Wednesday 12 January
We're going to write another letter today, only this time you are going to write as AJ.
First of all, we're going to have a look at a letter with some mistakes in them. Can you find them all?
(Note for parents: please print or display the first page of the Word document only. The second page contains the answers to go through afterwards.)
Then work your way through the PowerPoint. Read chapter 3 of the book and pay extra close attention to all the new things you've learned AJ. You will need those details for when you write your response to the letter from yesterday.
Can you remember the advice you gave AJ yesterday? You will write a response to your own letter but this time from AJ's point of view. Make sure your writing sounds like AJ.
Thursday 13 January
Today, we're going to delve a little deeper into AJ's character, specifically the worries that he has.
First, read chapter 4 in the PowerPoint and think about the questions on the slide after the pages. You might want to jot some ideas down (as you would in your writer's notebook at school) or discuss it with a family member.
Then, we're going to organise all the feelings and worries we know AJ has in a thought tree. Exactly what that is, will be explained in the PowerPoint.
You'll find the worksheet you need in the PDF file.
Friday 14 January
Our grammar lesson today is the first of a new unit on relative clauses. A relative clause is a type of subordinate clause (a part of a sentence that doesn't make sense on it's own) which gives more information about something (an object or subject) in the main clause of the sentence.
We'll be doing a lot more work on these clauses in the weeks to come but today we will just focus on how to recognise these clauses.
Relative clauses use a relative pronoun. Can you remember what a pronoun is?
(Have some fun with a family member and see who can name the most pronouns! Remember there are different types of pronouns, i.e. personal pronoun, possessive pronoun, etc.)
Work your way through the example questions on the PowerPoint and then choose which challenge worksheet you want to work on. Complete the VF worksheet before moving onto the A/R worksheet. You only have to do either the A. or the B. questions on each sheet.
(Note to parents: we let children choose their challenge in class but we do advise them on which we think suits best. The best challenge is one that is just right for how confident you feel with the lesson. Not challenging enough or too stretching will not result in the best learning.
The worksheets are colour coded - see the star at the bottom of each question - and your child will now which colour corresponds with which level of confidence. The answers are on the last page of the document.)