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WAIL to use imperative verbs

Today as a cross curricular activity with RE and our learning about the Jewish faith we are making Challah bread. Our English writing will be writing instructions for someone else to follow that instructs them how to make Challah bread. If you don't have the ingredients to make Challah bread perhaps you could bake a cake or make a sandwich and write the instructions for that instead.

Watch the presentation about bossy verbs before you write your instructions and think carefully about the words you choose so that your instructions are clear.


WAIL to write questions to find out more


Discuss with a grown up:

What does it mean to love your world?

How do we show the world that we love it?

Does everyone show that they love the world?

Do WE show it all the time?

Why does the Earth need our help?

Make a list of all the things you think we can do to help our world. Are there things that you would like to find out more about - perhaps recycling or composting. Write some questions you would like to ask and then do some research online to see if you can answer any of those questions. Don't forget to punctuate your sentences correctly.



What happens to all the bottles that are recycled? How do they get made into new bottles?


WAIL to use subordination

After listening to the book reading:

Write a list of the 10 things that the author Melanie Walsh suggests we can do to help our world.

Talk with your child about the ways in which we already help (or could easily begin to help the world) and list their ideas under the following headings:

I try to… I like… I will…. I can…. I help…


Now look at the first sentence in the book - I remember to turn of the light when I leave the room.

Can you remember which word subordinates the sentence?

Remember to use the words:





to write a subordinating sentence.

I can reuse empty packets if I wash them first.

Can you write sentences that use the starters above and subordinate them with - if, because, that or when.






WAIL to write a narrative in sequence

Look at the picture of the Wolf hiding behind the tree and work through the questions. Can you write a story about what might have happened or what you think might happen next. Remember to use all the features we have been learning:


Capital letters and full stops

Sentences that sequence

Punctuation - speech marks, exclamation marks and question marks.

Noun phrases

Subordinating clauses

Cursive handwriting that sits on the line