In class the children have been focusing on persuasive texts, and getting to know the text ‘Oatlands Village.’ For homework, please can children ‘unpick’ the text by identifying and underlining the VCOP.
Underline in purple (with a ruler) any great VOCABULARY you find – adjectives, adverbs, similes, powerful verbs.
Underline in red (with a ruler) any CONNECTIVES you can find.
Underline in orange (with a ruler) any OPENERS you can find.
Underline in green (with a ruler) examples of each type of PUNCTUATION used.
Also write down anything from your underlining or from what you have read that you might like to magpie.
Literacy homework 28.04.17
Our whole school literacy focus this term is ‘Openers’. With this in mind, our homework this week is to try and use different openers in writing. Play the dice game with someone at home. Roll the dice and whatever number you roll, open your sentence with that type of word. You can take turns to do this. For an extra challenge, record them in your homework book. You should try and do at least 4 sentences.
Homework to be handed in by Wednesday 3rd May.
1) Ing – Grabbing her bag, the woman stormed out of the shop.
2) Similes – Like a predator stalking its prey, the robber approached the boy.
3) Preposition – Under the dark clouds, the lamppost gleamed brightly.
4) Adverb – Cautiously, the girl reached out to touch the creature.
5) Connective – Despite the weather, we plunged into the sea.
6) Ed – Petrified, the dog stood rooted to the spot .Literacy homework 28.04.17
Our whole school literacy focus this term is ‘Openers’. With this in mind, our homework this week is to try and use different openers in writing. Play the dice game with someone at home. You can take turns to think of a sentence with that type of opener. For an extra challenge, record them in your homework book. You should try and do at least 4 sentences.
For our newspaper topic, the children have chosen what they would like to write a newspaper article about. For homework, children are to collect quotes from real people that they can use in their article as direct and reported speech. If children need to ask people around the school, they are welcome to do so in their own break times or during homework club at lunchtime on Monday.
For example: If their newspaper report is about Guilbert – the school dog, they will need to prepare questions to ask Mrs Lovell and find her around the school during break or lunch to politely ask her a few questions.
When interviewing children should:
• Have clear questions ready to ask their interviewee.
• Write answers in note form (in homework books).
• Repeat interviewees answers back to them to make sure they have written down to double check.
• If possible, take a photograph and send to their class teacher/print a copy.
The children have enjoyed re-telling the African story ‘The Awongalema tree’ in literacy. They have then been planning their writing choosing from 3 challenges:
Writing the story from a different point of view e.g. an animal from the story
Writing the original story in their own words
Writing a substituted story (changing the setting, animals to fit with another culture)
For homework, children are to practice re-telling ‘The Awongalema Tree’ story. The children can think about their story telling skills they used earlier in the week to help them. If you want to record any story-telling and email to the teacher, you are more than welcome! Children can also discuss their ideas they have been planning for their own writing.
This homework is due in on Monday as the children will begin their writing then.