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Monday

 

Today we are going to focus on the importance of alliteration. To do this, we will again, look at the example text (The WAGOLL) and look specifically at the words 'mischievous' and 'menace'. Revisit the meanings of these words with your child. Is there anything similar about these two words? - They both begin with the same sound. This is called alliteration.

Explain that alliteration is something that your child can use in their own writing on important items/ objects to make it more interesting for the reader. 

Today, we can write a few sentences using year group expectations (e.g. a conjunction) with our alliteration. 
Visit the Class Dojo page to find further information!

Tuesday

 

Spelling in context: ow or ow game:

 

Remind your child of the two ways of making the ow sound - ow and ou. Give out the following words and ask your child to decide which one is the correct spelling.

 

thrown throun know
knou mouth mowth
crowd croud around
arownd abowt about
sownd sound mouse
mowse owt out

 

Children Write: Sentence Accuracy: Ask the children to choose three of the correct words to put into a sentence in their books.

Check your Class Dojo for further information.

Wednesday

 

Today, we are going to plan writing our letter. So, first thing first, we need to choose a character from the story, that we think Hermelin should write a letter to.

Remember, there are three parts to this letter;

 

Part 1
Who and Why

Dear_________,

Explain why you are writing.

Part 2
Where
Give clear instructions as to where the lost item is.

Part 3

Take Care

Explain why it is important to look after your items in the future.

Love from Hermelin

 

On a copy of the document attached below, complete the letter plan. This will eventually be used as a skeleton to help your child write a letter and to help them structure their writing. Encourage them to write words, symbols or phrases in the three different sections. They can even draw pictures if it helps them to get an idea of what they want to write. 

Remember, to make a mention of some of the imperative verbs in Part 2 (bossy verbs).

 

Thursday

 

Writing Purpose: To recount. 

Writing Outcome: To write a letter to one of the other characters in the book to inform them of where their lost items is. 

 

Over the next several days, we will use our plans to help write our first draft of our letter. 
I will upload a video of how to begin our letter at 9:30am Thursday 4th February. See you all then, and make sure you have your sharpened pencils and lined paper ready. 

(I have attached a lined writing document which you can print out if you don't have access to lined paper).

Friday

 

Writing Purpose: To recount. 

Writing Outcome: To write a letter to one of the other characters in the book to inform them of where their lost items is. 

 

Today we will continue to use our plans to help write the first draft of our letter. 
I will upload a video of how to begin our letter at 9:30am Friday 5th February. See you all then, and make sure you have your sharpened pencils and lined paper ready. 
 

Use the attached document above for children to write on if you don't have access to lined paper.