Forestdale Primary School

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Lesson 1

LI: To identify key events of a short story.


First of all, think of what a key event is? A key event is a significant and important event.

To kind what a key event is of a story you need to recognise what are the most important parts of the story. 

An example: During the story of Shrek. The moment Fiona is changed to an ogre has major impact upon the plot of the story. This would be a key event.

Can you think of any others from stories and films that you know?


Watch the link below.

It is short story called Dragon Slayer. There are no spoken words in this film, so you need to pay close attention to the facial expressions of the characters to grasp how they are feeling and why they are acting the way they are!




Can you identify 4 key events in the story of Dragon Slayer? Do you think the moment the baby dragon and the Dragon Slayer bonded was a key moment? Why?


Now you have chosen your key events, draw them on the comic strip and write a description for each key event.


Enjoy :D


Lesson 2

LI: To use and identify co-ordinating conjunctions.


Co-ordinating conjunctions are words that join two main clauses together.

You can remember them by using FANBOYS!









Here is how we use them:


We bought some flour and we bought some cheese.


The 'we bought some flour' and the 'we bought some cheese' parts of the sentence are both MAIN CLAUSES. The 'and' is our co-ordinating conjunction.


Can you write a sentence using a different co-ordinating conjunction?


Now, attempt the sheet in your work pack.


Good luck!


Lesson 3

LI: To use semi-colons to separate two main clauses.


In lesson 2 we looked at main clauses and we will be seeing those again today.


Semi-colons are used to separate two main clauses that are clearly related to each other but they could stand on their own as sentences. They can be used to replace a conjunction.



I have a rugby match next week and I really hope we win.

I have a rugby match next week; I really hope we win.


Note that a semi-colon looks similar to a colon ( ; : ). Make sure when you use them they look different from each other.


Complete the worksheet in your pack.


Lesson 4

LI: To identify and use pronouns.


Here are a few examples of a pronoun.

I    his    he   hers   her   it     yours


All of these words above are pronouns. Pronouns replace a noun in a sentence.



Mr Beardsmore's favourite sport is cricket!

His favourite sport is cricket!


'Mr Beardsmore' is the noun in the top sentence and in the bottom sentence we have replaced in with a pronoun, 'his'.


Can you write your own?


Now complete your Lesson 4 worksheet!



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