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Monday - To develop characters through action.

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Miss Clay - Monday


Today we are going to look at ‘ing’ verbs.

First, let’s recap what a VERB is…

Verbs are ‘doing’ words.

Verbs can also end in ‘ing’. Take a look at some examples below:

- Running

- Jumping

- Thinking

- Swimming


We can use two ‘ing’ verbs in the same sentence to add extra information about a character and what they are doing. Take a look at the example below…


Mirgrare was looking out of his window , thinking about his family.


When we do this, it is important we put a comma before the second ‘ing’ verb to create a pause for the reader.


Task 1: Write out the sentence below and underline the 2 verbs. What do you notice about the verbs? Are they spelt in a similar way?


The man was eating his breakfast, looking at the family picture.


Task 2: Set yourself a 2 minute timer. How many verbs ending in ‘ing’ can you think of? Write them in a list so that you have your own ‘ing’ verb word bank.


Task 3: Write the subheading 'Picture 1'. Underneath, list 3-4 ‘ing’ verbs that you could use to describe the character's actions. Then, choose two of your best ‘ing’ verbs and write them into a full sentence. Make sure you use a comma before the second ‘ing’ verb.

For example:




Tuesday - To describe a scene through action and dialogue.

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Miss Clay - Tuesday

Now that we have practiced writing dialogue (speech) for the scene below, and have practised using double ‘ing’ verbs to describe what a character is doing, it is time to write both features in to one, big paragraph.


Step 1: Recap the rules of dialogue and how to use the punctuation correctly (see below). Think about what the characters are saying to each other (you can use last week’s ideas that you came up with).


Step 2: Think of some ‘ing’ verbs that you can use to describe what the characters are doing in this picture. Practice writing this into a full sentence.


Step 3: Have a go at narrating this scene using speech and double ‘ing’ verbs in the same paragraph.


Remember, we must punctuate the speech correctly:




WednesdayTo organise my writing into paragraphs.

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Miss Clay - Wednesday

Now, we are going to plan our big write and bring all of the writing features that we have been practising together. First, let’s create a success criteria list.


Task 1: What writing features have we been learning about during the topic ‘The Arrival’? What do you think we need to include in our big write? List as many as you can using the clues below...

Because we will be writing about Migrare’s journey, it is up to you whether you want to write it in 1st person (As thought you are Migrare) or in 3rd person (as though you are the story teller).


Success Criteria:

  •  F_________A_____________
  •  R___________C___________
  •  E____________N_________P__________
  •  D______________________
  •  V_____________________
  •  ______________________
  •  ______________________
  •  ______________________


Task 2: Draw a backwards S on your page so it looks like the example below. For each picture on the story map, draw a small box and then draw a simple picture. Each picture will be one paragraph.


Task 3: For each picture / paragraph, write some EXAMPLES of the features in the success criteria. Remember, we do not need full sentences, we just need to make notes or examples of the features so we can copy them into our big write.




Thursday - Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation

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Miss Clay - Thursday

Spelling Task - You can practice these however you think will help (neat handwriting, colours, bubble writing, spelling scribble.....)



Spelling Rule



Unstressed vowels in polysyllabic words









Grammar Task – To identify consistent use of tense and tense in a sentence.

For today’s grammar lesson, we will be looking at the three main types of ‘tense’. Tense is really important when we write, because it tells the reader WHEN the story took place – past, present or future.

Take a look at the information below to find out more…

Task 1: Match up the sentences to the tense in which it is written in (you will need to write the sentences out)


Task 2: Complete the questions below. You will need to write them onto your page.




Friday - To write a narrative using action and dialogue to develop characters (Independent Write).

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Miss Clay - Friday


Task 1: Recap your story map and all the other lessons for writing ideas. Double check you are confident using punctuation correctly for the different writing features. Then, using the checklist below, write your final big write about Migrare’s journey – from the moment he says goodbye to his family, to the moment he gets a room at the hotel.



  • Paragraphs
  • Fronted adverbials
  • Relative clauses
  • Expanded noun phrases
  • Dialogue
  • Accurate punctuation
  • Similes (if you can?)
  •  ‘ing’ verbs
  • Past tense
  • 3rd or 1st person


Each paragraph should tell the story of each picture.

You can look at the good example (WAGOLL) if you get stuck.