Non Fiction Text-
Antarctica Fact File
Monday - Features of a Fact File
We are looking at a new text in English called a fact file. Our fact file is all about Antarctica. Have a look at our new text below:
Read the fact file and then have a go at filling out the key features grid below. Think about why we might need each feature and then find an example of each feature from the text.
Have a look at the example in blue to help you.
To retrieve and record information from a text
Read the text and answer the questions below. Remember to keep referring back to the text to help you find your answer.
Challenge - Can you think of some questions to give to a family member to answer. Try to make them as challenging as you can!
To retrieve and record information from the internet
Today we will be carrying out our own research about Antarctica.
Task 1 - Think of some research questions that you would like to find out. Create a spider diagram of your questions like the one below.
Task 2 -
Now use the internet to answer these questions. Create a bullet point of what you find out. Remember to find about 3 or 4 ideas for each question.
What clothing to people have to wear?
- Thick, waterproof jacket to keep you warm and dry
- Sunglasses or goggles to stop snow getting into eyes
- Warm, waterproof gloves to stop fingers from freezing
- Non-slip, thick waterproof boots to help you walk in snow and ice
To use conjunctions in my writing
Read the Antarctica fact file and make a list of all the conjunctions that have been used.
Look at the pictures below. Can you use the information from the fact file to write some sentences using coordinating and subordinating conjunctions? See if you can use a different conjunction each time. Have a look at the first example to help you.
Do a spelling test using last weeks spelling words. Mark your answers.
Practise your new spellings
Create a spelling pyramid using each of the new words. Once you're done, can you write a sentence using each word?