Friday 3rd July
LI: To retrieve information (from letters)
To finish our week off, you are going to complete reading comprehensions, with letters as the text. There are three options to select, with Challenge A being the easiest, and C being the most challenging. If you complete challenge A or B, have a go at completing the next challenge. Read the information carefully, answering in full sentences.
It is Friday so here is your weekly challenge. The aim is to reach question 6 but have a go at all 10 questions. I have left the answers to check your score. Good luck!
Thursday 2nd July
LI: to edit and improve our writing (to write a formal letter)
1. Complete the editing tasks - Challenge B is harder than A. You may wish to do both.
3. Finish off your letter from yesterday if you haven't yet. Then, using the editing stations below, go through each page carefully, following the instructions on how to edit and improve your letter. You may not choose all the suggestions, but only the options you feel are relevant to your letter writing.
** You can re-write your letter, showing your edits or improvements in a different colour**. This is great handwriting practise for next year!
Grammar Focus 'What is a Verb?'
Click on the following link & complete the interactive activities
Today is going to be about applying your knowledge of angles of a straight line, angles of a full turn and angles in a triangle. If you need to recap your knowledge of angles of a triangle, watch the videos below to support you. Use the link at the end of the questions to check your answers.
Wednesday 1st July 2020
LI: to write a formal letter
Open and read through the PDF, your learning and task is explained on this attachment.
The following link will give you some extra information and a video to watch to support you when you write your letter.
Grammar Focus - What is a Preposition?
Click on the following link and complete the online tasks!
Yesterday we applied our knowledge of right angles (90 degrees) and straight lines (180 or should I say "One huuuuuuuuundred and eeeeeeighty!). We are going to take that learning one step further. If you know a straight line makes 180, what do you think a full circle would be? A bit of a hint, if we put 2 straight lines back to back we get a full circle. That's right! 180 x 2 = 360. An easy way to remember this is to remember the name of the x-box console - xbox 360. Take a look at the shape of the logo when it loads up and you will see why (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92coix3E_vY)
You need to use your knowledge of a full turn (360 degrees), right angles (90 degrees) and straight lines (180 degrees) to help you calculate missing angles. Use the video to support you.
Tuesday 30th June
LI: to use the structure of a letter
Today, you are going to learn all about the structure of a letter. Read through the PowerPoint carefully, you will find out information such as the address, date, greeting, opening, conclusion and close.
You will then find three different challenges, A, B & C (highlighted in a colour on the top left of the page). A is the easiest challenge, with C being the most difficult.
Read the example letter that you have chosen (A, B or C). There are some features missing. Write in the missing features using your own ideas. You must read the letter carefully for information, but you may have to make up some of the details!
Grammar Task 'What is a pronoun?'
Click on the link, https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zwwp8mn/articles/z37xrwx
watch the videos, and complete the activities
If I asked you how many degrees in a right angle, you would say 90 degrees. So today we are going to work with the degrees on a straight line. Now if 2 right angles make a straight line, how many degrees would that be? (90 degrees x 2) The answer would be 180!
Now, to say this properly, you need to watch the darts (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZZ3h1i6S6A)
Use this fact to help you calculate the missing angles on a straight line.
Monday 29th June
LI : to identify the features of a letter
In English this week, we are going to be looking at letter writing. Before you are tasked with planning & writing your own, it is important to understand letter features, their structure and the differences between informal and formal letters.
Today, you are going to be learning all about their features.
1. Open the PowerPoint and read all the information carefully. Your task is explained on the final slide.
2. Open the Word Document, you will find three different letters to read as part of your task.
Challenge Zone ** When you have finished the task, are you up for a challenge!? Can you explain why they are common features? What makes them the same? What makes them different? Explain in full sentences.
'What are Bullet Points?'
Click on the following link
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvwwxnb/articles/z2yydxs and complete all of the activities on this webpage.
This week, we are going to move onto angles. An angle measures the distance between two lines joined by a point. You have explored acute, obtuse, right angles and reflex angles last year so use this to help you. You may not have a protractor at home, so for question 5, you can estimate the size of the angle.