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Week 3 (4th - 8th May 2020)

Word of the Day!


Every day write a sentence with the Word of the Day.


"Stone Age Boy" by Satoshi Kitamura


Another week of English with our book: "Stone Age Boy" by Satoshi Kitamura.


If you haven’t read the book yet, you can listen to the story here:


You can also read the story below:


Stone Age Boy pic.pptx


Lesson 1 & 2 (4th - 5th May)


To use preposition for time, place and cause.


Prepositions are linking words in a sentence. We use prepositions to explain where things are in time or space. Prepositions tell us where something is (for example, beside, under, on, against, beneath or over) or when something is happening (for example: until, during, after, before or more specifically 'on Christmas Day', 'at twelve o'clock' or 'in August').

Prepositions usually sit before nouns (or pronouns) to show the noun's (or pronoun's) relationship to another word in the sentence.


The videos below explains what a preposition is and how to use it in a sentence.


Once you have looked through the videos, have a look at the Power Point Presentation below. This will give you some more information about prepositions. 

Activity 1


Underline the prepositions in each sentence.

Activity 2


Decide which preposition fits best into the spaces below.

Activity 3


Sort the prepositions into place, time and cause.

Activity 4


Write a paragraph to describe the scene below. Use prepositions of time, cause and place.

Lesson 3 (6th May)


To use different sentence openers.


Using different words to start a sentence enhances your writing. Imagine if every sentence you read began in the same way: 'The day was rainy. The cat stayed indoors all day. The children were bored....' You would become bored!

To avoid this, writers use a variety of different ways to start their sentences.


Watch the video "Six ways to start a sentence".


Once you have watched the video, have a look at the examples below. This will give you some more information about sentence openers and help you with your writing. 

Activity 1


You have two options:


  • Play a Sentence Openers GameChoose a picture you want to write about. Roll a die to determine what sentence opener you will use, then write a sentence using that type of opener. Keep rolling until you have a paragraph. 


  • Look at the pictures below and write a few sentences about what is happening in them using different sentence openers. You can help yourself with "Stone Age" Sentence Starters. 

Lesson 4 (7th May)


To write a setting description.


Listen to the story one more time and look at the pictures of boy's journey from modern town to cave, then to forest landscape...

Activity 1


Use a Senses Map to describe what you can hear, feel, see, touch, smell. Add words to each box on your map.

Activity 2


We are going to describe a setting. Setting tells the reader where the characters are by describing sounds, sights, movements and feelings before any character begins to speak. 


Choose one of the pictures and write a paragraph describing the setting.

Imagine you are there. What can you hear? What can you see? Feel? Include all five senses, exciting vocabulary, different sentence openers and preposition. Add details using 2A, BOYS and simile sentences.