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# Tuesday 13th July 2021

Today, you will be reading Chapter 17, pages 72-75 of our book Fantastic Mr Fox. Your written task today is a summary.

The text is attached below along with the Reciprocal Reading PowerPoint that you can follow as you read the pages.

Here is the order we usually follow in class for Reciprocal Reading:

• Predict (sensible guess)
• Clarify the meaning of words you didn’t know
• Summarise

Literacy

Today, you are going to be continuing writing your retell of Fantastic Mr Fox. Today, you will be writing the build up. The purpose of the build up is to lead up to the main events and build suspense and excitement for the reader. Remember, in a retell we are summarising rather than writing about all of the small details.

In the build up, you will need to include:

• The farmers using shovels to try and get the Fox Family.
• Then the farmers using mechanical shovels.
• Finally, the farmers using tractors to try to get the family out of their hole.
• This ends in there being a crater with the family down a hole at the very bottom.
• The farmers deciding to camp out and watch the hole till the foxes come out.

To make this exciting for the reader, you could:

• Include exciting, descriptive vocabulary.
• Include some speech between characters, punctuated correctly.
• Use fronted adverbials at the start of sentences that show where, when and how. E.g.

In the deep, damp hole, …

One gloomy evening, …

Sneakily, …

• The characters’ thoughts and feelings (make them exciting, not ‘happy’ or ‘sad’)

Enjoy writing and be sure to send me your opening to our class email, I am looking forward to reading them.

Maths

ROY - Today, you are going to be learning about horizontal, vertical, parallel and perpendicular lines.

Here is the link to two videos that will teach you everything you need to know for this lesson, just as I would teach you in class:

Sum3.7.5 - Horizontal and vertical on Vimeo

Sum3.8.1 - Parallel and perpendicular on Vimeo

After you have watched the videos, have a go at answering the questions on the attached worksheet.

Afterwards, you can mark your answers and ask a grown up to go through any mistakes you made that you don’t know how to correct.

Green - Today, you are going to be learning all about the properties of quadrilaterals and how to identify and describe them.

Here is the link to a video that will teach you everything you need to know for this lesson, just as I would teach you in class:

After you have watched the video, have a go at answering the questions on the attached worksheets.

Afterwards, you can mark your answers and ask a grown up to go through any mistakes you made that you don’t know how to correct.

Blue - Continue the booklet you began yesterday. Remember you have until Thursday to complete this.

DT

Today’s DT task is going to be to create a passport that you can take up to your new class with you. The purpose of the passport is to give your new teacher as much information as possible about yourself to help them get to know you and the way you learn.

The passport must include:

• A picture of you