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Camrose

Primary School

 

English

Topic

Activity

Writing a story

Explain to your children they are going to become their own author and illustrators for their own fiction stories. Can they remember what fiction means?

Tell the children their story is going to be based on healthy eating.

Use the internet to research healthy eating. What is healthy eating?

What is healthy and unhealthy? What do we need to be healthy?

Do some sorting of different foods in your house which are healthy and which are unhealthy. Discuss the food your child has chosen in each category.

Make a list/diagram on what foods are healthy and which aren’t healthy. Why?

For example; broccoli is good for us because it is good for our brains.

Make a list/diagram on what else we need to be healthy. Why do we need these things?

For example; It is good to do exercise because it gives us energy.

Use the PowerPoint to help sort different foods.

Can you make your own healthy eating poster to say why it is important for children to be healthy?

So now the children have an understanding of healthy and unhealthy food. This is going to be the theme running through their stories.

When we write stories we need 5 main points (story points)

 

Explain we are going to write a story using the theme of healthy and unhealthy food.

Explain that a story consists of 5 main points

Opening- where we describe the main character and setting.

Build up- what is happening

Problem/dilemma- what has happened

Solution/resolution- how can you overcome the problem

Ending- what happened to the characters

The main character

First we are going to look at the main character of our story. It is a good idea to have a main character that is linked to healthy eating as this is the theme of our stories. Choose a fruit or vegetable.

Come up with ideas of what you could use as your main character.

Miss Garner and Miss Maraj suggest a strawberry because they are big, round, red and juicy. Children can use our idea or their own.

Now we need to think of a name for our character. It’s a good idea to start the character’s name with the same sound as the fruit/vegetable because this sounds better to the reader’s ears. This is called alliteration. (power point)

Come up with a name for your main character using alliteration. For example; Carl the Cucumber, Carol the Carrot, Alfred the Apple, Bert the Banana.

We are going to use Sally the Strawberry (children can use this).

Remember Capital letters for her name and your own characters name!

 

Now we have a character and a name we need to describe what Sally the Strawberry looks like and how she acts.

See drawing example.

Draw a picture of your main character and list adjectives around them and how they act and what they like to do.

Writing the first opening paragraph

Next children can write their first paragraph, which will be the opening to their story. Remind children about capital letters for their characters name, to use adjectives, adverbs and commas for the things your characters likes or dislikes.

Explain that the reader will want to know what the character looks like, how the character acts and what the character likes to do. It is best to start by describing the appearance, then personality, and last the likes and dislikes.

Remind children about capital letters for their characters name, to use adjectives, adverbs and commas for the things your characters likes or dislikes.

Below is an example;

This is Sally the Strawberry. She has big beautiful eyes and glistening pink lips. She has long curly green hair and long pointy nails. She has golden dots all over her big red body. Sally the Strawberry is extremely smart and confident. She loves to help her friends. Sally the Strawberry likes to run quickly, swim and paint. She does not like crisps, chocolate and biscuits.

Check your work and redraft

Check your story together with an adult.

Next Mark their work together going through where it may not make sense or they have missed letters in some words etc.

Children then to re-draft. Copy what they have written but changing their mistakes.

If you would like to print book pages click here. If not any paper will be fine.

Setting and the problem

The setting is Camrose Primary School remembering capital letters for the name of the school. Your character will be visiting the school and your class.

What type of day is it?

What could the problem be if our theme is to with being healthy and unhealthy.

Next we are going to write about the setting and the problem for our story.

Children are to use the setting as Camrose Primary School remembering capital letters for the name of the school. Your character will be visiting the school and your class.

How can we start the middle of our story. What type of day is it?

One day

One sunny/rainy/gloomy/bright day

On Wednesday (any day of the week)

Model an example sentence; One Sunny day Sally the Strawberry went to Camrose Primary School.

What could the problem be if our theme is to with being healthy and unhealthy.

Brain storm some ideas can use this planning sheet to help. Planning sheet

Being unhealthy.

When Sally the Strawberry meets your class what will she think about your class. Brainstorm some adjectives to describe the children.

The children were…

We are going to use the conjunction but in our sentence. The children were friendly but…

Brainstorm some ideas, for example;

but unhealthy

but didn’t like healthy food.

Model an example sentence; The children were friendly but were unhealthy.

How does Sally the Strawberry know your class is unhealthy?

She saw their lunches at lunchtime, remember she visited your school. What food did she see in your lunch boxes?

Model an example sentence; At lunchtime Sally the Strawberry looked in their lunchboxes. She was shocked! She saw crisps, chocolate and cakes.

Remembering exclamation mark after shocked and commas for the list of unhealthy food.

What question could we use?

Model an example question; Why do they eat so much junk food?

 

 

When Sally the Strawberry meets your class what will she think about your class. Brainstorm some adjectives to describe the children.

We are going to use the conjunction but in our sentence.

Example; The children were friendly but…

 

How does Sally the Strawberry know your class is unhealthy?

She saw their lunches at lunchtime, remember she visited your school. What food did she see in your lunch boxes?

Remembering exclamation mark after shocked and commas for the list of unhealthy food.

What question could we use?

Role play

This is the setting and the problem explained for the reader. When you have come up with your ideas role play with your family and perform it to them.

Write your setting and problem

Remember:

!   Exclamation mark

?   Question mark

,    Comma

A     Adjectives

C     Capital letters for names and names of places

                                                                                                                                    

Check your work and redraft

Check your story together with an adult.

Children then to re-draft. Copy what they have written but changing their mistakes.

 

Reading and phonics

Please continue reading and using you tube to help with phonic sounds.

Alphablocks- https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Alphablocks

Geraldine the giraffe- https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=geraldine+the+giraffe+phase+5

Mr Thornes phonics- https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Mr+thornes+phase+5&sp=QgIIAQ%253D%253D

Reading comprehension

Please continue to read daily for 15 minutes. Choose a book and talk about the characters, make predictions and relate the story to your own experiences. Ask an adult to ask you questions about the story to check your understanding.

Complete the following comprehension.

Read the text and answer the questions

How the Kangaroos got their tails

Little Red Riding Hood

How to make a pirate stew

Superheroes

Troll’s troubles

Reading instructions

Linked to RE- Share a special book with your family. Ask them to bring a special book too. Why is it your special book?

 

Maths

Topic

Activity

Recap

Please continue with Mathletics.

Please continue with hit the button game to improve children’s fluency.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Money

Make a shop for children to come and buy different objects using a variety of coins. Can children make different amounts? Can they use different coins to make the same amount?

Time

Give the children different time on a clock face and different ideas on what they could do during the day. Children to create a timetable for a day of what they want to do using these ideas. Only use o’clock times and half past times. Children then to write them in order using the following words, before, after, next, first, today, yesterday, tomorrow, morning, afternoon, evening. For example;

Numbers 1-100

Write numbers 1-20 in digits cut these up and put them mixed up on the floor children to first put these into order. Then write the numbers in words and hide around the house children to go and find these words and put them next to the correct number on the floor.

Repeat with 10’s and numbers to 100

 

You tube count to 100- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0dJWfQHF8Y

Children to fill in the missing numbers- missing numbers hundred square.

Children to fill in numbers 1-100 on blank hundred square.

Using 100 square splat ask children where certain numbers are https://www.primarygames.co.uk/pg2/splat/splatsq100.html

Putting numbers into order

Show the children different numbers for example 15, 78, 34, 90. Which one is the biggest? 90 how do you know? Put them into order. Repeat with different numbers.

 

Show the children different numbers for example 15, 78, 98, 34, 90. Which one is the biggest? 98 how do you know? Put them into order. Repeat with different numbers.

 

Maths mats- Test your knowledge

Use these to see where the children may need help.

Maths mat 1

Maths mat 3

Maths mat 5

Maths mat 7

Maths mat 9

Maths mat 2

Maths mat 4

Maths mat 6

Maths mat 8

Maths mat 10

 

Phonics

Children can still use https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/national-curriculum-assessments-practice-materials#phonics-screening-check-resources for phonics screening practise.

Use your home ask children to find different objects with a certain sound similar to eye spy and get them to do it for you. For example; I spy something with the split a-e in it. Answer cake.

DT- Linked to English

You have discussed in English what is healthy and what is unhealthy. Can you make a list of fruit and a list of vegetable’s? What is your favourite and why? Ask the people in your house.

You are going to make a pictogram on the children in your class. Miss Garner and Miss Maraj have asked the children in your class what their favourite fruit was and here are the results.

 

Using healthy fruits and vegetables around your home try some and describe what it smells like, tastes like, look like, feels like. (This can be done as part of a normal routine) 

Can you find the seeds, skin?

Can the children put them into different categories sweet vs sour, crunchy vs smooth, you can choose your own groups.

What happens when you cook some vegetables?

Write sentences for example; the carrot is crunchy but the potato is smooth.

When you cook carrots they become soft.

What was your favourite fruit or vegetable that you tasted today? Why did you like it?

 

Science

In science we will be learning about seasons.

What type of weather can you think of? Make a list.

What is the weather today?

What seasons do you know? Autumn, Spring, Summer, Winter. What weather would you expect in these months? Can you find some of your own clothes for each season or what would you wear? Can you draw a picture with you in each season.

What Months are in each season?

Autumn- September, October, November

Winter- December, January, February

Spring- March ,April, May

Summer- June, July, August

Children to make a spring log - write what the weather is like on each day and use the internet or a thermometer (if you have one) to check the degrees on that day. In you Spring log write what kind of clothing you would wear if you went outside, what activities would you do? what animals would they see? What were they doing? You can use the internet to research these questions too.