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This Week's learning:

All this week's work has been posted. Please find the correct day below. 

Monday 6th July- The Hobbit

LC: Can you describe?


I can describe lighting. 

I can describe materials and textures. 

I can describe sounds

I can describe positions of structures and objects. 


Using the images provided here - 

How does the cave look? 

Is it a typical cave?

Develop some ideas about the setting. List words and phrases that could be useful. 

Main Activity:

Turn your collected words and phrases into a descriptive piece (1-2 paragraphs) about the interior of Erebor.


Tuesday 7th July- The Hobbit

LC: Can you describe?


I can describe Smaug using adjectives. 

I can use accurate vocabulary. 

I can use positional language. 

I can use expanded noun phrases. 


Use these images -

Collect words and phrases to help you describe this mighty creature. 

Main Activity:

Turn your collected words and phrases into a descriptive piece (1 paragraph) about the appearance of Smaug. We will add his personality when we know more.


Wednesday 8th July- The Hobbit

LC: Can you describe?


I can describe his intelligence - with evidence. 

I can describe his moods. 

I can describe his mannerisms - what makes him, him. 


Re-read the conversation between Bilbo and Smaug from today. Highlight the part of the text that tells you about Smaug - his intelligence, attitude or mood. 

Main Activity:

Use the highlighted text to summarise what you know about Smaug’s personality. Add this paragraph to the visual description you made yesterday. 


What is an attitude?

What is a mood?


Thursday 9th July- The Hobbit

LC: Can you create atmosphere?


I can write adding details that create a feeling. 

I can keep a mystery. 

I can use vocabulary that is suitable for purpose. 


How could you hint to the presence of a massive beast near your character without giving the creature away?

Think about audio and visual clues you could give the ready as to what is nearby. 

Main Activity:

Write about the journey of Bilbo as he goes deeper into Erebor. Create atmosphere by dropping hints about the beast that awaits. Give audio and visual clues that give details that create fear for the character. 


What is atmosphere?


Friday 10th July- The Hobbit

LC: Can you retell a narrative?


I can change the perspective - Smaug. 

I can describe what you would see and do. 

I can retell the events from my point of view, seeing the burglar etc. 


Recap the events up to this point that you have added onto the map of the adventure. Edit my opening to this text:

Smaug’s Awakening

Nothing. Years of nothing. I had done nothing but dream of nothing. Comfy amidst my mountains of gold, what else could I have wanted. But yet, an odour. What is it? It is a smell I’ve not smelt before. 

Main Activity:

Write your own version of the events from Smaug’s point of view. Include detail, remember he won’t have known anything the dwarves have done. He can only explain what he does and sees.


Previous Week's learning:

Friday 3rd July- The Hobbit

Barrel Escape!

Today the hobbits have escaped the realm of the woodland elf King, by barrel. Write a short action sequence to make the barrel escape more interesting. What if the barrels were open and they floated down using them like small boats? Would the elves chase them, when they realised the dwarves and Bilbo had escaped? You decide. Use:

  • verbs (action words)
  • adverbs (describes how it is done)
  • prepositions (positional language)
  • short sentences (for pace). 


Thursday 2nd July- The Hobbit

Captured in the Palace.

The woodland elves have captured Bilbo and company. They are prisoners in his woodland palace. Write a setting description about what the conditions would be like in the jail cells of this place. Think about the 5 senses. What could they see, smell, hear, feel and taste (this would be trickiest). Light/dark, warm/cold, noisy/quiet, smooth, rough - you decide. 


Wednesday 1st July- The Hobbit

Forest - Part 2.

Before straying off the path, the narrator informs the reader several times that, although the characters don't know it, they are not far from leaving the forest. How does this knowledge influence the way you feel about the story and characters' decision to leave the path?

Write an explanation paragraph of how it made you feel and why you felt this way. 


Tuesday 30th  June - The Hobbit

Forest description. Read pages 173 and 174 again.

How does the author make the forest feel?

What kind of atmosphere does he create?

Have a go at describing the forest yourself. Can you make it feel the same way? Can you use some descriptions that J.R.R Tolkien didn't use? Paint a picture with your words that will send a shiver down my spine.


Monday 29th  June - The Hobbit

Write a character description of Bilbo, Gandalf, Gollum or Thorin. Describe their appearance and personality. Use evidence from what we have read to prove how you think they would be as a person. Below is an example:


Thorin is the leader of the dwarves, and he takes himself very seriously. He is conscious of his position as son of Thrain and grandson of Thror, King under the Mountain, and mindful of his birthright to the treasure trove guarded by Smaug. Thorin is brave and intelligent and his leadership of the dwarves is unchallenged; Kili and Fili are especially loyal to him. 

Previous Week's learning:

Friday 26th  June - The Hobbit

Complete and edit your writing. Here is a checklist to check through your work with:


Thursday 25th  June - The Hobbit 

LC: Can I write a narrative?


I can use descriptive language. 

I can use adverbials. 

I can use complex sentences and punctuation.


Main Activity:

Write your chosen narrative segment from the reading this week. 


What could happen in your story to add more depth and detail?



Wednesday 24th  June - The Hobbit

LC: Can you plan a narrative?


I can plan my ideas. 

I can write sample words and phrases. 



Use the same planning sheet as last week - story mountain - choose the part of the story you are most comfortable with writing about from the 3 sections below.  

Main Activity:

Plan your chosen narrative segment:

  • Riddles with Gollum

  • Escaping the caves

  • Escaping the Wolves.

Add details and descriptions to make your story seem real and detailed. 


What would happen next?

What can you add to this event that wasn’t in the book to make it your own?


Tuesday 23rd  June - The Hobbit

LC: Can you label a map?


I can summarise events and locations already visited. 

I can label key locations. 

I can create a key to help the map make sense. 


Using this map (click for the image) find and discuss any locations from the story you recognise so far. If you find the starting point can you find where the party has been so far?

Main Activity:

Locate Key locations and events:

  • Hobbiton

  • Trollshaws (3 trolls encounter).

  • Rivendell

  • Misty Mountains

  • Goblin Town

Around the map write a brief summary of events at each of these locations.

>Keep the right hand side of the map empty for future events.


Monday 22nd June - The Hobbit

LC: Can you write riddles?


I can use adjectives and noun phrases. 

I can use adverbials (when and where phrases).

I can write riddles like Gollum’s


Re read Gollum’s riddles. What is good about a riddle? Can we describe an object in an interesting way without naming it?

Main Activity:

Try first writing descriptions of items and objects others will know. Move to writing riddles if you feel you are very successful. Email me what you come up with. 


What is a noun phrase or adverbial?

Previous Week's learning:

Friday 19th June - The Hobbit


Use the planning sheet to start your version of the story.


Main Activity:

Write their own version of the narrative in first or third person. Write from the group seeing the light to Gandalf saving them from the 3 trolls. 


Thursday 18th June - The Hobbit


Read the planning sheets- found below this weeks work - choose the style that you prefer best.

Plan the the peak (Trolls arguing over what to do with Bilbo). 

Discuss what would come in the previous/next boxes. 

Main Activity:

Plan the events as you see them happening. You can decide on your own little details to make the story different from anybody else's. Choose the perspective that you want to write from (1st or 3rd person). 


How do we create an atmosphere?

What atmosphere would this part of the tale have?


Wednesday 17th June - The Hobbit


Find images of clearings and trolls. You can use the book and film images. Make a list of ideas to describe the trolls and the clearing - in note form. 

Main Activity:

Choose image that you prefer and describe the trolls and the clearing using them. Write a descriptive paragraph for the image - painting a clear picture with your words. Use ambitious and accurate vocabulary. 


Tuesday 16th June - The Hobbit

Introduction/Warm up

How do we punctuate these sentences below?

Where are you going said thorin in a tone that suggested he knew both halves of the hobbits mind. 

What about a little light said bilbo apologetically 

We like the dark said all the dwarves. 

Share and discuss with an adult what punctuation should be used to make the sentences make sense. 

Main Activity:

Continue the dialogue as the dwarves share their plan to return to their home and take their prize. Use what you read this morning to help you.