Monday 22nd February
Reading - Holes by Louis Sacher
Welcome back to the second half of Spring Term, this term we are going to focus our reading lessons around the novel Holes which is written by an American Author called Louis Sacher - I was curious how to pronounce this name, so I searched to find the answer, say it like this 'loo-iss sacker.' As in all our reading lessons we will focus on a short section of the text every day and for each day we will :
Predict - Make a sensible guess based on what we know from the text or from own life experiences.
Clarify - Check our understanding of words and phrases used in the text.
Question - Answer comprehensions questions, these should be in full sentences (unless a word or phrase is asked for) and should include evidence from the text to support them.
Summary - Briefly retell the events from the section you read including the key points.
Look at the front cover of the book-
What can you see?
What do you think is happening?
What might be included in the story? Write a short paragraph to make your prediction.
Here is the blurb -
Stanley Yelnats has bad luck.
(Which is all because of his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing Great Great Grandfather)
When Stanley's bad luck unfairly lands him in the juvenile detention centre Camp Green Lake ( a very weird place that isn't green and doesn't have a lake) he and his campmates Zero, Xray, Armpits, Squid, magnets and Zigzag are forced to dig holes in order to build character.
But what are they really digging for?
What a juvenile detention centre is.
1. What is the title of our book and who is the author?
2. Who is the main character of our book?
3. Who does the main character blame for his bad luck?
4. Why is Camp Green lake not a good name for the detention centre?
5. Do you think the campmates are called by their real names? Explain your answer.
Why Stanley is unlucky?
Writing - The Highwayman: Context
In this lesson, we will learn about who highwaymen were in order to help us understand the context of the poem. We will also read aloud the first verse.
By Alfred Noyes
The wind was a torrent of darkness among the gusty trees.
The moon was a ghostly galleon tossed upon cloudy seas.
The road was a ribbon of moonlight over the purple moor,
And the highwayman came riding—
The highwayman came riding, up to the old inn-door.
Green and Yellow - Complete the sorting activity in the lesson warm up, sorting words into their word families. Write an explanation of what a highwayman is, use evidence from the image to explain how you have reached your decision. Try to use more complex word choices than the obvious.
Orange and Red - Complete the sorting activity in the lesson warm up, sorting words into their word families. Write an explanation of what a highwayman is, use evidence from the image to explain how you have reached your decision. Improve some of your word choices to be more ambitious.
Blue - Complete the sorting activity in the lesson warm up, sorting words into their word families. Write an explanation of what a highwayman is, use evidence from the image to explain how you have reached your decision.
Green and Yellow - This lesson will recap fractions and what they are. Watch the lesson, following the instructions and complete the sheet below.
Orange and Red - Your lesson today will outline the beginnings of where fractions come from. It works like a test score. if the test was out of 10 and you scored 9 = 9/10 is a fraction.
Blue - You will also be learning how to read coordinates on a grid today. Look at this web page and watch the video at the top, it explains to you how to read coordinates. The main thing to remember is to go along the x axis before you move up the y axis, your worksheet is at the bottom of the page.
Double Foundation - Zoom and Music
Zoom: Support Session - 12:30pm
Our meeting ID is 398 812 5276 and the password remains the same as last time, if you would like a reminder just email me.
Today is an opportunity for us all to get together and discuss any areas of our learning that need support. We can discuss fractions, Holes or the Highwayman. If you need to go over anything, now is the time.
See you there.
Music: Rhythm and Pulse
Watch the lesson here and follow the instructions. In this lesson, you will learn about pulse and rhythm. You will learn some new songs and keep a steady pulse. You will then use musical symbols to perform rhythms. To finish there is a quiz to test your knowledge! Please email me your quiz scores. Who can keep the beat?