Southfield Junior School

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English

Home Learning- Week Commencing 8th June 2020

Reading- “There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island.” – Walt Disney

  • During your time at home, read as much as you can! Whether it be a book, a comic, a newspaper or even recipes in your favourite cookbook. We have some great ideas for you on our website to help you with your reading too. https://www.southfieldjuniorsch.co.uk/Reading/
  • Read pages 31-37 from ‘Hamlet’ then have a go at answering the comprehension questions. The book and supporting resources can be found on our school website. https://www.southfieldjuniorsch.co.uk/English-30032020162919/
  • Think about a poem that you really like or research short poems if you can’t think of one; can you learn it off by heart and perform it to someone?

Writing

Non-chronological report: during the last term that we were together in school and over the course of your home-learning you have learnt lots about the Tudors. We would now like you to select what you’ve enjoyed learning about the most and put it into a non-chronological report. This could be a report on The Mary Rose, Tudor life, Henry VIII and his 6 wives or even Shakespeare- it is entirely up to you. Remember, ‘non-chronological’ means ‘not in time order’ but you will need to think carefully about headings that you could use to organise your writing. Can you remember from when we last wrote one of these what other features you need to include? What about the ‘person’ and ‘tense’ that it is written in? See below for some examples of this type of text and the following link for a video guide on how to write a non-chronological report: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p030bdk0

 

  • The Globe: for your last lot of topic work you were asked to make a model of ‘The Globe.’ Now we would like you to conduct some research about The Globe and present it any way you like. Think carefully about the information. Is it factual? What person would it be written in? What tense? You can then work out what would be an appropriate way to display your information. Use the following link for some useful information to get you started: https://teach.shakespearesglobe.com/fact-sheet-first-globe?previous=/library
  • Shakespeare Characters: for a little bit of fun take the quiz linked below. It will ask you some questions and then decide which Shakespeare character you are most like. Can you then research this character a little more and create a character profile for him/her? https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zspsdmn

Spelling

These are your spellings from the Year 5/6 list for the next two weeks- can you include any of them in your writing tasks?

accompany  

 occur

variety

 language

sufficient

 appreciate

soldier

 relevant

nuisance

 symbol

 

Please find attached an activity sheet to help make this lots of fun!

You can also practise spelling rules at https://spellingframe.co.uk/

Home Learning - Week commencing 18th May 2020

'Reading gives us some place to go when we have to stay where we are'


Reading

  • During your time at home, read as much as you can! Whether it be a book, a comic, a newspaper or even recipes in your favourite cookbook. We have some great ideas for you on our website to help you with your reading too. https://www.southfieldjuniorsch.co.uk/Reading/

  • Using the following image, try and think of some questions that you would like to find the answer to. For example, why is the cat inside a birdcage?

 

Writing

  • Create a newspaper article.  Read pages 26-30 in Hamlet. Write a newspaper article as if you were reviewing the night for your local paper. Think about the key events of the night. What would the public want to know? Remember to include an introductory paragraph with the 5 W’s – Where, who, what, when and why. Can you think of an eye-grabbing headline? Can you include some speech? What picture would go well with the story and what should the caption be? Remember to include a paragraph at the end where you discuss what might happen next. Hamlet pages 26-30

  • Poetry. Read the leisure poem by WH Davies. In the poem, he writes about all the things he can see or hear around him. Can you create a poem based around your surroundings? Try to use your 5 senses to help build the image for the readers. The poem can be found at this link - WH Davies - Leisure poem

 

  • Story starter. Have a look at the Pobble story starter which can be found in the following link. Pobble story starter activity Can you complete the tasks? How would you continue the story? Just what is behind that door? If you enjoyed that, choose another day and have a go.

Home Learning- Week commencing 4th May 2020

Reading

  • During your time at home, read as much as you can! Whether it be a book, a comic, a newspaper or even recipes in your favourite cookbook. We have some great ideas for you on our website to help you with your reading too. https://www.southfieldjuniorsch.co.uk/Reading/
  • Visualisation: find a setting description in a fiction book you have at home. Read the description, absorb the language and generate an image in your mind of what it looks like. Then, draw, paint or use another medium to communicate what you saw on the paper. Annotate your image after. Why did you choose a certain medium? Why did you use those colours? Which words/phrases had a large impact on what you decided to draw?
  • Challenge yourself- can you read a book that differs from what you would normally read? A different author or genre?

Writing

  • Create a nature journal. Go outside and make field notes about what you observe. Include the date and time and make a note about the weather. Can you annotate your sketch with key descriptive language? What did you notice about the colours, patterns, shapes, sounds? What else can you write down about how the object looks, smells, feels?  Can you include 5-10 additional facts alongside your illustration and field notes? If you don’t have a garden, take a slow walk next time you go outside for your daily exercise. If you see something like a fallen leaf or a shell or an acorn, you might like to collect it and bring it home with you for closer inspection (gloves are advisable). Otherwise, if you are looking at an animal or trees, you should spend a few moments closely looking at it or maybe even take a photograph. Could you challenge yourself and turn your observations into a poem to put in your nature journal?

Both the RSPB and the Woodland Trust have excellent resources that you can use to help you identify and label what you observe in nature:

https://www.rspb.org.uk/fun-and-learning/for-kids/games-and-activities/activities/

https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/naturedetectives/

  • Picture processor. We have completed these in school before. Add three words under each word class, then write a complex sentence using the words you have collected. Remember to use ‘Adventurous Alternatives’ and ‘Scintillating Synonyms!’ See below for the supporting PDF.

Click here for PDF

  • ‘SPaG spotter.’ Can you identify the correct word classes within the sentences? Look carefully and add the correct punctuation to sentences that are missing it. See below for the supporting PDF.

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Click here for SPaG spotter answers

  • Challenge: Can you make your own picture processor or SPaG spotter for your family or friends to complete?

Spelling

These are your spellings from the Year 5/6 list for the next two weeks- can you include any of them in your writing tasks?

average

category

curiosity

environment

especially

recognise

explanation

appreciate

community

government


Please find attached an activity sheet to help make this lots of fun!

Click for spelling activities

You can also practise spelling rules at https://spellingframe.co.uk/

Home Learning- Week Commencing 20th April 2020

Reading

“You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a book.”- Dr Zeus

  • During your time at home, read as much as you can! Whether it be a book, a comic, a newspaper or even recipes in your favourite cookbook. We have some great ideas for you on our website to help you with your reading too. https://www.southfieldjuniorsch.co.uk/Reading/
  • Recently in year 5, you have been taught to write a book review, with help from Michael Rosen and the ‘LitFilmFest.’ Why not write one for a book you have read recently? Don’t forget to write a synopsis, a summary and to give it a rating!
  • While you are reading, collect words that interest you, find out what they mean or use them in a poem or story.

Writing

This term, we have been thoroughly enjoying reading ‘Hamlet.’ Use what you know to…

  • We have read the story of Hamlet by Andrew Matthews and Tony Ross - have a go at writing the part of the story that we have read so far as a playscript
  • Write a description of one of the characters using our ‘show not tell’ technique (remember we used this during out Ancient Greek topic).

Spelling

These are your spellings from the Year 5/6 list for the next two weeks.

accommodate

sincerely

communicate

muscle

equip

temperature

immediately

twelfth

physical

variety

 Please find attached an activity sheet to help make this lots of fun!

Click for spelling activities

 You can also practise spelling rules at https://spellingframe.co.uk/

Audible Stories

f you would like to listen to stories whilst you are at home Audible now have lots of FREE audio books to listen to with your family.  

https://stories.audible.com/discovery

Spellings