Week 11 - Writing activities
For the next few weeks we would really like you to concentrate on writing about things that you enjoy. For example, you may love writing in a diary each day about what you've been up to, or you might love writing letters to grandparents, cousins and friends who live further away that you can't see at the moment (Mrs Golby and Zachary have been writing lots of letters and cards to his great grandparents, one of them will be 90 years old this week!). Remember if you'd like to write a letter, but you're not sure who to, your teachers would love to hear from you, even if you've already sent us one. Perhaps you like to write your own stories or retell a story you've read in your own words. In our 'other' section, we've uploaded a link to the Natural History Museum who are holding a family festival called 'I Spy Nature' (you can also access this through their facebook page), if you take part, you might want to create your own nature journal and write about all of the wonderful things you find in your garden and local area.
Week 7 - Send us a letter
As we said in our letter to you on our year 3 front page, we are really missing you and would love for you to send us a letter, card or picture. Pop whatever you do in the post with your teacher’s name and the school’s address on the envelope and we will reply to you. Tell us about what you've been up to during lock down and how you've been keeping busy. We will be keeping our eyes peeled for all the wonderful grammar, punctuation and spelling that you were so brilliant at before Easter, so make sure you check your work!
Week 7 - VE Day Activities
Please check out the activity sheet in our 'VE Day' section. There are so many fun activities for you to try. Pick your favourite ones and see how you get on.
One of the activities is to try some wartime recipes and write your own recipe card for your favourite meal. We would love to hear all about your favourite recipes. Perhaps you could have a go at writing your own recipe card or set of instructions to make your favourite meal/treat and include it with your letter to us. We could then have a go at making some of your favourite dishes.
Week 5 - Send a card or letter to Captain Tom
Captain Tom has been all over the news recently and has achieved so much. We think it would be lovely for him to receive lots of cards and letters to celebrate his upcoming birthday! If you would like to send a letter, use the success criteria from last week.
Please see the word document below for more information and the address.
Week 5 - Retell the story of St George and the Dragon
This week marks St George's Day (Thursday 23rd April). To celebrate we'd like you to find out more about England's Patron Saint and the story of him and the ferocious dragon. Look at the story online using the link or/and read the story attached as a document, then retell it in your own words. Remember to use all the things you've learned to make your story really interesting to read - use the success criteria to help you. Your challenge is to include speech in your story - you might want to complete the SPAG activities first in order to refresh your memory (they're in the SPAG section below). Have fun finding out about St George and telling his heroic story.
Week 3 - Write a letter to an elderly person
Older people might be feeling lonely during this time of social distancing, so why not write them a letter? You could write a letter to your grandparents, to an elderly person in your street (even if you've never spoken to them before, they will love to hear from you), or to someone who lives in a care home. We have attached a document with the address of a care home who've asked for children to write letters to their residents, but I bet the care home on Cheltenham Road would welcome them too.
Week 3 - Write a diary of Easter
Remember, the world has never been in a situation like this before; we are making history! One day, your grandchildren might ask you to visit school to tell their class about the time the world was in 'lock down', just the way we've had visitors in school this year to tell us about the past. Remember a diary is a primary source of historical evidence and very reliable because it was written by the person experiencing the situation at the exact time it happened. Become a historian and help yourself to remember the time you made history, so you can tell your children and grandchildren about it in the future. If you enjoy writing your diary over Easter, why not continue writing something each day or every couple of days while you're off school? It could just be a few sentences describing what you've been doing, what you thought about it and how you're feeling.
Retell the Story of Pentecost
The children have been studying this story as part of their RE curriculum so they are already familiar with it. We would like them to show off their writing skills by retelling the story in their own words. Please read the story again on the powerpoint and use the story map and the success criteria as a guide to what the children should be including. Encourage the children to illustrate their work once their writing is complete.
Mothering Sunday Activity
Read through the text and add the appropriate words. The worksheets are differing abilities with a 1-3 star rating (3 star being the trickiest).
You have all used speech in your writing before and can do it pretty well, but it's always good to have a refresher. Use the first and last attachments to recap how to punctuate speech (the first is a power point and the last is an online clip to talk you through it).
Then there are some activities to complete - choose out of the first two the 'easier' or 'trickier' activity depending on how confident you're feeling. Next complete the two 'everyone' activities - 'Don't use said' and the 'comic strip' to practise punctuating speech correctly. Finally, have a go at using speech in your 'George and the Dragon story.' If you don't fancy writing about George and the Dragon, make up your own story about anything you like, but please try to include speech!
Look through the power point to understand what word families are. There are some questions and a mini quiz as you look through the slides - see if you can have a go at these questions. Look through the power point as many times as you need to. When you feel confident, have a go at the mini test. The answers are included to support parents.
Look through the power point to refresh the children's memory about fronted adverbials - what they are, how we use them etc. Complete the activities or/and play the matching game. Challenge the children to use these in their writing.