Southfield Junior School

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English

Home Learning- Week commencing 8th June 2020

Reading

  • During your time at home, read as much as you can! Whether it be a book, a comic, a newspaper or even recipes in your favourite cookbook. We have some great ideas for you on our website to help you with your reading too. https://www.southfieldjuniorsch.co.uk/Reading/
  • We would like you to find 10 Wow words from the book you are reading and use them to make a word search or crossword.
  • Make a WANTED poster for the villain in your story. Include a physical description and a reward for information. 

Writing

This week we would like you to do some information writing to go with your science activity.

We would like you to research some interesting facts about your favourite, amazing  living creatures and write a non-chronological report. You can set it out with fact boxes, pictures and diagrams to make it eye- catching and interesting to your readers.

Remember, you are writing facts in simple, clear sentences with extra details to add interest. You could use conjunctions (and, so, but, because etc.) and brackets.

Try to link your sentences into paragraphs so for example, if you are talking about sharks, write a paragraph about what they eat and how they hunt for food.

Here are some other feature to help you.

  • An eye-catching heading in a large font
  • An introductory paragraph
  • Text split up into paragraphs and each paragraph on a different aspect of the subject
  • Sub-headings for each paragraph
  • Usually written in present tense
  • Pictures of the subject

 

Have fun learning about the world’s most amazing creature and we can’t wait to see your reports!

Spelling

These are your spellings from the Year 3/4 list for the next two weeks- can you include any of them in your writing tasks?

      height    

often

various

guard

extreme

remember

probably

address

possible

answer

 You can also practise spelling rules at https://spellingframe.co.uk/

 

Home Learning - Week commencing 18th May 2020

 Reading

  • During your time at home, read as much as you can! Whether it be a book, a comic, a newspaper or even recipes in your favourite cookbook. We have some great ideas for you on our website to help you with your reading too. https://www.southfieldjuniorsch.co.uk/Reading/
  • we would like you to inspire someone else to read! Please choose your favourite lockdown text and write us a book review.

You should include:

  • The name of the book, the author and what type of book it is.
  • Who would suit this book?
  • Why you love it
  • What is the plot about (but no spoilers!)
  • Information on the main characters

You could even draw us an illustration from the book and give it a star rating.

We look forward to being inspired to read your book!

Writing

We would like you to write a letter to someone you know who is at home and needs cheering up!

Here are some ideas of things you could include:

  • Explain some of the fun and interesting activities you have been doing.
  • Share your thoughts about how to stay positive.
  • Tell them about some of the things you have been missing the most!
  • Share some of the plans you have for the future once lockdown has ended.

Remember to set out your letter carefully using Dear… and a short, polite introduction.

Think about who you are writing to and if you need to sound more formal if you don’t know them very well. Think about how to set out your letter into paragraphs and you will need to choose a way to sign off and end your letter to fit the person you are writing to.

It would be amazing if you could post us a copy on Class Dojo and then pop it in the post and send it!

Spelling

These are your spellings from the Year 3/4 list for the next two weeks- can you include any of them in your writing tasks?

early

surprise

bicycle

learn

build

recent

busy

although

experiment

regular

Please find attached an activity sheet to help make this lots of fun!

Click here for spelling activity ideas

You can also practise spelling rules at https://spellingframe.co.uk/

 

Home Learning- Week Commencing 4th May 2020

Reading

  • During your time at home, read as much as you can! Whether it be a book, a comic, a newspaper or even recipes in your favourite cookbook. We have some great ideas for you on our website to help you with your reading too. https://www.southfieldjuniorsch.co.uk/Reading/
  • Choose one of your favourite books or a book you have read recently. Select one of the characters from the book and draw, paint or sketch an image. What words/phrases are used in the book to describe your character? Write a list of adjectives to describes their appearance and personality. Can you think of any similes?
  • Play guess the character game: write a short description about every character from a book of your choice. Can your family guess who the characters are? e.g. I am friendly, I have very large ears and like to catch dreams. Who am I?

Writing

How to not be bored in lockdown!

Think for a moment about all the different activities that you have been enjoying. We want you to write instructions for someone who is feeling a bit bored that will give them something different, fun and interesting to do.

You could for example:  

  • Write out a recipe for something delicious you have made.
  • Write the instructions to teach someone a simple, fun game to play.
  • Write instructions on a how to make something or start a new hobby.

Remember, you will need a short introduction to your task, a list of equipment and clear instructions to follow. You could add pictures and diagrams with labels, top tips and maybe you could add warnings if they are needed.

SPaG Challenge

  1. Think of as many bossy, imperative verbs to use as you can. Choose the ones that fit your instructions the best.
  2. Add adjectives to describe ‘how’ to do something e.g. Slowly or carefully.
  3. Make your order clear with time words e.g. Next, after that.

We thought it would be fun to post these on our Class Dojo pages so that we can try out our ideas. We should never be bored again!

Spelling

These are your spellings from the Year 3/4 list for the next two weeks- can you include any of them in your writing tasks?

straight

disappear

enough

special

eight

continue

consider

minute

weight

promise

Please find attached an activity sheet to help make this lots of fun!

Click here for spelling activity ideas

You can also practise spelling rules at https://spellingframe.co.uk/

Home Learning Week Commencing 20th April 2020

Reading - “A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.”- Charlie and the great glass elevator.

  • During your time at home read as much as you can! Whether it be a book, a comic, a newspaper or even recipes in your favourite cook book. We have some great ideas for you on our website to help you with your reading: https://www.southfieldjuniorsch.co.uk/Reading/
  • Recently in year 4, we have been reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. It’s safe to say, we were all enjoying it! Why not try some more of Roald Dahl’s books? There’s a sequel to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory that you could follow up with if you have a copy.
  • Did you know Dahl also wrote some amazing poems? Have a look at one of his famous collections: Revolting Rhymes. If you’re feeling creative, try and write one of your own – we’d love to hear them!

Writing

This term we have being thoroughly enjoying reading our chocolate topic and linking it to our writing. Remember those characters you created, illustrated and described? They were excellent pieces of work!

Continuing with ‘Charlie’, have a go at some of these writing activities:

  • Write a diary entry from one of the characters. It can be from when they found the golden ticket or after they’ve visited the wonderful factory. Think about their personalities shining through your writing.
  • Become a newspaper reporter and write an article from outside the factory as the characters are heading in. Can you be clever and use some of the quotes from our reporters in the play?
  • Feeling funny? Have a go at writing one of your own little ditties about the characters like the one about Augustus Gloop…”the great big greedy nincompoop!”😊 

 

If you need a little reminder of some of the characters, take a peek at Roald Dahl’s website: https://www.roalddahl.com/roald-dahl/stories/a-e/charlie-and-the-chocolate-factory

*Don’t forget the grammar non-negotiables we have been working on and include some expanded noun phrases, prepositions and possessive apostrophes. For extra bonus points, try slotting some of the year 4 spelling words in your writing!

Spelling

These are your spellings from the Year 3/4 list for the next two weeks:

        ordinary         

peculiar                  

strange

different

although

believe

difficult

experience

naughty

favourite

 

Please find attached an activity sheet to help make this lots of fun!

Click the link for spelling activity ideas

Extra practise: You can also practise spelling rules at https://spellingframe.co.uk/

Audible Stories

If you would like to listen to stories whilst you are at home Audible now have lots of FREE audio books to listen to with your family.  

https://stories.audible.com/discovery

Spellings