Monday 6th December
This week is assessment week.
Each day I will put on some work that we have already done for revision as the assessment booklets are to be done in school. These can be done upon return to school.
Recognising coins and notes
There was a mix up with the home learning stars yesterday, we had two for this week. I hope you found the English yesterday!. If not here it is along with today's task.
Today we are starting to identify features of a non-chronological report. These reports allow us to find out all about lots of different topics. We can read reports and we can write our own!
Read the lion report below, can you identify what is each section in the report is about?
Here's a hint....
Definition (what it is),
Description (what it looks like),
Habitat (where it lives),
Lifestyle (what it eats and does
Ending (Did you know? most interesting fact)
Now, can you underline or highlight each section in a different colour to make the sections stand out.
Finally, can you answer some questions about lions?
Where would you find information on what a lion eats?
What is a baby lion called?
What section is for fascinating facts?
Can you make up a question to ask your helper about the report to check their understanding today?
This week we will be writing a report about lions.
Let's identify the features of a report and what goes in each section. Can you discuss what you might write in each part of the report.
Now can you look through a range of books/websites/ texts to gather any additional information that will help you write a report on lions. Finally have a look at the box up document attached and add your notes and information to each section adding interesting facts and technical vocabulary.
Today is Forest School. Follow this link and have a look at the photos, information and activities that Miss Brimble has put on the Forest School page.
Wednesday 8th December
Count money (pounds) - notes and coins
Today you are going to begin writing your own report using the information gathered yesterday about lions. Just like our story writing we will write the report in sections ideally, two sections each day, however please complete what you are able to.
Here is an example I have written for the definition and description of a frog.
A frog is an amphibian creature with a short body and long back legs which it uses for jumping.
Frogs are small and grow from tiny frogspawn. They have smooth, wet, slimy skin and big eyes on top of their head. Many frogs have webbed feet, these help them to swim fast.
Now it's your turn can you write a paragraph on each section for your lion report, using the titles :
Definition (What it is)
Description (What it looks like and does)
Today we will write about the habitat of a lion. Here is my example when writing about a frog's Habitat to help you.
Frogs live in different kinds of places on land and in water, many live near ponds and lakes. They do not like cold weather. In the winter they hibernate, they find a safe place to sleep and stay there only waking up in the Spring.
Now it's your turn to have a go. Can you write a paragraph about the Habitat for your lion report, using the title : Habitat
Today we are thinking about the prayer that sits inside the Mezuzah. Read all about the Jewish Shema prayer using the powerpoint below and then have a go at writing your own prayer to put into the Mezuzah you made last week.
Today we will finish our reports by writing the lifestyle and ending sections.
Lifestyle (what it eats)
Hungry frogs like to eat bugs and flies. Some frogs do not have long tongues to catch their food so they have to jump. They then swallow their food whole! They don’t drink water as this goes through their skin.
Ending (most interesting fact)
Did you know?
A frog can jump 20 times the length of it’s own body
When you have a go, don't forget to use capital letters and full stops as well as 'fred in your head' to sound out words for correct spellings.
Today is our last spelling test of 2021!!
If you don't have your yellow spelling book, spellings can be found on the spelling star on the class home page.