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English

English

WC 13.7.20

WALT: Write a short story

In our last week, I would like you to use ALL that you have explored whilst reading Michael Morpurgo’s book, This Morning I Met a Whale, and write your own story about meeting an animal and having a similar experience. You might have to listen to and read the story again via the videos and extracts supplied by myself and Miss Winfield. Your animal could be an endangered animal you have found out about during this topic.

 

Use your new knowledge about animal or coral reef conservation in your story to highlight the problems in our world and how your animal came to find you to tell you all about them to share with others.

 

This week’s Oak Academy lessons will help you to identify the features you will need to include in your short story, BUT you will need to change the focus because their letter ISN'T about our story. Follow the plot of Michael Morpurgo’s story and change the details with your own. Instead of London, you could set your story in Beeston or at Trent Bridge in Nottingham.

 

Here is your lesson breakdown for the week. The first two lessons are also your READING tasks for the week because they are reading comprehensions aimed at fact retrieval. (Mrs Bailey and Miss Adcock's group will find their reading task on the reading page)

 

 

Lesson 1 – Reading Comprehension lesson 1

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/read-example-text-reading-comprehension-c41757

 

Lesson 2 – Reading Comprehension lesson 2

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/read-example-text-reading-comprehension-1ce6cf

 

Lesson 3 - WALT: Identify the key features of a short story

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/read-the-example-and-identify-key-features-9d8f38

 

Lesson 4 - SPaG focus

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/spag-focus-2bb397

 

Lesson 5 - WALT: Use the key features to write your own composition

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-use-key-features-in-order-to-write-own-composition-d86580

English

WC 6.7.20

WALT: Write a newspaper article

This week, yet again, I am asking you to use all that you know about our story, This Morning I Met a Whale by Michael Morpurgo, to complete your English work of writing a newspaper report about what happened to Michael and the Whale. You will need to write as though YOU ARE THE REPORTER. To help you further, this will probably mean listening to all the parts read to you by Miss Winfield and myself, including reading, for yourself, the ending of the story for this week. (I have included the pages of my Kindle book for you to read at the end of this explanation - use the pictures as photographs if you like?) This is so that you use the right details for your work.  If some of you have the whole story in book form, then can you use that. 

This week’s Oak Academy lessons will help you to identify the features you will need to include in your newspaper report, BUT you will need to change the focus because their letter ISN'T about our story.

 

Here is your lesson breakdown for the week. The first two lessons are also your READING tasks for the week because they are reading comprehensions aimed at fact retrieval. (Mrs Bailey and Miss Adcock's group will find their reading task on the reading page)

 

Lesson 1 – Reading Comprehension lesson 1

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/reading-comprehension-9b9274

 

Lesson 2 – Reading Comprehension lesson 2

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/reading-comprehension-d297ca

 

Lesson 3 - WALT: Identify the key features of a newspaper report

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/identifying-the-key-features-of-a-newspaper

 

Lesson 4 - SPaG WALT: Using direct and indirect speech

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/spag-focus-direct-and-indirect-speech

 

Lesson 5 - WALT: Use the key features to write a newspaper report

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-use-key-features-in-order-to-write-own-newspaper-report

Resources to help you

The ending of the story for you to read OR share with an adult

A WAGOLL

English

WC 29.6.20

WALT: Write a story ending

This week, I am asking you to use all that you know about our story, This Morning I Met a Whale by Michael Morpurgo, including pt. 4 for this week, and see if you can write the ending to the story before finding out what really happened. If some of you have read the whole story, then can you come up with an alternative ending?

This week’s Oak Academy lessons will help you to identify the features you will need to include BUT you will need to change the focus because their letter ISN'T about our story.

 

Here is your lesson breakdown for the week. The first two lessons are also your READING tasks for the week because they are reading comprehensions aimed at fact retrieval. (Mrs Bailey and Miss Adcock's group will find their reading task on the reading page)

 

Lesson 1 – Reading WALT 1: To make comparisons within and across books

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/story-reading-comprehension-to-make-comparisons-within-and-across-books

 

Lesson 2 – Reading WALT 2: Use predictions correctly

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/story-reading-comprehension-predicitons

 

Lesson 3 - WALT: Identify the features of a text

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/story-identifying-the-features-of-a-text-69c019

 

Lesson 4 - SPaG WALT: Use speech in our writing

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/story-spag-focus-speech

 

Lesson 5 - WALT: Write an alternative ending to a story

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/story-write-an-alternative-ending-to-a-story

English

WC 22.6.20

WALT: Write a persuasive letter

This week, you are going to use the non-chronological report you wrote last week to help you write a persuasive letter to Boris Johnson, outlining why your animal needs to be protected in the wild. This is a letter explaining the importance of CONSERVATION. In the part of the book I read to you to end the story by the boy (a link to it and images from the book is at the end of this description), the Whale was explaining to the boy why he came to find him and what important information he had to pass on to help change the way humans care for animals and the world. This is what you will need to explain to Boris Johnson in your letter. You could pretend to be the boy passing on to him all that the whale told you about conservation, including mentioning your endangered animal.

This weeks Oak Academy lessons will help you to identify the features you will need to include BUT you will need to change the focus because their letter ISN'T about animal conservation.

Here is your lesson breakdown for the week. The first two lessons are also your READING tasks for the week because they are reading comprehensions aimed at fact retrieval. (Mrs Bailey and Miss Adcock's group will find their reading task on the reading page)

Lesson 1 - WALT: Retrieve facts from a text 1 - inference

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/persuasive-letter-reading-comprehension-inference

Lesson 2 - WALT: Retrieve facts from a text 2 - word meaning

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/persuasive-letter-reading-comprehension-word-meaning

Lesson 3 - WALT: Identify the features in a persuasive letter text

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/persuasive-letter-identifying-the-features-of-a-text

Lesson 4 - WALT: Using List of Three (SPaG focus)

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/persuasive-letter-spag-focus-list-of-three

Lesson 5 - WALT: Write a persuasive letter about conservation

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/persuasive-letter-write-a-persuasive-letter

Persuasive Letter WAGOLL

Persuasive Letter Poster to download

Persuasive Letter Poster

English

WC 15.6.20

Writing a non-chronological report about an endangered animal

This week, you are going to write a non-chronological report about an endangered animal. Next week, when we come back to reading our book, The Morning I Met a Whale, we will be reading all about the conservation of animals and why they need to be saved. This report will help you to build up your knowledge about an animal enough to be able to complete that work next week. So this week is all about preparation.

TASK 1

Take a look at this list of endangered animals by the World Wildlife Fund and then choose an animal you'd like to research about and take notes on. These notes will then be used in your non-chronological report. Click on the animal and then you will be transported to a rich information source for your notes. Try and pick out key words and facts that are specific to that animal. The more you have, the better you will complete this week's work.

https://www.worldwildlife.org/species/directory

TASK 2

Year 5 are good at non-chronologiocal reports so you should have an idea of how to write one. You could, if you wanted, present your non-chronological report as a poster, filled with facts, figures and interesting information. Task 2 is all about reminding us about what goes into a non-chronological report and the sorts of language devices that need to go into it.

Complete this task BUT think about your own animal and what sort of sub-headings you are going to include in your report.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/identifying-the-features-of-a-text-d0fb0a

TASK 3

This task is a SPaG focus, helping you to understand and use modal verbs in your non-chronological report. Remember to think how you could use them with your own endangered animal.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/spag-focus-modal-verbs

TASK 4

Head over the to the Topic page to find out how to complete this week's work because our English is closely linked to our Topic work.

English

WC 8.6.20

Writing a diary entry

This week, you are going to write your diary entry.

TASK 1

Complete the lesson below:

https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/english/diary-entry-write-a-diary-entry-year-5-wk4-5

 

TASK 2

Go to the Topics page to complete your diary entry.

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English w/c 1.6.20  

Next week, you are going to write a diary entry in the perspective of the boy in the story ‘This Morning I Met a Whale’.  

You need to work your way through the lessons below in order to be able to write the diary entry next week.  

For most of these lessons you will need a pencil/pen and paper!  

 

Task 1 Diary Entry Reading Comprehension 

 

Click the link below to start the lesson:  

https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/english/diary-entry-reading-comprehension-inference-year-5-wk4-1 

 

 

 

Task 2 Diary Entry Fact Retrieval  

 

Click the link below to start the lesson:  

https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/english/diary-entry-reading-comprehension-fact-retrieval-year-5-wk4-2 

Task 3 Identifying the features of  a Diary entry 

Click the link below to start the lesson: https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/english/diary-entry-identifying-the-features-of-a-text-year-5-wk4-3 

 

Mrs Bailey and Miss Adcock’s groups: 

 

Talk to a grown up at home about these features above. Can you use a pencil/highlighter to find these features in the writing below.  

 

IF YOU ARE FEELING LIKE HAVING A CHALLENGE.... 

New SPaG Activity - Tenses 

WALT: Use Past Perfect Form

 

This week, we continue our new theme, Past Perfect Form. 

 

Take a look at this YouTube video to remind yourself of it before having a good go at the worksheets.

 

The Past Perfect Form help video

https://youtu.be/FQ7P5JUhCC8

 

Remember, you should be able to print out your worksheets OR just copy the sentence or question's answer into your Home Books

 

Mr P 11.5.20

SPaG - Varied Fluency - ALL Past Perfect Form sheets (including answers) . Choose your ability

SPaG - Application & Reasoning - ALL Past Perfect Form sheets (including answers). Choose your ability

Spellings

 

There are lots of ways of practising key spellings. We shall add some ideas and exercises below for you to try.

 

Try these free games to practise spelling all the key words needed:

 

http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/spookySpellings/index.html

 

https://spellingframe.co.uk/

New Year 5 and 6 Spellings Word Searches

Here are a collection of word searches for you to print out and have a go at to help you master your Year 5 and 6 spellings:

 

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