Read some diary examples from below and think about how they have been written. Are there any things that you notice are important to remember when writing a diary? Some of the diaries to download are in order of trickiness to read. If you're feeling confident scroll to the 3 star reading if not star at the beginning of the document on the 1 star reading. (The star rating is in the bottom corner of each sheet).
Check out the 'Diary Writing Checklist' too to see if you can spot some of the things being used.
Watch and make notes of the events that happen in order when watching 'The Enormous Pumpkin'. Take note of some of the things on the previous checklist such as time of day, weather and feelings. Your note taking could be sentences, just words or even pictures to help you remember.
For people who have struggled with YouTube, click this link and scroll down.
Either print out and fill in the 'Planning a diary entry' activity sheet or make notes on a separate sheet of paper.
A diary entry is a form of a recount so you are retelling the story as if you are the farmer.
This is not the actual writing so you don’t need to write in full sentences.
If it helps, you can re-watch the video to remind yourself about what happens.
Diaries often include the writer’s emotions. So think about how the farmer would be feeling during the events in the video.
Write a diary entry for the farmer!
''A diary entry is a form of recount in which the writer explains what has happened to them.
Here's a checklist of the key features to use when you write a diary entry.
Start with 'Dear Diary’.
Describe the places where the events happened.
Write in the past tense.
Use pronouns like I, my and me to show that the events happened to you.
Talk about how you were feeling or what you were thinking when each event happened.''
What around compound words?
Videos, activities and quiz.
Year 2 - Mr Whoops common exception words mistakes pack. You don't need to complete them all, just have a go.
Year 3- Have a look at the spelling list below. It includes all of the spellings you have had so far. The spellings NOT highlighted are ones that have not been set. Have a look through and see which ones you feel you need to practice up on. You can learn them in any way which suits you. You could look inot the app 'Spelling Notebook' - read about in below
'Create a personalized list of words to practice. Test your spelling - hear each word spoken. Get a star for each correct word. Practice just the words you have yet to master. Retest your words at anytime. Students can practice their words independently.
Originally designed to be a replacement for a student's spelling notebook which lists words to be learnt for school each week. Unlike a paper notebook, SpellingNotebook can speak each of the words to enable testing and practice without seeing the written word. SpellingNotebook contains a full searchable spelling dictionary so that words can be added directly to the student's word list, minimizing entry errors. '
You have been imprisoned at the top of the Tall Tower by the Wicked Magician!
You can get out by climbing down the ladders. As you come down you collect useful spells.
You can go down the ladders and through the doorways into an adjoining room, but you cannot go into the same room twice, nor climb up the ladders.
The numbers in the rooms show how many spells there are in each one.
Which way should you go to collect the most spells?
And which way to collect as few as possible?
Can you find a route that collects exactly 35 spells?
This week will be Mrs Crapper Boys against Mrs Crapper Girls - The battle will last all week and finishes on Friday dinner time! Remember every point counts, keep practicing those tables ready for your return to school and your new year group.
Listen to the song I am a Robot in the game above. Sing the lyrics twice:
I am a robot
I go beep, beep, beep, bop
Then copy the beat using body percussion. For example:
If you want you can sing the lyrics again and then try a different type of body percussion.
Download the full I am a Robot lyric sheet
Can you use Google Chrome Music Lab , Melody maker to create a melody for the 'I am a robot lyrics'?
This week keep an eye on the weather. This could be at the end of the news, by using the BBC weather website or looking out of the window!
You could uset he A4 map of the UK and weather cards below to pretend to be a weather presenter. Cut out the cards and place them where you like then talk through what is happening and where. Don't forget to refer to the correct country!
Y3 - You could refresh yourself on weather and climate here