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English

Friday 26th June

LI: To use a range of devices and vocabulary to create a setting description.

 

The starter for today is to test yourself on 5 spellings that we have learnt this year. If you can, ask someone to test you or test yourself. The 5 words are:

 

cemetery

disastrous

excellent

especially

language

 

Your lesson today is about practicing some of the skills that we have learnt about to write a setting description.

 

You can think about your knowledge of show, not tell and remembering the audience and purpose you are writing for. There are a range of devices and skills that you could use. These could include fronted adverbials, metaphors and similes, expanded noun phrases and powerful vocabulary. 

 

To help you, click on the link below to access the BBC Bitesize page on writing a section description. This should be some useful practice.

Now, to put your skills and knowledge into practice click on the link below to go to a webpage which has an image for you to base your description on. Scroll down on the page and read through some of the ideas below, particularly the 'Sick Sentences' section. This section could give you some ideas, but we know that you could all write a much more powerful description than this.

 

We would love to see what you have written, so you could ask a carer to email us at Uks2parents@epcollier.reading.sch.uk

 

Thursday 25th June

LI: To appropriately use brackets and commas for parenthesis.

 

Today's lesson is looking at parenthesis. We have covered both brackets and commas several times during the year, so your work today should help you practice your knowledge.

 

Firstly, have a go at the starter activity for today. It is a question about the use of standard English, which is following up on our work earlier this week. The questions and answers are contained on the document below.

Now use the BBC Bitesize page to re-cap your knowledge about parenthesis. You will learn more (and practice) your use of dashes for parenthesis in Year 6.

 

Finally, check your knowledge by having a go at the questions in the document below to see how confident you area at using parenthesis. The answers are also contained on the document.

 

Wednesday 24th June

LI: To retrieve, record and present information from non-fiction.

 

Today, there is a reading comprehension exercise for you to work on. Although it is a while since we have done one of these, remember there are different levels to try and you can write down the answers so you don't need to print the sheets.

 

Once you have completed the activities, then have a go at presenting some of the information contained in the comprehension. As it is non-fiction you could use some of the organisational and presentational devices that we have learnt this year. For example; bullet points, headings, sub-heading, bold and underlining. We would love to see your work, so if you can email it to Uks2parents@epcollier.reading.sch.uk

Tuesday 23rd June

LI: To propose changes to vocabulary, grammar and punctuation to enhance effects and clarify meaning.

 

Your task today is to help a Greek Hero apply for a new job. Now, in the times of Ancient Greece there were many myths and legends about what exploits their heroes got up to. They carried out many brave and dangerous tasks, often battling against mythical creatures, such as the Minataur.

 

When you open the document below, you will find an application from a Greek warrior to become a new hero. But....... there are some examples of non-standard English which means the application doesn't read very professionally. Your tasks (and answers) are enclosed on the document and we would be keen to see your writing. So you can email it in to Uks2parents@epcollier.reading.sch.uk

Monday 22nd June

LI: To use direct and indirect speech.

 

Today we will be learning about direct and indirect speech. We have covered this briefly during lessons, but this may be new learning for some of you. Firstly, you need to follow the link below to the BBC Bitesize website and work through the videos and activities there. Please note, on the BBC website speech marks are referred to as inverted commas. At EP Collier we refer to them as speech marks.

Now, we would like you to try putting what you know into practice. Below is a picture of two pages from The Explorer, the children have just met the Explorer at this point of the book.

 

Have a go at re-writing some of the direct speech that you see in these two pages into indirect speech. Try and experiment with how you are writing the indirect speech and consider whether or not you think the indirect speech works better and why the author made the choice of direct speech. As ever, we would like to see what you have written, so if you are able to, email us at Uks2parents@epcollier.reading.sch.uk

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