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In English this week...

 

Any additional resources required for our English lesson can be found in the relevant day below.

 

Our English learning time in school lasts until 11:50am - we aim to make the final 15 minutes silent reading time.  Children can use any extra time they have after they've completed the learning set for the day and their daily reading and Spelling Shed sessions either writing a book review, or other reading linked activity, or in exploring some of the options below in the additional support for English section. 

Daily English Learning activities...

In addition to completing the set learning each week day, children should also be keeping up with their daily reading and access to Spelling Shed.  We suggest 10-15 minutes per day on each of these activities whilst they are not able to be in school.

 

Children should log in daily to access books in their current book band level on the Oxford Owls Website ( https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/ ) or through the class log in codes for Get Epic reading ( Log In (getepic.com))which were emailed out in January. 

 

Our class logins for Oxford Owls are:

 

Curie Class - U: 4curie  P: Curie

 

Moore Class - U: 4moore  P: Moore 

 

Children can also review books on Purple Mash in a variety of ways - see the link below. 

Some additional activities and support for English...

Below you will find some additional activities to support and extend previous learning

 

Log in to Spelling Shed.  Play for 10 -15 minutes for each day that you're at home.  Try to vary the word lists that you are practising so that you become confident and proficient in lots of our different spelling patterns, lists and topic words - new lists appear every week so keep practising!

 

These were the words we learnt last term:

autopilot superhuman subway tongue unique
autocorrect

superman

subheading fatigue grotesque
autograph supermarket subdivide league picturesque
automobile supersonic submerge colleague cheque
autobiography superpower submarine vague antique
automatic     dialogue technique

Spelling activities - use a different combination of spelling list and activity each day

 

  1. Practise a set of spelling words using pyramid spelling or rainbow spelling techniques
  2. Create a wordsearch using one of the sets of words that we have learnt. 
  3. Create a  cryptic crossword by writing clues for each of the words in a spelling set.  How will you include a word going down as well as words going across?
  4. Write some silly sentences using a set of spelling words.  How many of the Year 3/4 spelling words can you include in this list too?  (Check out the list on our Spelling pages to remind you of the words!) 

GPS

Use expanded noun phrases and our spelling words to write some sentences (sensible or silly, you may choose!)

Remember, for our expanded noun phrases we have been using the pattern:

 

adjective, adjective, noun preposition adjective noun

 

Prepositions you could choose from include:

 

with

from

beside

beneath

below

in

on

without

above

The Expanded Noun Phrase Song

Use this to help you recall and extend your learning on expanded noun phrases

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