It has been a very hot week! We hope you have been staying safe in the sun. A highlight of our week has been talking to many of you and hearing about all the lovely things you are doing at home. We are looking forward to speaking to more of you this week.
Our school snakes are growing! We are amazed at how creative you have been. If you have not done so already, you can decorate your own stone and drop it into the box outside school so we can add it to the snake.
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During the beautiful weather, you have taken a trip to the beach. It has been a fantastic day. You have taken some time to go and explore the area yourself, when you come across a decaying house just past the sandy beach line. You think you could walk through the shallow water to investigate the desolate island.
Imagine yourself as the character in this story. As you stand on the beach, focused on the rubble before you, what do you see? How does it make you feel? What can you hear, see, touch, taste and smell? Is there anything unusual about what you can hear?
Think of some high-level adjectives to describe your senses while on the beach. Create a bank of good vocabulary that describes the start of this adventure.
Should you investigate? You believe you can make it through the water to the building. Should you go? What might you find? Is there something waiting inside for you?
Focus on your emotions and thoughts as you battle through the idea of stepping towards the mysterious building. Add to your bank of words. Filling it with emotional descriptors. Think about how you might show these emotions through your body language eg your heart might pound loudly.
Activity 3: – Write the first part of your story. This is the beginning and build up of your story hill
Writing a first-person narrative of the start of this story, fill it with the high level vocabulary you collected earlier.
Do you brave the water and advance towards the house? Can you see something moving inside? Try to create tension by using short sentences and some figurative language techniques.
Activity 4: – You have made it. You are on the island. Are you alone? What do you find? What happens? This is the problem section of your story hill.
Use your imagination here. What could you find in this decaying home? Try to create tension and mystery in this section of your story.
Remember to edit as your go, making sure you have used a thesaurus. Use ISPACE openers to really engage the reader.
How would you like your story to end? This will strongly depend on what you may have found in the house.
Do you decide to venture back to your family? Are you able to venture back at all?
Don’t forget to re-read and edit your stories. We cannot wait to hear all of the imaginative and creative things you add in your stories.
This week, we will be learning to identify, classify and describe shapes based on their properties.
You can continue to use the Scholastic Virtual Reading Library online allowing you to access lots of different books on their website.
The Scholastic Reading Pro website (https://educator-slz03.scholasticlearningzone.com/slz-portal/#/login3/GBR2VCR) please find enclosed the login details below.
Enter your username and password (remember that they are case sensitive)
Username: (first three letters of the pupil’s first name followed by first three letters of surname) All lowercase
For example: Harry Potter would be Username: harpot
If you have any issues accessing the website, please contact the school at email@example.com .
You will be set some more grammar work to complete this week.
- Discuss their answers, using the answer sheet located at the bottom of the blog post.
Activity 1: Positive and negative attention
- This week’s activity is going to explore different types of attention. Have a think about the meaning of the word ‘attention’ (where
someone takes notice of you). Sometimes people get attention for doing positive things (e.g. helping a friend; putting effort into a piece of work) but sometimes people might do negative things to get attention. Can they think of any examples?
- When someone gives somebody else attention, this can also be positive (e.g. saying well done) or negative (e.g. making a
mean comment, paying them too much attention, or trying to put pressure or persuade them to do something they might not want to do).
- Read the task on p.2 , then complete the activity.
- Discuss your answers with your parents using p.4 to help you (see the answers at the bottom of the blog past). Explain why it is so important to tell a trusted adult if you experience negative attention online or if anything worries or upsets you.
Activity 2: Battle of the Bands: Selfie’s live streamed show
- This activity recaps the learning from both Activity 1 on this sheet, and previous Home Activity Pack 2 (find at: www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/supporttools/home-activity-worksheets/8-10s/ )
- Read the scenario below and write a message to Selfie to advise them on what they should think about when live streaming their performance (e.g. privacy settings, understanding the difference between positive and negative attention). Use the 8-10s website to help you: www.thinkuknow.co.uk/8_10/stay-safe/)
It certainly has been extremely hot over the last few days. We hope you have all been outside enjoying the sunshine. For geography this week we would like you to investigate a place that is even hotter than us right now, Florida.
Follow the BBC lesson to learn the facts and lifestyle people who reside in the beautiful place. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zyqm8hv
What are some similarities and differences between Northampton and Florida?
Here are 2 new challenges for this week.
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