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Writing - Spring 2

Week 1 (22.02.21) – 2 (01.03.21)

For week 1, we would like you to have a look at some poetry, we absolutely LOVE poetry and we’re sure you will too! Start the week off with some Spring poetry and at the end of the week, we know you’ll really enjoy looking at a poem linked to our topic. Follow lesson 1 to 5 in order – in school, we’ll be working through lesson 1-5 from Monday-Friday, so hopefully that makes it easy for you if you’re working both in school and from home on different days!

 

For week 2, we’d like you to do some writing all about Henry VIII. You’ll find out that he changed quite a lot through his life, so we’d like you write about what he was like when he was young and then what he was like when he was an older man. Again, follow lessons 1-5 in order.

 

As always, you don’t need to print off any of this work – you can write your ideas on paper or type them on your device.

(Video clips taken from documentary 'Hampton Court - Secrets of Henry VIIIs Palace')

Young King Henry 1

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Young King Henry 2

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Young King Henry 3

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Old King Henry 1

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Old King Henry 2

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Old King Henry 3

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Writing- Spring 1

Week 5 (3.2.21) – 6 (10.2.21) 

For the next two weeks, you are going to write your own space story! First of all, follow lessons 1 – 5 to write your very own narrative. Take your time with these, it’s best to spread out the activities. 

 

After you’ve done this, you can have a look at a fantastic eBook, Jazz Harper: Space Explorer, which is a brilliant story all about a girl who travels to planet Mars with her Mum! We have included the eBook itself and then two documents for each lesson; the first is a set of questions and the second is the answers. 

When you open the questions document, click the play button next to the ‘During the Video’ part of the sheet. This will take you to a YouTube video lesson that will take you through the book (chapter by chapter) and talk you through each of the questions.

The questions document is fantastic because you can type your answers straight onto the sheet! However, if you’d prefer to, you can write your answers on a piece of paper. 

Once you have finished, you can check how you’ve done using the answers document. 

You will notice that there are 10 lessons (each with a 15-minute YouTube video included) as there are 10 chapters in the book. We would like you to complete a minimum of 2 lessons, however, it is a fabulous book and we think you’ll love completing all of the lessons. 

 

Space Explorer - Jazz Harper - eBook

Week 3 – 4 

For the next two weeks, you are going to write your own myth and your own poem! First of all, follow lessons 1 – 5 to write your very own myth. Take your time with these, it’s best to spread out the activities. 

 

After you’ve done this, you can have a look at some poetry. There are three activities for you to do and you can complete these in any order. 

  • For the ‘Sailing Out to Space’ poem, you need to read the poem and answer some questions about it in full sentences.
  • For the ‘Six Ways to Look at the Moon’ poem, you need to read the poem and then use this as inspiration to write your own poem about a different aspect of space.
  • For the ‘Space Poems’, you need to read these, then answer the questions (in full sentences!) that are in included in a separate document with the answers.

Week 1 - 2

Over the next two weeks, we would like you to write a letter to the adults you live with, persuading them to keep an alien that you have found under your bed!

Complete each of the lessons, taking as much time as you need. Happy writing! smiley

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