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Tuesday 11th May 2021

Good morning!  smiley 



LO: To spell words with the 'long o' sound, spelled like 'ow' or 'ou'.


Let's start the day with our spelling lesson.  Use the PowerPoint to do the lesson and then complete the activities.  Don't forget to take time to learn your spellings during the week.


LO: To understand 3 decimal places (3dp)


  1. Watch the video, pausing it when asked to answer questions
  2. Complete the questions on the sheet
  3. Mark your answers
  4. Have a go at the True or False question

Y6 Lesson Video - Three decimal places

Short Reading Task


LO: To build cohesion within paragraphs using 'amplification'

(The resources are underneath)

  1. Print out the 'who, what, when, where, why' sheet, or draw it out in your book.
  2. Write the headings, who, what, when, where, why in the boxes on the left.
  3. Watch the video clip and stop the video at '2 minutes 5 seconds'.
  4. Think about what you might write in each box next to 'who, what, when, where, why'.
  5. Watch the video again, stopping at 2 minutes 5 seconds.
  6. Complete the information next to the 5w words. For example: 

             -   Who do we think the person is?

             -   What is he doing?

             -   Where is he?

             -   When is it happening and why?

  7. Amplification is when you focus in on something in's like the writing equivalent of 'zooming' in on a picture.  Read the Amplification examples on the document.
  8. Can you see where the first example uses repetition and the second example uses a (:) colon?   Both 'zoom in' to the image the writer wants us to see...the writer 'amplifies' what's happening.
  9. Use the starting sentence: 'The weather was awful' and have a go at writing two amplifications: one using repetition and introduced by a colon.  
  10. We will be doing this lesson from 11 to 12, and I will post some examples of what some of the class do, so if you want to wait until you see the examples, that's fine. :)


The weather was so awful: the clouds were dark and gloomy and the rain was pounding down on my head as it drenched me.  It stretched across the whole ground, flooding the was like the weather wanted to swallow the town.


The weather was awful: the rain cut through the soggy air in large spears of cold water that slashed my face and made my bare legs sting.  Suddenly, it stopped and the rainforest began its chorus of birds and howling monkeys.