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Week 4 (11th - 15th May 2020)

Word of the Day!

 

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

 

https://www.vocabularyninja.co.uk/uploads/1/1/0/0/110032277/week_4_-_11th_may_2020.pdf

 

Legends

 

Our writing goal for this term is to be able to write a legend. We used the book "Stone Age Boy" as our Stone Age inspiration and this week we are going to look at different legends to get more ideas. 

 

Lesson 1 (11th May)

 

To understand and investigate legends

 

A legend is usually based on a true event in the past. However, the story may have changed over time to take on some special 'mythical' features. 

Legends usually have a real hero at the centre of the story and they are often set in fantastic places. The story will have been passed on from person to person, sometimes over a very long period of time. The fact that so many people have taken the trouble to keep the story alive, usually tells you that it has some very important meaning for the culture or region in which the story was first told.

 

Activity

 

Today, I would like you to read different legends to practise and improve your reading comprehension skills, but also to compare them (think about similarities and differences) and think about their features. 

Challenge 🌶🌶🌶

 

Choose your favourite legend and enjoy some activities related to it. 

Lesson 2 (12th May)

 

To identify features of a legend

 

Look at the main features of a legend. 

Activity

 

Read the legend below and identify some of the features. Underline them in the text using different colours. Add more features if you can. Click on the pictures to enlarge them.

Lesson 3 (13th May)

 

We are learning to make inferences

 

We are going to write a PEE paragraph. 

To write a PEE paragraph you need: 

  • P– Point You need to make your point that will be linked to the question that you have been set. 
  • E—Evidence You need to support your point with some evidence to back up your ideas. 
  • E—Explanation You need to explain your evidence in more detail considering how it relates to the point that you have made.

 

Watch the Power Point Presentation about PEE paragraph before you start your first activity.

Activity 1

 

Look at the picture below. What can you see, hear, feel, smell? What can you say about this person, place, creature, atmosphere? Write your words, phrases or sentences around the picture. 

Activity 2

 

Read the legend and write a PEE paragraph, answering the question What do you think of George?

Use the word bank to help you with your writing. 

 

Remember!

Point: What do you think of George?

Evidence: Why do you think that? Here you can use a quote from the text. If you do, don't forget to use quotation marks (")

Explanation: How can you prove it?

 

 

Lesson 4 & 5 (14th - 15th May)

 

To write descriptive sentences

 

Great descriptive writing brings story scenes to life.

Here are some tips to write descriptive sentences that are evocative:

  • Use adjectives - the describing words that add specificity to nouns.
  • The great thing about describing words, such as adjectives and adverbs is that there are so many different synonyms. When you are looking for a suitable adjective or adverb, look up synonyms in a thesaurus as an exercise. It’s a useful way to broaden you descriptive vocabulary. https://www.thesaurus.com/browse/brave?s=t
  • Use comparison. Similes!
  • Use 5 senses.

 

Just a little reminder!

 

The video below explains what a noun is:

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zrqqtfr/articles/zpd8ng8

 

The video below explains what an adjective is:

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z4hrt39/articles/zj33rwx

Activity 1

 

Underline the nouns in the following sentences given below.

Activity 2

 

Underline the adjectives in the following sentences given below.

Just a little reminder!

Activity 3

 

Change the following sentences into 2A sentences.

A BOYS sentence is basically a two-part sentence. The first part of the sentence always ends with a comma and the letter part always begins with a coordinating conjunction. 

 

Look at this example:


It was a beautiful morning for a walk. He set off happily.


becomes


It was a beautiful morning for a walk, so he set off happily.

 

Important!!!

We need to turn the full-stop into a comma and follow the comma with one of the coordinating conjunctions (BOYS words).

Activity 4

 

Rewrite the sentences below. Decide which co-coordinating conjunction to use: but, or, yet, so, and

Remember to put the comma in the right place!

Challenge 🌶🌶🌶

 

Can you think of your own sentences related to the Stone Age boy or one of the legends? Write them using the co-ordinating conjunctions.

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