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Week beginning - 4.10.21

Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (SPaG)

 

Thursday 23rd September

We are looking at nouns and pronouns. The two types of nouns. Common nouns: These are the names of things (places or objects). Proper nouns: These are the names of a particular person, place or thing. They always begin with a capital letter. Leroy is a monster and lives in a tree. 'Leroy' is a proper noun and 'monster' and 'tree' are common nouns. Pronouns replace nouns. If we didn't have pronouns, we'd have to keep repeating our nouns and that would make our sentences awkward and repetitive. Pronouns are short words like it, she, he, you, we, they, us and them. They are used to describe either individuals or groups of people, rather than using their name or names.

 

Please read the sheet below and complete. You can circle/underline or put them into separate groups. Please see the links below for more information.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zrqqtfr/articles/zpd8ng8 (nouns)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zv6j4xs (pronouns)

Writing

 

Thursday 23rd September

We will be writing about our virtual visit to a woodland. Before beginning, write down a list of words to describe a woodland. There is a table below which can help you.

leaves

branches

trunk

roots

  • beautiful
  • majestic
  • stunning
  • spectacular
  • magnificent
  • bright
  • vivid
  • healthy
  • loose
  • curled
  • veined
  • ribbed
  • smooth
  • pliant
  • thick
  • dense
  • fresh
  • slender
  • tender
  • broad
  • lofty
  • feathery
  • dry
  • cracked
  • brittle
  • rough
  • stretched
  • stubby
  • vast
  • towering
  • mature
  • narrow
  • monstrous
  • smooth
  • bumpy
  • impervious
  • gnarled
  • enormous
  • limber
  • soft
  • graceful
  • column-like
  • knotted
  • twisted
  • gnarled
  • entangled
  • withered
  • immovable
  • tangled
  • wiry
  • forked
  • slender
  • solid
  • slippery
  • striking
  • rugged

 

If you can, go outside and look at/listen to the trees: what can you hear? What can you see?

If not, watch this video for a virtual walk through the woods. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cm8qZWDjsr4

 

When you have experienced a woodland, write sentences about things that you might encounter in the wood. Use the example below to help you.

Springing energetically through the towering, magnificent trees, the diminutive, curious squirrel searched for food. The secretive, shy hedgehog shuffled around the muddy, waterlogged woodland floor, slowly. Inquisitively, the sunset-orange, furry fox followed its prey’s scent in between the stunning, vibrant trees.

 

Friday 24th September

We are reading “The Wild Robot” by Peter Brown. In the book, a robot called Roz, explores an island. “Animals sounds filled the forest. Chirps and wingbeats and rustlings in the underbrush. And then, from the sea cliffs, there came new sounds. Heavy crunching footsteps. The forest animals fell silent, and from their hiding places they watched as a sparkling monster stomped past.

But the forest was not comfortable for Roz. Jagged rocks and fallen trees and tangled underbrush made it difficult to walk. She stumbled along, struggling to keep her balance, until her foot snagged and she toppled over like a piece of timber.” We will be writing as if we were Roz arriving on the island and exploring the island. Before starting, create a list of words to describe the following: a rocky shore, otters (seen in the water), water on rocks. Please use the images and words on the sheet below to aid you.