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Ongoing Activity:

Spelling Shed - Online spelling activities.

Reading- Read, read and read again. Read the books you have been given and look at 'Oxford Owl' for your level. Read stories you love.  Read with people and ask them to read to you.

Friday 24th April 2020

Warm up

https://www.ictgames.com/littleBirdSpelling/

  • Expand-Top right.
  • Click on Year 1 or Year 2 at the top. 
  • Choose a bird house. It will show you which words are to be spelled.
  • Click on go.
  • Look at word.
  • Drag piece of bread to the middle to begin spelling word.
  • Click check

Main Activity

Whenever pirates weren't fighting other pirates, looking for buried treasure and Yo, Ho, Hoing with their bottles of rum, they had a ship to look after. The ship had to be kept in good condition so they could be the best pirates they could be and there were lots of different jobs.  Open up the powerpoint and have a look at what the different jobs were.  You might like to have a grown up to help you reading it as it is quite tricky.  Have a chat about all the jobs.  When you have finished, think about which job you would like to have and write to me applying for the job.  Remember to tell me....

 

Which job you would like?

Why you would like the job?

Why you would be good at it?

Have you had experience doing this job before? 

Important

Use your imagination to impress me to give you the job.

You could start with

I am writing to apply for the job of.......

 

 

Thursday 23rd April 2020

Warm up

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zd63xyc/articles/zdp4pg8 -Karate Cats

Main Activity

Look at the spelling activity in the document. Play the game and write the words in your book. Ask someone to test you on the spellings when you have finished with the game.

 

 

Wednesday 22nd April 2 020

Warm up

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zd63xyc/articles/zdp4pg8 -Karate Cats

Main Activity

Yesterday we looked at the 'Past Simple' verb tense. Today we are looking at the 'Present Progressive' verb tense. We use it to say or write what is happening right now e.g. She is playing football.

 

Look at the list in red and choose an action to act out to someone in your family.  Don't tell them what it is and see if they can guess. Then they can have a turn.  Repeat x3 each.

 

You are singing a song.

You are drawing a picture.

You are swimming.

You are watching TV.

You are playing a computer game.

You are playing the piano.

You are reading a book.

You are climbing a mountain.

You are having a shower.

You are dancing.

You are taking photos with your camera.

You are doing your homework.

You are listening to music.

You are cleaning your teeth.

 

Now look at the pirate picture and write some sentences in your books using the present progressive verb tense e.g. The human skull is leaning against the tree. It would be nice if some of your sentences were in the negative e.g The pirate in the yellow boat isn't eating a sandwich. If you find writing very tricky, you can speak the sentences and ask a grown up to write them for you. The table under the picture might help you.

 

 

 

Tuesday 21st April 2020

Warm up

https://www.ictgames.com/littleBirdSpelling/

  • Expand-Top right.
  • Click on Year 1 or Year 2 at the top. 
  • Choose a bird house. It will show you which words are to be spelled.
  • Click on go.
  • Look at word.
  • Drag piece of bread to the middle to begin spelling word.
  • Click check.

Main Activity

 

Wilf and Ken wrote a pirate story last night but they think they may have got some of the past tense verbs wrong.  Can you help them correct the verbs in their story? Write the correct past tense verbs  your book. Remember to spell them correctly. Ask someone to help read it with you if are finding it tricky. Can you write 1-5 pirate sentence using the correct past tense verbs?

The Treasure

 

One beautifully calm day, Captain Stephenson woke up and eated a hearty breakfast.  After breakfast, he grabbed his telescope and looked out to sea.  He seed through his telescope, an island far off in the distance.  He looked at the island and he knowed he had been there before.

“Right, me hearties. Set sail for that island!”.

The crew hoisted the sail and the wind blowed them towards the island.  When they walked onto the sandy shore, the whole crew freezed as attached to a palm tree with a knife was a treasure map.  The pirates got together and maked a plan.  They were going to follow the map until they finded the X that marked the spot.  They followed the treasure map until they finded the exact spot.  They dug and dug and dug until finally CLUNK! They hitted a treasure chest with their spades.  They pulled the treasure chest up from the ground.  Captain Stephenson drawed back his cutlass and whacked the padlock from the treasure chest.  Quickly, he opened the treasure chest.  Suddenly, he getted very angry, very quickly and shouted “NOOOO!”. All that was inside the treasure chest was a mouldy cheese sandwich and a note that said – “The treasure’s mine.  I stealed it. Hee,hee,hee!”. Signed……….. Blackbeard the pirate.

 

Monday 20th April 2020

Warm up

https://www.ictgames.com/littleBirdSpelling/

  • Expand-Top right.
  • Click on Year 1 or Year 2 at the top. 
  • Choose a bird house. It will show you which words are to be spelled.
  • Click on go.
  • Look at word.
  • Drag piece of bread to the middle to begin spelling word.
  • Click check.

 

Main activity

Today you are going to find out about Andrew Selkirk, who was marooned, and then try some writing? The powerpoint will give you all the information you need. Before you start, watch the YouTube clip. It might help you with your writing.

Remember:

Use capital letters and full-stops.

Check your spelling.

Use expanded noun phrases (adjectives+noun) e.g. 'Brown, sandy beach', to make it interesting to read.

Use coordinating conjunctions 'and, but, so' e.g. I was very, very hungry but luckily I caught some fish.

Make sure it makes sense by reading and checking your work, as you write.

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfQag78Q4TI - How to survive on a desert island.

Today we are going to have some spelling and grammar practise. Choose Spelling and Grammar A or Spelling and Grammar B (more challenging). The answers are attached to each sheet. No peeking. Write your answers in your book.

Thursday 16th April 2020

 

Warm up

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zd63xyc/articles/zdp4pg8

 

Famous Pirates

Do you know the names of any real or fictional  pirates? You might have seen some in films or in books. Today we are going to find out and answer questions about a very famous pirate called Blackbeard. Write your answers, in sentences, in your books. If you find it too tricky , ask a grown up to read and answer the questions with you.

1. What was Blackbeard's real name?

2. How long ago did Blackbeard live?

3. How many times was he married?

4. What did Blackbeard once do for fun?

5. How did he make himself look more scary?

6. What does 'marooned' mean?

7. Was Blackbeard a kind captain? Can you explain your answer?

8. What is a 'reward'?

9. If you were Blackbeard, where would you bury your treasure and why? Would you leave any clues so people could find it?

 

Wednesday 15th April 2020

Well done to everyone who used the Spelling Shed resource before the Easter break. I am checking the site regularly and can see that most of you have begun to use it. If you haven't started please have a go.

Lousy Legends

Sometimes things that happened a long time ago become 'legends' (stories that we are not sure are true or false). Play the game on the powerpoint (with a grown up), trying to do as much of the reading as you can. After you have finished write at least 2 facts that you have found out and draw pictures to go with them. I would expect most of you to write many more. Remember to use your best handwriting and full stops and capital letters.

Challenge

In your sentences try to include but, and or or (coordinating conjunctions) .

Tuesday 14th April 2020

 

Look at the 'All About Pirates' powerpoint and discuss with a grown up.

  • who were pirates
  • who was in the crew
  • the pirate code
  • pirate clothing
  • what was booty

 

 Look at activity A and B. Choose which activity is best for you. 

 

Activity A

Imagine you are a pirate. Draw your pirate picture and write a short story about your life.

Write about:

Why you became a pirate.

A sea battle you have been in.

What treasure you found, what it was and how you found it.

What clothes you wore.

Any other piratey things about your life.

Activity B

Follow instructions to draw a pirate.

Friday 26th March 2020

Today we are going to be learning about the explorer Christopher Columbus. First, watch the video (https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zhpchbk/articles/znchkmn) and look at the rest of the BBC bitesize page. Next, try the reading comprehension A , B or C about Christopher Columbus (A is the trickiest). Write your answers in your books. The answers are attached to each reading comprehension.

Thursday 26th March 2020

Write an adjective for each letter of the alphabet. To check it is correct put a noun in front to make it into an expanded noun phrase e.g angry (adjective) girl (noun).

angry

beautiful

Now write 6 or 7 sentences with expanded noun phrases (adjective+noun. N.B.You can use more than 1 adjective.)

e.g. The rude, angry girl stuck her tongue out at me.

Wednesday 25th March 2020

 

Wilf did some writing last night but he made 12 spelling mistakes. Find the spelling mistakes and write them 5 times each. Use the common exception sheet to help you. When you have finished ask your grown up to test you on the spellings .

 

Th weather wus so beutifull tuday that my clas were allowed to stay outside for ower art lesson. We sat on the gras and looked at preety, colourful flowers. I had a plante that looked like it was made from gowld because the sun was shining on it. There were lots of wilde flowers in our school forest. I hope we do a lesson like that agen soon.

Tuesday 24th March 2020

Write what happens to the jaguar next as it travels through the night:

Where does it go next? Jaguars are good swimmers and climbers.

What other animals might it meet? Remember it is South America.

What do the other animals do when they see the jaguar?

What does the jaguar do when it spots the other animals?

Try to use adjectives to describe, add detail and make it exciting to read. Remember to use capital letters, full stops and check your work makes sense. 

Monday 23rd March 2020

Watch the video then read the text about jaguars. Ask someone to help if you are finding it tricky.    https://www.nationalgeographic.com.au/videos/amazonia/a-hunting-jaguar-in-the-amazon-3804.aspx

 The sleek, jaguar crept over the shadowy, damp, forest floor searching for its prey. It was night and the moon hung in the black sky like a sliver of silver. The predator was listening for the sound of screeching birds, chattering monkeys, rodents and capybara , anything it could chase, catch and kill.

Find as many adjectives as you can in the text and write them down. Write 5 new sentences using some of the adjectives you have found.

(Learning Support-Watch the BBC Bitesize clip ‘What are adjectives? https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zrqqtfr/articles/zy2r6yc)

Now draw a picture of exactly what was described in the text about jaguars.

Adjective answers

The sleek, jaguar crept over the shadowy, damp, forest floor searching for its prey. It was night and the moon hung in the black sky like a sliver of silver. The predator was listening for the sound of screeching birds, chattering monkeys, rodents and capybara, anything it could chase, catch and kill.

2019/20 - Year 3/4 enjoying a day with their Roman visitor
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