Forestdale Primary School

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English Lesson 1

LI: To be able to retrieve information and infer from a text


  • Read through the Eureka text. Read it thoroughly first time round. If there is any language in the text that you do not understand then underline it and try and figure out its meaning first given the context of the sentence. If you cannot figure out its meaning then use a dictionary/device.
  • Then skim and scan the text practicing your skills of retrieval to find key words or phrases that help answer the retrieval questions. Remember if the question asks for a word then only write the one word in your answer.
  • Finally look at the inference questions about the text. Inference questions require you to use clues from what you have read to piece together further meanings or create an idea of what is occurring from what is implied. Check your answers with a family member to see if they agree.

English Lesson 2

LI: To be able to identify nouns


Before you begin your sheet, answer these three questions:

  • What is a noun and where have you seen them before?
  • Are there different types of nouns and what are they used for?
  • What is the difference between a proper noun and a common noun?

Read through your activity sheet completing the different sections. Remember proper nouns are the names of people, places or dates that require capital letters.

English Lesson 3

LI: To be able to use pronouns in the place of nouns


  • When we are writing and we have used the name of a person or item already, it is good practice to not repeat their name in the same sentence. Instead of using a noun, we use a pronoun.
  • Can you think of any examples of pronouns you could use instead of repeating the noun in this sentence?

“Chelsea didn’t see the step so Chelsea almost tripped over.”

  • Pronouns are used to make our writing more cohesive. Some examples of pronouns include: he, she, they, his, her, it.
  • Complete your activity sheet.

English Lesson 4

LI: To be able to use determiners accurately


  • Another piece of SPaG that helps make our writing more cohesive is a determiner. What is the purpose of a determiner and where is it used in a sentence?
  • Can you create your own definition of a determiner after watching the following video: 
  • Determiners most commonly used are: a, an and the.
  • Complete your activity sheet focusing on choosing the correct determiner to make a sentence cohesive.

English Lesson 5

LI: To be able to create a story based around an image


  • Using the image at the centre of your sheet, your challenge today is to create your own picture-inspired story. This can be in the form of an action story, a diary entry or another theme that you think best fits the image.
  • A story opener has been provided to give you an example of a way that you could begin your story. You can choose to carry the story on from here, or, if you have your own idea then you do not have to follow the opener example.
  • Try and include determiners, capital letters for proper nouns and pronouns instead of repeating a noun to make your writing cohesive.


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