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Miss Munro's English Group

English Lesson 1

LI: To be able to sequence a story.

  • Follow the link below and Listen to the reading of Lost and Found, written by Oliver Jeffers.

2. Read each of the story sequencing cards and place them in the correct order, so that they tell the story of Lost and Found.

3. Colour in the card where you think the middle bit of the story starts. Colour in the card where you think the end section of the story begins.

4. Look at the picture from the story. Think about where in the story this picture is from: what is each character feeling at this point in the tale?

o Use the two Thought Bubbles to record each character’s thoughts in full sentences.

o Cut out the bubbles and place them next to the characters.

English Lesson 2

LI: To be able to write using compound sentences

Go back to:

Listen to the reading of Lost and Found again.

2. Read the information page on Progressive Verb Forms – Present and Past.

  • On two slips of paper, write headings: Past Progressive and Present Progressive
  • Read each of the Sentences to Sort.
  • Cut out the sentences and place them under the correct heading.

3. Aside from taking it back to the South Pole as the boy does, what would YOU do if a sad penguin turned up at your door?

  • Write about what you’d do on What I would do for a sad and lonely penguin. 
  • Try to think of at least three different things you would do and go into as much detail as you can.
  • Use and, but and so to join the ideas in your sentences together.

English Lesson 3

LI: To write a story from an animal’s point of view

  • Watch the ‘Lost and Found’ trailer on the link below:
  • Does the trailer make you want to see the film? Why/why not?
  • Why does the trailer not show the ending of the story?
  • Task 2 – Read through the story instructions at the bottom of this description. Think about how the penguin might have stopped the boy from taking him to the South Pole.. Use the story planner to write down your great ideas.
  • Task 3 – Create your own story from the perspective of the penguin. You can include drawings on the margin after you have finished.

English Lesson 4

LI: To be able to identify the purpose of a sentence.

Listen to the reading of ‘Way Back Home’  by Oliver Jeffries. Pause at around 1:35.
  • Answer the questions based on the story.
  • Continue listening until 2:18.
  • Task 2 – answer questions about the types of sentence. The sentence can be a question, making a statement or an exclamation. Follow the instructions on your sheet.
  • Task 3 – Read through the prediction statements and make your own predictions.

English Lesson 5

LI: To be able to use command and Exclamation Sentences

  • Go back to ‘The Way Home’ and watch till the end. How accurate were your predictions?
  • Read the information sheet for commands and explanations at the bottom of this description.
  • Answer the questions about the types of sentences on your activity sheet.
  • Task 2 - Read the Way Home Sentences and put a C, S, E or Q letter to show what type of sentence they are.
  • Compare both stories, The Way Home and Lost and Found. Answer the questions comparing the two books.

Awards

Awards we have received so far.

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