writing on the computer then print it and add your illustrations by hand.

Thursday 11th February

LO:        To create a storyboard of the story so far

 

Task:    

Create a storyboard of Podkin’s story so far.  You don’t need to include the Interludes.

 

It should start at Bramblemas Eve and end with Podkin being stuck by his ear.

 

Use a sequence of boxes that show key events. Each box should have a picture and a few lines underneath and should show a different key event.

 

I think that you should need 8 boxes so think carefully before you start and plan out which event or group of small events you would put into each box.

 

How to submit your work:          You can draw boxes into your homework book but you should clearly show which order they go in.

Alternatively, I have attached a template that you can print or write onto.

Wednesday 10th February

LO:        To write a balanced argument

 

Task:    

Remind yourself of the video yesterday – Chapter 5 – Redwater

 

At the end of the chapter Podkin was trapped.

Paz now has a dilemma.

The Gorm are chasing them and she is carrying baby Pook but Podkin, her brother, is trapped.

 

What should she do?  Should she stay with him and help him but possibly get caught or should she run away and save herself and Pook?

 

I would like you to write 3 paragraphs:

  1. Explain why she should stay and help her brother
  2. Explain why she should run and save herself and Pook
  3. Tell me what you would do and why

 

Remember to explain each part fully, giving reasons and explanations of what positives could possibly happen in each situation.

 

How to submit your work:          You can write your work in your home Learning Book and take a photo or you can type it in a Word document and email it.

Tuesday 9th February
LO: To understand what we have read


Task:


As part of the live lesson we will be reading ‘Chapter 5 - Redwater’ so if you miss the live lesson you must watch the video on Teams before completing this task.


Answer the following sentences using information from the story to support your ideas and explain how you know.
1) What is Pook’s biggest concern?
2) How did Podkin and Paz know that things weren’t right at Redwater Warren?
3) How do we know how Podkin and Paz are feeling?
4) Why did they go to Redwater Warren when it was so hard to find?
5) How do we know that the iron sculpture is a bad sign?
6) Is Lady Russet a good rabbit?
7) Have you ever had the ‘desperate surge of energy’ that the author talks about when you have been scared or desperate for something?


Remember to write answers in full sentences. No need to write the question out.


How to submit your work: You can answer the questions in your Home Learning Book and take a photo or type them on 
to a Word document and email them to your teacher.

Monday 8th February

LO:        To understand and practise my spellings

 

Task:    

Over the past few weeks you have had lots of spelling words.  Today we are going to attempt a spelling test of a mixture of the words that you have had so far this term.  We will then mark them together and you can tell me your score.

 

**You will need to be on the Live Lesson for this session**

Week Beginning:  1st February 2021

 

 

Friday 5th February

LO:        Create a character profile

 

Task:    

Remind yourself of the previous chapters, particularly Chapter 2 and the Interlude from yesterday - we will also look at them in the Live Lesson.  You may want to make some notes so bring some paper and a pen/pencil to the live lesson.

 

Create a character profile, fact file  or ‘Wanted’ poster for The Gorm.  This should include:

  • A picture of one of them
  • A description of their appearance
  • A description of their personalities
  • An explanation of how they came to be
  • Their skills
  • Their likes / dislikes

Any other interesting information Eg transport

 

How to submit your work:          You can type your work on Word or write it into your Home Learning Book and then email it to your teacher.

Thursday 4th February

LO:        Write carefully constructed questions

Task:    

As part of the live lesson we will be reading  ‘Interlude’ so if you miss the live lesson you must watch the video on Teams before completing this task.

 

If you were able to interview Auna about the Gorm and how she says that they came to exist, what would you ask her?

 

Write 10 well thought-out questions. 

-They should be things that we don’t already know

-They must be open-ended questions that will need more than a yes/no response.

 

How to submit your work:          You can type your work on Word or write it into your Home Learning Book and then email it to your teacher.

Tuesday 2nd February

LO:        To write a diary entry

 

Task:    

Write a short diary entry (approximately half a page) from the perspective of either Podkin or Paz about their first encounter with the Gorm in the forest. 

 

Think about what they were doing and how they felt before they saw the crow, how they felt and what they were thinking when they saw the crow (remember Paz didn’t believe Podkin at first), what they thought would happen if they got caught, how they were feeling before, during and after their plan etc

 

We’re looking for some fantastic vocabulary choices, try to use some of the words from yesterday.

 

Remember to make your writing exciting and animated. Imagine if they were actually talking to someone about what happened.

 

*This should be a full, continuous paragraph not just answering the questions above.

**You should be writing in first person using ‘I’, ‘me’ etc

 

How to submit your work:          You can type your work on Word or write it into your Home Learning Book and then email it to your teacher.

Monday 1st February

LO:        To understand and use my spellings

 

Task:    

Look at your spelling words below.  Divide your page into 4 columns. Write your spelling words in the first column and in the second column write the two words which are abbreviated to make your spelling word Eg couldn’t = could not, didn’t = did not, you’ve = you have). Then look carefully at your spelling words, practise them and memorise them.  Then cover them up and write them into the third column.  Look at your words again and check what you’ve written in the third column and change them in the 4th column if you got them wrong.

 

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went

be

like

some

so

not

little

back

I’m 

I’ve

he’s 

we’ll

don't 

can't 

didn’t 

couldn’t 

isn’t

you've 

 

shouldn’t 

wouldn’t 

doesn’t

you've 

hasn’t 

don't 

can't 

she’ll

aren’t

they're 

 

should’ve

might’ve

wouldn’t 

you'll 

weren’t

haven’t

who’s

they’ll

doesn't 

they're 

 

 

Mrs Begum’s spelling group, your words and activities are on her Spelling Beast page on the website.

 

How to submit your work:          Photograph your page and send it to your teacher

Week Beginning: 25th January 2021

 

Friday 29th January

LO:        To expand my vocabulary to include more adventurous words

Task:    

As part of the live lesson we will be reading  Chapter 4 – ‘Timber’ so if you miss the live lesson you must watch the video on Teams before completing this task.

 

In the first four chapters we have come across some great vocabulary to help us imagine the scenes of what is happening.

 

I would like you to choose twelve words that you are unfamiliar with from the list below.  Find the definitions of each word and then use them in a sentence which is linked to the story to show that you understand the meaning:

  1. Hunched
  2. Weary
  3. Trudging
  4. Yarns (as in tales and yarns, not wool)
  5. Solstice
  6. Bard
  7. Muffled
  8. Salute
  9. Platter
  10. Meek
  11. Warped
  12. Lore
  13. Dismounted
  14. Intruder
  15. Torrents
  16. Nestled
  17. Parchment
  18. Cranny
  19. Runes
  20. Wily
  21. Tarnished
  22. Notches
  23. Shard
  24. Crimson

 

How to submit your work:          You can write your work in your Home Learning Book and take a photo or type on to a Word document. Don’t forget to email your work to your teacher.

Thursday 28th January

 

LO:        To predict what happens next

 

Task:    

At the end of chapter 3 Podkin, Paz and Pook have been seen by a crow who is working for the Gorm and they heard the clank and screech of iron following them.

 

What do you think will happen next? 

 

Write the opening paragraph of the next chapter of the story.

 

*The video of Chapter 3 is still on Teams if you would like to watch it to remind yourself.

 

How to submit your work:          You can type your work on Word or write it into your Home Learning Book then email it to your teacher.

Wednesday 27th January

LO:        To write a letter

Task:    

As part of the live lesson we will be reading  Chapter 3 – ‘Starclaw’ so if you miss the live lesson you must watch the video on Teams before completing this task.

 

Write a letter back to mother from either Podkin or Paz that can be left in the tunnel for them to find if they survive.

 

Think about their hopes and fears and how they would be feeling towards their parents.

 

*Remember to set your work out like a letter with Podkin/Paz’s address at the top left corner, the date underneath etc

 

How to submit your work:          You can type your work on Word or write it into your Home Learning Book then email it to your teacher.

Tuesday 26th January

 

LO:        To write a diary entry

 

Task:    

Write a short diary entry (approximately half a page) from the perspective of either Podkin or Paz about the evening that the Gorm came.  Think about what they were doing before, what they thought was happening, how they felt, what they thought when Auntie Olwyn grabbed them, what they think  about leaving and what they think will happen next.  I’m looking for some fantastic vocabulary choices so try to look up a few alterative high quality words using a thesaurus

 

*This should be a full , continuous paragraph not just answering the questions above.

**You should be writing in first person using ‘I’, ‘me’ etc

 

How to submit your work:          You can type your work on Word or write it into your Home Learning Book then email it to your teacher.

Monday 25th January

LO:        To understand and use my spellings

Task:    

Look at your topic-themed spelling words below.  Write a paragraph that uses all of these words properly (and spelt correctly).  Write it in the style of a description.

 

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that

little

them

looked

some

very

they

what

utopia

dystopia

paradise

ideal

decay

pristine

abandoned

fantasy

awful

rebellion

utopia

dystopia

fanciful

oppressed

downfall

ideal

futuristic

pristine

jubilant

decay

utopia

dystopia

apocalyptic

materialistic

vandalised

dilapidated

perfection

grandiose

catastrophic

oppressed

 

*Mrs Begum’s group your spellings are on the main activities page

 

How to submit your work:          You can type your work on Word or write it into your Home Learning Book then email it to your teacher.

Week Beginning:  18th January 2021

 

Friday 22nd January

 

LO:        To create character profiles

 

Task:     On the Live Lesson today we will read Chapter 2 – ‘The Worst Bramblemas Ever’. If you do not make it to the live lesson, please watch the recording which is on Teams

 

 Use two sheets of paper / pages in your homework book / slide on PowerPoint / pages on Word.

  1. On one page put the heading Podkin and on the other Paz.
  2. Draw a picture of what you think each of the rabbits look like from what you have heard so far
  3. Around the picture put information that you know about the characters Eg appearance, personalities, skills

*We will add to these profiles as we get to know the characters more.

Thursday 21st January

 

LO:        To create your own heroic character

 

Task:     On the Live Lesson today we will read Chapter 1 – ‘A Bard for Bramblemas’. If you do not make it to the live lesson, please watch the recording which is on Teams 

(Lionel Class you heard this chapter yesterday)

 

The young rabbits in the story are eager to hear tales of different legendary rabbit characters.

Create your own rabbit hero.  It does not need to be a superhero as such and no magical powers are allowed but they can have a magical prop or weapon.  Something bad should have happened to your character that they have had to overcome (like Podkin only having one ear)

  1. Draw your character and label it.
  2. Write a short paragraph explaining why your character is a legend.  What exciting troubles has it had to overcome and how did it do it?

 

How to submit your work: Your illustration and paragraph can be done on the computer  or in your Home Learning Book and then emailed to your teacher.             

Wednesday 20th January

 

LO:        To collate prior knowledge

 

Task:     The rabbits in the story are not rabbits as we know them.  In the story they have evolved into something quite different.

Think about everything that you already know about rabbits and organise your thoughts effectively. For example, you may organise your thinking into a mindmap, a table or a list or use headings to organise your ideas.  You should use appropriate headings in whatever format you choose Eg appearance, food, habitat, breeds etc

 

How to submit your work:          Your ideas can be typed and organised on a range of apps or programs Eg Word, PowerPoint, Padlet etc or hand-written in your homework book.

Please email this piece of work to your teacher.

Tuesday 19th January

 

LO:        To make predictions

 

Task:     Our whole topic this term is around the book ‘The Legend of Podkin One-Ear’.

In our live lesson today I will read the blurb, look at the cover in detail and read reviews of the book.  If you don’t make the live lesson then please watch the recording of it on Teams

 

Fill out the boxes on the inference sheet that is attached below.  What do you think will happen?  What will Podkin do? How will he lose one of his ears?

You don’t know the story yet so you can use your own imagination.

 

How to submit your work:          You can type directly on to the sheet or write the headings and your ideas in your Home Learning Book document then send them to your teacher.

Monday 18th January

LO:        To understand and use my spelling words

 

Task:     Please see your spelling words below. 

 

Today we would like you to create a wordsearch with all of your spelling words hidden in it.  Instead of listing the words underneath we would like you to write a definition or a clue or a missing word sentence so that someone who was completing the wordsearch could work out what word they are looking for.

 

Eg if my word was ‘green’

Clue:  A colour that can be made my mixing blue and yellow together

or     Missing word:  The colour of the grass is __________.

 

How to submit your work:  You can type on to the sheet attached to create your wordsearch and write the clues beneath or you can draw a grid into your home learning book.

 

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went

be

like

some

so

not

little

back

likeable 

lovable 

washable 

enjoyable 

breakable 

probable 

valuable 

fashionable 

comfortable 

readable 

 

breakable 

valuable 

acceptable 

changeable 

dependable 

understandable 

inflatable 

reliable 

collectable 

desirable  

 

inflatable 

desirable 

reliable 

debatable 

pleasurable 

preferable 

manageable 

measurable 

noticeable 

excitable 

 

 

If you are in Mrs Begum’s spelling group, your spellings are on the icon "Mrs Begum's Spelling Beast" next to the Literacy Icon.

Week Beginning:  11th January 2021

Friday 15th January                       

 

LO: To write a descriptive paragraph   

  

Task:     Watch the video: 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=doteMqP6eSc

 

 

Then write a description of the scenery and the character.  Things to include:

  • Description of the buildings
  • Description of the ground
  • Description of the sky
  • What would the person be able to smell or hear?
  • Describe how the person enters the scene
  • What does the person look like?
  • How do they behave?

 

I would recommend watching the video a few times through.

When you come to do your writing, pause the video near the beginning to write about the setting and pause it again when the character enters to write a description of them.

 

*Remember, you are NOT writing a story so don’t go into what the character does or describe the chase .

**But those scenes do give you information about transport and perhaps what happens if someone breaks the rules, both of which you can include.

 

How to submit your work:          Either type your description into a Word document and email it to your teacher or write it in your Home Learning book or on paper, photograph it and send it to your teacher.

 

 

 

Thursday 14th January

 

LO: To carry out a word hunt     

 

Task:     Look carefully at the PowerPoint below.  There are lots of adventurous words on there that we would like you to use in your own writing.  You need to find out what the words mean and whether they would apply to a utopia or a dystopia.  Research each of the words then complete the table by putting the words in to the correct column and make a brief note of the meaning

 

How to submit your work:          You can create a table in a Word document or you can draw the table into your Home Learning book and complete it there. Email your completed work to your teacher.

Wednesday 13th January

 

LO: Complete a snapshot mat about a picture    

 

Task:     Look carefully at the mat attached below and complete the boxes.

 

How to submit your work:          There are 2 versions of the sheet.  The Word document can be typed directly on to or the PDF version an be printed.  If you can’t do either of those, write the headings out into your Home Learning Book.  Emailed your finished work to your teacher.

Tuesday 12th January              

  **Live Lesson on Teams at 1pm to explain this work.  It will also be available as a recording on Teams afterwards**

 

LO: To create a video of you describing your utopia        

 

Task:     Record an oracy video of you talking about your perfect utopia.

 

Please join the live lesson at 1pm to find out exactly what we are looking for.  The video will also be available on Teams afterwards. 

 

Ask a parent or sibling to record you.  You may want to record the video in one take or make shorter videos then edit them together using iMovie or a similar program.  It would be amazing if you could make a movie which includes pictures on iMovie.  Be as imaginative as possible.

 

How to submit your work:          Send your video to your teacher by email.  If it is too large to send then you can upload your video on Teams in your private channel to your teacher (where your reading record is).

 

 

Monday 11th January

LO:        To understand and use my spelling words

 

Task:     Please see your spelling words below.  For each of your words use a dictionary or the internet to find and write out the definition of the word. Then write a sentence including the word to show that you have understood the meaning and how to use it properly.

 

If you are in Mrs Begum’s spelling group, your words have been emailed to you separately

 

Example:              Silent – not making or accompanied by any sound.

                             On Christmas eve the town was silent as children slept in the hope that Santa would soon arrive.

 

How to submit your work:          You can handwrite the work in your Home Learning book and take a photograph and email it to your teacher or you can type your work in Word and email the Word document to your teacher. Please attach the document rather than share it with me.

 

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Blue Group

Yellow Group

Red Group

up 

had 

my 

her 

what 

not

was

they

 

primary 

January 

salary 

military 

February 

imaginary 

ordinary 

library 

boundary 

dictionary 

January 

February 

secretary 

imaginary 

ordinary 

extraordinary 

military 

dictionary 

commentary 

secondary 

February 

imaginary 

extraordinary 

necessary 

dictionary 

voluntary 

anniversary 

commentary 

temporary 

centenary 

 

  • If you are in Mrs Begum’s spelling group, your words have been emailed to you separately

 

 

 

 

Week Beginning:  4th January 2021

Friday 8th January

LO: Create an advertisement for your utopia that encourages people to come and live there.

 

Explanation:  An advertisement is something that persuades people to buy or choose something.  It should be positive and include persuasive language.  An advertisement may be in a newspaper or magazine, on the TV or on the radio or could be a huge poster on a bus shelter or billboard.

 

Task:  Create your own advertisement for your utopia.  This could be a video, a poster or a voice recording.

Think about:

  • Give your world or country a name
  • Think about positive and persuasive adjectives to describe it Eg it’s not good or nice (bleugh!) it’s magnificent, stupendous, luxurious etc
  • Explain what wonderful things I would expect to see there
  • Explain why the way of life would make me and my family happy to live there
  • Make your advertisement interesting, bright, colourful and most of all persuasive!

 

 

Thursday 7th January

 

**You will need to complete todays Topic Lesson before completing this task**

 

LO: To describe a utopia

 

Explanation: remember, a utopia is a perfect world. Everybody’s idea of perfection is different because we all have different tastes and preferences and that is ok. Think carefully about what a perfect world would be like for you.

 

Task:     Look at your ideas from Topic Lesson 1. Now put your own ideas into a descriptive passage.  Tell me exactly what your perfect world would be like.  Why would people want to come and live there?

 

Whilst I do want to hear about what it will physically look like and what I could expect to see there, remember to also describe what life would be like to actually live there. How would the rules and the ethos of your world make people happy? How would I expect to spend my day Eg school, work, getting things like food and clothes that I need to survive. 

 

Remember that whilst using your imagination is great, your ideas also have to have a practical realism.  This means that if you say your world is going to have an endless supply of food so that nobody is starving or hungry (great idea), you need to think about where that food will come from. Have you included farms and factories as part of your land use?

 

Remember:

  • use the senses to describe the scene
  • use lots of adjectives to describe in an interesting way so that the reader can paint a picture in their imagination

 

How to submit your work:          You can handwrite your description in your Home Learning book and take a photograph and email it to your teacher or you can type your description in Word and email the Word document to your teacher. Please attach the document rather than share it with me.

 

 

 

Wednesday 6th January

LO: To describe a utopia

 

Explanation:      This term as part of our ‘Virtual World’ topic we will be looking at ‘utopia’ and ‘dystopia’.  You should have already explored these words as part of yesterdays topic work.  If you haven’t done this yet, please go back and complete it now.

 

Task:     Look at the 3 pictures below. Decide which place you would most like to live and write a description of the setting.

Remember:

- Use your senses to describe what you would be able to see, hear, smell, taste and feel there

- Use your imagination and interesting vocabulary

- Start your sentences in different ways. For example, try to start some of your sentences with a verb: ‘Blowing gently in the light breeze, the leaves rustled in the trees above.’

- Be consistent with your tense. Choose either past or present tense and stick with it throughout your writing.

- I should be able to tell which picture you are describing just from your writing.

 

How to submit your work:          You can handwrite your description in your Home Learning book and take a photograph and email it to your teacher or you can type your description in Word and email the Word document to your teacher. Please attach the document rather than share it with me.

Tuesday 5th January

 

LO:        To understand and use my spelling words

 

Task:     Please see your spelling words below.  For each of your words use a dictionary or the internet to find and write out the definition of the word. Then write a sentence including the word to show that you have understood the meaning and how to use it properly.

 

Example:              Silent – not making or accompanied by any sound.

                             On Christmas eve the town was silent as children slept in the hope that Santa would soon arrive.

 

How to submit your work:          You can handwrite the work in your Home Learning book and take a photograph and email it to your teacher or you can type your work in Word and email the Word document to your teacher. Please attach the document rather than share it with me.

 

Mrs Begum’s Group

White Group

Blue Group

Yellow Group

Red Group

darkness

lateness

foolishness

wickedness

willingness

hopeless

painless

shameless

speechless

useless

that

had

what

there

have

like

some

can

unhappy

unable

unfair

unwell

unkind

undo

unlock

untidy

unsafe

unpack

unafraid

uncomfortable

uncover

unfinished

unhelpful

unlucky

unusual

untied

unreal

unlike

uncomfortable

unbelievable

unexpected

unusual

unfortunate

unknown

unpleasant

unattractive

unpopular

ungrateful

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week Beginning: 28th September 2020

 

Monday

 

Today we are going to begin learning our spelling words. They are posted on the 'homework' page of the website. Please find your groupings posted below. 

 

Task 1

 

Find and write the definition of each word and then write it in a full sentence. Remember your full stops and capital letters. 

 

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Yellow group

Blue

White

Kayla

Nathifa

Caiden

Elijah

Amarlia

Casey

Isra

Lacey James

Tvisha

Yaseen

Izma

Sabrina

Amelia-Lilly

Jacob

Manasik

Diana

Aarav

Ethan B

Isaac

Ava

Caleb

Lara

Ethan C

Alejandro

Aqib

Lacey Williams

Hudhaifah

Tuesday

 

Next we will be looking at writing a newspaper report.

 

Task 1: Read the newspaper report and answer the questions in full sentences.

 

Task 2:  See if you can identify the features of a newspaper report in the example: headline, picture, caption, past tense, quotes, introductory paragraph, closing paragraph.

Wednesday

 

Today we will be planning a newspaper report on a volcano erupting in the school yard.

 

Watch the video below and use the template to help plan our newspaper report.

Volcano at Lansdowne Primary School!

Still image for this video

Week Beginning: 21st September 2020

 

We have been looking at different word classes (nouns, adjectives, verbs and adverbs). Last week we looked at describing animals by using dictionaries and thesauruses to create a word bank of fantastic vocabulary. We then wrote a descriptive paragraph using amazing adjectives and some similes.

 

This week we will look at describing a scene.

 

Monday

Read the paragraph below.  Copy and paste it into Word or copy it out on paper.  Highlight or underline the different types of words as follows:

Nouns - black (normal writing pencil)

Adjectives - red

Verbs - green

Adverbs - blue

Similes - Yellow

 

Once you have done that, draw a sketch of the scene.  Take a photograph and send it to your teacher.  Don't forget to attach the paragraph too!

 

Glittering beneath his feet, the snow crunched loudly with every step he took. The leafless trees stood still like soldiers awaiting a command around the frozen lake which shimmered beautifully in the late afternoon sun. Swirling clouds hung like baubles in the pale blue sky while birds lazily soared overhead. A blanket of glistening snow covered the jagged rocks that surrounded the lake and icicles hung from twisted branches like glass droplets. In the distance the snow-capped mountains loomed protectively over the scenery like a parent watching over a child.

Tuesday

 

Last week we created an interesting word bank about an animal. This week we are going to do it about a volcano. Print off the sheet below and create an interesting word bank around it. If you can not print it off, then you can do it as a word document or draw your own volcano in the middle. 

 

Use the same process as the animal word bank: Identify nouns, then adjectives which describe the noun, then verbs which the noun might do and finally adverbs. Use a thesaurus, a dictionary and look online to find really interesting words. 

 

Use colours from the key from yesterdays work. 

 

Learning objective: To create an interesting word bank about volcanoes.

Wednesday

 

Pupils are to write a descriptive paragraph about a volcano, using the words from their interesting word bank they created on Tuesday. Use your imagination to really try and set the scene of the volcano. What can be seen? What can be heard? What can be felt? You can use a thesaurus and dictionary.

 

LO: To write a descriptive paragraph about a volcano.

 

Success criteria:

 

  • Use nouns to identify features of the scene
  • Use exciting adjectives to describe the nouns
  • Use similes
  • Use Verbs
  • Use Adverbs

 

 

Thursday

 

Today we are going to rewrite yesterdays descriptive paragraph about the volcano, using the checklist below and my feedback from the marking to help us improve.  There are also sentence starters and a word bank below to help us. 

 

Here is an example of a descriptive paragraph to help. 

 

In the distance you could see the magnificent volcano, laying peaceful like a sleeping baby. Suddenly, there was a deafening roar and the earth shook. The Volcano was violently erupting, oozing furious orange lava all over the helpless landscape. Clouds of ash angrily filled the sky, until it was a dark as night time.

 

Learning objective: To improve our descriptive writing paragraph. 

Here is Fridays literacy task

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