English - Week beginning 20th April
1. Recount writing
L.I: Recount the Easter story
Read the Easter story on the PowerPoint below.
Create a story map or comic strip showing the Easter story.
There are some comic strip templates below to choose from or you can draw your own!
(1 star = C1, 2 stars = C2, 3 stars = C3)
Make sure you explain each event clearly in chronological order!
Think about the features of a recount;
Fronted adverbials to show time (first, next, after that, finally)
Use lots of adjectives to describe the scenes!
L.I: Answer retrieval and inference questions about the Easter story
Use the Easter story PowerPoint from yesterday.
Read the story carefully. You may need an adult to help with some of the harder words.
Answer the comprehension questions below.
Challenge 1: Questions 1-4
Challenge 2: Questions 1-7
Challenge 3: All questions
You can answer the questions straight into your exercise books.
The answers are on the following slide – please go through them with an adult.
Remember to write you answers in full sentences.
3. Instruction writing day 1
L.I: Write instructions for making a cloud
Watch the video ‘A cloudy lesson’
Last term you learnt about Instructions in English. (With Mrs Adams or Mrs Jarvis)
Write instructions for ‘how to make clouds’, using the video as a starting point
Remember the features for instruction writing;
List of materials
Numbers to show the order
Imperative verbs - An imperative verb is one that tells someone to do something (push, move, put, slide, blow)
How about thinking of a similar way in which rain or lightning might be made. The more imaginative the better! Write ‘instructions’ for how to make another weather related thing.
Please supervise children on the internet.
4. Instruction writing day 2
L.I: Identify the features of instructions
Find a cookery book in your house and choose a recipe! (or a recipe online)
Ideally something you could bake or cook with ingredients you have at home.
Carefully copy the instructions into your books (best handwriting please!)
Using a coloured pencil or felt tip, label the different features;
List of ingredients
Numbers or bullet points to show the order
Imperative verbs (action words)
5. Following instructions
Use yesterday’s recipe to cook something!
Make sure you check with an adult and get them to help or supervise you.
We would love to see photos of you cooking and the end result on Mr W’s blog!
When you have finished;
Include a photo of what you have created in your exercise book (if possible)
Write some sentences explaining what you did. Were the instructions easy to follow? Would you change anything about them?
We understand that it might not be possible for everyone to do this activity at the moment.
If you are unable to help cook a meal or bake a cake, how about doing a craft activity or finding a ‘how to draw a...’ set of instructions online instead?
https://easydrawingguides.com - choose an image and scroll down for written instructions.
Please make sure you ask an adult and are properly supervised when using the internet.
Click here for more information.