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The Water Cycle

 

This week in Writing, we are continuing to work on explanation texts.

 

Monday

LO: To recognise and spell further homophones

Monday's input

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there - their - they're

Task 1: Rewrite the sentences from the 'they're - there - there' activity sheet below using the correct homophone.

Then write three sentences of your own using there, their and they’re.

to - too - two

Task 2: Rewrite the sentences from the 'to - too - two' activity sheet below using the correct homophone.

Then write three sentences of your own using totoo and two.

 

Tuesday

LO: To retrieve and record information from an explanation text

Tuesday's input

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Task: Read the text ‘How does a telescope work?’ and then answer the following questions.

 

Question 1 has been done as an example.

 

1) What does a telescope do?

A telescope makes far away objects look closer and lets you see them better.

2) Name the two main types of telescopes.

3) What is the name of the lens through which a refractor telescope collects light?

4) How does a refractor telescope collect light?

5) What does a reflection telescope collect light through?

6) How does a reflection telescope collect light?

7) What happens to the objects when you look at it through a telescope?

8) How can you see a bigger image of something?

9) Name one of the most famous telescopes in the world.

10) When was it sent into space?

 

Wednesday - Spelling and handwriting

Homophones or near homophones

Wednesday's input

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Task 1: Spelling test

 

New spellings:

Task 2: Practise your new spellings using game 6 (Pyramid Words) from the spelling menu.

 

Missed

Mist

Which

Witch

Board

Bored

Task 3: Have a go at writing a sentence using each word.
Task 4: Practise your handwriting - double letters - ee

 

Thursday

To plan and write my own explanation text

Thursday's input 1

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Using the examples of explanation texts you’ve seen over the last two weeks, you will write your own explanation text.

Your text will explain how to keep healthy and happy during ‘lockdown’.

 

Task 1: Plan your explanation text.

Think about 3 different ways to stay healthy and happy and write them in a bullet point e.g.

  • Exercising
  •  

 

Once you’ve jotted three key reasons down, write why they are important next to them (using a different colour if you have some) e.g.

  • exercising – keeps the heart pumping which makes a person stay healthy.  It can also be fun
  •  

Thursday's input 2

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Task 2: Write your Big Write (Explanation text)

You will use your plan to write your explanation text.

Each point you made in your plan is a paragraph. Make sure to have an introduction paragraph which mentions what your explanation text will be about. Then mention each point in a paragraph of their own. In your final paragraph, make a link to the first.

You will have 5 paragraphs in total.

Remember to include the title: How to stay happy and healthy during ‘lockdown’

 

Make sure to use the ‘explanation text checklist’ to check that you have included the features of an explanation text in your writing.

 

Friday

To independently proof-read to check for errors in spelling, punctuation and grammar and suggest improvements

Friday's input

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Task 1: Read the explanation text you wrote yesterday. Try to check for errors in your spelling, punctuation and check that your writing makes sense.

Make sure to check that you have included the features of an explanation text in your writing (use the checklist from yesterday). If you haven’t included some features, add them in now.

Task 2: Edit the passage from the 'editing sheet'. Then, write out the improved version. 

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