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Autumn 2

Here are some new activities for you to complete at home based on our current topic 'Under the Sea'. It is best to complete these in order. Complete 1 of the activities each day by clicking on the heading and read the descriptions for some hints to help you. As always, if you are inspired to do something extra such as draw a picture or write a story linked to what you've done, we'd love to hear about it!

 

Grammar Activity - Expanded noun phrases

Watch the clip to remind yourself what an expanded noun phrase is and then see if you can complete some of the activities.

 

Reading Activity - Understanding the text

This term we are writing non-chronological reports about imaginary sea creatures. Read the text below all about a made up sea creature called a Seaweedle. Think carefully about the details as you read and then draw a picture of a seaweedle including everything you can remember. You might want to read it a few times. Then label your picture with some expanded noun phrases like these:

  • long, green legs
  • short, stubby tail

Grammar Activity - Using expanded noun phrases

Look at the image of a sea unicorn below. Use what you have learnt so far to write some expanded noun phrases to describe it. Can you think of adjectives to describe each of these things:

  • horn (for example sharp, pointy horn)
  • mane
  • scales
  • tail
  • legs
  • eyes

Writing Activity - What do sea unicorns look like?

Today I'd like you to write some sentences about what the sea unicorn looks like. You can use your expanded noun phrases from yesterday, but make sure you write in full sentences with capital letters and full stops. If you need some help, have another look at the Seaweedles text and read the section called 'What does a seaweedle look like?'.

 

Grammar Activity - Using commas for a list

Watch the clip about using commas for a list and then have a go at some or all of the activities. Can you use commas to list all the vegetables you would like to have a go at growing?

 

Writing Activity - What do sea unicorns eat?

Now I'd like you to write some sentences about what the sea unicorn eats. You'll need to make up the information so use your imagination - it can be anything at all! You could try and use commas to list the different things they eat. Then try to add some details about where they find their food or what they eat as a baby compared to what they eat as an adult. If you need some help, have another look at the Seaweedles text and read the section called 'What does a seaweedle eat?'.

 

Grammar Activity - Using coordinating conjunctions?

Coordinating conjunctions can be used to join two sentences together. Click on the heading and watch the clip about coordinating conjunctions and then have a go at completing the activity. Can you spot all the coordinating conjunctions?

 

Writing Activity - Where do sea unicorns live?

Finally I'd like you to write some sentences about where the sea unicorn lives. Again, you'll need to make up the information! See if you can improve your sentences by using coordinating conjunctions to join some together. You could describe whereabouts they live and what it is like. If you need some help, have another look at the Seaweedles text and read the section called 'Where do seaweedles live?'.

 

Grammar Activity - When to use question marks?

Watch the clip about when to use question marks and then have a go at some of the activities. Can you think of some questions about The Magic Faraway Tree?

 

Reading Activity - Cool Crabs Comprehension

Below is a Reading comprehension called 'Cool Crabs'. There are 3 different levels so you can choose how much you want to challenge yourself. Pick a text that you feel happy reading. The answers are also attached so when you have finished, you can see how you have done!

 

Autumn 1

Choose one literacy activity to do each day. You can choose one of the lesson links or one of the resources:

 

Lesson Links  

 

Expanded Noun Phrases - SPaG

Using Inverted Commas - SPaG

Apostrophes to Contract Words - SPaG

Fact or Opinion - Reading 

Book Review - Reading 

Describing a Story Setting - Writing 

Creating Characters - Writing 

 

Resources 

  • Station Road,
  • Buxworth,
  • High Peak,
  • Derbyshire,
  • SK23 7NJ.
  • Tel: 01663 732426
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