Alternative Literacy Work
As a Year group we trialed Oak Academy before half term and our feedback was mixed - some children enjoyed the extra challenges and high level reading material and have thrived watching classroom style videos. The Oak Academy videos have enabled some parents to gain back time to work as children watch the videos independently and it has been brilliant in this regard. We will continue to follow Oak Academy as our main Literacy resource in line with LSP and the other schools in our academy chain and will continue to produce word documents of their worksheets to make this more accessible. However, some families preferred the original way we were delivering Literacy.
If your child is finding the Oak Academy resources difficult to access or you find they are writing less, here is an alternative option. The work is still at Year 5 level and follows a similar pattern throughout the week as the Oak Academy: Reading Comprehension, followed by Spelling, Punctuation or Grammar activities and ending with a written activity. This week the theme is Diary Writing for Oak Academy and we will try to keep the alternative resources the same as the Oak theme each week. You are welcome to use either resource or dip in and out - we just want our pupils to enjoy Literacy and use whichever learning option makes them want to write!
A few notes ...
If an activity is differentiated - 1, 2 or 3 stars - choose whichever level best fits your child; there is no need to print the whole document.
The last day is a blank template to help children write a diary of their own and there is a powerpoint included to help children understand which features they should include. The diary can be about any recent day they choose and as it is a recount, it must all have actually happened. Encourage chronological order, first person and past tense (there are two SPAG lessons included based on this earlier in the week ready to be applied while writing) and to put in feelings and emotions as a diary is personal.
We hope you find the style of learning that best suits your family!