English: 1st June - 12th June
Hi Alfoxton Class, I hope you have all had a lovely half term and have enjoyed the beautiful weather. I have been doing lots of gardening to keep me busy.
For the next two weeks, English will be like the initial work set, where we will be doing Talk 4 Writing work. You should have received these in the post by now. If not, please get in touch and let the school know. If at any point you need support with this, please get in touch also.
Below, I have set out what pages I would like to be done each day for the children to follow.
Read the sheets and complete each set task, ready for the next day. I would also like the story to be re-read before each session to help memorise the text.
Year 2: The Elves and the Shoemaker
Monday 1st June: Pg 4-6 Monday 8th June: Pg 12-13
Tuesday 2nd June: Pg 7-8 Tuesday 9th June: Pg 14
Wednesday 3rd June: Pg 9 Wednesday 10th June: Pg 15-16
Thursday 5th June: Pg 10 Thursday 11th June: Pg 17-18
Friday 6th June: Pg 11 Friday 12th June: Pg 19-20
Year 3: Journey to the Jungle!
Monday 1st June: Pg 3-4 Monday 8th June: Pg 15-16
Tuesday 2nd June: Pg 5-6 Tuesday 9th June: Pg 17-18
Wednesday 3rd June: Pg 7-9 Wednesday 10th June: Pg 19 and mark comprehension
Thursday 5th June: Pg 10-11 Thursday 11th June: Create some comprehension questions for your work.
Friday 6th June: Pg 12-14 Friday 12th June: Pg 21
Friday 22nd May:
Hi all, so hopefully you have all finished your mini comic book story about your favourite toy. Today, we are going to go through our work and edit, just like we do in class. We will go through one thing at a time. You may need a different colour pen to write above your mistakes.
Step one: Sentence check. Read your work out loud and check it makes sense. Read to someone in the house and get them to also check it makes sense. Do they understand what is happening? If it doesn’t, go through and change or add words to make it make sense.
Step two : Full stops. Make sure when your sentence has come to an end you have put either a full stop, question mark or an exclamation mark in place.
Step three: Capital letters. Go through and check all your sentences start with a capital letter. Also, check that all places and names (proper nouns) start with capitals.
Step four: Spellings. Make sure if you have any of the following spelling, that you change then so they are correct. If there is a word you are unsure of, dot under it and check on an online dictionary.
Step five: Adjectives. Check for expanded noun phrases (two adjectives describing a noun) and make sure they are split with a comma. If you haven’t got one, add one somewhere.
Step six: Co-ordinating conjunctions. Check you have got at least two fanboys. For And Nor But Or Yet So. If you haven’t, add some. Also check you haven’t written loads of and instead of full stops. If you have, change for a full stop and put in your capital letter to start the next sentence.
Step seven: Optional. So now, you might choose to finish here or you might decide to draw up your final piece of work into a neat final copy. You aren’t expected to do this, but if you do, I would love to see them when we come back to school.
After half term, we will no longer be working on Traction Man Is Here. We will be working on another Talk 4 Writing Project, which will be posted to you. Enjoy!
Thursday 21st May:
Hey all, I hope you have enjoyed writing your comic style stories. Today, we are going to do the last page of our story.
Step one: I would like you to look at the last page of Traction Man Is Here and answer the following questions.
1) What are the main characters doing?
2) Where are they?
3) Is that the end of the trouble? How do you know?
Step two: Now, we are going to create our final page, where we end the story by explaining what the two characters are doing. Watch the video for further information.
Here is a picture of mine. Remember to include the narration box that explains where they are, what they are doing and give a hint of more trouble to come. Don't forget to include some colourful illustrations.
Wednesday 20th May:
Today, we are going to include the last problem our story, before our happy ending. Much like Traction Man Is Here.
So, by now you should have created two problems that have been solved by your favourite toy. As you may have noticed, I haven't shown you my versions, I am saving these to share with you when we get back
Step one: I would like you to read the story to remind yourself of the story and think about the answers to the following questions. You don't need to write these down.
How has the page been designed?
Can you spot the narration?
Can you spot the speech bubbles and thought bubbles?
How can you tell the difference?
Now today, we are creating our last problem, so I will let you decide where this one happens. It could be at the airport, on the plane, on the bus to the hotel or maybe at the reception desk at the hotel.
Step two: I would like you to answer the following questions to help you plan your story.
You can act these out with your toy or draw and jot ideas to help you answer these questions.
1) Where does the problem take place?
2) What object causes the problems? (For example, the Evil Pillows, the Poisonous Dishcloth and Wicked Professor Spade.)
3) How does that object cause a problem?
4) What does your favourite toy and sidekick do to help?
Step three: Now you can draw up your design. Don't forget you can split the page up. You need the box at the top of each sections explaining what is happening in the picture (the narration box). You also need to show what your characters are thinking and saying, using speech bubbles and thought bubbles. DON'T forget to punctuate with capital letters and full stops.
Enjoy I can't wait to see these.
Tuesday 19th May:
As you can probably see by now, we are creating our own comic style book. I can't wait to see these and share our stories when we get back.
Today, we are going to create the next page or two in our story. Don't worry of you are working on scrap paper it will add to the look of them. I want you to watch me reading the story again. You will probably notice that throughout the story there were a few moments where a problem arose. So, we need to come up with another problem.
Step one: Write down each of those problems and then answer the following questions.
1) Who were the trouble makers?
2)How many problems did Traction Man fix?
3) How did Traction Man help each problem?
Well done for doing that. Moving on, I want you to think of your story and imagine your toy has just got into the car after solving the previous problem. You have set off, but something goes wrong in the car. Maybe the suitcase is trying to break out of the boot or the flight tickets have fallen out of mum's pocket and is refusing to come out from under her car seat.
Step two: Watch me telling the story again or read the story yourself.
Step three: Decide what goes wrong and how your toy and sidekick saves the day. You can act this out with your toys first and jot your ideas down.
Step four: Draw up your comic page. Remember you can split the page like my previous example. You also need to include the narration box to say what's happening and I would like you to add adjectives to describe the trouble maker. You also need to include thought bubbles and speech bubbles to show what the characters are thinking and saying.
Monday 18th May:
Hi all, I hope you had a fantastic weekend and enjoyed the lovely weather on Saturday.
Today, we will be continuing our story. So far, we have created our characters and we know they have now packed for their holiday. So our next job is to create a problem that might make them late for their flight.
Step one: Watch me tell the story again and think about all the problems Traction Man faces.
Step two: Think of something that might make them late leaving the house. This could be something like the mischievous Fridge is holding the timid Car Keys prisoner or the naughty Cupboard won't let the Passports out. Act out a few things with your toy and see what you like best.
Step three: Like we did on Friday, you are going to create a page like a comic book, where you have the narration and the thought and speech bubbles. The narration box tells the reader what is happening. The thought bubble tells the reader what a character is thinking and the speech bubble tells the reader what the character is saying. You will need to do a few pages for this one.
Watch this video to hear me explain it further: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLwTxLkGpbk
Here's my example:
Friday 15th May:
Hi guys, happy Friday. Here is today's task.
Step one: I want you to imagine the following. Imagine your favourite toy is packing a suitcase for a holiday. I would like you to write done the following questions and answer them please.
Where are they going?
Is there a sidekick? Who? (Something you can find around the house like a scrubbing brush)
What clothes are they packing?
What toiletries do they need?
Do they need any extra special adventure clothes?
Do they need any snacks?
Would they need any special gear like snow boots or a bow and arrow?
I want you to draw all the things that your favourite toy and sidekick are going to take with them. I want you to then write a narration section about what is happening. I want you to add speech bubbles and thought bubbles, to show what you think your favourite toy and the side kick might be thinking and saying.
Here is an example of Traction Man going on holiday:
Here is my example with the Furby. I did the speech first and then the drawing after:
Here's a link for a bit of extra information: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGq-TUFLVoY
Thursday 14th May:
Hi all, I hope you have had a good week so far. I am looking forward to seeing you soon. I'm sure you have all been working really hard.
Today, we are going to be designing the cover for our version of Traction Man, We will be rewriting Traction Man in later lessons, but with our favourite toy instead.
So follow the link for further details
Wednesday 13th May:
Hi all, today you will be creating an advert to persuade someone to buy your favourite toy because they make a fantastic hero.
Follow the link below to find out what you need to include.
Here are tips to create a good advert:
Paragraph 1: 2 questions and an answer that offers something to the reader.
Paragraph 2: Tell the reader about the toy.
Paragraph 3: List 3 things the toy has to offer the read.
Paragraph 4: End with a slogan or by telling the reader what they need to do.
Here’s mine for a reminder:
Tuesday 12th May:
Hi all. I hope you enjoyed yesterday’s lesson. Here is the lesson for today.
First, I would like you to follow the link. Here I am reading the story. Click on this as much as you would like. I apologise for my reading mistakes, I was reading through my phone screen.
Now that you have done that, I want you to think about what makes Traction Man a good super hero. Follow the link to see what you need to do next.
Lastly, think about your favourite toy and think about the qualities your toy would have or need to become a brilliant super hero. If you don’t think your toy would be a good hero, then you can think of a different toy or a hero you already know of. This link will help show you how to present this.
Monday 11th May:
Hi all, I hope you had a good bank holiday.
The first thing I would like you to do is read the story again using expression. Follow this link and stop the video at the end of the story, as this is an old video.
Now, I would like you to look at this picture. What can you see? How has the page been laid out? How has the writing been presented? Who is saying what? How do you know?
Now that you have looked at this, I would like you to follow the following link for your next task. Sorry about the angle of the video.
You could use your toy to act out the scene around the house. Enjoy!
Thursday 7th May:
I hope you enjoyed yesterday’s work. Today we will be reading the whole book. I would like you to watch the first video of me reading the story and think about the expression and the voices I am using.
Now I would like you to read through the story with someone at home, if everyone is busy then you can read through it out loud to yourself. When doing this, I would like you to use expression to make the story exciting and use different voices to show who is saying what.
You have now been set the task of writing likes, dislikes, patterns and puzzles of the story. Here is my example to help you with this.
There will not be another lesson until Monday the 11th of May, because Friday is a bank holiday. See you Monday
Wednesday 6th May:
Hi all, here is today’s task
So, I would like you to watch the video and follow the instructions. Here is a break down of those instructions and pictures of the tasks to remind you.
Task 1: Write a spider diagram of what you can see.
Task 2: Complete the sentence starters.
I think the story is about …
I think they are ___ years old, because….
When they wake up they will…
What could the present be?
Task 3: Write a letter to Santa telling him about your new toy as if you were the child in the image.
Tuesday 5th May:
I hope you found yesterday's work fun. Here is the work for today
I would like you to look at the image and read what is says. Can you tell what type of the letter this is? We will be doing some prediction work today based on what you can see.
On a piece of paper, it can be the other side of yesterday's work, I would like you to answer the following questions. You don't need to write the questions, just number them and write the answers.
1) Who do you think has written the letter?
2)What do you think happened in the 'Terrible Parachute Accident'?
3) What do you think a Traction Man toy is?
4) Would you like one? Why? Why not?
5) What do you notice about the different outfits or costumes that have been drawn?
6) What does this tell you about the toy?
7) What could 'dazzle painted' battle pants be?
8) What is Traction Man saying? Have you heard this before? If so, where?
9) What do you think the story is about? Why do you think that?
Like on the letter, I would like you to draw Traction Man in another costume that you can imagine him wearing.
Monday 4th May:
This work is based on a story we are going to be working with, but that story will not be revealed until a later date.
First, you need to click on the link below and watch the video:
Once you have done this you will know what to do, here is just a quick reminder.
1) Write up your title - My Favourite Toy and Why
2) Draw your favourite toy
3) Label it by describing it - try and include some expanded noun phrases
4) Write a paragraph with 3 reasons why it is your favourite toy.
Has anyone got any ideas what our story might be?
Click here for more information.