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Mrs Peart's English Group

Friday 22nd May 2020

 

SPaG

  • Complete today’s page in your grammar booklet (answers will be published on Friday)
  • Log onto https://www.spag.com/

and complete ‘KS2 Grammar Test (F)'

 

Writing

Check that you have finished writing your instructions text and that it includes all of the features from the checklist provided.

 

Edit your work thoroughly for the following:

  • Correct use of punctuation – Non negotiables (capital letters, full stops, question marks, exclamation marks) and also semi-colons, colons, commas or clarity, dashes, hyphens, parenthesis.
  • Spellings – non-negotiable words and year 6 spellings (have you used the correct homophone?) Technical vocabulary spelt correctly.
  • Fantastic sentences – have you got a range of simple, compound and complex?
  • Have you included specialist punctuation: semi colons, colons and parenthesis?

 

Now that your work is completed to your best standard, please send your work to me by using the email year6@holyroodprimary.co.uk

 

I can’t wait to read them!

Thursday 21st May 2020

 

SPaG

  • Complete today’s page in your grammar booklet (answers will be published on Friday)
  • Log onto https://www.spag.com/

and complete ‘Suffix and prefix (B)

 

Writing

Continue to write your set of instructions today. Remember to maintain good handwriting and presentation at all times.

 

Continue to consider:

 

  • Title and introduction
  • Organised paragraphs (Equipment, method etc)
  • Range of sentence structures
  • Chronological order
  • Imperative (bossy) verbs
  • Description and technical vocabulary
  • Informal, advisory language for the reader
  • Diagrams

 

Remember that you can be as creative as you like with the layout and design of your instructions!

Wednesday 20th May 2020

 

SPaG

  • Complete today’s page in your grammar booklet (answers will be published on Friday)
  • Log onto https://www.spag.com/

and complete ‘Suffix and prefix (A)’

 

Writing

Today you will begin creating the instructions for your game.

Before you start writing consider the layout of your work. Look back at the example texts for some ideas on how instructions can be laid out.

 

You will have two days to complete your instruction writing and you should refer back to the checklist to make sure you are using key features for this text.

 

  • Title and introduction
  • Organised paragraphs (Equipment, method etc)
  • Range of sentence structures
  • Chronological order
  • Imperative (bossy) verbs
  • Description and technical vocabulary
  • Informal, advisory language for the reader
  • Diagrams

 

Tuesday 19th May 2020

 

SPaG

  • Complete today’s page in your grammar booklet (answers will be published on Friday)
  • Log onto https://www.spag.com/

and complete ‘Preposition and adverbs (B)’

 

Writing

Have a look back at your key features for instructions. What features were similar in all of the texts? What was different?

 

Attached is a key features list for instructions. Use this as a guide to spot any features you may have missed!

 

 

Today you will begin planning the instructions for your game.

You will need to consider whether your game is a board game or is an activity to be played outside. What age group is your game intended for? What equipment will you need? What are the rules? How do you win?

 

Use the instruction planning template to begin planning your new game – remember it is a plan so only bullet points and annotations are needed.

 

If you are unsure of a new game then you can plan a set of instructions for a game that you are already familiar with.

 

Monday 18th May 2020

 

SPaG

and complete ‘Preposition and adverbs (A)’

Writing

This week we will be focusing on instruction writing. By the end of the week you will need to write a set of instructions for a new game that you have created.

 

To give you some ideas of games, attached are the instructions of popular board games.

 

Read through the different instructions and create a list of key features in your exercise book that you think are important to use when writing instructions. Remember to consider language and structure – this also includes how it looks and is laid out!

 

 

Thursday 7th May 2020

 

Spellings

  • Practise your key spelling words for week 5
  • Look, say, cover, write, check
  • Write your own sentences

 

SPaG

  • Complete today’s page in your grammar booklet (answers will be published on Friday)
  • Log onto https://www.spag.com/

and complete ‘Subordinate Clauses and Conjunctions (B)’

 

Writing

Continue to write your further paragraphs and conclusion of your persuasive texts keeping up the fantastic handwriting and presentation.

 

Continue to consider:

 

  • Building and causal connectives
  • Your arguments for one side of the argument
  • Rhetorical questions
  • Exaggerate using superlatives e.g. greatest, best, worst
  • Modal verbs to state your opinions e.g. you should banish…
  • Try to include passive voice!
  • Range of sentence structures
  • A conclusion which links back to the introduction

 

Remember to use your best presentation and write your work under today’s date and subject underlined. Use your Y6 checklists to include other key punctuation such as: semi colons, colons and parenthesis. Also remember to use the resources made available to you to enhance your writing.

Wednesday 6th May 2020

 

Spellings

  • Practise your key spelling words for week 5
  • Look, say, cover, write, check
  • Write your own sentences

 

SPaG

  • Complete today’s page in your grammar booklet (answers will be published on Friday)
  • Log onto https://www.spag.com/

and complete ‘Subordinate Clauses and Conjunctions (A)’

 

Writing

Look through the introductions of the example texts from the last couple of days. What language features have been used in this paragraph?

Have you planned these into your own work?

 

Look through your plans from yesterday. Consider how you are going to use your notes to create full sentences in your work today.

 

Focus on your introduction and paragraph 1 today and try to use the following features of a persuasive text:

 

  • A clear title
  • An introduction to explain what you will be talking about
  • Building and causal connectives
  • Your arguments for one side of the argument
  • Rhetorical questions
  • Exaggerate using superlatives e.g. greatest, best, worst
  • Modal verbs to state your opinions e.g. you should banish…
  • Try to include passive voice!

 

Remember to use your best presentation and write your work under today’s date and subject underlined. Use your Y6 checklists to include other key features such as: semi colons, colons and parenthesis.

 

I have attached the persuasive writing word mat in order to assist your writing. These words used correctly will enhance your writing.

Task: Wednesday 6th May

Tuesday 5th May 2020

 

Spellings

  • Practise your key spelling words for week 5
  • Look, say, cover, write, check
  • Write your own sentences

 

SPaG

  • Complete today’s page in your grammar booklet (answers will be published on Friday)
  • Log onto https://www.spag.com/

and complete ‘Probability Words’

 

Writing

Re-read the ‘Room 101 – Spiders Example’ from yesterday and make sure you’ve made annotations about the key features you have found using the features of a persuasion text checklist – this is important!

 

Can you spot any connectives in there? How about rhetorical questions or modal verbs? How about any exaggeration? Using superlatives such as: ‘greatest, best or worst’. These will be essential in order to write a super best piece of writing by Friday!

 

Today you will need to think about planning your persuasive text.

What would you banish to Room 101? What annoys or irritates you?

 

Mr Westman hates traffic jams! So I have attached: Traffic Jam Example Mind Map in order for you to see how I laid out my ideas before I did my plan.

 

If you are really stuck, some ideas could include:

  • Spiders
  • Homework
  • Waking up early
  • School uniform

 

Create a mind map of some of your ideas like I have done in my mind map. You will need three main reasons why you want to banish your choice to Room 101.

 

Once you have done this, start to complete you persuasive writing plan. I have attached a persuasive writing plan – example in order to keep you on the right lines.

 

In your plan there is a box labelled ‘power punch end of paragraph’, this simply means how are you going to end your paragraph leaving your reader thinking about your point?

For example: Surely we could just banish spiders to Room 101 forever and avoid any more infuriating situations like this?

 

Remember in your conclusion that the power of three in your ending simply means: what three things can you put in a list to make your final argument.

For example: Make sure you help in banishing this time-consuming, tedious and frustrating mess once and for all!

 

Use the resources provided yesterday and today to help you.

Monday 4th May 2020

 

Spellings

  • Practise the key spelling words for this week
  • Look, say, cover, write, check
  • Write your own sentences

 

SPaG

  • Complete today’s page in your grammar booklet (answers will be published on Thursday due to the bank holiday)
  • Log onto https://www.spag.com/

and complete ‘Expanded Noun Phrases’

 

Writing

This week we are moving on from explanation writing so we can focus on persuasive writing.

We will be using the concept of Room 101 as we argue for something we don’t like to be banished forever!

 

First of all, I have attached three videos from the popular TV programme ‘Room 101’ in order for you to understand what the concept is all about. Enjoy!

 

You will see Sir Trevor McDonald, a renowned newsreader and journalist arguing that queues should be banished to Room 101.

https://safeshare.tv/x/SHVh3pwRVVk

 

Secondly, you will see Aisling Bea, a well-known Irish actress and comedian, argue that pigeons should be banished to Room 101.

https://safeshare.tv/x/x63RwGUhN6g

 

Finally, you will see Noel Fielding, a famous comedian and television presenter (The Great British Bake Off), argue that spiders should be banished to Room 101.

https://safeshare.tv/x/IKDfE_muR9A

 

The videos above are an amusing take on persuasion.

 

This week, you will decide on something to banish Room 101 and you will write a persuasive piece in order to persuade Mr Westman and Mrs Peart to agree with you.

 

Therefore we will be looking for you to send us your writing again this week! The best pieces will be awarded house points which we will add once we return to school!

 

I have attached a presentation called, ‘Writing to Persuade’ which will be useful to remind you about persuasion.

 

I have also attached some examples of how to write a persuasive piece of writing in order to banish something to Room 101.

The first example is: ‘Coriander Room 101’ and the second example is: ‘Room 101 – Spiders Example’.

 

Use the features of a persuasion text after you have read these texts to check for key features. Please annotate and jot down some notes!

 

Consider the structural features (how it is laid out and presented) as well as the language features.

 

Create a key features list in your exercise book to refer back to this week.

Friday 1st May 2020

 

Spellings

  • Practise your key spelling words for week 4
  • Look, say, cover, write, check
  • Fill in the missing words
  • Write your own sentences

 

SPaG

  • Complete today’s page in your grammar booklet (answers will be published on Friday)
  • Log onto https://www.spag.com/

and complete ‘KS2 Grammar Test (D)’

 

Writing

Check that you have finished your writing for your explanation and that it includes all of the features from the checklist provided.

 

Edit your work thoroughly for the following:

  • Correct use of punctuation – Non negotiables (capital letters, full stops, question marks, exclamation marks) and also semi-colons, colons, commas or clarity, dashes, hyphens, parenthesis.
  • Spellings – non-negotiable words and year 6 spellings (have you used the correct homophone?) Technical vocabulary spelt correctly.
  • Fantastic sentences – have you got a range of simple, compound and complex?

Have you included specialist punctuation: semi colons, colons and parenthesis?

Thursday 30th April 2020

 

Spellings

  • Practise your key spelling words for week 4
  • Look, say, cover, write, check
  • Fill in the missing words
  • Write your own sentences

 

SPaG

  • Complete today’s page in your grammar booklet (answers will be published on Friday)
  • Log onto https://www.spag.com/

and complete ‘Parenthesis and Commas (B)’

 

Writing

Continue to write your further paragraphs and conclusion of your explanation texts keeping up the fantastic handwriting and presentation.

 

Continue to consider:

 

  • Chronological order (use time conjunctions)
  • Stages clearly identified through paragraphs
  • Technical vocabulary linked to the topic
  • You can leave space for diagrams which can be labelled to enhance your explanation (draw a box where it will go so you can finish this on Friday)
  • Building and causal connectives
  • Try to include passive voice!
  • Range of sentence structures
  • A conclusion which links back to the introduction

 

Remember to use your best presentation and write your work under today’s date and subject underlined. Use your Y6 checklists to include other key punctuation such as: semi colons, colons and parenthesis.

 

Wednesday 29th April 2020

 

Spellings

  • Practise your key spelling words for week 4
  • Look, say, cover, write, check
  • Fill in the missing words
  • Write your own sentences

 

SPaG

  • Complete today’s page in your grammar booklet (answers will be published on Friday)
  • Log onto https://www.spag.com/

and complete ‘Parenthesis and Commas (A)’

 

Writing

Look through the introductions of the example texts from the last couple of days. What language features have been used in this paragraph?

Have you planned these into your own work?

 

Look through your plans from yesterday. Consider how you are going to use your notes to create full sentences in your work today.

 

Focus on your introduction and paragraph 1 today and try to use the following features of an explanation text:

 

  • A clear title
  • An introduction to explain what you will be talking about
  • Chronological order (use time conjunctions)
  • Stages clearly identified through paragraphs
  • Technical vocabulary linked to the topic
  • You can leave space for diagrams which can be labelled to enhance your explanation (draw a box where it will go so you can finish this on Friday)
  • Building and causal connectives
  • Try to include passive voice!

 

Remember to use your best presentation and write your work under today’s date and subject underlined. Use your Y6 checklists to include other key features such as: semi colons, colons and parenthesis.

Tuesday 28th April 2020

 

Spellings

  • Practise your key spelling words for week 4
  • Look, say, cover, write, check
  • Fill in the missing words
  • Write your own sentences

 

SPaG

  • Complete today’s page in your grammar booklet (answers will be published on Friday)
  • Log onto https://www.spag.com/

and complete ‘Linking Ideas and Cohesion (B)’

 

Writing

Read the ‘Digestive System Model Text

Can you find any of the features we discovered yesterday? Please annotate and look for the crucial features. Have you noticed any passive voice? I would love to see this in your writing this week.

 

Today you will need to think about planning your explanation text.

Plan your explanation text using the ‘Explanation Planning Sheet’.

 

Re-watch the video from yesterday if you need any reminders.

Think about what is happening at each stage.

What’s happening in the mouth, the oesophagus, the stomach and the intestines?

 

Use the ‘Features of Explanation Writing’ to help you focus on the structure and technical vocabulary used within this type of text.

 

 

 Monday 27th April 2020

 

Spellings

  • Practise your key spelling words for week 4
  • Look, say, cover, write, check
  • Fill in the missing words
  • Write your own sentences

 

SPaG

  • Complete today’s page in your grammar booklet (answers will be published on Friday)
  • Log onto https://www.spag.com/

and complete ‘Linking Ideas and Cohesion (A)’

 

Writing

Remember learning about the digestive system earlier this year during Science?

This week we will be writing an explanation text all about it!

 

You will need a piece of paper for a mind map, write digestive system in the middle and get ready to take notes from the video below.

You can also use the digestive system labelling worksheet to label parts of the body for you to remember.

 

Watch this Ted Ed video explaining the ‘Digestive System’: https://safeshare.tv/x/ss5ea1ca3790461

 

What are the key stages of the digestive system? Make sure you’ve noted this down.

What about technical language? You will need to use words such as enzymes for your explanation text to be successful.

Think about what happens in these four stages: the mouth, the oesophagus (make sure you spell this right), the stomach and the intestines. These will make up your paragraphs for your writing this week.

 

 

In order to write an explanation text we will need to remember what they look like.

 

Explore the example explanation texts – Can you find the key features of this type of text? Use the ‘Features of Explanation Writing’ sheet to help you.

 

Consider the structural features (how it is laid out and presented) as well as the language features.

 

Create a key features list in your exercise book to refer back to this week.

 

Grammar: Monday 27th April

Friday 24th April 2020

 

Spellings

  • Practise your key spelling words for week 3
  • Look, say, cover, write, check
  • Fill in the missing words
  • Write your own sentences

 

SPaG

  • Complete today’s page in your grammar booklet 
  • SPaG mat: Summer Term 2: Number 5
  • Log onto https://www.spag.com/

and complete ‘KS2 Grammar Test (C)’

 

Writing

Check that you have finished your writing for your recount and that it includes all of the features from the checklist provided.

 

Edit your work thoroughly for the following:

  • Correct use of punctuation – Non negotiables (capital letters, full stops, question marks, exclamation marks) and also semi-colons, colons, commas or clarity, dashes, hyphens, parenthesis.
  • Spellings – non-negotiable words and year 6 spellings (have you used the correct homophone?)
  • Fantastic sentences – have you got a range of simple, compound and complex?
  • Tense
  • Amazing imagery – alliteration, similes, metaphors, personification

Task: Friday 24th April

Thursday 23rd April 2020

 

Spellings

  • Practise your key spelling words for week 3
  • Look, say, cover, write, check
  • Fill in the missing words
  • Write your own sentences

 

SPaG

  • Complete today’s page in your grammar booklet (answers will be published on Friday)
  • SPaG mat:
  • Summer Term 2: Number 4

and complete ‘Fronted Adverbials (B)’

 

Writing

Continue to write your further paragraphs and conclusion of your recounts keeping up the fantastic handwriting and presentation.

 

Continue to consider:

  • A scene setting opening
  • Chronological events
  • Past tense
  • First person narrative (as the wolf)
  • Range of sentence structures
  • A conclusion focusing on the impact of these events.

 

Remember to use your best presentation and write your work under today’s date and subject underlined.

Task: Thursday 23rd April

Wednesday 22nd April 2020

 

Spellings

  • Practise your key spelling words for week 3
  • Look, say, cover, write, check
  • Fill in the missing words
  • Write your own sentences

 

SPaG

  • Complete today’s page in your grammar booklet (answers will be published on Friday)
  • SPaG mat:
  • Summer Term 2: Number 3

and complete ‘Fronted Adverbials (A)’

 

Writing

Look through the model introduction of ‘The True Story of the Big Bad Wolf’. What language features have been used in this paragraph?

Have you planned these into your own work?

 

Look through your plans from yesterday. Consider how you are going to use your notes to create full sentences in your work today.

 

Focus on your introduction and paragraph 1 today and try to use the following features of a recount:

 

  • A scene setting opening
  • Chronological events
  • Past tense
  • First person narrative (as the wolf)
  • Range of sentence structures
  • A conclusion focusing on the impact of these events.

 

Remember to use your best presentation and write your work under today’s date and subject underlined.

Tuesday 21st April 2020

 

Spellings

  • Practise your key spelling words for week 3
  • Look, say, cover, write, check
  • Fill in the missing words
  • Write your own sentences

 

SPaG

  • Complete today’s page in your grammar booklet (answers will be published on Friday)
  • SPaG mat:
  • Summer Term 2: Number 2

and complete ‘Direct Speech Punctuation (B)’

 

Writing

Read the document on ‘How to Write a Great Recount’

Did you find any of these features in the recount texts yesterday?

 

Plan your recount from the perspective of the wolf, using the planning sheet.

 

Use the recount checklist to help you focus on the structure and technical vocabulary used within this type of text.

 

Monday 20th April 2020

Please see below for today's English tasks and the documents that you will need to complete.

 

Spellings

  • Practise your key spelling words for week 3
  • Look, say, cover, write, check
  • Fill in the missing words
  • Write your own sentences

 

SPaG

  • Complete today’s page in your grammar booklet (answers will be published on Friday)
  • SPaG mat:
  • Summer Term 2: Number 1

and complete ‘Direct Speech Punctuation (A)

 

Writing

Read the traditional story of ‘The Three Little Pigs’ and watch the alternative story ‘The True Story of the Three Little Pigs’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m75aEhm-BYw

 

What are the similarities and differences between these stories?

Whose perspective are they being told from?

 

This week you will be writing a recount from the perspective of the wolf.

What does a recount look like?

 

Explore the example recount texts – Can you find the key features of this type of text?

Consider the structural features (how it is laid out and presented) as well as the language features.

 

Create a key features list in your exercise book to refer back to this week. 

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