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Monday 1st to Friday 5th February 2021


Monday 1st February – Friday 5th February

Any resources needed each day will be further down the page.


At the end of next week you will be writing a story set in an arctic setting. You may want to use The Call of the Wild as inspiration for this.



LI: to use the correct tense to link ideas across paragraphs

Link ideas across paragraphs through tense choice (he had seen her before)-


Watch this video to remind yourself about tenses:


Last week you were looking at figurative language. Today you are going to use that in writing to practise it. There is a poster below to remind you of the different forms it can take.

You may write about a topic of your choice or you could imagine that Shark Class and Orca Class have gone to the Arctic on a school trip. Write a couple of paragraphs (or more if you want) about this trip in the past tense. Pay extra attention to the tenses of the verbs in your writing and make sure you are using the correct one. A very common mistake is for people to mix them up.


Before you start writing, read through the powerpoint attached below which gives you an example of how the tense helps link paragraphs.






LI: to write in the correct register for speech

Dialogue – Choose the appropriate register (informal or formal) for the language of speech within writing.


Here is a video lesson to remind you about the rules of speech:


Now for your written task you will choose two characters from the book Call of the Wild and write them having a conversation.

When you wrote your non-chronological reports you wrote using formal language. With speech, how you write will depend on the character. Think carefully about the two characters you have chosen and how they would speak.


Remember to vary the word for said. How many alternative words can you think of? Make yourself a list.


There is a poster on the rules of speech punctuation below.




Wellness Wednesday – see separate page



LI: to describe a character

Today you will think of a character to put in your story next week. If you want to use a character from the book Call of the Wild, you may do that.

Today’s lesson is from BBC Bitesize. Here is the link:


Watch the video then scroll down the page and follow the activities given.

By the end of the lesson you will have written a wonderful description of a character you can use in your own story. That is the work to submit on Teams. We look forward to being introduced to your interesting characters.


Use figurative language to help bring your description alive. There is a poster of examples below to remind you of the different forms of figurative language.


There is a lost of character traits below which may help you. 




Computing: This session and next Friday's are for your Powerpoint Computing presentation. Revisit the task set on Teams for task details and updates.


Tier 2 and 3 vocabulary

Check you understand this vocabulary:


Tier Two:

Narrative, character, atmosphere, setting, description, speech, language, theme


Tier 3:

Register, dialogue, viewpoint, colloquial language, tense, adverbials, figurative language, simile, metaphor, onomatopoeia, hyperbole, personification, alliteration



Purple Mash week 5:

A quiz has been set as a ‘to do’ task on Purple Mash for you

and the practice sheet is attached below.