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Friday 16th July 2021

I can perform a poem with expression and actions

 

Today I would like you to practise performing the minibeast poems that you wrote from yesterday putting actions to the words and using different tone.You can warm up for your performance by copying the actions from this video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7EEMS9VPY8 I have attached some Michael Rosen poems on YouTube for you to watch to see just how to perform them - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_P7C7GSgac0 and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IsNPrhs22ys

 

I would then like you to send me your poem and hopefully a video of you performing your poem for me to upload on the school Facebook page to celebrate the work complete this week. 

Michael Rosen Performs "Chocolate Cake" for BBC Bitesize

Fun vocal warm up games & tongue twister battles (Simon Mole x National Literacy Trust)

This short video takes you through a quick (and quite silly) vocal warm up to help get you and your voice ready to perform.

Thursday 15th July 2021

I can use alliteration to create a tongue twister

 

Today we are going to focus on alliteration, which is when words start with similar sounds, almost like rhyming but at the beginning instead of at the end. Look at the PowerPoint below and watch the video on alliteration - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_b845Lxtq4.

 

Children are then to choose a minibeast of their choice e.g. Spider then come up with alliterative words to go with Spider for example silky, spinning, slimy, slippery, silver, sticky, shiny. 

Then children to repeat with another 3 minibeasts of their choice, coming up with as many examples of alliteration as possible.

 

Children are to then use their ideas to write their own minibeast poem for example:

Sticky, shiny spider, spinning silvery silk.

Buzzy, bubbly, bumble bee, buzzing beside bins. 

Windy, wiggly worm, weaving within the woods.

Bright, beautiful butterfly bouncing by the beach. 

 

I look forward to reading these!

Alliteration | What is Alliteration?

AlliterationThis video explains what alliteration is, why authors use it, and its effect upon writing.

Wednesday 14th July 2021

I can complete a rhyme string

 

 

Today we are going to continue to look at poems and rhymes thinking about rhyming words, and building a rhyming string (different words that rhyme together. First of all we are going to play the Knights and Dragons Rhyming activity on the PowerPoint below, to check we can remember what rhyming words are. Then you will watch the youtube video -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9fbht9EqXE all about rhyming strings. Remember rhyming words don't have to end in the same letters but the same sound, for instance if I completed a rhyming string for Sea, I could have Tea, Pea, Bee, Three Be, Me. Just as some examples, in all those words ee, ea and e all make the same sound.

 

Once you have watched the video, copy the date and learning outcome into your book then using the sheet below copy the rhyming strings into your book thinking of:

Yellow/Red - 5 rhyming words for each.

Green - 4 rhyming words for each.

Blue - 3 rhyming words for each.

Tuesday 13th July 2021

I can write a tongue twister

 

 

Today we are going to start looking at tongue twisters - these are rhymes that have a lot of alliteration (words that start with similar sounds) and are difficult to say very quickly.

 

Please look at the PowerPoint below then watch the video  - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HM7g8sAO_e8 

 

Look at some of the food tongue twisters below and on the video: 

I scream, You scream, We all scream for ice cream.

Fresh, Fried, Fish. Fish, fresh, fried. Fried, fresh, fish. Fish, fried, fresh

Crisps, crusts, crackle and crunch. Crusts, crackle, crunch and crisps. Crackle, crunch, crisps and crusts. Crunch, crisps, crusts and crackle.

 

Can you write 3 of your own food tongue twisters? We will share some of them on this afternoon's Zoom call when we are waiting for others to join us!

Food and Drink Tongue Twisters

Food and Drink related tongue twisters.

Friday 18th June 2021

I can plan a story

 

Today we are going to think about all the Percy stories we have looked at over the week (Please search Percy The Park Keeper on YouTube and watch some of the stories, I will put a small selection below) and plan our own story.

 

You are going to choose the characters you would like to include in your story and the setting (where the story will take place - the pond, the hut, the park). Then you will write some short bullet points about the beginning of your story, the middle of the story (this where your problem happens, every Percy story has a problem!) and then your ending (how your problem gets solved). 

 

Please use the sheet below.

18.6.21 Percy Story Plan

Percy the Park Keeper - A Very Useful Little Friend

Percy the Park Keeper - The Hedgehog's Wings

Percy the Park Keeper - Treasure Island

Thursday 17th June 2021

I can use descriptive vocabulary

 

Today we will move on to looking at one of the animals from the Percy stories. Choose your favourite animal from the Percy stories using the picture below, then draw it.

After you have drawn it, write some words around your character to describe its appearance and personality. Then we can write a character description.

 

We will start by using the Appearance describing words , for example ( I have chosen Owl): fuzzy head, orange, feathery wings, talons like beaks etc.

 

Your child will write the subheading Appearance: then describe their chosen animal's appearance (from head to toe). Then move on to write about their animal's behaviour thinking about the descriptive words from earlier for example: kind, friendly, nocturnal, etc.

 

A short unfinished example is below:

Appearance:

Owl has a very fuzzy head and two small black eyes that are like tiny dots. It has a very small beak and a tiny mouth that is closed. His body is all fuzzy and feathery and he has large orange wings.

 

Behaviour:

Owl is very wise and knowledgable because he always knows what to do. He comes out in the night time to hunt for his pray so he is nocturnal.

Wednesday 16th June 2021

I can write a character description

 

Today we will continue looking at the character of Percy. We are going to use all the adjectives and descriptive words from yesterday to write a character description of Percy.

We will start by using the Appearance describing words from yesterday, for example: khaki jacket and trousers, flat cap, short, dark hair etc.

Your child will write the subheading Appearance: then describe Percy's appearance (from head to toe). Then move on to write about Percy's behaviour thinking about the descriptive words from yesterday for example: friendly, kind, caring, loving, etc.

 

A short unfinished example is below:

Appearance:

On his head Percy usually wears his Khaki coloured hat. He has short, black hair on his head and sharp, pointy ears like an elf. He also has dark small eyes like raisans.  

 

Behaviour:

Percy is a very kind and caring person because he always looks after the animals. He is friendly to all the animals and he is never rude. Also he is very loving and helpful making sure that everybody is looked after.

Tuesday 15th June 2021

I can use adjectives to describe a character

 

Today we will be looking at the character of Percy. Firstly, re-watch the story from yesterday so you can learn all about Percy, how he looks and how he acts. Then look at the picture of Percy below then think about his appearance, what does he look like? Write down adjectives to describe how he looks. For example: khaki jacket and trousers, flat cap, short, dark hair etc.

Then write adjectives to describe Percy's behaviour, how he acts. For example: friendly, kind, caring, loving, etc.

 

Percy the Park Keeper: One Snowy Night

Monday 14th June 2021

I can describe what I like/dislike about a story

 

For the next few weeks we will be watching and reading Percy the Park keeper stories. Today we will start by reading and watching the story 'One Snowy Night'. Watch the story then tell me what you liked/disliked about the story by using these sentence openers:

 

I liked it when.....

I dislike it when.....

My favourite part was when.... because....

My favourite character was.... because.....

I liked/disliked the story because......

 

Then write a quick summary of the story in only 5 sentences.

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Week beginning 7th June, 2021.

This week we are going to be focusing on a different mini-beast each day.  We will write about where they live and what they look like along with any interesting facts we learn about them.

 

Writing will be organised under the following sub headings.

  • Appearance
  • Habitat
  • Special features

 

Monday, 7th June, 2021

Spiders.

Please watch the video in the link below and read through the powerpoint attached.

Then organise what you have learnt under the headings.  Make sure every sentence has a capital letter and full stop!

Challenge - can you add adjectives and conjunctions to your sentences.  R

 

Remember to read your work when you finish to check it makes sense!

 

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Friday, 5.3.21.

 

Today we are going to listen to a story, Dinosaur Time by Michael Forman.

Please follow the link below.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbxOTgqdf2Q

 

Once you have enjoyed the story we are going to use wordhippo (our online thesaurus) to find synonyms for the following words.

 

https://www.wordhippo.com

 

Can you find words that mean the same as said, walked, fast, scary, big, small, loud, quickly?

 

Write these words in your Home Learning book and see how many words you can find that have the same  meaning.

Thursday, 4.3.21.

 

Today's dinosaur is the pterodactyl.  Please watch the video clip below

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DEs4BxERLI

 

When you have done that you are going to write a non-fiction account of the dinosaur.

Your heading is PTERODACTYL.

Use these sub-heading to help you to organise your writing.

Appearance

Diet

Behaviour

Special Features

 

Think about the facts you have learned in the video clip and look back at the e-book from last week to find out more exciting facts.  There is a writing frame below to help you.

Do try to write several sentences for each of your sub-headings.

 

 

Pterodactyl Word Mat

Today is World Book Day.  

 

How many of the stories you have read or listened to in class can you remember?  Do you have a favourite one?  Is there an author you enjoy reading at home?

 

One of Year Two's best-loved stories is Room On The Broom by Julia Donaldson.  Click on the link below to listen to a super reading of this story.

 

(22) Room on the Broom - Read by Alan Mandel - YouTube

Wednesday, 3.3.21.

 

You are going to write a non-fiction description of a velociraptor.  First watch the video clip below.

VELOCIRAPTORFACTS/Fun&Educational/DinosaursForKIds/Best Dinosaur Facts - You Tube

 

Your heading for today is VELOCIRAPTOR

 

Use these sub-headings to help you to organise your writing.

Appearance

Diet

Behaviour

Special Features

 

Think about the facts you learned in the video clip and look back at the e-book from last week to find more exciting facts about your dinosaur.  Mr. Barker has uploaded a video to the website to help you and there is also a writing frame for VELOCIRAPTOR below.

Velociraptor word mat

VELOCIRAPTOR FACTS!

High Quality, entertaining and educational videos. For young learners - kids, pre-school, toddlers and babies.Made in Australia. Let's learn some fun facts ...

I can write information about a Velociraptor

Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube.

Tuesday, 2.3.21.

 

Please watch the video clip below

Andy's Dinosaur Adventures - Triceratops Facts - CBeebies - YouTube

 

You are going to write a non-fiction description of a Triceratops.

 

You will use these sub-headings to organise your writing.

 

Appearance

Diet

Behaviour

Special Features

 

Just as you did yesterday, think about the facts you learned in the video and look back at the e-book from last week to find out more exciting facts about Triceratops.  

There is a writing frame below to help you as well.

Do try to use a variety of openers/conjunctions and adjectives to make your writing interesting.

TRICERATOPS FACTS! | Fun & Educational | Dinosaurs For Kids | Best Dinosaur Facts

Andy's Dinosaur Adventures - Triceratops Facts - CBeebies

CBeebies: Find out more about dinosaurs with Andy.

Monday, 1.3.21.

 

Today you are going to write a description of a dinosaur - a Stegosaurus.  Watch the video clip 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z__bHtt2i2I 

You are going to write a non-fiction description of the dinosaur using these sub-headings.

 

Appearance

Diet

Behaviour

Special Features

 

Think about the facts you learnt in the video clip and look back at the e-book from last week to find more exciting facts about each dinosaur.  Mr. Barker will upload a video to the school website to help you and there is a writing frame on the website to help you as well.  See the morning email for more details too.

 

Can you use a variety of openers/conjunctions/adjectives to make your writing interesting.  Try to use some of the following openers if you can.

 

Even though ....                                 An interesting fact is ....

An amazing fact .....                          The following information ......

In prehistoric times .....                      You might be surprised ....                       

In conclusion .....                                In addition .....

If you look closely ......                        Finally .......

A special feature .....

STEGOSAURUS FACTS | Fun & Educational | Dinosaurs For Kids | Best Dinosaur Facts

1.3.21 - I can write a non-fiction text about a stegosaurus

Stegosaurus and Triceratops Word Mats

 

 

Today we are going to be thinking about Adverbs.  An adverb describes how something is done, for example, quickly, slowly etc.

 

Look at the PowerPoint .  Then think about how you could use the following adverbs to describe verbs -

noisily, heavily, angrily, crossly, hungrily, crossly, quickly, slowly, happily, madly, lightly, silently.

Choose one of the adverbs from the list above and carefully match it with one of the following verbs -

stomp, walk, fly, charge, ate, roar, hunt, shriek, play, chew.

 

You should have two words which make sense together, for example, noisily ate.

 

Then see if you can use these words in a sentence about dinosaurs.  Like this -

The large, greedy triceratops noisily ate the juicy, green leaves.

 

Yellow and Red Groups : Can you write 10 sentences like the one above with a verb and an adverb?

Green Group:  Can you write 6 sentences like the one above?

Blue Group:     Can you write 3 sentences like the one above?

 

Please write all your sentences in your Home Learning book.

 

 

Thursday 25.2.21.

 

Today you are going to read a text all about dinosaurs and then answer some questions about what you have read.

 

Do remember to look for key words in the question which will help you to find the answer in the text.  You can underline these.

 

How and why  questions are asking if you have understood what you have read so you might need to think about the answer - you might not be able to find it in the text.

 

 

When you have finished you can write down any new facts you have learned about dinosaurs in your Home Learning book.

All about dinosaurs ebook

Wednesday, 24.2.21.

 

Look at the ebook 'Dinosaurs' on the school website.  

Can you use this to find the answers to the questions you wrote yesterday?

 

 

Remember to use the contents page and the index to help you to search quickly for information rather than reading through the whole book.

 

Write the answers to your questions in complete sentences in your Home Learning book.  Try to use some of the different sentence starters below -

 

You might be surprised ...

A special feature ....

An amazing fact ....

Many dinosaurs ....

In prehistoric times ....

Did you know .....

If you look closely .....

 

If your answer is an exclamation you will need to end your sentence with an exclamation mark.

Tuesday 23.2.21. Look at the Question Hand. These are some of the words that we use at the beginning of sentences when we want to ask a question. They all need a question mark at the end of the sentence which they begin. Now use these words to think of questions about dinosaurs which you would like to find the answers too. Activity - Yellow and Red Groups - can you write down 10 questions about dinosaurs? Use all the words on the question hand and then see if you can think of any words of your own. Green Group - Can you write down 6 questions using the words from the Question Hand? Blue group - Can you choose 3 words from the Question Hand and write them down?

Monday, 22nd February

Non-Fiction texts

This half-term we will be looking at dinosaurs – starting with the ebook above  ‘ Dinosaurs’.  This is a non-fiction book.  Do you know what that means?  Can you remember any of the features of a non-fiction book?

Look at the power point below to find out all about non-fiction texts and their features then try the activities.

 

Activity –Complete the sheet for your group, answering questions about non-fiction texts

Friday, 12th February - Compare the 2 stories from India

Listen to the story the ‘Elephant Dance’ story again in the link below.

Elephant Dance - A Journey to India by Theresa Heine

Ravi and Anjali are fascinated by their grandfather's stories of India, where the sun is like a ferocious tiger, the wind is like a wild horse, and monsoon r...

Now read the Banyan tree story again

Think about each story try to think about what you like about each of them.  What makes the story interesting?  Do you like the setting, the characters or the illustrations?

Decide which of the stories you like best and why.  You do need to give reasons for you answer.  You can refer to the setting, the characters or the events in the story but do not just simply give the title of the story you like best.  Do give good reasons (with examples) from the story of your choice.

Thursday, 11th February - Edit – your story

read the story again from last week.

Read the story you have written this week all the way through.  Does it make sense when you read it all together?

Can you spot any spelling mistake?

Have you missed any words out?

Is the tense right?

Maybe add some more adjectives.

Look back at the feedback your teacher has given you each day and see if you can improve your story. 

 

Maybe type up your story on the computer – you could use purple mash, word or any other word processor.

Wednesday, 10th February - End of the story read the story again from last week.

Use your word mats below to help you and think  about these questions -

What did the man do at the end of the story?

How did the animals feel at the end of the story?

What words are used to end a traditional story like this one?

 

Write about pictures 9 and 10 and write an interesting end for your story.  remember the end should be just as long as the beginning and middle - don't rush it!

Tuesday, 9th February - Middle of the story

read the story again from last week.(under Mondays documents - Banyan Tree words)

Today we will write the middle of the story. Use the word word mat below to help.

Don’t forget to try to think of exciting words and phrases to use in your writing.  Think about all the different words that are used for 'said' (gasped, screamed, whispered etc) in the story and try to use some of those.

Write about pictures 5, 6, 7 and 8 From your story plan.

 

Think about where the animals live, how they speak, what they say to the man and how he replies.

 

Monday, 8th February - Beginning of the story –

read the story again from last week.

We are going to look at the first four pictures on your story plan. Today we need to think of a good way to start the story.  Look at your word mat and choose the starter that you like the best.  Then use the word mat to help you to write about all four pictures in the story.  Make sure that you set the scene -

Where is the story set?  What sort of tree is it?  Can you use adjectives to describe it?  Why is the tree important? What did the man think when he saw the tree?  Why did he want to cut it down?

Friday, 5th February - Synonyms.

Today you are going to find new words which mean the same as ones we use every day.  Use word hippo

https://www.wordhippo.com

Activity

Write the word and 5 words which mean the same as the ones below

 

  • big
  • live
  • speak
  • shout
  • laugh
  • angry
  • scream
  • ran
Thursday, 4th Febrauary - Speech marks

There is a lot of speech in the story of The Banyan Tree both from the man and the animals.  Today we are going to look at speech marks and how to use them properly. 

Read through the power point below

Activity

Look at the Banyan Tree story.  Can you see all the speech marks? Complete the Spot the Missing Speech Marks sheet.  Copy it into your home learning book.

Wednesday 3rd February

I can use noun phrases and similes

Read The Banyan Tree again.

Think about the main events.

Are there any words which you think would be good words to use in our story? Can you find adjectives/noun phrases ? Watch the videos below to remind you what you are looking for.

Think about all the similes and noun phrases we found and used in the Elephant dance story.

Activity

Identify exciting adjectives and noun phrases from the story and record them under the appropriate picture on your story plan.

Banyan Tree story and story map to record on

English: Adjectives for Children

Find out more about English and adjectives.

KS1 English - What Are Expanded Noun Phrases?

What are expanded noun phrases? We explain how they help us add more detail to our writing!

Tuesday, 2nd February - Adjectives

Look at the power point on Amazing Adjectives.

It reminds us all about adjectives but it is also going to see if we can think of lots of adjectives of our own without being given lots of vocabulary from a story to help us.

Activity

Look at the 4 pictures on the worksheet and write down as many adjectives as you can to describe them?  Try to use different adjectives for each slide.  Remember to think about colour, size, shape, texture.

Monday, 1st February - Ordering a story

Read ‘The Banyan Tree’ story below.

Activity

Look at the pictures.  Think about the order of events in the story and then put the pictures in the right order in your Home Learning book.  You can go back to the power point to make sure that you get all the pictures in the right order.

Friday 29th January - I can edit and improve a text




Today we are going to see if we can make our story better.
• Read your story all the way through. Can you spot where you have missed words out and it doesn’t make sense?
• Can you find nouns where you can add an adjective to make your writing more interesting?
• Have you missed any capital letters of full stops?
• Can you spot any spelling mistakes and correct them?
Reading your story aloud can help you to see where you have missed words and it doesn't make sense.

Thursday, 28th January- Writing the end of the stroy

Today we are going to write about the end of the story using the last 2 pictures from our story map.

  • What happens when they get home?
  • Who does what?(tea)
  • What do the children find out?(India)
  • How do they feel? When finding out about India, at bedtime.
  • How does Grandpa feel?

Remember you still need to make the story your own by adding extra detail, explaining what happens and why.  Remeber to check your punctuation and incude all the noun phrases you thought about.

 

There is no video today - lets see how good you are!

Wednesday, 27th January

Today we are going to write the middle of the story, pictures 4, 5 and 6 on your plan from Monday.

  • Where do they go?
  • Why?
  • What do they see?
  • What does grandfather tell him?
  • Why

Remember if you explain why things are happening in the story you are adding more detail and making the story your own, which is what we want.

Make sure you read what you wrote yesterday before starting today!

Use the writing frames blow to help you.

 

Wednesday 27th January - I can write the middle of a story

Tuesday, 26th January - beginning of the story

Today we are going to set the scene for your story. 

  • Who is in it?
  • Where are they?
  • What does it look like?
  • How are the characters feeling?
  • What is happening and why?
  • What is being said? Why

Watch Mr Barkers video he has modelled the beginning of the story to show you what to do.  Use your story plan from yesterday - you are writing about the first 3 pictures.  There is a writing frame below to help you - make sure to open the one fro your group! 

Tuesday 26th January - I can write the beginning of a story

Monday, 25th January

Use the story plan to write noun phrases which you will use in every part of the story.

Use the pictures on the plan to help you think about each part of the story.

The story link to Youtube and a version on Power point to read can be found below.

Elephant Dance - A Journey to India by Theresa Heine

Ravi and Anjali are fascinated by their grandfather's stories of India, where the sun is like a ferocious tiger, the wind is like a wild horse, and monsoon r...

Friday 22nd January 2021 - I can describe a character

Friday, 22nd January - Character description

We are going to write an interesting description of grandpa from the story today.  To do this you need to include noun phrases and similes.

Start by describing what you can see – what does Grandpa look like

Then describe his character – what does he do and why?

Don’t forget to use conjunctions to join and explain what you have written (and, if, so, because, but).

 

Mr Barker has modelled a good piece of writing in the video below.

 

Use the writing frame to help you.

 

 

Thursday, 21st January

This morning we are going to look at similes.  These are short sentences that compare 2 things.  They often have he words 'like a' or 'as a in'

For example:

  • As hot as the blazing sun
  • Joe ran as fast as a cheetah.

Read the power point.

Now read the story again - can you spot any similes?

Can your child complete the sentences on the sheet to make similes?

 

 

Wednesday, 20th January - noun phrases

Read the Elephant dance again.  Think about the describing words that the author uses.  Can you spot the noun phrases - for example warm scarf.  Perhaps make a list of the ones you find in the story in your Home learning book.

Look at the worksheet below. Use wordhippo to look up the words in bold text. Can you find new words which have a similar meaning (synonyms)? You can make a list in your home learning book like this – 

woollyscarf 

warmscarf 

fluffyscarf 

Here are some examples of adjectives you might use to make your new noun phrases

 

warm

beautiful

scary

dark

shiny

colourful

delicious

fierce

busy

fluffy

pretty

elegant

silky

famous

winter

noisy

tasty

long

huge

terrifying

vicious

hot

shimmering

fast

Tuesday 19th January

I can find the meaning of unfamiliar words

Watch the story again on the video.  Are there any words you don't understand?  We are going to find out what they mean today using word hippo (online dictionary) or a dictionary you have at home.

Yellow and red group - Look at the words on the sheet attached - copy them into your home learning book and then write their meaning at the side.

Green group - cop the word into your home learning book and then choose the correct meaning off the sheet and copy it next to the word in your home learning book

Blue group - Copy the word of picture off the sheet and find the correct meaning for that word.  Copy it next to the picture or word in your home learning book.

Tuesday 19th January - I can find meaning of words

Monday 18th January - Elephant Dance

For the next 2 week we will be looking at the Elephant Dance story.

Today we are going to order events from the story

After reading and watching the Elephant Dance story, number the pictures and stick them in your books in the right order. If you don’t have a printer/worksheet can you draw the pictures in the correct order.

Friday, 15th January - Mazar - e - Quaid

Today we are going to write about this famous landmark in Pakistan.

Watch the video.

Read the facts in the power point.

Now use the writing frames to help you write facts about this beautiful building.  Don't forget your punctuation (A . ? !), conjunctions and wow words.

Mazar-e-Quaid | Wikipedia audio article

This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article:Mazar-e-Quaid00:00:39 1 Location00:01:07 2 Architecture00:02:55 3 Significance00:03:37 4 See alsoListening ...

Thursday, 14th January

Today we are learning about Pakistan.  Please watch the video and read the facts in the power point.

Mr Barker has then posted a video to show you how to use the writing frame and make your writing interesting.

10 Interesting Facts About Pakistan

Pakistan is the most beautiful country of the world. Pakistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan,[c] is a country in South Asia. It is the world's ...

Read the power point to find facts about Pakistan and use the writing frames to help you with your writing

Wednesday, 13th January

Today we are learning about the Taj Mahal in India.  Please watch the video and read the facts in the power point.

Mr Barker has then posted a video to show you how to use the writing frame and make your writing interesting.

Here is a good example of writing from yesterday (about India) to show what we are looking for.

Taj Mahal History and Architecture - Fun Fact for Kids

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Tuesday, 12th January

Today we are learning about India.  Watch the video about India and work through the power point with information in.  Mr Barker has posted a video below modelling the writing we expect you do do.

Use the writing frame for your group to help you write interesting sentences.  Don't forget your openers, conjunctions and adjectives. 

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Tuesday 12th January - I can write descriptive sentences about India

Monday 11th January 2021

 

I can write descriptive sentences

 

This week we will be focusing on writing about Asia, Pakistan and India. We will start today by learning about Asia, watch the YouTube video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAyMnZN1zpE and read the PowerPoint below. Once you have done this please write an information all about Asia in your remote learning book. You can use the mind map below to help you with your writing. Remember to use your capital letters, full stops, conjunctions, adjectives and different openers to make your sentences more interesting. Watch the YouTube video for a modelled example of how to write an information text on Asia – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEr7HTW-qWg

Monday 11th January - Write interesting sentences about Asia

A model write of an information text all about Asia

Facts About the Continent of Asia

In this video, we're counting down 10 interesting facts about the continent of Asia.

Mind map to help with writing on Asia

Friday 8th January 2021

 

I can write descriptive sentences

 

Today we will be learning about Peacocks. Watch the YouTube video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAyMnZN1zpE and read the PowerPoint on Peacocks below. Once you have done this please write a description about Peacocks in your remote learning book. You can use the word mat for your group below to help you with your writing. Remember to use your capital letters, full stops, conjunctions, adjectives and different openers to make your sentences more interesting there is examples in the PowerPoint to help with this.

What is it - Peacock Facts.

What is it - Peacock / Learning Birds forms Fun Learning Videos for Children from Kids Learning Videos.

Thursday 7th January 2021

 

I can write descriptive sentences

 

Today we will be learning about King Cobras. Watch the YouTube video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCXhk_Ybntg and read the PowerPoint on King Cobras that is below. Once you have done this please write a description about King Cobras in your remote learning book. You can use the word mat on the below to help you with your writing, today there is one for Green & Blue groups and one for Red & Yellow groups. Remember to use your capital letters, full stops, conjunctions, adjectives and different openers to make your sentences more interesting. There is a PowerPoint below to show you how to use these.

Facts about King Cobras

Watch and learn interesting facts about cobras, one of the most famous snakes in the world.

Wednesday 6th January 2021

 

I can write interesting sentences

 

Today we will be continuing to learn about Asian animals and we will be focusing on Camels. Watch the YouTube video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3lk5SfScd0 and read the PowerPoint on Camels on the Year 2 English page. Once you have done this please write a description about Camels. You can use the word mat on the Year 2 English page to help you with your writing. Remember to use your capital letters, full stops, conjunctions, adjectives and different openers to make your sentences more interesting.

Camel Facts

Here are some fun facts about camels, an interesting humped mammal from hot desert areas.

Tuesday 5th January 2021

 

I can write interesting sentences

 

This week we are focusing on different animals from Asia. Yesterday, Mr Barker and Mrs Tyldesley's classes looked at describing an Asian Elephant, and Mrs Taylor's class wrote about a tiger. Today we will be switching over and Mr Barker and Mrs Tyldesley's classes will be describing a tiger and Mrs Taylor's class will be describing an Asian elephant.

 

Children should use the PowerPoint/Fact file attached below and YouTube videos to learn about their animal. They should then use the word mats to help them write factual sentences about the their animal, containing conjunctions, different openers and adjectives.

Asian Elephant Facts

Welcome to another page of Leo's animal diaries! In today's diary, the spotlight is on the largest land animal in Asia - the Asian Elephant!

Tiger Facts

WOW! In this tiger facts video for kids you will learn some incredible facts about tigers! Kids will love learning about the largest cats in the world!

Tuesday 5th January 2021 - I can write interesting sentences

Monday 14th December 2020 - I can write a poem

Ask your child to read the poem ‘I like to see Christmas’. Ask your child to write down a list of all the things they would expect to see at Christmas time e.g. – lights, presents, Santa etc. Then using their ideas ask your child to write a poem in the style of ‘I like to see Christmas’. If your children is struggling to come up with ideas for what they could see at Christmas time, please use some pictures from google to help. Each line of their poem should start with ‘I can see…’

Monday 14th December - I like to see poem

Friday 11th December 2020

 

I can find the meaning of unfamiliar words

Read the poem Here we go round the Christmas Tree.  Read it a number of times and encourage your child to read it with expression. Look at words that they may not understand.  Can you explain what they are?  Use the website www.kids.wordsmyth.net to find the meanings and write down their definitions in your remote learning books - watch the video of Mr Barker modelling today's activity - https://youtu.be/jcWglZnbMfs.  

Week beginning 7th December

Encourage your child to look for ‘Key words’ in the question and then find them in the text – the answer will be nearby. 

Thursday 10th December

 

To be able to write interesting sentences

Look at the picture of a Christmas scene.  Can your child think of interesting sentences to describe what they can see in the picture?

Make sure each sentence has a conjunction (and, if, so, because, but) and has a capital letter and full stop.  Please encourage your child to use their phonics to sound out unfamiliar words.  Ensure they spell words which they have had previously in their spelling tests correctly.  Letters must be sat on the lines and formed correctly.  Make sure you add adjectives and adverbs to make your writing exciting.

Wednesday, 9th December

Tuesday, 8th December

Read the story and then encourage your child to decide which of the words at the top can fill the gaps.  Re-read after they have completed it - does it make sense now.  Encourage your child to copy the words carefully from the top and make sure their spellings are correct.

Monday 7th December

Encourage your child to look for ‘Key words’ in the question and then find them in the text – the answer will be nearby.Encourage your child to look for ‘Key words’ in the question and then find them in the text – the answer will be nearby.

Week Beginning 3oth November - Poetry

 

Thursday, 3rd December

 

To be able to answer questions about what they read.

Watch the poem from yesterday again on you tube (T'was the night before Christmas). Read the poem on the sheet and answer the questions about what they have read.

Remind your child to look for ‘key words’ in the question and then find them in the text to help them find the right answer.

Red and yellow groups comprehension

Green and Blue groups comprehension

Wednesday, 2nd December

 

LO: To know what new words mean.

Watch the poem ‘Twas the Night before Christmas’ on youtube (link is below).

Look at the 4 verses enclosed in pack.  With your child circle words which they do not know the meaning of.

Write down these words in their home learning books and ask them to find out the meanings of these words using a dictionary.  (kidswordsmyth in an online children's dictionary which is in a link below.)

These are the 4 verses of the poem I would like you to look carefully at. Use a dictionary to find the definition for any words you are unsure about.

Read the poem ‘I like to see Christmas’ (above in link).

Ask chn to write a list of things they would expect to see at Christmas – lights, presents, Santa etc. Remind children of the words they found the meanings for yesterday.

 

Use the list of words they have written to write their own ‘I like to see poem.  Each Line should start with :

I like to see….

Week beginning 3rd November

Tuesday - 3rd November

We are thinking about the gunpowder plot.  Who was involved and what did they do.

If you have a printer at home you could print off the pictures and stick them in your homework books in the right order.  Look at the power points and then write a sentence to go with each picture to explain what happened.

Wednesday 4th November

Today we will learn about the most famous person from the Gunpowder plot, Guy Fawkes!

There is a video lesson linked below with fun activities to complete as you work through the lesson.

Thursday 5th November

Happy Bonfire night!  I'm sure lots of you ae excited about the fireworks you may see tonight.  We are going to learn some firework poems today.  Can you memorise them? (say them without looking at your paper?)

 

Firework poems that you can learn.

Friday 6th November

Today we are going to write our own Firework poem.  We are going to think about using the word firework down the side and the first word of each line of our poem needs to start with the next letter from the word.  This is called an Acrostic poem.

Look at the power point below and it will explain this style of poem a bit more.

Look at this power point and the videos in it to give you some ideas about what fireworks can look like.

How to write an Acrostic Poem with an example one about FIreworks.

Here's a word mat with some words you might like to hear in your poem.
Friday 23rd October

Thursday 22nd October

Today we are going to write the ending to our story.  This should be the same length as the beginning and middle and should have just as much detail in it. 

When you read your beginning, middle and end together they should work as one story and make sense.  Tomorrow we'll spend time making sure this is what happens with your story.

Wednesday 21st October

Today we are going to write the middle of the story.  Look at the power point below and read the example.  There is a writing frame to help you with your spellings. 

Tuesday, 20th October

Today we are going to write the beginning of the story.  In the power point you will find an example of just the beginning of the story and the detail we would like to see.  Every sentence must have a capital letter and full stop.

In class we have been practising using conjunctions (and, if, so ,because, but) to add interest to our story, joining sentences and giving reasons for why things happen.

The orange words are adjectives and wow words -these add interest to our story and make our writing interesting.

Monday 19th October

This week we are going to be writing our own version of the Room on the Broom story. We are going to choose our favourite animal to add o the broom after they have found the witches hat.  Watch the video below to remind yourself of the story.

Room on the Broom - Julia Donaldson.. Children's Story. Audiobook - read-aloud.

The witch had a cat and a very tall hat... Join the witch and her new friends on their travels.. Will they escape the dragon?

The power point below will help you complete todays work. Work through it, clicking on th speakers to hear what it is you need to do.

Julia Donaldson writing - wk bg 12/10/20

Below is the power point for you child to work through.  There are links to Julia Donaldsons' website and her biography. 

Wednesday - 14th October

Please spend some time finding out facts about Julia Donaldson.  Then complete a mind map showing the facts which you have discovered, you can do this in your homework books.

Thursday - 15th October

Use yesterdays mind map to write interesting facts about Julia.  Please make sure your child remembers Capital letters and full stops for each sentence.  To make sentences more interesting they should be including

conjunctions - and, if, so, because, but

noun phrases -

  • lovely house,
  • little sister,
  • black, fluffy cat

Friday - 16th October

Write a book review for your favourite Julia Donaldson story using the template below.

- you will probably know more than you think.  There is a list on her website (link in power point).  Some of these stories are available on you tube to listen to, along with watch on amazon prime if you have access to this. 

Julia Donaldson - Wednesday and Thursdays English lesson

Book review sheet for Fridays English lesson

English - I can use conjunctions (Monday 5th October 2020)

Today we are going to be focusing on Conjunctions. We have learnt about conjunctions over the past few weeks and know that they are used to join short sentences together or to extend sentences. We have look at using a range of different conjunctions like and, because, if, with and or. Today we will focus on the word ‘but’. Watch the follow YouTube videos on using the conjunction ‘but’ - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=148gMJw69WU and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwaM6ihjyA4 which explains the difference between using ‘and’ and ‘but’. If you have a printer please print and complete the worksheet if not copy the sentences into the homework book, writing the missing word. There will be a learn screen and some activities on education city on using conjunctions to complete after these videos. I have attached a worksheet to this email on using the conjunctions ‘but’ and ‘or’.

Conjunction Word 'but' for ESL Kids

Sight Word 'But': Teach the sight word 'but'.

Conjunctions : And & But

English - I know how to use a proper noun (Friday 2nd October 2020)

Today we are going to be focusing on Proper Nouns. We learnt about nouns last week in class and should know that nouns are names of people, places, objects and animals. Proper nouns are when we use specific names which need capital letters, for example actual names of people ‘Mr Barker’, ‘Muhammed’ and places ‘Audley Infant School’ ‘Ewood Park’. Watch the Proper Nouns video on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WY4hhpJVDk to understand what Proper Nouns are. I will be live on YouTube at 10.00am to do a live teach on Proper Nouns in which we will complete a live task - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrfFlYOsl9uZZQOWbSWEsMw/. Following my session there will be learn screens and activities on Education City for you to complete.

Proper Nouns

This is a video that will teach you all about proper nouns and how they are different from common nouns.

English - I know what a present tense verb is and how to use it (Thursday 1st October)

Today we are going to be focusing on verbs, these are doing words and we have had worked on these a lot in class. Today we are going to be focusing on present tense verbs. Watch the verb song on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPOm4Z-HpGY this will focus on past, present and future tense. Ask your child if they can see what they notice about most verbs in the present tense – what letters do they end in? –ing. At 11.15 I will do a short live session on verbs discussing the ‘present tense’ and how to change words. Afterwards, ask your child to then complete the Learning Screens and videos on Education City to show their understanding.

The Tenses Song (Past, Present & Future)

Here is a song all about the past, present and future tense of verbs.

English - I can write interesting sentences (Wednesday 30th September 2020)

Now that your child has finished all 3 parts of their book ‘How to be healthy’ we are going to write a blurb for the back of their book, which can be added when we return to school. Look at the back of any books you may have at home and show your child the blurb, encouraging them to read it. Explain that most books have blurbs on the back cover to give the reader an idea of what the book is about. I have uploaded a lesson to YouTube to guide how to write a blurb for the ‘How to be healthy book’ - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxcByrOakjA&feature=youtu.be 

30.9.20 English - How to write a blurb

Mr Barker talks through what a blurb is and how to write one for our information text 'How to be healthy'.

English - I can write interesting sentences using conjunctions (Tuesday 29th September 2020)

Yesterday your child made notes about 'Why do we need to exercise?' after watching the following video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ejbdzt2586A

Today your child will be required to complete their piece of writing all about 'Why do we need to exercise?' I have included a writing frame below to help your child build their sentences, the children will be familiar with how to use this. Unfortunately, the account is still not verified and will not allow me to post a live video, so the video has been published below or click this link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYjOw0wZHIw. Please ask your child to complete this writing task in their homework book.

Why do we need to exercise? Model write of Information Text.

Mr Barker modelling the 'Why do we need to exercise?' writing for today's learning.

Why should we exercise?

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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