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FOLLOWING THE ANNOUNCEMENT FROM BORIS JOHNSON FORESTDALE WILL OPEN TO ALL CHILDREN 8th MARCH - SEE THE LINK IN THE NEWS ITEM BELOW....

English

English Lesson 1

LI: To be able to prepare an interview

  1. Read a news report:
  • Read News Report – The Week Junior.
  • Highlight the most important information in this article.
  • What could be the headline for this news report? Try to write five different possible headlines.

2. Read other newspaper articles:

  • Read First News 1 and First News 2.
  • Read First News Questions. Think about your answers.
  • Write your answers in clear sentences.

3. Prepare an interview:

Watch the video of Blue Presenters talking about this news:
  • Imagine that you were going to interview the three presenters. What questions would you ask them? Write three Question Ideas for each presenter and explain why you are asking them those things.

English Lesson 2

LI: To be able to plan a story based on my reading

1. Remind yourself about Edward Colston:

  • Read Colston Information.
  • Highlight the most important information in this article.

2. Listen to a poem and answer questions:

  • Watch this poem about the Colston Statue: Hollow
  • Listen to the poem again, following the words provided below on Hollow. Which is your favourite line?
  • Read Hollow Questions. Think about your answers and then write them as whole sentences.  

3.  Read a story and plan a new one:

  • Read Brave Molly. What does Molly discover about the monster? How is this similar to the poem’s discovery about Edward Colston?
  • Use the Story-Planner to plan a story about someone or something that seems powerful but then is shown to weak or hollow.

English Lesson 3

LI: To be able to evaluate a fictional book

1. Read a non-fiction guide to Black Lives Matter

  • Read Black Lives Matter: An Introduction.
  • Highlight the text as you read to show the most important information.
  • Make a poster to summarise and show the five most important things that you have learnt from this introduction.

2.  Read and evaluate a fiction book about Black Lives Matter

  • Watch the reading of the American children’s book:
  • Write what could be being said in each of the Three Pictures.
  • Write answers to the question on the Book Evaluation.

English Lesson 4

LI: To be able to research a topic

  1. Present a story in words and pictures:
Watch Balraj’s Story:
  • Use words and pictures to summarise Balraj’s Story.

2. Read about challenging racism:

  • Work with a grown-up to read 'How can you challenge racism?' written by Claire Heuchan.
  • Discuss what you have read with the grown-up. Which of these ideas is most relevant? How does challenging racism make you feel? Nervous, hopeful or a bit of both?

English Lesson 5

LI: To be able to study a poet

1. Read about an author:

  • Read Benjamin Zephaniah – Author Profile. Highlight the most important information.
  • Read Benjamin Zephaniah – Interview. Highlight new information from the interview.
  • Make notes to show what you have learnt about Benjamin Zephaniah that you think is important on Author Summary.

2. Read poems by Benjamin Zephaniah:

  • Read the three poems by Benjamin Zephaniah: Good Hope, Football Mad, People Need People. Try reading them in your head and out loud too. All three poems are linked at the end of the lesson instructions.
  • Pick your favourite poem. Write answers to Poetry Questions.
  • Benjamin Zephaniah was asked to perform a poem on the One Show at the end of the first week of the Black Lives Matter protests. Which of these poems would you pick for him to perform? Why?

3.  Watch a performance:

  • Watch Benjamin Zephaniah perform his poem on the One Show. Why do you think he picked this poem?
  • Practise reading the poem yourself. Can you learn some of it off by heart?

Guided Reading Lessons

Guided Reading Lesson 1 and 2 (22/02/21 – 23/02/21)

LI: To be able to retrieve, infer and deduce from a text about Fairtrade

  • On Monday, read through the text twice over.
  • First time read it through without stopping
  • Second time, read it through but begin underlining/highlighting any new information you learn about Fairtrade and research any language you do not understand. Annotate next to the parts you have researched.
  • On Tuesday, read through the text again and write a short summary about what you have learnt.
  • Answer the questions on the back of the sheet.

Guided Reading Lesson 3 (24/02/21)

LI: To be able to practice my comprehension skills in a 60-second reader activity

  • This is a 60-second read challenge.
  • Time yourself to read as much of the text as you can in 60-seconds.
  • When you have run out of time stop and see how far you have gotten.
  • If you didn’t read all the text, reset your timer and try again.
  • When complete, take your time with the activity and check that you understand the meaning of each word in context. If there are any you are uncertain of, research their meaning or try and decipher what they mean based on their use in the sentence.
  • Answer the questions about the Superhero text.

Guided Reading Lesson 4 & 5 (25/02/21 – 26/02/21)

LI: To be able to retrieve, infer and deduce from a text about Rosa Parks

  • On Thursday, read through the text twice over.
  • First time read it through without stopping
  • Second time, read it through but begin underlining/highlighting any new information you learn about Rosa Parks and research any language you do not understand. Annotate next to the parts you have researched.
  • On Friday, read through the text again and write a short summary about what you have learnt.
  • Answer the questions on the back of the sheet.

Awards

Awards we have received so far.

  • Primary Science
  • Healthy Schools
  • Health for Life
  • Artsmark Award
  • EEF
  • Big Lottery Fund
  • Music Mark