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Unusual Reading Competition - Send in your photos of you reading in the most unusual place at home!
This week in reading we chose an activity from the AF3 activity cards, to focus on our inference skills. We also read a text about Mary Anning's diary and answered comprehension questions
In Grammar we have been learning about antonyms (opposites) and synonyms (other words that mean the same).
Some of the reading work we have been doing this week: we focused on our understanding of texts by choosing from the green set of reading activity cards and kept up to date with our reading journals
Passing Through descriptive writing session
We had a lovely morning writing up our powerful descriptions today.
We have been extending our vocabularies by using dictionaries and thesauruses. Now we can use our new words in our writing! We liked OMINOUS and DESOLATE.
In preparation for our work on writing instructions, we had to prepare and present verbal instructions for the class to follow. We also had to listen out for evidence of instructional features such as imperative verbs, conjunctions, technical vocabulary and audience awareness.
As part of our topic work in Geography and English, we used our thinking hats, research and list punctuation to work in teams to decide how best to survive on a desert island.
We learned that writers show characterisation by choosing a personality for their characters. We had to act out a scene, using what our characters said and did, to communicate their personalities.
We identified features of persuasive writing by reading a letter Gran wrote to Michael, begging him not to leave for their adventure around the world. We then wrote letters back, in role as Michael.