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Wordsworth Primary School

Wordsworth

Primary School

English

Week beginning 6.7.2020

Good morning Year 4.

This week we are going to have a Poetry Slam.  Each day we will be writing a different style of poetry.  We hope to be able to perform these when you come in for Transition next week. The theme of your Poetry is Dangerous Animals.

Wednesday 8th July 2020

Todays poetry style is a shape poem.

Write an animal poem in the shape of your animal.

Tuesday 7th July 2020

Todays poetry style is a Haiku.

Haiku's are 3 lined poems which have 5 syllables in the first and third line and 7 syllables in the second line. You can clap out your syllables.

Monday 6th July 2020.

Todays Poetry style is an Acrostic Poem.

You can either spell out DANGEROUS ANIMALS or the Name of your chosen Dangerous animal. eg: 

Slipping in and out of the darkness

Never stopping to say Hello

Avid predator

Kills wherever he may go

Eeeeeeeek the little mice squeak.

by Miss H.

Week beginning 29.6.2020

Wednesday 1st July 2020

Year 4 - We are so impressed with the high standard of publishing you guys are producing - Extremely well done - Some amazing Fact files coming through.

Today is the last day for publishing fact files as tomorrow we will be starting something different.  We look forward to seeing your final pieces.

Tuesday 30th June 2020

Good Morning

Please start to publish your fact files today.

How can I publish my work?

You may type your fact file up on the computer - either as a power point/word document or any other whizzy way you can use your ICT skills.

You may like to hand write your fact file and draw your labelled diagrams - using your finest handwriting.

Please remember our publishing rules: Correct Spellings, Capital Letters, Full stops, Full sentences, Topic words and sentences.

We look forward to seeing your final pieces.

Monday 29th June 2020

Today, we would like you to proof read your factfile and edit with a different coloured pen.

Top Tips - you need to check

  • Spellings
  • Formation of sentences
  • Capital letters 
  • Punctuation
  • Paragraphs
  • Rhetorical questions
  • Topic specific words and sentences
  • Titles
  • Fun Facts
  • Labelled diagrams

Send your edited drafts to your teacher before your publish tomorrow.

 

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Week beginning  22.06.2020

Friday 26th June 2020

Please can you finish your Fact file - diagram and Fun Facts or jokes. Did you know boxes etc.

Please make sure this is finished ready to publish next week.

Wednesday 24th June 2020

You have written your introduction - Today and Tomorrow we would like you to write at least 3 paragraphs/information boxes on your chosen animal/s.

There is a template at the bottom of the page to help you structure your paragraphs and what information to include.

Top Tips -

Can you include topic/scientific language? 

Rhetorical questions to engage the reader.

Subheadings - really draw your reader and their interest into your writing.

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Tuesday 23rd June 2020

Well done to everyone who sent us their draft plan of their information report on Dangerous Animals or a Dangerous Animal of your choice.

This should have been super easy, as we just wanted a draft plan of what you were going to include on your page and where.

Todays Task

Can you write your introduction for your information page please?

This should be a solid paragraph telling your reader what your information page is about - remember even though this is NOT a story - you still need to hook your reader in - If you have researched these animals then you must be interested in them and that needs to be captured in your introduction.  

Take a look at the examples we have popped below to get an idea of what we are looking for! - The file is labelled Introduction examples

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Monday 22nd June 2020

Good Morning Everyone!

Well done for all your Fact Finding Skills last week - we were blown away with the different facts you have found - animals are really interesting and very dangerous!

This week we would like you to draft your fact file page.

You can do this anyway you like but you MUST make sure you remember to use the different ways to present your facts -

Top Tips:

Titles

Rhetorical questions

Fun facts

Labelled diagrams

Did you know boxes?

Be as creative as you can - we can't wait to see your draft plans - with lots of details.

Week beginning 15.06.2020 

Good morning everyone! 

We hope you enjoyed finding out all of those interesting facts, we've really enjoyed reading them! Now we have our facts, this week we need to decide how we're going to present them. 

To help us, each day we're going to be looking at different information pages, and you need to write what you like and what you don't like, and as the week goes on you need to make a list of things you want to include in your fact files. To help us to know what we're looking at there is a 'features of non-fiction' list attached below. 

For example, I like that the adaptable arms information page has a really large labelled diagram right the in the middle of the page, as it catches my eye. But I don't like that it doesn't have have rhetorical questions, when these are in an information page they make you think while you are reading. 

Don't worry if you can't read the facts, we're mostly looking for how the information is presented out on the page. 

As always, send us a message on dojo if you have any questions. This week, you may want to wait until Friday to share your finished list, that is okay. :) Have fun! 

Tuesday 16th June 2020 

Today there is another different information page for you to look at. As yesterday, find the features using the features list and write what you do and don't like about this fact page. 

Wednesday 17th June 2020 

Today there is another different information page for you to look at. As yesterday, find the features using the features list and write what you do and don't like about this fact page. 

Thursday 18th June 2020

Today there is one final fact page for you to look at. Tomorrow you will be designing your own fact page! 

Friday 19th June 2020

Now you've had a good look at all a lot of different types of fact page, it is time for you to plan design what you would like your animal fact page to look like. 

You can do this by getting a blank piece of paper and drawing on boxes ready for your title, facts and pictures.
Or you could write a list of what you want on your fact page, ready for Monday. Or if you want to make yours on the computer you could choose what you want it to look like, for example if you use powerpoint you could choose what colour scheme you use. 

Have fun designing! 


Week beginning 8.06.2020

Hello everyone!

Over the next few weeks we are going to work towards creating an animal fact file of all your favourite animals! This week, we need to choose our animals and do some research! Each day we would like you to try and research 1 animal and write at least 5 facts about it, so at the end of the week you will have 5 animals. If you find that your research is taking you a very long time don't worry, it is okay if you only get 3 animals finished by the end of the week. You can research using any books you have at home, videos or T.V. programs you find, or websites. 

Here is a really good website to get you started: 
 https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/category/discover/animals/

Friday 12th June: Research animal 5! 

I hope you've enjoyed researching your animals this week! Today is your last animal so make it a good one! 

Thursday 11th June: Research animal 4!

I've learnt so much from reading all your animal facts. Pick another animal to wow us with today. 

Wednesday 10th June: Research animal 3!

Well done to everyone who has researched an animal so far! It has been really interesting to learn about so many animals from your facts so far. Today it's time to pick another animal and find out 5 more facts! 

Tuesday 9th June: Research animal 2!

Well done to everyone who has researched an animal so far! It has been really interesting to learn about so many animals from your facts so far. Today it's time to pick another animal and find out 5 more facts! 

Monday 8th June: Research animal 1! 

When we are researching, we mostly use our reading skills to pick our important information, then we only write down the important information - not every word in the sentence. 

For example, here is some information about elephants: 

Do elephants live alone or in groups?

Both African and Asian elephants form female-led, tight-knit groups consisting of a dominant matriarch, her female offspring and other female relations plus their calves. Occasionally, groups of elephants will allow ‘strangers’ to join them. Living in groups makes individuals safer and allows them to devote more time to caring for and teaching the young.

For my first fact I just need to pick out the most important information, so I'm going to write:

Elephants

  • Both African and Asian Elephants live in groups. 

Try and choose information that you think will more more interesting to write about. 

If you have any questions contact your teacher through class dojo.

Have fun!