St George’s Class
Dear St George's Class,
Welcome back to the Spring Term! Our class reader this term is Holes by Louis Sachar. You may like to buy a copy or borrow a copy from the library. We will use the book every day in our English lessons for reading and to use with our writing tasks. If you do get a copy there are a various front covers but the story is the same inside!
PE days have changed to a Monday afternoon and Thursday morning.
The link below will take you to the External Access, where information and the Home Learning Resources are available. Please click the link, then select the relevant class, there will then be a choice of files to open.
Home Learning Links
Here are the links for child to follow the activities on Oak Academy, be inspired by the writing prompt on Pobble 365 and practise timestables with TTRockstars.
How to use Oak Academy.
- Click the Link- it will take to you to the main page.
- Now select the 'Schedule' button in the top right corner.
- This will display the various year groups.
- Select the year group your child is in.
- You will then see the lessons for this day and the option to select a day from the whole week.
- If the lesson is referenced as part 2, I would recommend to do part 1 first.
- Record your work in your home Learning Book.
Here are some links to other useful websites.
English Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar
Spelling – Here is the overview for this term's spelling focus. We will learn them week by week. Please see the weekly homework information for the spellings of the week.
Here are some ideas that you might like to try.
Write a diary of your time at home, include what is happening on the news, how you feel and your daily routines.
When we plan a story in school we split it into 5 sections, which I have explained below. Remember to use your writing mat to add in some key spellings and tips for exciting sentence starters.
Opening - this is the introduction, where you introduce the characters and describe the setting. Use a story hook to grab your reader's attention. This could be by creating an atmosphere - funny, scary or exciting. A sudden event or dialogue.
Build Up - now you develop the plot or problem. Develop suspense and action using interesting adjectives, similes and metaphors. Let the reader get to know your characters and try and make the reader ask questions about what is going to happen.
Problem - What is the problem or what happens? How do the characters react to the problem? Show the characters feelings through what they say or do. Use action verbs and vary the sentence length - long sentences for description and short sentences for action.
Resolution - this is where the problem is solved or sorted out. Remember you still need some action to keep the reader interested. Include what happens immediately after the problem is solved and how the characters react.
Ending - The problem is solved but what do the characters do now? Here are some ideas for interesting endings, link the ending to the beginning, leave a cliff hanger or build up to the next problem (which could mean story number two!), introduce a twist at the end or finish with a question.
After writing your story, don't forget to proof read it (check spellings and any punctuation errors) then edit it (look for ways to add in exciting vocabulary). You could publish your story it, perhaps you want to handwrite it or word process it on the computer.
Visit the website pobble365.com to find ideas to get you writing. The link is below.
Pobble365 uses a variety of thought provoking images to inspire you to write creatively. There is a new image everyday so visit the website everyday for a new picture. You can use the image as a starting point for your own creative writing or if you scroll down past the image you could follow the activities suggested by pobble365. They have questions to answer about the picture or story, a story starter to help get you started with your writing, a sentence challenge which will help with your SPaG learning, sick sentences that need improving and an art challenge for you to create the perfect picture.
You could choose from the books suggested by The Book Trust
Keep writing a log of all the books you read and write a book review for some of them.
Don’t forget to keep revising your times tables. TT Rockstars and Hit the button are excellent on-line resources.