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Spellings

This week, we are focussing on different tricky words from the year 6 statutory spelling word list.

 

attached

available

average

competition

conscience

controversy

correspond

embarrass

especially

exaggerate

Online copy of 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 8 - p26

Chap 9 - p30

Chap 10 - p34

Chap 11 - p37

Chap 12 - p40

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.

Monday 8th  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)

 

Outcome: Can I write a letter in character, choosing appropriate detail from my reading?

Task: Write a letter from Edek to Ruth from prison explaining what happened.

On Friday, we asked you to plan your letter from Edek to Ruth. Today, we would like you to use that plan to write your letter. Take another look at the letter below. This was written by a year 6 child last year. Be the teacher. Have they met the success criteria below? Then write your own letter. Can you meet the success criteria?

Success criteria

  • Write in the 1st person- I, my (you are Edek)
  • Write in the style of Edek- you need to sound like him and use words that he would use.
  • Describe what happened and show how you feel about this.
  • Use a semi-colon and colon correctly.
  • Use accurate sentence punctuation throughout. Remember that proper nouns need capital letters (Jan, Ruth, Bronia)
  • Choose 5 words from the statutory spelling list and try to include them in your writing- remember to spell them correctly!

 

When you finished, check your work against the success criteria and edit to make improvements.

Tuesday 9th  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 18. Keep adding to your word bank of vocabulary and find definitions of new words.

Overview

Task 1- Read chapter 18

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

Task 3- Complete the SATs style comprehension paper

Task 4- Use the VIPERS to try to write your own questions

Wednesday 10th  February

Spelling starter- Today, we would like you to complete the activity sheet Odd one out, above (at the top of this page in the spelling section)

 

Today, we would like you focus on the Summarise section from the VIPERS reading skills. Start by reading chapter 19 and write down a list of key incidents. Use this list to then write a summary of chapter 19 in no more than 8 sentences. Can you include the important aspects?

Thursday 11th  February

Virtual trip with The National Holocaust Centre

 

Friday 12th 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

 

Today, we would like you to read chapter 20. Keep adding to your word bank of vocabulary and find definitions of new words.

Overview

Task 1- Read chapter 20

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

Task 3- Complete the SATs style comprehension paper

Task 4- Use the VIPERS to try to write your own questions

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