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Miss Munro's Group

English Lesson 1

LI: To be able to use expanded noun phrases

1. Story time

  • Go to the link to listen to Ruth reading 'The Night Shimmy':
  • Listen to Ruth reading The Night Shimmy by Gwen Strauss and Anthony Browne.

2. Answering questions

Look at the Questions about The Night Shimmy.

  • Read each question carefully.
  • Listen again to parts of the story if you need to.
  • Write your answers in the spaces provided.
  • Check that your answers say what you wanted them to.

3. Writing about pictures

Read information on Expanded Noun Phrases. Make sure you understand it.

  • Pause The Night Shimmy at a picture you really like or choose one from Pictures from The Night Shimmy.
  • On My Favourite Picture, write about what is going on in the picture.
  • Use expanded noun phrases for description.

English Lesson 2

LI: To be able to write a letter to Billy

1. Story time

Go to:

Listen to Ruth reading Silly Billy by Anthony Browne.

2. Billy’s worries

Think about the things that Billy worries about in the story.

  • On Billy’s Worries, list the six things we are told worry Billy.
  • For each one, say what you think it is about the thing or situation that Billy might find scary.

3. A letter to Billy

Oh no! Billy has left his worry dolls at his Grandma’s house and is starting to get very anxious.

  • Imagine you are one of the dolls shown in the book.
  • Write a letter from that doll to Billy.
  • Say something to calm Billy down. Advise Billy what he should do to stop being anxious about two of his worries.
  • Sign your letter with your doll’s name.

English Lesson 3

LI: To be able to compare stories

1. Story time

Go back to the two previous stories read by Ruth: 

Re-listen to the readings of both The Night Shimmy and Silly Billy.

2. Comparing stories by Anthony Browne

Read each of the talking points: Comparing The Night Shimmy and Silly Billy.

  • Think carefully about your answers.
  • Write out your answers on the Responses sheet.
  • Give your answers as complete, punctuated sentences in your best handwriting.

3. Falling asleep happily

Read the information on How to Avoid Nighttime Worries.

  • Think about what you would say to someone who is worried about going to bed.
  • Write out your suggestions on My Advice.

English Lesson 4

LI: To be able to write a recount

1. Story time

Go to:

Listen to Ruth reading Voices in the Park by Anthony Browne.

  • Say what moods Charles’s Mum and Smudge’s Dad are in.
  • Say why you think they are feeling like this.

2. The simple past tense

Read the information on The Past Tense 1: the Simple Past.

  • Use what you have learned to complete the activity on Voices’ Verbs.
  • Compare your work with the Answers. Correct anything you got wrong.

3. Another voice in the park

Read the instructions on Victoria’s Voice, Albert’s Voice.

  • Write your dog’s recount out on Fifth Voice.
  • Check that you used the simple past tense correctly in your sentences.

English Lesson 5

LI: To be able to write an email

1. Story time

Go back to:

Re-listen to Voices in the Park.

2. The progressive past tense

Read the information on Past Tense 2: progressive form.

  • Use what you have learned to complete the exercises on the use of the Progressive form of the past tense.

3. Writing an email

Think about what Charles and Smudge might have done when they got home from the park.

Read the instructions on An Email from Charles or Smudge.

  • Use the email template to write out your message.
  • Check your work carefully: did you use examples of the progressive form of the past tense in your writing?

Guided Reading Lessons

Guided Reading Lesson 1 (22/02/21)

LI: To be able to retrieve and summarise from a text

  • Read the text and underline any key information about Howard Carter.
  • Answer the questions on the right of the text.

Guided Reading Lesson 2 (23/02/21)

LI: To be able to retrieve and summarise from a text

  • Read over the text about Felines. Highlight or underline important information and research any language you do not recognise.
  • Answer the questions about the text.

Guided Reading Lesson 3 (24/02/21)

LI: To be able to retrieve and summarise from a text

  • Read over the text about Cleopatra. Highlight or underline important information and research any language you do not recognise.
  • Answer the questions about the text.

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

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

  • On Thursday, you will read through the text about the carnival. Underline or highlight any new information or things that interest you about it.
  • Research any words that you do not understand.
  • On Friday, you will read over the text one more time and then complete the questions on the back of the sheet.
  • Summarise what you have learnt about.

Awards

Awards we have received so far.

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