Tuesday – 19.01.21

Today’s timetable:

Morning

  • Maths: divide by 1 and itself.
  • Literacy: SPaG – adding capital letters and punctuation to sentences and paragraph.
  • Reading: Extract from the BFG using sound.
  • Writing: Using sound in writing.

Afternoon

  • Reading: Pompeii.
  • Geography: Inside a volcano.

Maths

Today, we are dividing by 1 and itself. There is a learning video, worksheet and answer sheet attached. Do not pressure yourself into completing everything on the worksheet, just give it your best go. If you are stuck, then please message/ ask me or Miss Housley on Teams – we are available for you all day and I will leave the meeting open to discuss and answer any questions you may have.

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SPAG:

Yesterday, we practised forming capital letters correctly in handwriting.  Capital letters are so important, they mark the beginning of each sentence and also show us which words are proper nouns.  Here are some sentences where the capital letter as well as some other punctuation marks are missing.  There are 3 different levels over 6 sheets, DO NOT DO ALL OF THEM, choose the sheet that you think is the right amount of challenge for you and see if you can rewrite the sentences in your book with the capital letters and punctuation marks added.  REMEMBER to form the capital letters correctly and make them the correct size.

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Reading

Here is a fantastic excerpt from The BFG, by Roald Dahl.  This is one of my favourite opening chapters of a book.  It is very creepy and atmospheric and Dahl uses some clever tricks to achieve this, which we can understand and pinch to use in our own writing!

Read the text first and then there are 2 short activities.

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Activity 1:  Highlight (or list in your book) any phrases which mention noise or sound.

Discuss or think about:  What do you notice about the way that Dahl has used sound in this chapter?  What effect does this have?

Activity 2:  List some common sounds that you can hear around your own house and then use them in sentences to say that they are silent or missing.  Does this have the same creepy effect that is does, in Roald Dahl’s chapter?

Writing:

We are now going to use this trick for writing a paragraph that (over the week, adding a little each day)  will be part of a story introduction in which we witness a volcanic eruption!  Don’t try and write the whole thing, we will learn a new writing trick each day and write a new paragraph that uses the skill.

Today, we are going to use sound (or more accurately, the lack of sound) to create an atmospheric opening paragraph.  Before you begin, make sure you have completed the reading activity above.

Watch the 2 short videos below and read my example to give you an idea of what your opening paragraph could sound like.  As always, feel free to magpie any ideas from my work or, if you feel confident, go your own way with the idea.  I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

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Reading: Escape from Pompeii

Today, we are going to start our new guided reading book, Escape from Pompeii. This book links in with our volcano work this week so it is a lovely book to work alongside your topic work.

As it is our first guided reading sessions, we are going to start on vocabulary. Watch the video below for your vocabulary session.

https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/

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Geography: inside a volcano

Yesterday, you added volcanoes around the World to your maps. Today, you are going to tell us what happens inside a volcano. Can you draw your own volcano and label the different layers inside? You could even add some sentences about the different layers, telling us what happens in the layer. Below are some questions to think about.

How does a volcanic ash cloud form?

What is the crater?

What happens in the magma chamber?

 

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