Reevy Hill Primary School

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Lesson 1:

LO: to prepare poems to read aloud and perform. 


Now that we have spent some time preparing our poems and thinking about all the wonderful things that we enjoy about Christmas, have a go at writing your own. 


Think about all the different poetry styles we have looked at. 

Have a look at the examples below and remind yourself of the features. 


I look forward to reading some of them on our return to school. 


Lesson 2:

LO: to write effectively for a range of purposes and audiences, identifying language that shows good awareness of the reader

I can:

  - Identify the purpose of a text.

  - Identify the audience of a text.


This week we are going to be writing an explanation text. 


Task 1: 

Use a dictionary to find the meaning of these words:

1. text

2. audience 

3. purpose 


(There are online dictionaries that you can use if you don't have a book.)


Think about these words and how they link to what we write. 

We write lots of different texts.

Can you name any text types?

(think about what you have written in lessons)

e.g. poems


Task 2:

Now you have a better idea about what these words mean. 

However, here's a quick reminder. 

Audience: who the text is written for. 

Purpose: why the text is written. 


Have a go at completing the table. 


Task 3:

Read the texts below. 

Can you identify the text type?

- letter

- diary

- newspaper

- non chronological report

Are there any others you can think of?


Use the table below to help you decide who is the audience for each text and what is the purpose.

Explain this in your own words using full sentences and evidence from the text. 







Lesson 3:

LO: to use scanning to find specific information

I can:

  • Text mark to make research efficient and fast.
  • Use retrieval and inference skills to answer questions.


In order to write an explanation text we are going to need to do some research to find information about what we are going to be writing about. 


The theme for an explanation text is going to be Healthy Body, Happy Mind. 

We are going to focus on our physical and mental health and how we keep them both healthy. 


Task 1:

Start by watching the two videos below and make notes on how to keep your mind and body healthy. 

You can record your research in any way you like, here are some suggestions:




Mind map:


Use these power point presentations to add any further information about keeping yourself healthy.

Lesson 4




LO: To identify and use commas, brackets and dashes for parenthesis


This week we are recapping parenthesis. 


Watch the videos below to remind yourselves how and when to use the correct punctuation. 

The Parenthesis Song (BRACKETS) , COMMAS, and - DASHES -

Punctuation: Using brackets, dashes & commas to indicate parenthesis (KS2)

Now have a go at the tasks below.

Lesson 5

LO: to use a range of punctuation taught at KS2. 
I can:
  -  Use semi-colons accurately. 
  -  Use a semi-colon to separate two main clauses in a sentence  

Input: What is a semi-colon and how is it used?

Task 1: match the sentences, then rewrite them using a semi-colon

Task 2: compete the sentences using a semi-colon. (use the research sheet from last lesson)

Task 2: use this information to complete your sentences

Use this power point to help you learn about semi-colons.



Here are the spellings for week 5 and 6. 

Remember, look at the part of the spelling that might be tricky or catch you out. 

Are there any double letters?

Are there any silent letters?



Why not choose an activity from the spelling menu to help you practise your spellings.