Good Morning :)
Do we really need to pay tax?
Word of the day: employment
Find out what it means and write the definition in your own words!
What is its word class?
How many syllables does it have (clap each syllable to help you)?
Make a list of synonyms and antonyms
Can you use it in an interesting sentence?
Are you able to use it, appropriately, when you are speaking or in any of your writing opportunities?
Reading : Head over to the reading challenges section to complete Tuesday's questions where you will continue answering questions about 'A Real Virtual World'.
Maths: This morning, we are going to spend a few minutes playing hit the button. Please practise division mixed.
Today's lesson is called Checking strategies.
SPaG : Please complete the spelling activity below.
Today we are going to build on what you did yesterday!
The Beginning and Build Up
The only focus today should be on the beginning and the buildup. You need to bullet point/note plan what you want to include in each paragraph. I have given an example below for what I might include in each of my paragraph notes. I have taken my initial sentence and expanded upon it (purple). The questions in blue are what I asked myself in order to make the notes. You may choose to write some of your own or use those questions to help with your thought process.
At the end of your planning, if you are able to, record yourself saying the chapter out loud in full sentences ready for you to come back to on Friday when you are writing!
What happens at the beginning?
Who are the characters?
Where is it set?
Miss Chapman’s Notes:
Initial sentence: A magical mystical island appeared.
What happens next?
How does the story hint at a problem?
Miss Chapman’s Notes:
Initial sentence: The island was moving closer and closer to Cliff and it was chuckling triumphantly.
Yesterday, we classified a variety of marine animals into 7 distinct groups. Today, you are going to concentrate on just ONE of the marine animals. Really, it should be your favourite – the one that fascinated you the most. This will help you to achieve your very best in your learning today because you will find it easier to research it. You will complete either:
1] an information poster about your chosen animal
2] an information text
Below are the steps I followed to help me write an information text about the Sunflower Sea Star. These steps will be helpful whether you are creating a poster or writing an information text.
I mind-mapped everything I already knew about the Sunflower Sea Star and new information I found out using the internet.
I sorted similar types of information into groups. This helped me to organise subheadings and to write paragraphs on a similar theme in my Information Text - WAGOLL.