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Thursday 23rd April

Work through your spellings and handwriting again (see if someone at home will test you on a few spellings to see how you are getting on). There is then a set of SPaaG questions and you can continue working on your WW2 research and writing project.

Grammar Blast

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Hint for the Grammar Blast - the word 'ambiguous' means it does not have one definite meaning or it could be open to interpretation. 

Tuesday 21st April

Continue with the spellings below and try using some of the techniques you have learnt at school e.g. pyramid or colour coding the letters. 

 

Carry on researching your project about the outbreak of WW2. You could get thinking about what sub-headings the sections could have for example: Who was involved? What was the deciding factor in Britain declaring war? If you are using Purple Mash, you should be able to input images. 

 

Below are some SPaG and sentence building tasks.

This sentence is taken from the Nowhere Emporium by Ross MacKenzie (you read this in Year 5 with Miss Taylor).

 

The shop from nowhere arrived with the dawn on a crisp November morning.

 

Complete these:

 

  1. The shop from nowhere arrived with the dawn on a crisp November morning, but
  2. The shop from nowhere arrived with the dawn on a crisp November morning, and
  3. The shop from nowhere arrived with the dawn on a crisp November morning, so
  4. The shop from nowhere arrived with the dawn on a crisp November morning because
  5. The shop from nowhere arrived with the dawn on a crisp November morning;

 

Expand the sentence:

 

  1. To add more information about the type of shop it is. Try and leave the reader still wanting to know more about it.
  2. To show the reader exactly how the shop arrived.

 

If we changed:

 

  1. The noun ‘shop’ to ‘man’ how would this change the meaning and thereby affect the reader.
  2. The noun ‘dawn’ to ‘dusk’ and adjusted the rest of the sentence accordingly, how might it now read?

Grammar Blast

Grammar Blast 1

Monday - start with spelling and handwriting using the words below.

Monday - start with spelling and handwriting using the words below.  1

Speedy SPaG

Speedy SPaG 1

Sentence skills using 'Kid Normal' by Greg James

 

Use the sentence below to answer the questions. 

 

Murph hated the new house more than he could remember hating anything.

 

Finish the sentences below making sure that what you have written makes sense with the conjunction you have been given:

Tip: Remember that a semi colon is used to separate two independent clauses so they have to make sense on their own but still be linked.

Complete these:

 

  1. Murph hated the new house more than he could remember hating anything, but
  2. Murph hated the new house more than he could remember hating anything, and
  3. Murph hated the new house more than he could remember hating anything, so
  4. Murph hated the new house more than he could remember hating anything because
  5. Murph hated the new house more than he could remember hating anything;

 

 

 

Expand the sentence:

 

  1. To give more information about why Murph hates the house. e.g. location, no friends, small bedroom (whatever you like).

Challenge:

To reassure the reader that there probably isn’t anything to worry about anyway.

 

If we changed:

 

  1. ‘Hated and ‘hating’ to ‘loved’ and ‘loving’, how does the meaning of the sentence change? What different assumptions might the reader make?

Writing

On the Learning Challenge link, I have included a writing task that involves researching and recording information about the outbreak of WW2. You can complete this on paper in the form of a poster or fact sheet or using 2Write on Purple Mash. It is entirely up to you. I would suggest that you write a section each day making sure you take your time to gather the information you need. 

 

I have included a checklist to show you some of the things you should include. You can share them with me on Purple Mash or on Twitter @j_foster1905 or @WestgladePS

Checklist

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