This week will be based around factual writing. Image that Harthill is going to have a new aquarium built over the summer holidays. Our class are required to help produce and information leaflet to persuade people to go and to give them some facts about the animals and attractions.
Reading - Firstly being by finding out some facts through reading. This may be from an animal facts book, encyclopedia, the internet or from some of the documents added below. To write a good piece of factual writing you will need lots of facts! Think about the different types of animals that you would like to have at the aquarium and that you will promote through your leaflet with amazing facts! Some examples are:
You could even add pictures or diagrams to your facts to give extra detail.
To add to our facts we need to describe the creatures and animals that people would be able to come and see. Think carefully about what the animal looks like, why it has the parts that it does, how is it adapted to live where it lives. You could use conjunctions like 'and, because, so, if and when' to add extra detail. See the document added below for some adjectives you could use for a range of animals. You could even check out some videos on YouTube to see how the animals move and interact.(See example below).
Putting together a leaflet!
I have added a template for a Word Document leaflet below. I have also added a purple mash version onto the children's Purple Mash account under 2Dos (The red clipboard). You could also use some paper, pencil and a ruler to create your own leaflet template. You could stick things on, add flaps, make it fold and even add photos drawings and colour.
You could use pen and paper to draft and then add on to PurpleMash as a final piece.
What to include
Sea Life Examples below
If creating on PurpleMash send to the 'Aquarium Leaflet' display board. Click the 3 white lines in the top left corner and press 'Share' > 'Add to display board'' > 'Aquarium leaflet
To see completed work on the display board click
If you are creating on Microsoft word or by hand take a photo or save and send to the class email
Y2 - Focus on the lessons and videos which involve learning about the use of an exclamation mark, question mark, commas in a list and brackets as a challenge. See the following link for all lessons
Y3-Focus on the lessons and videos which involve learning about the use of apostrophes for contraction, apostrophes for possession and how to use commas in sentences.
Y2-Read the sentences and add the correct punctuation then write your own sentences which include one of each of the pieces of punctuation.
Have a go at these grammar and punctuation challenge cards to consolidate previous learning.
If you get stuck see the link below and scroll down you will see questions such as 'what is an adverb?' and it will give you a lesson to remind you.
Spelling - Take a look at the amazing 'Spelling shed' app. They have a 30 day free trial at the moment without needing to put any card details in.
'Our game has been developed to be ‘dyslexia friendly’ using the ‘Open Dyslexic’ font and has three levels of difficulty to support pupils of all abilities through the spelling lists with appropriate degrees of challenge.
With over 4,000 spellings from the National Curriculum, including disambiguation phrases for homophones, teachers will be able to track pupils progress through the objectives from Y1 – Y6. The app is fully customisable through the ‘Your Lists’ section which allows teachers and students to import custom lists.
Our app also allows full offline play and scanning of QR codes to both import lists as well as for pupils to sign in to their account.'
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White Rose Maths videos and activity sheets.
There is a document which includes video links to each lesson and a doanloadable sheet to go with it for each year group. See below.
Have a look at the 'maths mystery' for your year group and try to solve using the maths knowledge and understanding you have. If you need support ask an adult. This activity works best printed as you may need to cross of some possibilities to solve the mystery. See below
Arithmetic. Click the documents to view. Print and write answers or view on screen and record.
1. The number is odd.
2. It is a multiple of three.
3. It is smaller than 7×4.
4. Its tens digit is even.
5. It is the greater of the two possibilities.
What could my number be?
Have a go at writing your own list which will help somebody guess your number.
The Times Tables Rockstar battle is back. Boys against girls! I am looking into some other challenges on there for next week. It could be beat the teacher at a select time and day or a piece of clothing to try and achieve.
To make a self portrait using natural or recycled materials inspired by the work of Jane Perkins.
See the Oak National Academy lesson below or Google 'Jane Perkins' for some inspiration.
I tried to find a good range of balls skills for you guys to have a go at at home with any balls you have lying around. I found this great video but the sound isn't great. Have a go and see which skill syou can master!