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This week, your four pieces of writing will be inspired by this video. Each day you will have a different activity inspired by this book for you to be able to write. 

 

Activity 1

Write a character description of the explorer. Look at how they look and their personality and remember to write it in present tense. 

 

Activity 2

Create a missing poster about Doctor Ovid. Remember this should include their description and personality. 

 

Activity 3

Write a newspaper article about the missing Doctor Orit and what he was working on. You could also look at the importance of the numbers 235?

 

Activity 4

Write a recount of the explorer's journey from Trinity in Dublin, across the waters and through the snow. What was it like? How did he feel?

23 Degrees 5 Minutes - animated short film

An old explorer close to freezing in the Arctic re-lives the events that have brought him there. He recalls his student days at Trinity College in Dublin when he studied under the enigmatic Professor Orit, the professor who was driven to madness by his obsessive pursuit of the unified theory.

Below is a link to a video from The Literacy Shed. Each activity is based from the video. You can watch it as many times as you'd like and you should watch it before you do each activity. 

  • Diving Giraffes A fantastic comic fantasy short film about diving giraffes.

​​​​​​Activity 1

Write a newspaper report on the diving event. Remember to include the 5 w's and try to set your writing out like a newspaper. Make sure you include Headline, subheading, byline etc. 

 

Activity 2

Write a short story about one of the giraffes. What adventures could he get up to? Try and pack it full of brilliant adverbial phrases, fantastic description and interesting vocabulary. If you don't have a thesaurus at home you can always use. www.thesaurus.com to help you. Just copy and paste it into your search bar.

 

Activity 3

Write a job advert for a diving giraffe. Think about what qualities the Giraffe would need. What skills and attributes would you be looking for? Remember to give details of how much they will be paid, when they will need to work.

 

Activity 4

Write a letter to a friend explaining that you went to the diving event. What did you see? Do you think they will believe you? Remember to include all the features of a letter and see if you can challenge yourself to include relative clauses and parenthesis. 

 

 

 

SPAG

 

Activity 1

Play this game. Click on the free play section so you can play a series of SPAG related questions.

  • Crystal Explorers Complete the game and answer a series of SPAG questions while collecting crystals

Activity 2

Play one of each. 

Antonym is the opposite of the word. 

Synonym is another word with the same meaning.

Homophones have the same pronunciation but different meanings.

  • Antonym, Synonym and Homophones Play at least one of each.
  • Activity 3

    Have a go at the different spellings in the game below. Remember to click on year 5/6 spellings.

    Activity 4

    The sentences below can have a pair of brackets inserted into them. Where do they go? Can you write your own sentences with brackets afterwards.

     

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