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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

We have been using expanded noun phrases to describe creatures in school. 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?

Reading Comprehension 

Open the file below and read the information about the water cycle. Then, choose a level (1, 2 or 3 star) and answer the questions about it. 

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 1 of the activities below to complete each day. Click on the headings to follow the links. Some have clips to watch that will help you and you may have a choice of activity. You do not have to complete all the activities. Read the descriptions for some hints to help you. 

Grammar Activity - Using Adjectives

We have been learning about adjectives in school. Watch the clip about the faraway tree and see if you can describe the different lands. You could draw a picture and label it to help you. Click on the link for more instructions.

 

Grammar Activity - Identifying Verbs

Refresh your memory on verbs by completing these activities. There is an online activity, quiz and a chance for you to think of your own verbs and put them into sentences.

 

Grammar Activity - Four Types of Sentence

We have been practising writing sentences using capital letters and full stops consistently. Watch the clip about the four types of sentences and then complete an activity to practise what you have learnt.

 

Writing Activity - Describing a Setting

This term we are writing stories. We will be using adjectives to describe the setting. Watch the clip and then have a go at describing some of the settings. Start by thinking of adjectives (describing words) and then put them into sentences. Draw a picture to help you.

 

Writing activity - Creating Characters

This term we are writing stories. We will be using adjectives to describe the characters in the story. Work through the activities and create your own character. If you are stuck for ideas, you could describe Sonny the Meerkat from Meerkat Mail.

 

Writing Activity - Writing a Description or a Story

Look closely at what is happening in this picture. Talk to a grown up about what you can see.

Can you name the animals?

What are they doing?

Write a description using adjectives to describe what is happening or you could write your own story about the animals in the picture. Make sure you use capital letters and full stops.

 

Reading Activity - The Lion and the Mouse Comprehension

This term we are reading lots of Fables as part of our On Safari Topic. We will also be writing our own. Choose the text and questions you think will best suit you with a little challenge (there are three levels). If you have access to a printer, you may find it easier to print out. If not, read the text on screen and then answer the questions by telling a grown up or write your answers on a piece of paper.

Reading Activity - Finding Information

Watch the clip and listen to David Walliams reading an extract from 'Slime'. Rather than record the activities on paper, I suggest you talk to your grown up about the text, making sure you understand all the words, particularly those in the table in Activity 1.

 

Reading and Writing Activity - Book Review

Read your reading book or a shorter book you have at home. Then write a book review. What was the book about? What was your favourite part? Would you recommend it to a friend? Click the link for a sheet to help guide your writing.

Speaking and Listening Activity - Meerkat Mail

This term we have been reading Meerkat Mail. Can you retell the story of Sonny the Meerkat to a grown up at home. Alternatively, you could write the story down. Try to remember to describe where Sonny lived in the Kalahari Desert, why he wanted to leave, where he went and what happened at the end.

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