We would like you to send us an e-mail over the next week with your favourite memory of Harlow Green. Think about all of the fun and exciting things you have done; the trips you have been on; and the teachers you have had.
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 – Persuasive Letters
This week, we will be looking at persuasive letters and also how to write in an amusing style (you will see why once you read the letters.) Below there are a series of letters. They are differentiated, with the final three being the most difficult. The first task we will be doing, once we have read the letters, is to produce speech bubbles to show the potential conversation between mam, dad and Igor. This may be done as a short comic strip.
The comprehension link is with the letters above. Each set of differentiated letters has its own set of questions and the answers, so that you can check how accurate you have been.
Our focus in grammar will be on colons and how they are used to explain and also on how to use semi-colons to link clauses. We will also revise the use of different phrases and clauses to open sentences.
You are going to plan and write a series of letters in the style of the Dear Igor letters. The first will be a letter to persuade Mr Mallik that Year 6 should be allowed to bring their own I-pads or phones into school; the second will be Mr Malik’s reply and, if you have time, you can then write your reply to Mr Malik too. Remember to make the letters amusing in the style that you write them.
What I’m Looking For:
- An introduction to the letter.
- Conjunctions to give cause and effect.
- The use of colons and semi-colons.
- Some amusement and fun in the reasons given.
Resources to help:
Children should spend 20 minutes at least three times per week using Reading Plus.
Topic – Fractions
This week we will be looking at Fractions. the work we will be doing is revision of some of the main skills: simplifying fractions, adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing fractions and then finding fractions of different quantities.
Resources to help:
This week, we will be focusing on the lasting legacy that the Romans have left in Britain. We will be producing a ‘Horrible Histories’ style page and a song for the TV show about the legacy of the Romans.