In English, we will spend two days reading and comprehending the text; one day on the grammar focus and two days planning, writing and editing a text.
Text – Narrative (Story)
Share the story together: The Runaway Iceberg Story
This is the same story, but on one page to make finding the answers during the comprehension easier: The Runaway Iceberg Text
Your grammar focus this week is using suffixes. We are going to look at adding -ing, -ed and -er to verbs and adding -ful and -less to words to create adjectives.
Watch this video: BBC Suffixes
Go through this PowerPoint: Suffixes PowerPoint
Your task is to write the ending for the story we read on Monday (The Runaway Iceberg). Remind yourself of the story so far by reading it again.
You will need to decide what the penguins are going to try to do to get home (be as imaginative as you like!).
What I’m Looking For:
- An exciting resolution to the penguins’ problem
- Start the ending of your story with “All of a sudden”
- A clear ending
- Expanded noun phrases (describing words and nouns, e.g. the enormous iceberg)
- Suffixes (-ing, -ed, -er, -ful and -less)
- A variety of sentence starters
Resources to help:
Reading and Phonics
Children should spend 20 minutes at least three times per week using Lexia or Reading Plus.
Some children should take part in daily phonics from Ruth Miskin (this may be good for a recap of their phonics knowledge!)
In Maths, we will spend the week focusing on a particular topic e.g. shape or place value. Activities will then be set on Mathletics that are based upon this subject.
Topic – Measurement (Length and Height)
This week, we will be learning about position and direction.
Each day, work through the PowerPoint and then complete the activities.
Resources to help:
Teaching for the whole week: Week 4 PPT Position and Direction
Tuesday: Tuesday Describing Turns Activity
Thursday: Thursday Making Patterns Activity
Friday: Friday Problem Solving Activity