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Week Beginning 21st March 2022

Home Learning 2021-22

For the next 3 weeks we will be exploring a beautifully illustrated version of The Easter Story by Brian Wildsmith.

 

This week we will be developing our inference skills to find out about the main character and about how they are feeling. We will cover everything below over one week.

 

Before sharing the title of the book - or even that the main character is Jesus - with the children, begin by exploring the pictures below (© Brian Wildsmith). Ask your child to look deeply at the illustrations - not the text - and make comments and ask questions about what they see. In particular, can they see any clues as to what type of person the main character in the story is? Is he kind or cruel? Famous or unknown? They may notice how he is interacting with animals or the number of people who seem to gather. 

After investing these illustrations, encourage your child to draw a picture of the character and write some adjectives - or full sentences - about what type of person they think he is. For example, a good sentence would be: I think he is caring because he is looking after the donkey. 

 

Later in the week, we will be reading the first 3 double pages of the book and acting out Jesus' arrival at Jerusalem. The focus will be on how Jesus and the crowd feel about his arrival and we will explore the fact that some people did not like him or want him in the city. How would those people feel in this scene?

 

You can access a video of The Easter Story on YouTube. Please be careful with external links.

Past home learning 2020-21:

This week we are working towards writing an explanation of whether we would prefer to live in England or Australia. We will need to learn some important words to help us write this. Let's start by looking at the following powerpoint. Do you know what all the blue words mean?

Activity 1:

We are going to have a chance to write to some school children in Australia using email. What would you like to find out about living in Australia? Try to write three questions in your home learning book. Don't forget to start with a capital letter and end the question with a question mark. 

Activity 2:

Can you write two lists. On the first list, write down the things you think are the same about Australia and England. On the second list, write down the things that are different. Did you have more similarities or differences?

Activity 3:

Look at a weather forecast for Adelaide, in Australia and for Stratford-upon-Avon. What would you have to wear if you were in Adelaide and what would you wear in Stratford? Draw a picture of you wearing suitable clothes for each place.

 

Acivity 4: Now it is time to think about all the things we have found out about Australia and the UK so far. Use this planning sheet to draw pictures of what you have found out for each place. Try to decide which place you would rather live in. Write a sentence at the bottom of the page to explain your decision. 

Activity 5:

Now you have found out a lot about Australia and the UK. Use your planning sheet to help you write some sentences about what you know about the two countries. At the end of the writing, put a sentence to say which country you would prefer to live in and why. Please use your best handwriting and use capital letters and full stops. 

There is a word mat below which should help you. Good luck. We can't wait to read your wonderful writing!

 

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