Home Learning- English
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Basic Skills: When writing with your child encourage them to remind you about what a sentence needs... capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. In addition to this, adjectives, conjunctions along with other punctuation if appropriate!
English Home Learning
The following home learning tasks are available for English. Click on the links to go to the websites:
Classroom Secrets - Range of interactive activities (requires a free login to be created by an adult)
Twinkl - Range of interactive activities and downloadable home learning packs (requires a free login to be created by an adult. One month free using the code UKTWINKLHELPS)
English Home Learning- Writing a letter to Reception children about Year One!
WC 6.07.20- This week we are writing a letter to Reception children about Year One! ! Remember to include capital letters, finger spaces, adjectives, conjunction, full stops and exclamation marks!
You could include:
- Favourite memories.
- What learning you do in Year one.
- Play time
- Class teacher
English Home Learning- Wanted Pirate Poster!
WC 29.06.20- This week we are writing wanted posters for pirates! Remember to include capital letters, finger spaces, adjectives, conjunction, full stops and exclamation marks! Below are all the resources you will need!
English Home Learning- Lost dinosaur/pet poster!
WC 15.06.20 and WC 22.06.20 Discover that Dino. The dinosaur has disappeared. Where could he be? Make a ‘lost’ poster, explaining what he looks like (include a picture), where he was last seen and the reward for his safe return. Display the posters around your and hope that someone spots him.
Note: Ask someone in your family to ‘find’ Dino and return him to your child. Your child could then ask questions to find out where he has been and what he has been doing. If Dino is missing for a longer period of time, postcards or emails with photographs attached could arrive for your childto read, giving clues about where he might have been.
- Dinosaur toy
- Sellotape or sticky tack
- Postcards or emails from Dino
WC 08.06.20- Dinosaur narrative writing continued this week. I have attached two documents which may be useful including a check list and a story planning document. SUPERHERO WRITING- I have attached different questions based around superheros for your child/children to answer!
English Home Learning- Narratives- Dinosaur Stories.
WC 01.6.20 and 08.06.20. The following home learning tasks are available for English. Our next English topic is Narratives about Dinosaurs. During this topic, I would encourage the children to look at a story with a dinosaur eg 'The Dinosaur who Pooped a planet or Dinosaurs love Underpants'. We would look at the beginning, middle and end, the setting and the characters and we would begin to change each one, but still linking it dinosaurs. So the type of dinosaur might change etc.
Listen to and talk about dinosaur picture books or stories about dinosaurs. Discuss which books, characters and illustrations they like and why. Retell their favourite stories, spotting the beginning, middle and ending.
Note: Children could write simple book reviews and display them near the school library for reference by other children. You could film the children reading their book review or favourite dinosaur book extract for the school website.
Planning a dinosaur story.
Write a brilliant dinosaur story. Imagine having a dinosaur as a pet. Where would they keep it? What would it eat? What would their family and friends say? After the discussion, use pictures and words to plan a story with characters, setting, interesting words and a beginning, middle and ending. I would also encourage play trays at this point with the children to help them with planning a story. This could include grass, sand, water, natural materials like sticks and grass and toy dinosaurs.
Note: Model how to make storyboards showing the sequence of events in their stories.
Writing a dinosaur story.
Use their plan to write a dinosaur story. Make decisions about the type of story. Is it funny? Sad? Exciting? Write their story in the past tense and be sure to use correct punctuation.
Note: Encourage the children to think about the sequence of events in their plans. Support the children in creating a challenging event and resolution within their story.
Illustrating a story.
Produce an illustrated version of their story with a title, front and back cover and name of the author. Put the finished books in the book corner so that they can be enjoyed by the whole class.
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English Home Learning- Non-Chronological Reports
WC 18.05.20. The following home learning tasks are available for English. Our next English topic is Non-Chronological reports about Dinosaurs. During this topic, I would encourage the children to take on the role of palaeontologist for the day and find out about a dinosaur of their choice.
Use a range of simple non-fiction books that they can read independently and search the web to find out key facts. Make notes of things that interest or surprise them. Draw labelled diagrams of a chosen dinosaur and practise saying its name. This is over two weeks as there are a lot of different dinosaurs you could write a non-chronological report for!
Create a palaeontologist's fact file about a chosen dinosaur. Write key facts under subheadings including dinosaur name, habitat, diet, appearance and young. Include a detailed, labelled diagram or downloaded images. Reread and revise their facts, checking for spelling and grammatical errors.
Use their findings to create a mini information book about dinosaurs. Information could be organised into sections, including types of dinosaur, their diets, sizes or movements.
Resources could also be used from fact files for this topic... these can be found further down the page.
WC 11.05.20- Poetry and Riddles continued this week. Extra Challenge: Can you write about the dinosaurs using adjectives and conjunctions?
English Home Learning- Poetry and Riddles
WC 04.05.20 and WC 11.05.20 . The following home learning tasks are available for English. Our next English topic is Poetry and Riddles about Dinosaurs. During this topic, we would look at dinosaur poems and the different structure of poems such as riddles and acrostic poems. See the examples below. This is over two weeks as there are a lot of different dinosaurs you could write riddles for and you could get creative with writing poems!
Listen to and discuss poems and rhymes about dinosaurs. Practise reading one aloud with a grown-up. Choose a dinosaur and write clues to describe it. Clues could be about the dinosaur’s appearance, moods, behaviour, movement or diet. End the riddle with 'What am I?' Draw the dinosaur, write its name and cover with a sticky note. Read the clues to a grown up, challenging them to guess the mystery dinosaur. Remove the sticky note to reveal the answer.
English Home Learning
WC 20.4.20 and 27.04.20. The following home learning tasks are available for English. Our next English topic is Fact Files about Dinosaurs. During this topic, we would look at various information books about dinosaurs where the children can pull information from them in order to generate a fact file. See the examples below. This is over two weeks as there are a lot of dinosaurs to make a fact file about and you could write about and choose a different dinosaur each day!
English Home Learning
WC 30.3.20 The following home learning tasks are available for English. Our PREVIOUS English topic was Character Profiles. During this topic, we would look at the book 'Beegu'. (you can find this on You tube). Remember to include adjectives, conjunctions, capital letters and full stops.
English Home Learning
WC 23.3.20 The following home learning tasks are available for English. Our next English topic is Non-Chronological reports. During this topic, we would look at the book 'Man on the Moon- A Day in the Life of Bob'. (you can find this on You tube).See the examples below.