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The Legend of Podkin One-Ear

We have started out class novel and all of our literacy tasks will be linked to this.

If you have missed any videos, you can catch up on them by scrolling down the page to the previous weeks lessons and resources.

Week Beginning:  6th July 2020

 

 

 

Learning Objective

Explanation

Task Instructions

Monday

To understand and use my spelling words

I have attached your list of spellings (underneath this table)

 

Please read the instructions below carefully – they are different this week!

 

  1. Create a wordsearch of your spelling words
  2. Instead of listing the words underneath, write the definition as a clue

Eg if my word was strawberry , my clue might be:

‘A small red, juicy fruit with a green stalk’

 

*Don’t write the word that they are looking for

 

You can create a wordsearch in your homework book by drawing a grid, print off the Excel template that I’ve attached below or use the Excel template to create your wordsearch on the computer

 

*your letters should all be either lower or upper case (not a mixture of both)

 

Email me the Excel document if you complete it on the computer or if you do it in your book or on paper, photograph or scan it and email it to me.

Tuesday

To present your opinion based on evidence

Watch ‘Chapter 7 – The Witch in the Woods (Part 1)’

 

Paz is very nervous of Brigid.

 

What do you think of Brigid?  Is she a good rabbit?  Should she be trusted?

 

Write a paragraph presenting your opinion of Brigid so far.  Would you trust her?  Use evidence from the book to support your reasons Eg I think xxx because it tells me in the book xxx, this shows that xxx

 

We have briefly looked at the PEE format (Point, Evidence, Explain) in school. Use this to explain your thinking.

You can write your paragraph in your homework book or on a Word document

Wednesday

Carry out research and present findings

Watch ‘Chapter 7 – The Witch in the Woods (Part 2)’

 

We learn in the story that Brigid the old she-rabbit is knowledgeable in ‘herb-craft’, where she collects herbs that have different uses including medicinal uses.

 

I would like you to research 5 different herbs and explain what different properties and uses they have.

 

You can decide how you want to present your findings.  You must include a picture/sketch of each herb an explanation of what it looks like so if I wanted to find it in the woods, I would know what to look for and also what properties it has and how it may be used.

Present your findings in whatever method you choose.

Eg a poster in your homework book, slides on a Powerpoint, photocollage etc

Thursday

 

 

Write a diary entry

Watch ‘Chapter 7 – The Witch in the Woods (Part 3)’

 

Write a short diary entry (about half a page) from either the perspective of Podkin or Paz about the time spend in Brigid’s home.  Remember to include the character’s innermost thoughts and feelings right from the beginning when they met Brigid to when they left her home.

 

Remember to write in first person and past tense.

You can write your diary entry in your homework book or on a Word document

Friday

Write an alternative paragraph

Brigid turned out to be a good witch but Paz wasn’t sure about her at first.

What if she has been a bad witch?

I’d like you to write an alternative paragraph of what would have happened to Podkin, Paz and Pook if Brigid had been a bad witch.

Think about who she could have been working for (she doesn’t have iron spikes sticking out of her), what magic or potions might she have used, will Podkin, Paz and Pook escape?

You can write your paragraph in your homework book or on a Word document

TUESDAY

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The Legend of Podkin One-Ear by Kieran Larwood. Illustrated by David Wyatt. Published by Faber & Faber - CHAPTER 7 - The Witch in the Woods

WEDNESDAY - Part 1

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The Legend of Podkin One-Ear by Kieran Larwood. Illustrated by David Wyatt. Published by Faber & Faber- CHAPTER 7 - The Witch in the Woods

WEDNESDAY - Part 2

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The Legend of Podkin One-Ear by Kieran Larwood. Illustrated by David Wyatt. Published by Faber & Faber- CHAPTER 7 - The Witch in the Woods

THURSDAY

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The Legend of Podkin One-Ear by Kieran Larwood. Illustrated by David Wyatt. Published by Faber & Faber. CHAPTER 7 - The Witch in the Woods

Week Beginning: 29th June 2020

 

 

 

Learning Objective

Explanation

Task Instructions

Monday

To understand and use my spelling words

I have attached your list of spellings (underneath this table)

 

Please read the instructions below carefully – they are different this week!

 

  1. Create a wordsearch of your spelling words
  2. Instead of listing the words underneath, write the definition as a clue

Eg if my word was strawberry , my clue might be:

‘A small red, juicy fruit with a green stalk’

 

*Don’t write the word that they are looking for

 

You can create a wordsearch in your homework book by drawing a grid, print off the Excel template that I’ve attached below or use the Excel template to create your wordsearch on the computer

 

*your letters should all be either lower or upper case (not a mixture of both)

 

Email me the Excel document if you complete it on the computer or if you do it in your book or on paper, photograph or scan it and email it to me.

Tuesday

To practise my handwriting

To practise joining the letter ‘e’.

 

Copy out the sentences on the document attached.

 

Remember that your writing must be joined.

You can handwrite the sentences into your homework book or alternatively you can print out the handwriting paper like we have in our handwriting books in school.

Wednesday

Write a diary entry

At the end of the last chapter Podkin, Paz and Pook ran from Redwater warren because they knew that the Gorm had taken control of the warren and they were being watched by a mysterious shard of iron.

There was a frantic chase down the tunnel and they just managed to get out of the tunnel as the portcullis closed.  But……Podkin got his ear trapped.

 

 

Write a diary entry from Podkin’s perspective.  You should include how Podkin realised that they were in trouble, the chase down the tunnel and the main part of this writing should be when he is  trapped and explain what he thinks Paz should do. Remember that his thoughts are likely to be quite jumbled because a lot has happened and he is probably in a lot of pain.  Your writing should reflect that.

 

Remember that you should include the events but also Podkin’s reaction and feelings about each part.  What would his inner voice have been saying to him?

 

*Watch the Chapter 4 video again if it will help you.

 

You can complete your diary entry in your homework book or on a Word document and then send it to me.

Thursday

 

 

Write an alternative section of a story

Watch the ‘Chapter 6 – One Ear’ and ‘Interlude’ videos.

 

The young rabbits didn’t believe the Bard’s story of how Podkin lost his ear as they had heard other tales and legends.

 

Write your own alternative explanation of how a Podkin, a lazy son of a chieftain, might have lost his ear. It doesn’t have to be at this point in the story with the current events, it can be any way that you want it to be.

You can complete your alternative explanation entry in your homework book or on a Word document and then send it to me.

Friday

Create a storyboard of the story so far

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 Paz chopping his ear off.

 

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.

 

 

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.

THURSDAY - Part 1

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The Legend of Podkin One-Ear by Kieran Lakewood. Illustrated by David Wyatt. Published by Faber & Faber- CHAPTER 6 - One Ear

THURSDAY - Part 2

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The Legend of Podkin One-Ear by Kieran Larwood. Illustrated by David Wyatt. Published by Faber & Faber - INTERLUDE

Week Beginning:  22nd June 2020

 

 

Learning Objective

Explanation

Task Instructions

Monday

To understand and use my spelling words

I have attached your list of spellings (underneath this table)

 

Please read the instructions below carefully – they are different this week!

 

  1. Create a wordsearch of your spelling words
  2. Instead of listing the words underneath, write the definition as a clue

Eg if my word was strawberry , my clue might be:

‘A small red, juicy fruit with a green stalk’

 

*Don’t write the word that they are looking for

 

You can create a wordsearch in your homework book by drawing a grid, print off the Excel template that I’ve attached below or use the Excel template to create your wordsearch on the computer

 

*your letters should all be either lower or upper case (not a mixture of both)

 

Email me the Excel document if you complete it on the computer or if you do it in your book or on paper, photograph or scan it and email it to me.

Tuesday

Write carefully constructed questions

Watch the video for ‘Interlude’.

 

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.

You can write your questions in your homework book or on a Word document and then send it to me.

Wednesday

Create a character profile

Remind yourself of the previous chapters, particularly Chapter 2 and the Interlude form yesterday.

 

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

You can complete your profile/fact file in your homework book or on a Word document and then send it to me.

Thursday

 

 

To understand what I have read

Watch the video for Chapter 5 – Redwater

 

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 the ‘desperate surge of energy’ that the author talks about when you have been scared of desperate for something?

 

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

You can complete your questions in your homework book or on a Word document and then send it to me.

Friday

To write a balanced argument

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.

You can complete your paragraphs in your homework book or on a Word document and then send it to me.

TUESDAY - Part 1

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The Legend of Podkin One-Ear by Kieran Larwood. Illustrated by David Wyatt. Published by Faber & Faber- INTERLUDE 1

TUESDAY - Part 2

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The Legend of Podkin One -Ear by Kieran Larwood. Illustrated by David Wyatt. Published by Faber & Faber- INTERLUDE 1

THURSDAY - Part 1

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The Legend of Podkin One-Ear by Kieran Larwood. Illustrated by David Wyatt. Published by Faber & Faber- Chapter 5 - Redwater

THURSDAY - Part 2

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The Legend of Podkin One-Ear by Kieran Larwood. Illustrated by David Wyatt. Published by Faber & Faber- Chapter 5 - Redwood

Week Beginning: 15th June 2020

 

 

 

Learning Objective

Explanation

Monday

To understand and use my spelling words

I have attached your list of spellings (underneath this table)

 

Please read the instructions below carefully – they are different this week!

 

  1. Create a wordsearch of your spelling words
  2. Instead of listing the words underneath, write the definition as a clue

Eg if my word was strawberry , my clue might be:

‘A small red, juicy fruit with a green stalk’

 

*Don’t write the word that they are looking for

 

Tuesday

To practise my handwriting

To practise joining the letter ‘e’.

 

Copy out the sentences on the document attached.

 

Remember that your writing must be joined.

Wednesday

To predict what happens next

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 this page just scroll down if you would like to watch it to remind yourself.

 

**No sneaky peeking at what actually happens in the next chapter!!

Thursday

 

 

To expand my vocabulary to include more adventurous words

Watch the video of Chapter 4 – Timber!

 

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

Friday

Write a diary entry

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

 

I’m 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

THURSDAY - Part 1

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The Legend of Podkin One-Ear by Kieran Larwood. Illustrated by David Wyatt. Published by Faber & Faber - CHAPTER 4

THURSDAY - Part 2

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The Legend of Podkin One-Ear by Kieran Larwood. Illustrated by David Wyatt. Published by Faber & Faber - CHAPTER 4

Week Beginning:  8th June 2020

 

 

Learning Objective

Explanation

Task Instructions

Monday

To understand and use my spelling words

I have attached your list of spellings (underneath this table)

 

Please read the instructions below carefully – they are different this week!

 

  1. Create a wordsearch of your spelling words
  2. Instead of listing the words underneath, write the definition as a clue

Eg if my word was strawberry , my clue might be:

‘A small red, juicy fruit with a green stalk’

 

*Don’t write the word that they are looking for

 

You can create a wordsearch in your homework book by drawing a grid, print off the Excel template that I’ve attached below or use the Excel template to create your wordsearch on the computer

 

*your letters should all be either lower or upper case (not a mixture of both)

 

Email me the Excel document if you complete it on the computer or if you do it in your book or on paper, photograph or scan it and email it to me.

Tuesday

To create your own heroic character

Watch the video – The Legend of Podkin One-Ear - Chapter 1 – ‘A Bard for Bramblemas’

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?

Your illustration and paragraph can be done on the computer or on paper and then sent to me.

Wednesday

To create character profiles

Watch the video – The Legend of Podkin One-Ear - Chapter 2 – ‘The Worst Bramblemas Ever’

 

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 be adding to these as we go through the book

Your work can be done on the computer or on paper and then sent to me.

Thursday

 

 

Write a diary entry

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

Your work can be done on the computer or on paper and then sent to me.

Friday

Write a letter

Watch the video – The Legend of Podkin One-Ear - Chapter 3 – ‘Starclaw

 

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

 

Remember that they live in Munbury Warren, you can make up the rest of the address yourselves.

Your work can be done on the computer or on paper and then sent to me.

TUESDAY - Part 1

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The Legend of Podkin One-Ear by Kieran Larwood. Illustrated by David Wyatt. Published by Faber & Faber - CHAPTER 1

TUESDAY - Part 2

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The Legend of Podkin One-Ear by Kieran Larwood. Illustrated by David Wyatt. Published by Faber & Faber - CHAPTER 1

WEDNESDAY - Part 1

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The Legend of Podkin One-Ear by Kieran Larwood. Illustrated by David Wyatt. Published by Faber & Faber. - CHAPTER 2

WEDNESDAY - Part 2

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The Legend of Podkin One-Ear by Kieran Larwood. Illustrated by David Wyatt. Published by Faber & Faber - Chapter 2

WEDNESDAY - Part 3

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The Legend of Podkin One-Ear by Kieran Larwood. Illustrated by David Wyatt. Published by Faber & Faber. - Chapter 2

WEDNESDAY - Part 4

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The Legend of Podkin One-Ear by Kieran Larwood. Illustrated by David Wyatt. Published by Faber & Faber - CHAPTER 2

FRIDAY - Part 1

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The Legend of Podkin One-Ear by Kieran Larwood. Illustrated by David Wyatt. Published by Faber & Faber - CHAPTER 3

FRIDAY - Part 2

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The Legend of Podkin One-Ear by Kieran Larwood. Illustrated by David Wyatt. Published by Faber & Faber - CHAPTER 3

Week Beginning:  1st June 2020

 

 

 

Learning Objective

Explanation

Task Instructions

Monday

To understand and use my spelling words

I have attached your list of spellings (underneath this table)

 

Please read the instructions below carefully – they are different this week!

 

  1. Create a wordsearch of your spelling words
  2. Instead of listing the words underneath, write the definition as a clue

Eg if my word was strawberry , my clue might be:

‘A small red, juicy fruit with a green stalk’

 

*Don’t write the word that they are looking for

 

You can create a wordsearch in your homework book by drawing a grid, print off the Excel template that I’ve attached below or use the Excel template to create your wordsearch on the computer

 

*your letters should all be either lower or upper case (not a mixture of both)

 

Email me the Excel document if you complete it on the computer or if you do it in your book or on paper, photograph or scan it and email it to me.

Tuesday

To complete playscripts

  1. Finish writing your play script as you planned it
  2. Check that you have included all of the key features and check your spelling and punctuation etc – Is it the best work it can be?
  3. Add at least 2 small illustrations to your booklet

**You do not need to email it to me yet**

Wednesday

To present your playscript

Ask a parent or sibling to record you presenting your playscript booklet. 

As well as looking at the quality of your writing, I will also be looking at your speaking and listening skills so think about how you are presenting. IE you should not be reading something pre-prepared, you should know what you are talking about.  Think about what you want to say beforehand so you’re are not hesitant and consider your tone and vocabulary choices Eg formal tone

Make sure you:

  • Tell me the title and a summary of the story
  • Tell me how you came up with your ideas
  • Show me the front and back covers
  • Show me a close up of a few of the scenes
  • Show me your illustrations
  • Talk about what you enjoyed about this project
  • Talk about what you have done well and what part you are most proud of
  • Talk about how you could improve your work if you did it again

Send me the video that you have created.

 

If you have created your playscript on the computer, email that to me too.

 

If your playscript is on paper, take a close up photograph of 2 of the scenes and send that to me with your video.

Thursday

 

 

To make predictions

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

 

Watch the video of me reading the blurb and reviews from the book.

 

Write a short summary (about half a page) of what you think the story could be about.  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.

Your ideas can be typed on Word or hand-written in your homework book.

 

Please email this piece of writing to me.

Friday

To collate prior knowledge

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 or a table or a list.  You should use appropriate headings Eg appearance, food, habitat, breeds etc

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 writing to me.

Blurb & Reviews - The Legend of Podkin One-Ear - By Kieran Larwood - Published by Faber & Faber

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Week Beginning:  18th May 2020

 

 

 

Learning Objective

Explanation

Task Instructions

Monday

To understand and use my spelling words

I have attached your list of spellings (underneath this table)

  1. Write a definition of each spelling word
  2. Use each spelling in a sentence. Try to make them interesting or humorous sentences.

You can write this in your homework book and photograph and send it to me or write it on a Word document and email it to me

Tuesday

To practise handwriting

I have noticed that some people’s handwriting is not what it usually is in school! 

Attached is some sentences for you to copy which focus on joining the letter ‘a’.  Remember you should always start on the line and use ascenders and descenders in your writing to join the letters together.

 

*Usually at this point in the year we would be giving out Pen Licenses so I am looking for some very neat writing!  Please take your time.

 

 

I have attached a Handwriting Book style sheet of paper that you can print and use.  Alternatively, you can just copy the sentences into your homework book but think carefully about the tall letters and the ‘tails’ under the line.

Wednesday

To write a cast list

Create your cast list for all of the characters that will appear in your play. 

 

You should include a brief description of what they look like and what their characters are like. I would also like you to include a small illustration of each character.

 

Remember that this is part of your ongoing project which is going to be presented in a booklet format (in either paper or electronic form).

 

The Cast List should be the first page inside your booklet.

I have included some pictures below of an example

Thursday

 

 

To write a play script

Begin writing your play script – you have 2-3 days to write the entire script so make sure that you don’t rush and include enough detail.

 

Remember:

-Set it out in scenes with a brief description of where the scene is set at the beginning

-Include the person who is speaking’s name, followed by a colon.

-Include stage directions (instructions for actions and movements) in brackets

-You can use a narrator to move the story along but most of it should be done from the conversations and actions of the main characters

-If you move to a new place or time then you need to start a new scene

Remember that this is part of your ongoing project which is going to be presented in a booklet format (in either paper or electronic form).

 

Picture 1
Picture 2
Picture 3
Picture 4

Week Beginning:  11th May 2020

 

 

 

Learning Objective

Explanation

Task Instructions

Monday

To understand and use my spelling words

I have attached your list of spellings (underneath this table)

  1. Write a definition of each spelling word
  2. Use each spelling in a sentence. Try to make them interesting or humorous sentences.

You can write this in your homework book and photograph and send it to me or write it on a Word document and email it to me

Tuesday

To understand what I have read and answer questions

There are 2 texts and sets of questions: 

‘Helping at Home’ for Nouns group

‘Telephone Call’ for Adjectives, Verbs and Adverbs

Read the relevant text and then answer the questions using full sentences. Try to include relevant detail in your answers, especially the last few questions.  If you are asked how you know something, try to find and copy evidence form the text.

Wednesday

To identify the features of a play script

Look through the ‘Features of a Playscript’ PowerPoint.  This will give you all of the key features of a playscript.

 

On the task sheet you need to find the key features (which are at the top of the task page)

If you have a printer, you can print the example and highlight the features at the top of the page.

 

If you don’t have a printer, look through the text and the boxes with the features at the top of the page.  In your homework book, use the 6 boxes as headings and copy our examples of those features that you have found.

 

There are different sheets for Adverbs/Verbs and Adjectives/Nouns

Thursday

 

 

To plan a play script

You are going to write a playscript for the twisted fairytale that you created a cartoon strip or storyboard about previously.

 

*This project will take a 5 days to complete

 

I would like you to complete this task as a booklet – it will need to be several pages long.

You will have:

-A front cover with the title and author (you!).

-A character/cast list with a brief description of each character

-Your script should be set out in different scenes (a different scene for each different setting).  Each scene should have a brief description.

- You should include a narrator, speech from characters and also the stage directions in your booklet

 

As this is an extensive project, you will need to plan it out first.

 

Todays task is just to plan out your playscript.  Think about what will go on each page in your booklet. How many scenes will you have?  Where will they be set?

Your booklet can either be on paper.  I would recommend folding A4 paper in half to create your booklet (be mindful of how many pages you will need).

 

Alternatively, you could create a digital ‘booklet’ using Publisher or PowerPoint

 

Todays task is just to plan out your playscript. 

A template has been attached – you can print this and complete or just use the headings in your homework book.

Friday

Create an illustrated cover for your playscript

Published play scripts would be shared with all members of the cast, whether the production is on stage or to be filmed.

 

They will be looking at the script continuously to learn lines.

 

Your booklet needs to look like a published play script book.

 

Today you are going to create an illustrated front cover and blurb on the back.

 

Remember

-The front cover should have a relevant picture and include key information (the name of your play, the author and illustrator)

-The blurb should hint at the twist in your story but not give too much away – make people desperate to read it!

Create a front and back cover for your script.

 

Remember that your playscript may be paper based or digital.

week Beginning:  4th May 2020

 

 

 

Learning Objective

Explanation

Task Instructions

Monday

To understand and use my spelling words

I have attached your list of spellings (underneath this table)

  1. Write a definition of each spelling word
  2. Use each spelling in a sentence. Try to make them interesting or humorous sentences.

You can write this in your homework book and photograph and send it to me or write it on a Word document and email it to me

Tuesday

To carry out research

Friday marks the 75th anniversary of VE Day.

 

I would like you to find out what VE Day is and why we still recognise it 75 years on.

 

Use the resources below to find out everything that you can about it.

 

You can choose how you would like to present your findings.  You may like to:

  • Create a short documentary-style video (you could record yourself or use an app like ‘Explain Everything’
  • Create a PowerPoint presentation
  • A non-chronological report, using paragraphs to explain the main points
  • Create an information booklet

 

Watch this video:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/history-ks2-ve-day/z7xtmfr

Choose how you would like to present your research about VE Day.

 

It should be factual and include information on:

- What is VE Day?

- Why is VE Day celebrated?

- Why is VE day remembered?

Wednesday

Wednesday

 

 

To write and perform a motivational speech

When something historic happens in a country, the prime minister gives a speech to share information, thank the people and motivate them.  On VE Day in 1945, Winston Churchill delivered a speech to the British people.  Part of it can be heard and read on this web page:

 

https://winstonchurchill.org/resources/speeches/1941-1945-war-leader/to-v-e-crowds/

 

You are currently living through an important moment in history.  You may have heard some of Boris Johnson’s speeches to the public.  Hopefully very soon this lockdown will be over.  I would like you to write a speech to be performed to the people of Britain when lockdown is over and this pandemic is under control.  You can work with your family to decide what things should be included.  Think about

-What have the successes been?

-What / who should we be thankful for?

-What / who should we reflect upon and pay respect to?

-What message can you give people going forward?

 

I would then like you to perform the speech and ask someone to record it for you.  I would like to create a gallery of these videos on our web page.

 

Send your written script to me and your video recording.

 

Please write on the email if your parents are happy for your video to be shared on the website (just on our Year 4 page. You must check with them first!

Friday

Bank Holiday

Task:  Enjoy time with your family!

Lots of people will be having their own garden parties or picnics in their gardens today (weather permitting!)

Remember to stay safe and think of social distancing rules

Week Beginning:  27th April 2020

 

 

 

Learning Objective

Explanation

Task Instructions

Monday

To understand and use my spelling words

I have attached your list of spellings (underneath this table)

  1. Write a definition of each spelling word
  2. Use each spelling in a sentence. Try to make them interesting or humorous sentences.

You can write this in your homework book and photograph and send it to me or write it on a Word document and email it to me

Tuesday

To make predictions and inferences

Have a look at the Snapshot Mat below.  Complete each of the boxes based on the picture in the middle

 

*We have done a Snapshot Mat before when we looked at dystopia

You can type directly on to the sheet and email it to me or you can write the answers in your homework book and take a photo and email it to me.

Wednesday

 

 

To create a storyboard of an alternative fairy tale

*This task should take 2 days of literacy time.

Don’t rush it and make sure that it is well thought-out and well-presented. Please also include colour.

 

Think of some traditional fairy tales like ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’, ‘Jack and the Beanstalk, ‘The Three Little Pigs’ etc.  How many can you think of?  Make a list.

Choose one of those fairy tales.  You are going to make a story board or cartoon strip of it BUT it has to be twisted or have an alternative ending. For example, you could have ‘Goldilocks and the Naughty Bear’, ‘The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig’ or a story where Little Red Riding Hood is in fact very naughty.

Put your new alternative fairy tale onto a carton strip or storyboard

  1. Make a list of fairy tales.
  2. Create a storyboard or cartoon strip of your alternative fairytale.  It should include pictures, text and speech bubbles.  It can be done digitally (on a computer/iPad) or by hand on paper.

I have included some templates but please feel free to set it out however you want on paper.

 

Email me a copy or photograph of it once completed.

Thursday

Friday

Free Write Friday

You have free choice of what genre you will write today but it should include something to do with rainbows

It could be:

  • A short story
  • A newspaper report
  • A diary entry
  • A biography
  • A set of instructions
  • A review
  • A play script
  • A report
  • A poem

 

It’s purpose is to be entertaining and make me smile!

Email any digital work (done on Word) to me or photograph any handwritten work and email it to me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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