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English

Spellings

This week, we are focussing on different word families based on common words and looking at how knowing the meaning of root words, prefixes and suffixes can help us to understand their meaning.

 

interrupt

interfere

intercept

interject

intertwine

interim

internal

intersperse

interloper

interest

The Silver Sword

English

We know some of you are finding it hard to scroll down the pdf copy of the book to find your chapter. Unfortunately we don't seem to be able to find individual chapters of the book online. We will let you know which page the chapters start on below and you can type this page number in the top box and press enter and it will take you straight to the start of the chapter. See image below of where to type this. 

Online PDF pg numbers (please note, view this online rather than downloading it)

Chap 13 - p42

Chap 14 - p46

Chap 15 - p49

Chap 16 - p53

Chap 17 - p56

Chap 18 - p59

Chap 19 - p64

Chap 20 - p68

Chap 21 - p73

Chap 22 - p76

Chap 23 - p80

Chap 24 - p84

If you prefer, you can listen to the audio version and follow it whilst reading the book. This will be more like our shared reading sessions in class.

English

Monday 1st February

Spelling starter- Today, we would like you to complete the spelling Powerpoint at the top of the page (at the top of this page in the spelling section)

 

L.O: Can I discuss the meaning of words and evaluate their impact on a reader?

Today, we would like you to read chapter 16. Keep adding to your word bank of vocabulary and find definitions of new words.

Overview

Task 1- Read chapter 16

Task 2- Make a list of new vocabulary and find definitions of new words

Task 3- Complete the vocabulary activity below

 

Choose one of the following words: smiled, springing, littered, numbed, basking, toilers

  1. What is your word?
  2. What does the word mean?
  3. What impression does it give you?
  4. What sentence is it in?
  5. How does it help you to fully understand the text?

Repeat with 2 more words so that you have completed this activity for 3 out of the 6 words.

Tuesday 2nd  February

Spelling starter- Today, we would like you to complete the spelling wordsearch above (at the top of this page in the spelling section)

Today, we would like you to read chapter 17. Keep adding to your word bank of vocabulary and find definitions of new words. Create a storyboard to show the main events of chapter 17. What are the key events? You may start with event 1- Ruth and Jan worked to save money for Edek’s shoes. We have attached an example of a storyboard below or you can create one of your own.

Overview

Task 1- Read chapter 17

Task 2- Make a list of new vocabulary and find definitions of new words

Task 3- Create a storyboard of the main events of chapter 17

Wednesday 3rd   February

Spelling starter- Today, we would like you to complete the Mr Whoops worksheet above (at the top of this page in the spelling section)

 

Today, we would like you to look again at chapter 17. We would like you to consider how Edek is feeling throughout the chapter by considering the questions attached. Then we would like you to complete the vocabulary activity below. When you have finished, use a thesaurus (there is a link to an online one below) to find synonyms for the words given

Overview

Task 1- Re-read chapter 17

Task 2- Answer the questions to help you consider how Edek feels at different points in the chapter (this will help you with your writing later in the week)

Task 2- Complete the vocabulary activity below.

Task 3- Use a thesaurus to find synonyms for each word

Thursday 4th  February

Spelling starter- This week's spellings are all words that include the prefix ‘inter’. Looking at the list of words- what do you think 'inter' means? Can you think of any other words that begin with the prefix ‘inter’?

Today, we would like you to re-read chapter 16 and 17. Keep adding to your word bank of vocabulary and find definitions of new words. Then answer the SATs style questions.

Overview

Task 1- Re-read chapter 16 and 17

Task 2- Make a list of new vocabulary and find definitions of new words

Task 3- Complete the SATs style questions about chapters 16 and 17

Friday 5th  February

Spelling starter- Today, we would like you to choose some of this week's spelling words. Remember how we practise them at school. 

  • write them big
  • write them small
  • write them backwards
  • write them with your eyes closed
  • write them in different colours

 

 

On Monday, we are going to write a letter from Edek to Ruth and today we would like to prepare for that. Begin by looking at the storyboard from earlier in the week and list the key events. Start from page 94 where it says Edek was determined. List the events that follow. Look again at chapter 17 and create a word bank of vocabulary that Edek uses. Look at the example letter below. This was written by a child last year. Complete the letter plan below, considering,

 

  • A greeting to Ruth
  • Explanation of what happened along with feelings
  • Thoughts on Jan
  • What Ruth should do next
  • Word bank
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