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Tuesday 21st April 2020


This week’s English is an activity broken down over several days which will hopefully give us a chance to get to know each other a little bit! 


LO: Can I generate descriptive vocabulary?


Today we are going to imagine we are filling our own magic boxes with nine things which are special to us or bring us joy (you might have already started gathering things if you did Monday’s PSHE activity but don’t worry if you haven’t!).  Watch the video below to see some of mine!  If you don’t have the item (or it’s what we call abstract like a favourite sound, activity or memory), you could write or draw a picture of it on a piece of paper. You will notice that for each item, I think of words or phrases to describe it or the memory connected to it, sometimes based on the senses.  Once you have collected your items, see if you can think of words or descriptive phrases for them, maybe using the senses to help.


Do they make a sound? – for example, crunch, whoosh, rustle


What do they look like? – think about colour, shape etc.


What do they feel like? – fluffy, rough, smooth, squishy, comforting


Do they smell? – sweet, strong, inviting


If it’s food, what does it taste like?  - juicy, sweet, sour, delicious


If there is movement involved (eg. running, dancing), how does it move?  What does that feel like?


Just write down words/phrases for now – we will build them into lines of our own poems later in the week.

If you want to put your items in a box, feel free to decorate it, or you could draw a picture of what your box would look like.


Video coming soon!

Miss Cottrell's special items

Still image for this video


LO: Can I identify expanded noun phrases?


I’m sure you will have been using expanded noun phrases in your writing since KS1.  They are phrases where more than one adjective is used to describe the noun, for example,

The ancient oak tree

The tall, strong rugby player.

The beautiful, colourful butterfly with delicate wings.


Use the Powerpoint to practise identifying the expanded noun phrases in sentences then have a go at the activity sheet if you have time.  Just sheet 1 is fine!


LO: Can I compare decimals?


Comparing decimals works in the same way as comparing whole numbers, we work from the left and use place value to help us, eg. 762 is greater than 76 because it has 7 hundreds, 88 is greater than 84 because it has 8 ones rather than 4 ones.  It can be helpful to put numbers on a place value grid like yesterday to help us (use digits or counters, whichever you prefer).


Watch the video on  Summer week 1 lesson 3 compare decimals.


Try to complete as much of the activity sheet as you can.  You can do this by pausing the video and completing it section by section, or watch the whole video and then have a go at the sheet.



LO: Can I make a headtorch?


Mr Dourass has told me that, at school before the Easter holidays, you were working on a project linked to your Science work on electricity in which you designed a head torch.  If you have some materials at home and can remember your design, try to now make your head torch.  It is ok to make some changes if you need to!  Also, don’t worry about putting the light in, just make the outer parts then we can try putting the “torch” part in at school if we get the chance!