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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.

 

commit

committee

transmit

submit

commitment

emit

permit

intermittent

omit

unremitting

 

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

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 25th January

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 14. Keep adding to your word bank of vocabulary and find definitions of new words.

Overview

Task 1- Read chapter 14

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

Task 3- Complete the comprehension questions

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

Tuesday 26th January

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

Later in the week, you are going to be writing a setting description of a bombed city scape. Today, we would like you to prepare for that writing. Start by reading chapter 14 again and make notes of any descriptive phrases that you could use in your writing. Look at the photographs below and use these to write noun phrases that you can use. Try to use language that is powerful and that will create an emotional reaction. You will also be asked to include a semi colon and colon in your writing and also to write in the third person. Complete the two activities below so that you have a really good understanding before writing.

 

Overview

Task 1- Read chapter 14 again and make notes that describe the bombed scene

Task 2- Look at the photographs of bombed scenes in the photographs and create a word bank to use tomorrow. Try to use powerful emotive language.

Task 3- Complete the semi colon and colon activity

Task 4- Complete the Third person activity.

Wednesday 27th January

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

Today, we would like you to read chapter 15. Keep adding to your word bank of vocabulary and find definitions of new words.

Overview

Task 1- Read chapter 15

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

Thursday 28th January

Spelling starter- This week's spellings are all words that include the root word 'mit'. Looking at list of words- what do you think 'mit' means?

 

Outcome: Can I describe a setting and develop atmosphere by choosing effective language?

Today, we would like you to write a description of a bombed city scape from World War 2. Find your word bank from earlier in the week and use this powerful language to create emotion today. Remember that we would like you to use a semi-colon and colon correctly. It is also important that you write in the third person.

 

Success criteria

  • Choose amazing vocabulary to describe details.
  • Write in third person – don’t use ‘I’!
  • Use a semi-colon and colon correctly.
  • Choose 5 words from the statutory spelling list and try to include them in your writing- remember to spell them correctly!

 

As often writing the first sentence is the most difficult, here is one to get you started.

 

The children couldn't believe the scene in front of them. In every direction, they could see...

 

When you have finished your work, remember to correct your spellings and check your work against the success criteria. 

 

Friday 29th January

 

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: 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.

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