Week 2 - Week Beginning 11th January
Week 2- Literacy
Here are the Literacy activities for Week 2.
Each day this week you should complete the activities below.
Monday- Online Activity 1 a and b & Activity 1
Tuesday - Online Activity 2a and b & Activity 2
Wednesday - Online Activity 3 & Activity 3
Thursday - Online Activity 4a and b & Activity 4
Friday- Online Activity 5 & Activity 5
Remember adults can contact your teacher on Seesaw or can email them if they are having problems. Miss Boyd's email address is firstname.lastname@example.org and Mr Bleakley's is email@example.com.
On Monday we would like you to read all about The River Nile. The River Nile was vital to the Ancient Egyptians, the civilisation could not have survived without the River. After you have read the information try to recall why it was so important to the Ancient Egyptians. Record this as a mind map.
On Tuesday we’re thinking about pronouns. Pronouns replace a noun so that writing doesn’t become too repetitive. Examples of pronouns are us, we, me, he, she and them. You’ll learn lots more examples as you complete the activity.
Each day you should look over your spellings, just like you would if we were in school and on Wednesday complete the spelling activities (Activity 3).
Activity 4 on Thursday is about using commas when writing lists. This should be revision as we’ve already looked at this in school but you’re going to need to be able to use commas for Friday’s activity!
Mr Bleakley and Miss Boyd’s favourite writing activity of the year is Activity 5. We’re really sad that we aren’t doing this together in class but we’re excited to read your poems! As children, we loved to read the Funny Bones stories and watch the TV series. This dark, dark poem is based on the introduction to Funny Bones. For inspiration you could watch an episode of Funny Bones on YouTube, this is one of our favourites: FunnyBones - The Pet Shop - YouTube.
As you write your poem, make sure that you use a comma between each repeat of dark. Start big and then with each line make the object smaller. Here’s an example of a Dark, Dark poem we’ve written:
A Dark, Dark poem
In a dark, dark forest there was a dark, dark hut,
And in that dark, dark hut there was a dark, dark room,
And in that dark, dark room there was a dark, dark chest,
And in that dark, dark chest there was a spider!
Try to make your ending really surprising! Why not record yourself saying your poem and ask an adult to send the recording through to us on Seesaw. We’d love to hear them!
Have a great week and remember to keep in touch with your teacher and let us know how you’re getting on.