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Writing Challenge 1

 

Have you ever wanted to explore a story? Perhaps you would like to visit the Chocolate Factory with Charlie, ride a polar bear in the frozen North with Lyra or travel to Middle-earth’s Lonely Mountain with Bilbo Baggins?

 

Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to write a visitor’s guide or create a map based on your favourite story setting in children’s literature. You should investigate what makes a good story location, and apply your imagination and creativity to writing and drawing!

 

Writing Challenge 2

 

Go online and look at a selection of newspaper articles about Covid 19. You need to write your own newspaper article detailing Covid 19 and how it has impacted the world. Remember that a newspaper articles needs to include the following features: 

 

  • Headline 
  • Picture  
  • Introduction

The important first sentence or paragraph that summarises the story and answers as many as possible of the 5 W’S (Who? What? Where? When? and Why?) and H (How?)

  • Body 

The full details of the news story. Each paragraph tells one part of the story.

  • Caption 

The information in or under a photograph which explains what the picture is about.

  • Direct Quotation

The exact words someone uses. Quotation marks are always used.

 

What is Coronavirus? An explainer for Children.

This video will give you some information about Covid 19 which might help you to write the introduction to your newspaper article.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqaXBtSaiUE&feature=youtu.be

 

 

Writing Challenge 3

Use the internet and your own knowledge of Leeds to create a fact file. Remember to split your fact file into sections. Some ideas of sections you could include are: Where in the world is Leeds?, Population of Leeds, Anything Leeds is Famous for e.g. Leeds football club, Climate in Leeds. These are just ideas its up to you what you want to find out about Leeds. Also, use pictures and sub-headings to make your fact file appealing and organised. 

Writing Challenge 4

Write a story based on the picture below: 

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Writing Challenge 5

 

Watch the following video clip and write your own riddle. 

Useful Links:

 

  • Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar This website has a wealth of resources, games and quizzes for you to try. It should help you to retain all the amazing SPAG knowledge you've learnt so far this year.
  • Poetry This range of videos covers some techniques you may choose to experiment with when writing your own poetry. Poems can be a great way of expressing yourself to share your experiences and feelings. What better time to develop your own poems?
  • Bringing Books to Life This link will take you to a page where a range of celebrities read and discuss some of their favourite children's books. This a super way to engage in some wonderful stories, but don't forget to check out our Facebook page too to hear all the stories your teachers are reading!

English home learning

 

Below you will find a pack that includes 4 reading activities, 4 writing activities and 4 SPAG activities. These are to be completed by the end of the week.  The reading activities can be completed online. Just click the link provided in the pack and you should be good to go! Writing tasks can be completed on a word document or handwritten on paper. The SPAG activities are a mixture of online activities and activities that can be completed on a word document or paper. 

 

Click on the link to the word document and you will be able to view your English pack. Enjoy :)

SPAG

Below are the SPAG activities for this week. There are some spelling activities to make sure you are still practicing your spellings as well as some punctuation and grammar activities. 

 

SPAG activity 1- Spelling practice and test Click on the spelling practice/test button. Practice the 12 spellings using the practice button and after the practice complete the test.

 

SPAG activity 2 

 

Add the prefixes to the words and then write a sentence that includes each word.

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SPAG activity 3 

 

Rewrite the following sentences to include the missing punctuation: 

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SPAG activity 4 

 

Pronouns revision. See activity below. 

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Year 5/6 spelling list

accommodate

embarrass

persuade

accompany

environment

physical

according

equipped, equipment

prejudice

achieve

especially

privilege

aggressive

exaggerate

profession

amateur

excellent

programme

ancient

existence

pronunciation

apparent

explanation

queue

appreciate

familiar

recognise

attached

foreign

recommend

available

forty

relevant

average

frequently

restaurant

awkward

government

rhyme

bargain

guarantee

rhythm

bruise

harass

sacrifice

category

hindrance

secretary

cemetery

identity

shoulder

committee

immediate, immediately

signature

communicate

individual

sincere, sincerely

community

interfere

soldier

competition

interrupt

stomach

conscience

language

sufficient

conscious

leisure

suggest

controversy

lightning

symbol

convenience

marvellous

system

correspond

mischievous

temperature

criticise

muscle

thorough

curiosity

necessary

twelfth

definite

neighbour

variety

desperate

nuisance

vegetable

determined

occupy

vehicle

develop

occur

yacht

dictionary

opportunity

 

disastrous

parliament

 

 

 

 

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