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Glastonbury Thorn School

       

English

Monday

WAIL To use nouns and noun phrases

Success criteria: I can use nouns to write about a picture

                           I can use adjectives to describe nouns in a picture

 

Learning Journey

The children will using a picture from our text for this term - 'The Adventures of Egg Box Dragon' to identify nouns and add adjectives. This will be used for tomorrow's work, when the children will be describing the story setting.

Look at the picture from our book 'The Adventures of Egg Box Dragon'. What nouns (names of things, people, places, animals) can you see? Write them around the outside of the picture on your sheet.  

Now we are going to add some adjectives - what are these? (describing words). Can you think of an adjective to describe one of the nouns (things) in your picture? Write it next to or above the noun. Do this until you have a describing word for all the nouns you found in your picture.

 

Digging deeper: Can you write two adjectives for each noun?

Challenge: Add a verb to describe what the noun might be doing (big, yellow moon 

                 shone

Tuesday

WAIL To use nouns and noun phrases

Success criteria: I can use nouns and noun phrases to describe a setting

 

Learning Journey

Today we are going to write some sentences to describe a setting. We are describing the setting we wrote nouns and noun phrases about yesterday. What is a setting? 

(Where a story of part of a story takes place) Discuss settings in other stories - Little Red Riding Hood; Goldilocks and the Three Bears; Sponge Bob.

Where is the setting we described yesterday?

Model how use a noun/noun phrase from yesterday's sheet to describe yesterday's setting in a sentence, for example:

 

The sky was dark and black. 

The big yellow moon shone down from the sky.

 

Children to use the opening sentence 'Emma put Egg Box Dragon in the garden.' to write some sentences to describe the setting from the story

Remind children of Mrs. Howley's tip: Think it, Write it, Read it!

Wednesday

WAIL To form letters correctly v, w, x, z

Success criteria: I can start letters I the correct place

                           I can keep them a consistent size size relative to each other

 

Learning Journey

Finger 'warm up' exercises

Finger Warm Up Exercises for Handwriting

There are several activities which help stretch and relax fingers to promote fine motor dexterity. Try this simple, one minute, hand, and finger warm-up exer...

Watch the 'Skywriter' formation for each letter.
Watch the 4 letter formation videos, one at a time, giving the children an opportunity practise their letter formation in between by writing 5 of each letter.

How to write the letter 'v'

How to write the letter 'w'

How to write the letter 'x' | Improve Your Handwriting

How to write the letter 'z'

Once all three letters have been practised, the children are to write a line of the three letters in groups, leaving a 'finger space' between each group, until they fill a line:

vwxz  vwxz  vwxz . . .

 

Write three words beginning with v, then w, then z, then three words with x in them.

 

Challenge:

Use one of your words in a sentence - remember to use the letter formation we have practised. 

Thursday

WAIL To use verbs and adverbs

Success criteria: I can use verbs and adverbs to describe what is happening

 

Learning Journey

The children will be revisiting verbs. Discuss - what are verbs? Can you tell me some?

Share ideas. What do we need to add if we want to use verbs to something that has already happened? (Add 'ed'). 

Look at the worksheet with a picture of the teachers predicted ending. What do you think has happened in the picture? Generate some verbs to describe what you think has happened (Egg Box Dragon woke up; got out of bed - discuss how he got out - jumped/leapt/fell). Model how to annotate the picture by writing verbs around the edge.

Digging Deeper

Can you describe how the Egg Box Dragon jumped/walked/ran? (jumped happily; ran madly; walked quickly)

 

Friday

WAIL To use verbs and adverbs

Success criteria: I can use verbs and adverbs to describe what is happening

 

Learning Journey

On Tuesday we wrote about the setting of part of The Adventures of Egg Box Dragon. Today we are going to write about what your teacher thought might happen using the verbs and adverbs from yesterday and writing then in sentences. Begin your sentence writing with 'The Egg Box Dragon . . .'
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