Southfield Junior School

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English

Home Learning - Week Commencing 8th June 2020

Reading - “You are never alone when lost in the magic of a good book.”  – Marie Lu

  • 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 cook book. We have some great ideas for you on our website to help you with your reading.  https://www.southfieldjuniorsch.co.uk/Reading/
  • Whilst reading, think about how you would use drama to act out the scenes in your book. What props would you use?  How would you portray the characters?  Choose a section from your book and have a go!
  • Dive into some poetry alongside your reading book. Are there any poems that you like or dislike or ones that make you ask questions?  Would you like to share them with your friends and teachers?  Keep a note of the poems that you read and share them with us on Class Dojo 😊

Writing

For this term, we would like you to use a visual mini-clip as a stimulus for your writing. Before watching the clip, complete this activity first:

  • Take a look at the image of the character. Who do you think he is? What does he do? What is he like as a character? How would you describe him?

                                                            

Now watch the video via the link (https://www.literacyshed.com/dreamgiver.html) and then, using what you know from the video and your imaginations, complete the activities.

  • Create a grid with four quadrants and fill out your likes, dislikes, puzzles and connections. We would love to see these so please take a picture and send them in!
  • Create your own storyboard to show what happens in the video. You can choose the images you would like to draw, so long as they are in the right order! For example, you might draw the Dream Giver peering through the window shutter for your first image or some of you may choose to draw the Dream Giver flying into the room – it is up to you! For each part of your story board, write a sentence below each image to say what is happening at this time.
  • If you could ask for one dream from the Dream Giver, what would it be? Again, we would love to hear your responses for this!

Spelling

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

aggressive

mischievous

awkward

physical

communicate

recognize

curiosity

rhythm

marvellous

twelfth

Can you create a crossword or a wordsearch to help practise your spellings?

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

Home Learning - Week Commencing 18th May 2020

Reading - “I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book.”  – J.K. Rowling

  • 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 cook book. We have some great ideas for you on our website to help you with your reading.  https://www.southfieldjuniorsch.co.uk/Reading/
  • Set yourself an alphabet-themed reading challenge: can you read your books in alphabetical order using either the title or author’s name to help you order them. For example, you might read Flour Babies by Anne Fine, followed by Beetle Boy by MG Leonard.
  • Choose a section from a book that you are currently reading. What would the illustrations look like?  Draw the illustrations and surround them with the text that has inspired you.

Writing

This term we have been enjoying reading ‘The Arrival’.  As it is a wordless picture book, we have been ‘reading’ the illustrations and have been recreating the story as we have gone along.   Use what you know to…

  • Create a non-chronological report that provides information about either: the country that the man left behind or the new country that he arrived in. You can include sections on the weather, places of interest to visit, currency, animals that live there, accommodation, food etc!  Make it bright and colourful too as well as including lots of images 😊  See below for examples of this style of writing.

  

  • Think about the journey that the Man undertook from his home country to the new country. Consider the different modes of transport that he travelled on including: the train, the boat and the hot air balloon pod. Write either a persuasive advert or a review for these methods of transport.  Think carefully about your language choices and see if you can use a dash in your writing to emphasise any points that you make.
  • Think back to our lesson when we made origami birds. Choose an animal to make using origami techniques (can be a bird or a different animal entirely) and write a set of instructions explaining how to make it.  Your instructions can be presented in any format (powerpoint, poster, leaflet etc) so get creative!

 

Spelling

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

 

achieve

neighbour

ancient

parliament

equipped

suggest

identity

symbol

leisure

vehicle

Click here for 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 4th May 2020

Reading

"Reading is a discount ticket to everywhere.”  – Mary Schmich 

  • 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.  https://www.southfieldjuniorsch.co.uk/Reading/
  • Think of a book you have recently read. Can you write your likes, dislikes (if any!), puzzles and connections? We’d love to see these, and they would be a great addition to our book corners to help others when picking a new book to read.
  • Set yourself a reading challenge: pick at least four new words you have learnt and create a vocab ninja for them (see below). Again, these would make a great addition to our classroom to help expand our vocabulary bank!

Writing

This term we have been enjoying reading ‘The Arrival.  As it is a wordless picture book, we have been ‘reading’ the illustrations and have been recreating the story as we have gone along.   Use what you know to…

  • Create a role on the wall! Pick a character from The Arrival and draw an outline of their body. Can you describe what they are feeling on the inside? What do their feelings look like to others on the outside? Can you remember any physical features to describe them?
  • Write a letter home to your family. You are all fantastic at this! Think back to when the man arrived at his new home. What are you going to include? The journey? What their new home is like? What have you been up to? Also, consider the audience – are you going to be brave for your daughter or honest to your wife? This is a great opportunity to use a range of punctuation you have learnt (dashes, semicolons).
  • Look back at the story you have written of The Arrival. Can you create a checklist of features and check that you have used these? For example, have you included a setting and character description? Have you used a range of sentence types? This is similar to the editing and revising we do in class.

Spelling

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

conscience

conscious

accommodate

category

familiar

immediately

nuisance

profession

shoulder

sufficient

Click here for 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 20th April 2020

English

Reading - “Reading gives us somewhere to go when we have to stay where we are,” Mason Cooley

· 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.  https://www.southfieldjuniorsch.co.uk/Reading/

· Write a summary of your favourite book using exactly 60 words – no more and no less!

· Set yourself a reading challenge: can you read something created by a new author each week?

Writing

This term we have been enjoying reading ‘The Arrival.  As it is a wordless picture book, we have been ‘reading’ the illustrations and have been recreating the story as we have gone along.   Use what you know to…

· Write the story of The Arrival.  You can change the main character, the place where he migrates to or even the obscurities that he finds there (e.g. the mystical animals!)  Challenge yourself by including another text type in your story; can you include an accommodation advert, review, note from family etc?

· Write a script to go with your shadow production of The Arrival (see Science below).  Think about playscript formats, no speech marks but names of speakers are listed in the margin, and how you are going to move events forwards in order to retell the story.

· Choose a character from The Arrival and write a character description about them.  Remember to use show not tell techniques! 

Spelling

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

 

recommend

language

lightning

desperate

foreign

determined

existence

environment

necessary

community

Please find attached an activities sheet to help make this lots of fun! WB 20.04.20 Spelling

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

Audible Stories

If 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