Thursday 4th March
This week we are focusing on chapter 11. Today, we'd like you to retrieve information from the text and answer the questions below. You will also be using your other reading skills too like clarifying the meaning of words and inferring the feelings of characters. Remember to use the text to help you, give detail in your answer and use the question to form your answer.
Before having a go at the questions, here's a short video that explains a little more about the what we mean by the reading skill retrieval.
1) Look at the description of Charlotte’s web on the first page of the chapter. What does it look like? Describe it and draw it.
2) What does the word “miracle” mean?
3) Who first discovers the message in the spider web?
4) On page 81, Mr Zuckerman says “I’ve always thought that that pig of ours was an extra good one.”
Is this true? What has changed his opinion?
5) How does Charlotte feel about the trick she has played? What evidence can you find in the chapter to support your answer?
6) At the end of the chapter it says Fern is both happy and unhappy about the message in the web.
Why is she happy and why is she unhappy?
In English today, we will be continuing our new writing sequence... SUPERHEROES!
This will all lead up to you pretending to be a reported for a newspaper and writing all a newspaper report about the bus disaster we read about from the book, 'My Brother is a Superhero!'
This week, we will continue the sequence like we always do, by developing and learning all of the grammar techniques we will be using in our piece of writing.
Today, we'll be looking at using APOSTROPHES FOR POSSESSION!
Follow the power point through. Then, complete the sentences on the sheet.
For the next few weeks or so we will be focusing on 'Fractions'.
This morning we would like you to look at: Fractions of a set of objects (2)
Watch the video first. You will need to keep pausing this to have a go at the tasks.
There are slides too (same as the video) if you need to look at this more slowly and carefully.
Then, complete the worksheet. Look at the questions on a screen and write your answers on paper. Remember, the later questions are normally problem solving and reasoning questions so give these your best shot. You may need a little bit of adult explanation for these.
LI: Generate questions to use in a classification key.
Identify vertebrates by observing their similarities and differences.
Starter: RECAP: Draw the shape of a Venn diagram and Carrol diagram in your book. Discuss or write down what is the same about them? What is the difference?
Use the Knowledge Organiser from last week (I've also attached a copy below) and focus on the Life Processes section (top right). Spend a few minutes reminding yourself of the ‘Mrs Gren/Nerg’ mnemonic. Now try to write them in order in your book. How many did you remember? Add in the ones you missed and correct spellings with a different colour.
Watch the lesson presentation about classifying vertebrates. Once you have read about the 5 groups of vertebrates sort the animal photos under the different headings (see resource below).
Finally, have a go at writing your own questions for a classification key using the Activity Sheet Key Questions. The sheets increase in difficulty so choose an appropriate one to try.
All the resources links are attached below: