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w/b 30/11/20

Writing Instructions

Read the 'Resources for Instructions' for each lesson as you go.

Lesson 1

Choose different sets of instructions and find the features.  Complete the table with examples of the features that you find.  Try not to look at the final slide for lesson 1 until you have finished and then you can tick off all the features of an instruction text that you have found.

Lesson 2

Read the recipe for Carrot Cookies and then see how it has been improved to show more detail and to appeal to the reader.  Look at how to improve it on 'Resources for Instructions' Lesson 2.  Over to you!  Choose a WW2 recipe and re-write it so that it is as good as the WAGOLL!

Lesson 3

Watch the video clip that was made to encourage the people to 'Dig for Victory' during WW2.  Read the 'Resources for Instructions' for Lesson 3 as there are lots of ideas for you to design your own Victory Garden.  This design will form part of your instruction writing for the next two lessons.

Lesson 4 and 5

For the next two lessons you are going to write instructions for a WW2 family who want to create their own allotment and Dig for Victory. 

Before you start, watch the Dig for Victory video again and make notes.  Follow the lesson on the PDF.  Make sure that you have set out your writing correctly and met the Success Criteria.  The WAGOLL for Carrot Cookies has been added again so that you can see What A Good One Looks Like.  Have fun!

w/b 23.11.2020

'Beyond the Lines' - week 2


Lesson 1-4 - Using the PowerPoint, order the narrative into chronological order. After, use the scene headings to rewrite the film in to your own narrative. There are 6 scenes in total which have a WAGOLL for each scene.


Lesson 5 - Edit your writing using your targets from class and the success criteria from slide 3. 


'Beyond the Lines' - week 1

Watch the video attached several times.


Lesson 1: Write a summary of the film including your emotions. Is there a moral we can take from it?

Lesson 2: Describe the symbolism of the film using the still pictures attached. Discuss the colours, music etc. Can you list the household items found on the beach? Why are they there? E.g. Letters falling gracefully from the blackened sky signify the end of a life and with it, the end of so many stories which were once shared with their loved ones.

Lesson 3: Use which tells the contrasting stories soldiers faced during the war. Imagine you are a soldier on the beaches. Write a letter home to your loved ones. 


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w/b 9/11/2020

Narnia Week 2

Day 1: Create a problem. From page 11-14 on the Powerpoint, look at the problem examples. Children to write a problem which is explained to Lucy using direct speech. 

Day 2: Journey. Children can plot a journey for their adventure story from the wardrobe. Use the map to plot your story and describe each location Lucy visits. Use the images from page 16 - 20 on the Powerpoint to inspire you. 

Day 3: Problem-solving. How will Lucy solve the problem from day 1? Examples given on page 24 of the Powerpoint. Children to use the success criteria to write action, solving the problem. 

Day 4: Story ending. Read the example on page 28 of the Powerpoint to give you some ideas. Watch the video clip to give you some of ideas how Lucy goes from solving the problem and travels back to the wardrobe. 

w/b 2.11.20

Welcome to Narnia! For the next 2 weeks we will be writing our own adventure stories. 

Week 1

Lesson 1 - use the Powerpoint and video 'Suspense' to create your own suspenseful opener for Lucy discovering the wardrobe.

Lesson 2 - Use the images from the Powerpoint and create a setting description where Lucy finds herself on the other side of the wardrobe. 

Lesson 3 - Who does Lucy meet in her new setting? Create a mythical character description using the Powerpoint to give you some ideas.


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Week beginning 19th October 2020

This week we will be looking at a different element of punctuation and grammar over four days.

As an extension children can write their own sentences, in relation to our topic of WW2, which contain examples of parenthesis.

Lesson 2: Relative Clauses

Look at the power point and then complete the activities.  Please make sure that you learn the 5 main relative pronouns which are that, who, whom, whose and which.  

Aim to complete pages 2 - 4 of the RelativeClauses2 pack.  You may have time for the cheeseburgers and other activities.

Finally, there's the mini quiz to have a go at but only if you have time.

Lesson 3: How to use colons

Follow the Powerpoint the complete the two worksheets. One worksheet requires you to include the missing punctuation and the second worksheet asks you to identify why a colon has been used. 


Rose Blanche: Week beginning -  5th October 2020

This week we will be reading the picture book Rose Blanche.  Rose is a German girl living during WWII.  Follow her story and the events she witnesses in her home town.  Write a series of diary entries detailing her excitement and feelings of pride when the war broke out and show how this changed as she realised the reality of war.

English:  Week Beginning 28th September



Today we will be looking at personification.  Personification is when authors and poets make inanimate objects (ones which aren't alive) behave as though they are humans or animals.  For example, "The clock in the hallway watched as the family rushed out late for school" or "The wind roared angrily as the Sun hid anxiously behind the clouds."


Look at the photo of the Spitfire plane which was used in WWII.  Can you write three sentences personifying its flight and battle for victory.



Look at the examples of children's poetry.  Read them carefully and highlight or underline examples of personification.

Choose good examples and make a note of these as they could be useful for your work later in the week.



Read the poem entitled, 'The Night of Death.'

Highlight any powerful language, similes and metaphors and examples of personification.

Write a short review, explaining what you understand and what you like about the poem.

Explain what techniques the poet has used - vocabulary; similes, personification, punctuation.


Write five similes and/or metaphors to describe The Blitz:

The planes were as loud as...

The buildings fell like..

The fire was...



Have a go at writing your own Blitz poem using the techniques we have looked at this week.  Present it ready for display by either word processing it and adding a picture or by practising joined and neat handwriting.

w/b 21/9/20



Read chapter 3 of The Iron Man. 

Tell the children that they will be planning their own newspaper report over the next few days but first need to understand one of the tricky features.

Give children a copy of the newspaper report on powerpoint.  

Tell them our grammar focus today is Speech.

Show children Iron Man speech sentences. Can they distinguish the features of speech and difference between direct and reported? Work their way through the pages on speech.



Share the Newspaper powerpoint.  Re-read the 'Iron Man' report.  Pupils to plan their own newspaper report on The Iron Man.


Wednesday and Thursday


Pupils write their final copy of The Iron Man report. See powerpoint.



See the grammar activity below

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