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Friday 26th June 2020

 

Today we are exploring the life of an important person in history, Rosa Parks, who demonstrated the need for everyone to support and celebrate diversity by making an important stand against those who disagreed.

 

Watch the video below (sorry, it wouldn't let me download it so please just click on the link!)

 

Then read and complete the reading comprehension about Rosa and her life, completing the questions in the document below! 

The Rosa Parks story (dramatisation) | History - True Stories

Suitable for teaching 5-11s. Rosa Parks tells the story of her life, and how her refusal to give up her seat on the bus in Alabama in 1955 led towards equali...

Thursday 25th June 2020

 

Head over to our writing page for information on today's Big Write! 

Wednesday 24th June 2020

 

After your hard work on diversity yesterday, I'd like you to draw a picture to represent diversity.

 

This could be a picture celebrating diversity like we do at school, a picture representing diversity or a picture you link with diversity. 

 

I'd love to see your drawings! Email me to show me your creations!

Tuesday 23rd June 2020

 

This week we are focusing on the events that have been happening over lockdown this week, we will be looking specifically into the events that have been happening in America during the Black Lives Matter movement.

 

As a school, we celebrate diversity all the time love having children from a range of amazing backgrounds. 

 

So, we want to know... what does diversity mean to you?

Create a mind map or a list of sentences to explain how you define diversity.

Monday 22nd June 2020

 

Happy Monday Cherry Class!

 

Today we are starting part 2 of our two part mini project week based around 'bubbles'.

Last week we based our reading and writing around actual bubbles (the water kind). This week, your learning will be based around the 'bubbles' we have all found ourselves in the past few weeks. 

 

After creating your lockdown timetable on the writing page of our Home Learning page, watch the following video and think about the message the story is trying to get across.

 

What one thing did you learn from the story?

Storytime Video: Mixed by Arree Chung

Join the WeAreTeachers Storytime, featuring Mixed by Arree Chung. This story talks about how to get along with others and embrace differences. Learn more abo...

Friday 19th June 2020

 

After you have created your persuasive poster (I'm very excited to see what you want to invent!) use the checklist below to edit and improve your work.

 

Think of this as your purple pen time - make sure it is the best you can do. Whether you chose to do your work on the computer or on paper, editing is still an important part of the writing process.

 

Once you have edited and you are happy with your work, send it over to me! smiley

Thursday 18th June 2020

 

Good morning Cherry Class,

 

Now that you have your idea for your bubble invention and a snappy alliterating name for it, you need to create an image of your product to show your readers exactly what they're signing up for!

 

You could use purple mash to create an online image, or use paper and pencils, crayons or felt tips to create a professional image to go onto your persuasive poster... remember - your invention is the best idea in the world and you need to show the readers this!

Wednesday 17th June 2020

 

Perfect Popping Post... what do you notice about the name of my invention?

 

That's right... all the words start with the same letter. This is called alliteration!

 

Today you are going to explore alliteration and why we use it and then think of your own alliterating name for your bubble invention! Follow the powerpoint lesson below smiley

Tuesday 16th June 2020 

 

What did you think of my bubble invention? I think that would be a fantastic idea!

 

Now it's your turn... it's your chance to think of your own bubble inspired invention - it can do anything you like! Let your imagination run wild! 

 

Keep a note of your idea... you're going to be bringing it to life as this week goes on!

 

 

Monday 15th June 2020

 

Good morning Cherry Class, 

I loved reading your big writes! Thank you for sharing them with me.

 

Our new enquiry grid is all about bubbles. Lockdown bubbles, actual bubbles, all bubbles! Because of this, I have split the English tasks into two mini tasks, each a week long. This week we will focus on the bubbles we all know and love, the ones made out of water! 

 

I won't keep you waiting much longer... below is a persuasive poster all about a new bubble based invention I have thought of. Today you are going to read through the poster as a Reciprocal Read and clarify the meaning of any words or phrases you are unsure of.

 

You can do this by:

  • Reading around the word, are there any clues in the text?
  • Asking someone you live with for clarification
  • Using a dictionary

 

Enjoy! I know I enjoyed making this one laugh

Thursday 11th June & Friday 12th June 

 

Use your reading lesson time over the next couple of days to prioritise your Big Write diary entry. I'd also like you to spend some time reading or watching a story with someone at home. If by now you have read all the books in your house, head over to YouTube and find a story being read to you on there. Maybe you could snuggle up with a blanket on the sofa since it's a bit soggy outside!

Wednesday 10th June 2020

 

Good morning Cherry Class,

 

Today's task is to explore the features of a diary entry.

Take a look at the table below, which shows the features of a diary entry and a definition for each one.

Your task is to scan the WAGOLL we have been using over the past two weeks to find examples of the features given. Add these into the final column of the table.

Tuesday 9th June 2020

 

The purpose of today's lesson is to practise answering questions about a text. Using the WAGOLL we have been looking at over the past week (Molly's diary) head over to Purple Mash and answer the 2Quiz task set as a 2do.

 

After that, have a go at making your own 2Quiz about the diary entry for me to answer! The challenge is on! 

Monday 8th June 2020

 

We are kick starting the week with some work on writing in the first person! You will be great at this as we have done a lot of work on this at school. 

 

Enjoy!

Friday 5th June 2020

 

Good morning Cherry Class, Happy Friday!

 

Now that you have chosen the setting for your diary entry (I'm excited to see where you have all chosen when I read them!) it is now time to choose your events.

 

Talking to someone at home, or by sending me and email, tell someone about what events could happen at your setting.

 

For example, in my diary entry the monkeys were gathering around Molly like they wanted her attention.

 

Could there be animals doing something in your diary entry?

Could there be other people?

Is there dramatic weather conditions which affect your character?

Thursday 4th June 2020

 

Today the power is in your hands! You are going to start researching for a setting suitable for your own diary entry about washing up onto the shore of an unknown land.

 

I have attached a pdf giving you some ideas on how to research your setting, but you could also choose to research using books, talking to family members, etc.

 

I'm excited to see where you choose!

 

Happy researching blush

 

P.S. Check out Melak's setting picture she drew! Isn't it beautiful? Remember to email me yours!

Wednesday 3rd June 2020

 

Now that you have a good understanding of the text, (I can see this from some of the images you have sent, here is Miss Castledine's example below too) it is now time to look further into the story line. Using the storyboard below, place the events of the diary entry into order, using words from the text and images to go with it.

 

 

Tuesday 2nd June 2020 

 

Today's task is for you to use your understanding of yesterday's diary entry to create images which represent what the text is telling you. 

 

Here's some tips for you:

  • Think about what the author has tried to do. Look carefully at the adjectives
  • Highlight key descriptive parts of the text
  • Plan out your image to include all of the descriptive imagery mentioned in the diary entry.

 

Enjoy, artists! I will do one too and we can compare our images tomorrow! 

Monday 1st June 2020

 

Our new English topic is based around our new topic enquiry question about travel (check out the topic page later, you will love this one!) and we will be learning and writing Diary Entries.

 

First, we need to explore existing texts, in order to build our vocabulary and knowledge about the text type. The diary entry below is one I have written for you, about an exciting travel adventure.

 

Using a highlighter or by making notes, pick out the words you don't know the meaning of and use your 'clarify' techniques to find out the meaning of the word. Yes, that's right! We're doing a Reciprocal Read.

 

Can you:

  • Read around the word and see if there's any clues for the meaning of the word?
  • Ask a family member for a definition of the word?
  • Use a dictionary or online search to find the meaning of the word?

 

Once you have the meaning of all the words you needed to clarify, head over to the writing page!

 

P.S Enjoy the diary entry! Let me know what you thought with an email blush

Friday 22nd May 2020

 

Today you are going to be poetry performers! Please practise and perform your poems to a member of your family - please get them to record your poetry performances and send them over to me on Purple Mash!

 

I look forward to seeing your performances Cherry Class Poets! blush

Thursday 21st May 2020

 

Today you are poets! Head over to our writing page to see your task.

Wednesday 20th May 2020 

 

The next tool in your poetry tool box is the use of syllables. Check out today's lesson to learn more! (Watch the video first, I think you'll like it!)

Syllables! - Scratch Garden.mp4

Still image for this video

Tuesday 19th May 2020
 

After your work on rhyming yesterday, your task today is to look at the rhyming scheme of the example poem below about a toy teddy bear.

 

This can be done by printing the poem out and highlighting (or underlining) the rhyming words. These should be done by colour like I have done here:
 

So Monkey and Panda leaped on his top side
And joined with the toys as they went for a ride.

 

Out of the cupboards and running downstairs
Came dinosaurs, soldiers, dragons and bears.

 

“Wait for us! Wait for us! For we’re coming, too!
We all like excitement and something that’s new

Monday 18th May 2020

 

Well done for your work on narratives Cherry Class. For this one week block we will be exploring poetry!

To get us started I would like you to simply practise performing poems to your family. I have attached the poem we will be looking at but there are lots of other poems out there, hundreds, thousands, if not millions! Do some research and see what you can find but start off with the one below.

 

Think about:

- How the poem is structured (the lines it is organised in)

- The punctuation of the poem

- How you are reading the poem - Is there a rhythm? How does it make you feel reading the poem?

Friday 15th May 2020

 

It's the end of the week and to celebrate... I would like you to finish your Big Writes and send them to me (check out the writing page for more info.)! I can't wait to read your narratives you have written! smiley

Thursday 14th May 2020

Big Write Day two... head over to our writing page to find out more!

 

*Reading Challenge* Ask a member of your family to share with you their favourite book and tell them about your favourite book. 

Wednesday 13th May 2020

 

Today you are going to work to create a sentence including a range of vocabulary relating to the narrative we have read and words you should try to include in your own narratives.

 

After you have written these sentences you should create an image to represent your sentence too - make this as accurate as possible.

 

The reason this skill is so important is because it allows you to think about how you have interpreted the sentence you have written. This is exactly what readers of your narrative will be doing in their heads while reading your writing! 

Tuesday 12th May 2020

 

In order to be truly able to write from the perspective of a character, you really need to get to know them. For today's reading task I'd like you to think deeply and put onto paper everything you know and can infer about the main character from the story 'The Promise'.

 

I have attached images of the character at different points throughout the story, have a think about:

  • How you would describe this person at the start of the story
  • How you would describe her actions
  • How you would describe her personality
  • What three words you would use to describe her
  • Whether you would trust this person
  • What you think of her at the end of the story

Monday 11th May 2020

Happy Monday Cherry Class! Today I'd like you to become a Book Critic and review the story of 'The Promise' that we have been exploring for the past week. Look at the review sheet below and fill in your opinion of the story - remember this is your opinion, there is no right or wrong answer for your rating but think deeply about what the story is telling us and how the characters are represented in the story... 

 

I have attached the PDF version for those of you who prefer to print and work on paper.

Thursday 7th May 2020

After watching the video of Nicola Davies story 'The Promise' yesterday, your job today is to reorder the images based on what you know now and see how close you were with your predictions on Tuesday! 

Reorder these images...

Wednesday 6th May 2020

 

Today's the day! The BIG REVEAL

Below is a video of the author of the story, Nicola Davies, reading to you her book 'The Promise'.

After you've watched this video, I'd like you to think about:

 

  • Who are the characters in the story?
  • What is 'the promise'?
  • Are there any 'goodies' and 'baddies'?
  • What did the story make you think?
  • What do you think happens after the story finishes?
  • Have any of your predictions about the story been correct before watching the video?
     

Enjoy! (Miss Castledine and I love this story and think it has a lovely message) heart

'The Promise' read by author Nicola Davies

Still image for this video

Tuesday 5th May 2020

 

Today your task is to do some more exploring with the images from the story. This time, more illustrations are revealed! Below are some jumbled up images from pages in the story... your job is to create your own story line by putting these images in any order you like.

You should decide a story line which contains all of the pictures and has a link to nature. The best way to do this would be to print out the page and cut the images into the order you would like them and create a story around them in that way, but you could also do it by drawing your own storyboard and copying the images down.

 

If you would like to share your story idea, I would love for you to send me a picture of it! (I have created a folder on our home learning page for photos of you learning at home!) 

Reorder these images to create a story line!

Monday 4th May 2020

It's a new week and also a new book! Today your first task is to look at the images below and make predictions about what you think might be happening in them - be as imaginative and creative as you can but make sure it would make sense in a story and think about our topic question 'Mother Nature: Friend or Foe?' and how the story may fit this theme.
Keep your predictions somewhere safe because you can check how close your ideas are when we reveal the story!

Make your predictions!

Friday 1st May 2020

Today is the first day of May - I wonder which of you have birthdays in May?

To link with our book Window by Jeannie Baker, today your task is to read and answer comprehension questions on mini beasts, just like the ones you would find in the fascinating garden in the story.

 

Let me know how you get on, questions like this are great practice for school!

Have a lovely weekend Cherry class! 

Mini Beasts Reading Comprehension

Thursday 30th April 2020

Well done for completing your persuasive letter to the builders from Jeannie Baker's story 'Window'.

You can find today's task below...

An exciting letter...

Still image for this video

Fill the missing gaps!

Wednesday 29th April 2020

 

As with yesterday, there is no reading lesson today but I would like you to finish your big write - edit it and make sure it is your best work and send me your reading corner pictures if you haven't already!

Tuesday 28th April 2020

 

There is no reading 'lesson' today as I would like you to concentrate especially hard on writing your big write persuasive letter. However, I would like you to spend part of your day creating your own reading corner and spend at least 20 minutes of your day enjoying a good book in there! You could make it out of a bed sheet, sofa cushions, a dressing gown, a picnic blanket... the possibilities are endless!

Send me a photo on Purple Mash of you in your book corners! 

 

Monday 27th April 2020

Happy Monday Year 3! This morning's reading session is based around facts and opinions. Please complete the lesson below. In your writing, we would like you to be using your opinion but trying to convince the reader that they are facts. This is a tricky skill to master but we have no doubt you will be super, use the lesson today and our WAGOLL from last week to help you!smiley

Friday 24th April 2020

 

Happy Friday Cherry Class! As I am sure you have worked out after reading yesterday's letter to the builders, the writer is trying to PERSUADE the builders not to build.
As some of you will remember, we have done persuasive writing before, when we created persuasive leaflets for UG's parents in our Autumn topic, encouraging them to modernise and change their ways. At this point we would usually have a look through our purple books and remind ourselves how to persuade in our writing. However, we are unable to do that at the moment so in order to get yourselves ready to do your own persuasive writing, watch the video below and write a checklist for how to create a piece of perfect persuasive writing.  You will need this later on!

How to write a persuasive letter

Still image for this video

Thursday 23rd April 2020

 

Now that you've identified the problems linked with the changes happening behind the house, read this letter written by a concerned neighbour to the builders.
What are their main concerns?
Do they link with the ones you identified in yesterday's lessons?

Wednesday 22nd April 2020

 

Now you have seen the whole story through the window, it's time to compare! Using the images below, from the beginning and ending of the story, what can you see has changed?

Use this lesson as a 'spot the difference' and see how many you can spot! Email me on Purple Mash to tell me know how many you can see and I will let you know who found the most (extra points for using adjectives to describe the features in the images!) 

While you're doing this, try and imagine how Sam and his family felt seeing all of this change infront of their eyes. 

Tuesday 21st April 2020

 

After your sneak peak yesterday, today is the big reveal - the whole story! You'll notice something special about this book, it doesn't have words. That means it's down to your eyes and brains to work out exactly what is going on. In today's lesson I'd like you to watch the video below and answer the following questions.
 

  • What is happening in the story?
  • Who are the characters?
  • Do you it is a happy or sad ending to the story?
  • If you had to sum up the story in 3 words, what would they be?
  • Which page in the book was your favourite? Why was this your favourite?
  • How do you think this story relates to our topic of 'Mother Nature: Friend or Foe?'

    Enjoy! I love this book, it really gets you thinking

Monday 20th April 2020

Good morning Cherry Class,

To launch our new topic book 'Window' by Jeanie Baker, I am going to show you only one page of the book. A sneak peak!

Your task is to use adjectives (describing words) to describe the image. Try to be as imaginative as possible. Can you use synonyms to make your choice of words even better? Try and use words which would make someone who can't see the image, able to imagine exactly what is there.

Here is Monday's First News- why not have a read?