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Monday 8th February - Friday 12th February


Last week before half term - well done everyone on your perseverance and resilience. You are all superstars!! yes


Here is the final week's English:


Monday 8tht February – Friday 12th February

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


Story writing week - time to let your imaginations party.

You may want to use The Call of the Wild as inspiration for your story or you may have your own idea for a story set in the arctic.

If you want to use the book - how are you going to use it?

Here are some ideas to help:

Take the characters on a different adventure.

Add in a new character and develop the adventure in a different way.

Pick just one of the characters to go on their own adventure.

Use the dogs and the sledge for a different purpose other than carrying the mail around or looking for gold. 

It is your story - it is your choice. Have fun with it



LI: LI: to describe a setting, including atmosphere


Last week you had a go at describing a character. Now you are going to describe a setting.


Look around you where you are right now. What is your setting? How would you describe it in an interesting way?


Watch this short video for an example on a sea setting.


In your description we want you to include a sense of atmosphere. This can really help the reader be involved in your story. What do we mean by a sense of atmosphere?

Watch this short video:



There is a picture attached below which you will describe in writing or you may use your own arctic setting which you will use in your story.

We expect you to write a really powerful paragraph about your setting  using powerful vocabulary and figurative language.

To practise creating atmosphere, write two paragraphs of contrasting atmospheres. There is a chart below to help. 


Here is an example of a description including some great figurative language:


WOW: Use all the senses in your setting description: what can you see, hear, smell, touch and even taste. Taste can be the most difficult one so think hard – for example you can taste the salty air when at the sea sometimes. What does snow or ice taste like?


There are some examples of good setting descriptions below for you to have a look at.




LI: to plan narrative writing

Look at the checklist of grammar points below and include them in your plan to make sure you include them.

Also below are the year 5/6 words and the figurative language poster.

You may set your plan out in the way that suits you. Remember to include subheadings (underlined) for each section.

Alternatively, there is an example of a plan below which you can use.


We are looking for wonderful descriptions of your characters and the setting, including a sense of atmosphere so make sure you include sections for these in your plans.


Remember that you do not need to write in full sentences in your plan. You may use: notes, bullet points, individual words and phrases.


Struggling for a title? You could put several ideas down then choose the one you like the best at the end of the story. Some authors do not know their title until they have finished writing the story. Choose one which will grab the reader’s attention.


WOW: Think of two alternative beginnings for your story. Then evaluate them. Which is more powerful? Which will engage your reader more? Why? 





Wellbeing Wednesday – see separate page



LI: to write a narrative and edit

 Look over your plan from Tuesday.

Collect any resources you need such as a dictionary and thesaurus if you have them.

You may want the figurative language poster and year 5/6 words handy to ensure you include them.


Once you have everything ready, write your story.


Stop now and again to read over what you have written and ask yourself these questions:

Does it make sense?

Do I have enough punctuation?

Have I remembered a new line for each new person speaking?

Do I have capital letters where they are needed?

Am I going to wow my readers?

How is my spelling – are there any words I am unsure of that I need to check?

Super important: Have I described my characters and setting really well and given a sense of atmosphere?


Once you have finished – go back over it to edit and use the above questions to help you.


WOW: Use dialogue to further help the reader get to know your characters. Think about how your character would speak, how they would feel and how they would act and show this through some of your dialogue.







Time to make your stories even more amazing.


Read and listen to any feedback you have received from the teachers and use that to further improve your stories. Make this the best story you have ever written.


We would like to make a Year 5 story book from them all.


Today you should also be aiming to finish your Powerpoint presentations on the North or South pole.


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 6:


There are 4 consolidation activities/quizzes set as 2dos on Purple Mash. Complete one each day on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday



Monday 8th February resources