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English

Spellings

This week, we are focussing on words with endings which sound like /shuhl/ after a vowel letter.

antisocial

official

special

artificial

social

racial

crucial

facial

beneficial

superficial

 

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

Chap 25 - p88

Chap 26 - p91

Chap 27 - p94

Chap 28 - p98

Chap 29 - 101

 

 

 

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. Unfortunately, we can only find chapter 21 on youtube so we're really sorry but you'll have to use the pdf above for the last few chapters.

Monday 22nd 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).

 

Today, we would like you to read chapter 21. 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- Read chapter 21

Task 2- Complete the vocabulary activity below.

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

https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english-thesaurus

 

Vocabulary activity

 

For each of the words below, find the sentence that includes them in chapter 21. Work out the meaning of the word by reading around the sentence. When you have finished, use the online thesaurus to find synonyms. If you replace them in the sentence, do they still have the same meaning?

 

Soiled

Requisition

Political

Mantelpiece

Mercilessly

Inflexible

Wearily

Obtained

Tuesday 23rd February

Spelling starter- Today, we would like you to complete the wordsearch in the spelling section above- can you find all of the words?

 

Today, we would like you to read chapter 22. Keep adding to your word bank of vocabulary and find definitions of new words.

Overview

Task 1- Read chapter 22

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

Scanned version of chapter 22

Wednesday 24th February

Spelling starter- Today, we would like you to complete the crossword in the spelling section above- can you find all of the words?

 

L.O: I can use dialogue to move the action forward

Today, we would like you to read chapter 23. We would like you to pay particular attention to how the dialogue in the chapter moves the action forward.

Tomorrow, we are going to rewrite the description of the children’s journey along the river but we are going to make it better.  It will still be written from a narrator perspective, so past tense and third person.  Complete the Dangerous waters plan and add in your own narration between the dialogue. We would also like you to add in your own dialogue. Remember that your dialogue should move the action forward. Consider carefully the difference between “Let’s go,” said Edek

and

“Look out for the bridge,” said Edek.

The first one doesn’t actually give the reader any extra information- Where are they going? Why?

The second one tells us that they are in danger. It also tells us that there is a bridge in the way!

Try to choose dialogue that gives the reader more information and makes the writing more action packed.

Scanned copy of chapter 23

Thursday 25th 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

 

L.O: I can use dialogue to move the action forward

Today we would like you to read chapter 23 again. We would also like you to read your plan from yesterday. Which is better?

Does your dialogue move the action forward? Edit your plan and check that you are happy with it. Use the speech poster below to check that you have punctuated your writing correctly.

Take a look at the example 'Dangerous waters' below. This was written by a year 6 child last year. Use the success criteria to see if they've achieved everything.

Use the success criteria to write your own version of chapter 23.

Success Criteria

  • Use dialogue to move the action forward.
  • Write in the third person- as a narrator.
  • Punctuate your dialogue accurately- use speech punctuation.
  • Write in the past tense.
  • Use fabulous vocabulary to make your writing exciting.
  • Choose 5 words from the statutory spelling list and spell them correctly in your writing.

When, you have finished, edit your work using the success criteria. Remember to use a dictionary to check your spelling.

Scanned copy of chapter 23

Friday 26th February

Spelling starter- Today, we would like you to write a list of any words that you can think of that end with the 'shul' sound e.g. partial and special. Can you put them into groups based upon how they are spelt? Can you think of a way of remembering which spelling rule they follow?

 

Today, we would like you to read chapter 24. Ruth goes through all sorts of experiences and emotions in this chapter. We would like you to create an emotions graph to show how Ruth is feeling at different points in the chapter. Here is an example of an emptions graph for a character in a different book:

Scanned copy of chapter 24

  • Start by drawing a ‘neutral line’. This is how Ruth feels normally.
  • Where would you put Ruth at the start of the chapter? Mark it with a dot and write a quote to show how she is feeling.
  • Continue to plot the events of chapter 24 and show how Ruth is feeling at different points.
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