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English - I can make notes about important information (Monday 28th September 2020)

Last week we were writing our own information book all about 'How to be healthy' - Today we are going to move on to the last part of the book 'Why do we need to exercise?' 

Ask your child to watch the following videos about exercise - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ejbdzt2586A

Whilst watching the video children are to make notes to help with their writing, this video models how to record notes whilst watching the video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gff3tARRcxM

Why do we need to exercise?

Why do we need to exercise? Note taking activity

English Week 7 - Oliver Jeffers (Week beginning 13.7.20)

This week we will be looking at the work of the author Oliver Jeffers looking at a number of his stories: 'How to catch a star', 'Here we are' and 'The Day the Crayons came home'. The learning sheets below explaining each task by day.

English Week 6 - Tongue Twister Poems (Week beginning 6.7.20)

This week we will be looking at poetry. We will be looking at a specific time of poems called ‘tongue twisters’. These are poems which use alliteration (words that start with similar sounds) to make them really tricky to read. Follow the daily lesson guidance in the pack to help with your writing. There are PowerPoints below in the English documents to help you to understand what tongue twisters are and alliteration.

English Week 5 - School Memories (Week beginning 29.6.20)

This week we will be thinking about our experiences here at Audley Infant School and writing memories about each year group. You will be expected to complete a memories planning sheet for each year group Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. Then you will be asked to write about a paragraph about your experiences in each year group. Parents may need to ask key questions such as the following to prompt children's thinking: who your teacher was, who you played with, which trips did you go on, what you enjoyed most, what was your favourite topic and anything that has changed in each year group. Use the planning sheets below to help come up with the ideas.

English Week 4 – Minibeast Information Text (Week beginning 22.6.20)

This week you will be expected to write your own information text on mini-beasts, it will be an encyclopaedia about 5 of your favourite mini-beasts that you have learnt about recently. Use the links in the documents below to Espresso and YouTube to learn more. You will then need to record your facts in the pdf table below about your 5 favourites, this will help with your writing. You can use paper or the 2Publish part of Purple Mash to write your encyclopaedia.

English Week 3 – Birds (Week beginning 15.6.20)

This week we will be learning all about Birds. Using the plans below, we will work through different texts and articles learning information about Birds. By the end of the week you will be able to write an information text all about Birds.

Birds Planning Documents

English Week 2 – Percy The Park Keeper (Week beginning 8.6.20)

This week we will continue looking at Percy the Park Keeper, now that you are familiar with some of the Percy stories, you will be asked to plan, write and edit your own story. Use the pdf document below to help you think of some ideas about what your story could be about, complete your story plan and then begin to write splitting your story into 3 paragraphs: beginning, middle and end. Remember to send a copy of your completed story to your class teacher or the school email so that we can have a look at what you have done.

English Week 1 – Percy The Park Keeper (Week beginning 1.6.20)

This half-term we will start by focusing on the stories of Percy the Park Keeper, looking at the stories - After the storm', 'One Snowy Night',  'The Rescue Party' and 'The Secret Path' there is a YouTube link to each video below. Please follow the daily plans that are below so that you know the activity to complete each day and which story to follow.

 

Through our grammar this week, we will be learning to understand how to use inverted commas (speech marks) and understanding when to put them in the correct places. Please watch the video below first then use the learn screens on education city, before completing the activities.

Lesson 1 - After The Storm

Lesson 2 - One Snowy Night

Lesson 3 - The Rescue Party

Lesson 5 - The Secret Path

Punctuation: Introduction to speech marks (Inverted Commas)

English Week 5 – Instruction Writing (Week beginning 18.5.20)

This week we will be focusing on writing instructions.

We would like you to look at the learning screens and activities to help you to remember how to structure your instructions. Once you have done this please look through the Recipe planning below, so that you can see some examples.

 

On day 5 (Friday) we would like you to write your own instructions on how to make a biscuit or a chapatti, use the ideas in the documents folder below, that Mrs Taylor has made to help you.

English Week 4 – Roald Dahl Poetry (Week beginning 11.5.20)

This week we will be focusing on poetry wrote by the famous author Roald Dahl.

We will be following the set plan before looking at reading and understand a different poem each day.

 

If you open the pdf file of the poem plan below, you can click the links to the videos of the poems. If not you can search their names on YouTube.

Roald Dahl Poetry Block

Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes - Goldilocks and the Three Bears

In this version, Goldie breaks into the Bears' house and causes problems. Will the Bears do about it?

Roald Dahl's Dirty Beasts - The Pig

A clever pig knows everything about anything, except for his existence. Then he finds out why and eats the farmer!

English Week 3 – Storm Castle Story Writing (Week beginning 4.5.20)

This week we will be looking at story writing. Log onto your Education City account where we have set some activities that will help you write and amazing story.

When you have had a go at those read or listen to the story Storm Castle found on Oxford Owl: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/home/reading-site/find-a-book/library-page?type=book&view=&query=castles

or on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ze_Px7G1tu4

 

Now you are ready to plan the story. First we must split the story into 3 parts. We have attached a sheet (below) which will help you to do this. You have used one just like it in school.

Once your story is planned you might decide to write one part each day over the week, then re-read and edit it when you have finished (as it is described below)

Day 1 – activities on education city, read/listen to story and plan
Day 2 – beginning of the story
Day 3 – middle of the story
Day 4 – end of the story
Day 5 – Edit you story (can you make it better by adding interesting words, adjectives/adverbs, does it make sense?)

 

You can complete this using electronic devices (computers or tablets) in Purple Mash/word/notes or write it on paper. Please send any stories you complete to the school email (audley.infant@audleyinfant.blackburn.sch.uk) because we miss seeing all your lovely work.

Storm Castle Story Plan Sheet

Storm Castle - Oxford Reading Tree Story

Medieval Knight

The path to knighthood started at the age of 7. Find out how the role of a Knight changes as they get older.

Life in the Middle Ages The Knight

Find out information on the role of a Knight in the Middle Ages

Reading Comprehensions (Blue Group 1 Star, Green Group 2 Stars, Red & Yellow Group 3 Stars)

English Week 2 - The role of a knight (Week beginning 27.4.20)

Below are some useful videos and links all about the role of a knight and how this changes as they get older. Watch the videos, make a mind map about Knights then write a description of one using the information you have learnt. Once you have done this please send any writing you have completed to the school email (audley.infant@audleyinfant.blackburn.sch.uk) for teachers to see. There are lots of activities on Purple Mash about Knights. We have also set some activities on both Purple Mash and Education City using noun phrases (when we use an adjective, or more than one to describe a noun) and different sentence types such as exclamations (!) and questions (?) and when to use the punctuation.

English Week 1 - Parts of a castle (Week beginning 20.4.20)

Below are some useful videos and links all about the different parts of castles, focusing on the Motte and Bailey castles in particular. Watch the videos, make a mind map then write a description of a castle using the information you have learnt. Once you have done this please send any writing you have completed to the school email (audley.infant@audleyinfant.blackburn.sch.uk) for teachers to see. There are lots of activities on Purple Mash about Castles. We have also set some activities on using subordinating and coordinating conjunctions on both Purple Mash and Education City.

What is a Castle?

Parts of a castle

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