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At Anglesey, we are a vibrant and nurturing school community, where children are given the skills to become, inquisitive, resilient, independent learners. Our curriculum provides a range of creative, challenging and inspiring experiences for all. This equips our children with the life skills to be happy, flourish and be successful...Today, tomorrow and in the future

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Writing

Monday 1st March

 

The Jabberwocky -

Today we will  read the fourth and fifth verses and discuss what happens in this part of the story. We will use a range of activities to generate vocabulary to use in our planning lesson.

 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-generate-vocabulary-for-the-climax-74tkge?activity=video&step=1

 

Use this link to learn about a spelling pattern called Double Consonants.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-investigate-double-consonants-61j3er?activity=video&step=1

Wednesday 24th February

 

The Jabberwocky

 

Today we will be looking at new vocabulary and synonyms that we could use in our writing.  Synonyms are words which mean the same as another word.

 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-develop-a-rich-understanding-of-words-associated-with-being-confident-cgt3ar?activity=video&step=1

 

Now let us plan the opening. Click on the link to take you to the lesson.

 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-plan-the-opening-68wk0d?activity=video&step=1

 

 

Tuesday 23rd February

 

The Jabberwocky

 

In this lesson, we will investigate how to use apostrophes for singular possession and for contraction. We will use them in sentences linked to our Jabberwocky writing.

 

You will need a pencil and paper for some activities.

 

Click on the link to learn about apostrophes.

 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-explore-the-function-of-apostrophes-70up2d?activity=video&step=1

 

 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-generate-vocabulary-to-write-the-opening-c9j3ct?activity=video&step=1

 

 

 

 

Monday 22nd February

The Jabberwocky - 

 

In this lesson, we will learn a little bit about the poet, before reading the poem aloud and identifying all the nonsense words. We will play a true or false game and order the key moments in the story. In the second link, we will be investigating French derived words and set spelling words to learn.

 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-engage-with-the-poem-71h66r?activity=video&step=1

 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-investigate-french-derived-sounds-ccu3ed?activity=video&step=1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to Yusuf Ali in 4C for his Goblin Story!! yes

 

 

 

 

Come on:  send in your Goblin story so we can share it with the Year Group.

 

If you have completed your story, have fun with this Literacy word search.

Friday 12th February

 

Complete your story and email it to us, or join Google Classroom at 2 and read it to the group.

Writing

 

From Monday 11th January, Jane Considine will be teaching live lessons every week day until Friday 12th February.  The live lessons will be streamed live, every weekday on YouTube and Facebook. The lessons will start at 9:45am and last for one hour and will be available to watch later if you need to catch up at a different time.  To find out everything you need to know so you can take part click here to read the key information. 

 

If your child would like to take part in these teaching sessions, please feel free to do so.  We will still continue to upload alternative lessons.

SPELLING SHED

 

Practise your spelling regularly.

 

A little every day?

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays?

What works for you?

 

Set yourself a timetable

and see your spelling get stronger and stronger. 

8th  to  12th February

 

During this week we will be planning, writing and editing our own Goblin story. 

 

Monday 8th February

 

Today you must focus your writing on the OPENING and BUILD-UP. If you have already written your story, use today to edit your opening and build up. Use dialogue and speech punctuation to your opening. Check that sentences have a variety of starters and adjectives to describe nouns.

Thursday 11th February 

 

Today you must focus your writing on the PROBLEM, RESOLUTION and ENDING.

 

If you have finished your story, edit and improve these sections. Add some of the lenses we used at school to add detail to your sentences.

Here are a few reminders:

 

dialogue

list sentences

adj,  adj

metaphors

similes

pathetic fallacy

fronted adverbials

punctuation

 

 

 

 

Monday 1st February

 

This week we will be reading the story, The Impossibly Possible Bookshop before writing our own story. 

 

Hope you enjoy it. 

Tuesday 2nd February

 

Today we will be reading the story, The Impossibly Possible Bookshop, and thinking about our predictions from yesterday. 

Did you get any right?

 

Use this link to listen the story on youtube while reading the text.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qc0_UA-oIEw

After listening to the story, see if you could answer the quiz and other questions about it.

Thursday 4th February

 

Today we are learning about prepositions, designing a necklace and writing a poem.

 

Prepositions tell us where things are.

Don't forget to share your poem with your teacher.

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2MkzbUpt-c

Use this link to learn about prepositions.

Friday 5th February

 

Today you will design a goblin menu. Use a range of adjectives to make the food appealing.

 

There is a real recipe for you to try with an adult. Goblins love it! Maybe you will too.

Tell us what you think.

Use this link to check the answers to your questions. Don't forget to let your teacher know how you've done.

 

 

Wednesday 27th January

 

Homophones- they’re, there, their

 

Today we are going practice using the correct spelling.

What is a homophone?  Homophones are words that sound the same but are spelt differently and have different meanings.  It is very easy to make a mistake when words sound the same, so we are going have a little practice.

 

Watch the video on BBC bitesize and see if you can answer the questions to the quiz.

Friday 29th January

 

Creative Writing

 

Today we are going to do something a bit different.  You are going use your imagination to write about the image below.

          

Imagine if one day you woke up and saw a small door in the corner of your room. 

 

What would you do?  Would you open it?  Would you tell someone?

 

Who do you think used that door?  Was it a small person?  Was it a small creature?

 

Where do you think the door takes you?  To another world?  To a fairy tale land?

Have a think.  Use your imagination.  Be creative.  We can’t wait to read your work!

Thursday 28th January

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

 

Today you are going retell part of a story called Goldilocks and the three bears. To plan what we are going to write, we are going to use the learning chunks that we used in school.

 

Retell this part of the story using inner thoughts, noticing and fronted adverbial.  Feel free to add more lens if you want to.

 

There are some examples in each writing chunk, but have a think and see if you can add some of your own.  Remember to make a few changes, so that your story isn’t exactly the same.

 

If you would like to watch a story of Goldilocks and the three bears, click on the link below.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oaw-d3r_gIc

 

Click on the word document to access the worksheet to write your story.

If you are still unsure,  click on the link below to watch this you tube video.  It gives you some tips to help you remember which spelling to use.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCtWH2AdvUE

Task

Choose the best word to complete the sentence.  If you watched the you tube video, these are the tips.

 

Remember:

   therea place (can you change there to here?) 

 

     they’rethey are (can you change they’re to

             they are?)   

 

   theirbelonging to (can you change their to ‘his’ or

           ‘her’?)

 

1)  They parked _________ car under a tree.

 

2)  __________ were lots of people lined up at the school gates.

 

3)  Tahir and Rubi are still sleeping because ____________ very tired.

 

4)  __________ not here.  Where are they?

 

5)  Are __________ any cookies in the kitchen?

 

6)  They can’t find __________ folder.

 

7)  __________ are a few birds in the tree.  __________ singing.

 

8)  ____________  __________.  Can you see them?

Tuesday 26th January

Little Red Riding Hood

 

Today you are going retell part of a story called Little Red Riding Hood.  To plan what you are going to write, we are going to use the learning chunks that we used in school.

                     

 

 

Retell this part of the story using pathetic fallacy, negative feelings and a positive feelings.  Feel free to add more lens if you want to.

 

There are some examples in each writing chunk, but have a think and see if you can add some of your own.  Remember to make a few changes, so that your story isn’t exactly the same.

 

If you would like to watch a story of Little Red Riding Hood, click on the link below.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbzMC6qAzVU

 

Click on the word document to access the worksheet to write your story.

 

Monday 25th January

 

Pathetic Fallacy

 

What is pathetic fallacy?  Pathetic fallacy is similar to personification.  Pathetic fallacy is giving a human emotion to objects in nature such as the weather, e.g the raindrops wept around him.  It is also used to describe the mood of the story.

 

 E.g. She looked out of the bedroom window.  It was a bright and sunny day.  The birds were chirping a sweet song.  This might tells us that the child is feeling happy and will have a good day.  

 

E.g.  He looked out of the bedroom window.  The wind shook the branches wildly on the tree.  This might tells us that the child is feeling angry and will have a bad day.

 

 

Watch the you tube video below of Mr Jordan explaining how to use pathetic fallacy.

English - KS2 - What is Pathetic fallacy?

Pathetic fallacy, using the weather to change the mood. I love this technique, its so simple yet so clever! Give it a go.

Task

 

Can you match this weather to the feeling/mood?

 

Weather                            Feeling/mood
sunshine   mystery
fog   anger
heavy rain   happiness
thunderstorm   sadness

 

Have a go at writing 4 sentences of your own.  You can begin your sentence with the example used above, the example used in the video or you can  think of your own.

Friday 22nd January

 

Today we are doing some work on inverted commas

and other speech punctuation.

 

Maybe you saw the TV programme at 9.20 this morning.

 

(We will also talk about it

during the LiveLink at 11.00)

 

Here is a new video ...

Speech Punctuation - Year 3 and 4

What does 'inverted' mean?
New speaker - new line
Where does the question mark go?

Now try these quizzes and other activities ...

Thursday 21st January

 

Today we are returning to the lens of personification.

It's a good one to keep practising.

Here is a new video about it.

Personification - Years 3 and 4

What did the football do?
What did the slide do?
What will your tree do?

So, please draw your tree

and add the three or four special sentences

to describe what is happening, using personification.

 

Please send us your writing - we will really enjoy reading it.

 

Now, look at this link for some more great ideas about using personification.

Wednesday 20th January

 

We are focusing on spelling today;

we have two main challenges for you.

 

1. Some research after you have watched a video.

 

2. Begin to use Spelling Shed

and see how much you can do today.

Here's the video.

It might help you practise your spellings.

Practice makes perfect, they say...

Spelling practice - Years 3 and 4

Can you practise your spellings?
Do you have a sense of humour?
Why do I have red lines under my typing?

Tuesday 19 January

 

Today we are finishing off our work on puns.

 

Have a look at this next video.

Puns Part 2

For Years 3 and 4

So, the two words we are working with are:

 

WEEK or WEAK

 

and

 

JAM

 

Can you make up a week/weak joke?

Can you make up a jam joke?

When you have made your jokes, please send them to us.

Then you could try this extension.

 

Could you include your joke/pun in a piece of writing?

 

What is the setting?

 

Maybe a character says it as part of a dialogue?

 

Again please send us your ideas. Thank you.

Monday 18 January

 

Today's lens is the

PUN.

 

Have a look at this video to help introduce the work.

Puns - Years 3 and 4

What is a pun?
Do you get the jokes?
Is The Write Stuff a pun?

So, the first task today is to collect as many

homophones as you can.

 

Could you find ten?

Can you explain what a homophone is?

The second task is a game.

 

If you use this powerpoint, you can get a clue

by clicking and dragging the cover away.

 

The answer is at the end.

Friday 15th January

Creative Writing

Today we are going do something a little different.  Today, we would like you to use your imagination and invent something new.  It doesn't matter if it is something strange.

 

First of all, look at the image below.  This is the Spider Car.  Can you guess why it’s called a Spider Car?  What features do you think it has?  E.g. walks up buildings.

We can’t wait to see your amazing invention!

Thursday 14th January

Fronted Adverbials

What are fronted adverbials? These are words or phrases moved to the front of a sentence, which adds more detail about the verbThis is usually one of the W’s (where, when or how).

 

  Example:  

            Sentence –  The Year 4 children ate

                          their lunch in the classroom.

 

       New sentence – In the classroom, the Year 4

                       children ate their lunch.

 

 Notice that a comma is used after the fronted adverbial. 

 

To get a better understanding, watch this you tube video made by Mr Jordan.  After you have finished, click on the word document below to access the worksheet.  The answer sheet has been provided for you to check your answers.

English - Fronted Adverbials KS2

Year 3 or year 4? Quick lesson to practise the core skill of enhancing sentences using fronted adverbials.

Wednesday 13th January

Action Sentences

What are action sentences? We write an action sentence to make the sentence more exciting.  We think of 3 verbs (doing words) and use these to extend the sentence to create more action.

 

 Example:   She went to Grandma’s house.

 

Add 3 verbs – grabbed, jumped, ran

 

Sentence - She grabbed her bag, jumped off the

             boat and ran to Grandma’s house.

 

The sentence sounds much more interesting when we add verbs.  The worksheets provided for you, have images to help you to write your sentences.  The easier sheet has the verbs already included, so you only need to write them in your sentence.  If you are up for a challenge, try the other sheet, come up with your own verbs. 

 

We are really excited to read your sentences!

Tuesday 12th January

Personification

What is personification? Personification is when an animal or object is given human qualities, which makes it act as if it’s alive.

 

 For example: The ocean waves danced in the big blue sea.

 

The ocean can't really dance but humans can.  If you can imagine an object doing actions or behaving like a person, that’s personification.

 

Watch the you tube video below to learn more about personification.

Personification | Award Winning Personification Teaching Video | What is Personification?

Task

Time for you to have a go.  Click on the word document below. All you need to do is match the first part of the sentence (object) to the second part of the sentence (human qualities).  One of the worksheets is easier.  After you have completed your work, remember to check your answers.

Monday 11th January

Alliteration

What is alliteration?  Alliteration is when a few words in a sentence begin with the same sound.  For example, the slippery snake sneaked into the sea.  Look at some other examples below. 

 

 

Task

Have a go at writing your own sentences.  Click on the document below.

There are 4 words beginning with the same letter on each page. Use those words to write a sentence with alliteration.  You can add words or change words if you want. 

 

For example: sheet 1 - angry, another, ant, awful

                   sentence -  The angry ant had to carry

                     another awfully heavy stone into the

                     hole.

Can you write 7 nonsense sentences?

 

 

Friday 8th January

Creative Writing

Well done for improving your skills in using similes and metaphors.  You should be really proud of yourselves.  Today we have a video clip called "Frozen Planet" for you to watch.  Now you can use those skills you have been practicing to describe what you see.  We can't wait to read your fantastic sentences!

Frozen Planet: Summer

                     Frozen Planet - Task
1) As you watch the clip, note down any interesting things that  you see.
2) Come up with 3 similes and 3 metaphors based on the things you saw in the Frozen Planet clip.

Thursday 7th January

Metaphors

Today we are going to look at a different way of comparing, which is called a metaphor.  To understand how to write a metaphor, watch the video below. 

 

After you have watched the video, click on the link to access the worksheet.  Can you see the difference between a simile and a metaphor?

Metaphors for Children | Classroom Learning Video

Wednesday 6th January

Similes

Watch the you tube video below.  Although many of you know what a simile is, this video explains how to write a good simile.

After you have watched the video, click on the word document to access the worksheet.  One of the worksheets is a little bit easier.

Simile Lesson | Classroom Language Arts Video

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