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The Whiteoak Academies of
Hannah More Infants and Grove Juniors.
Planting dreams. Nurturing hearts. Growing minds.
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Hannah More Infants and Grove Juniors.
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WEEK 1 LITERACY

During school closure or self isolation we will be teaching the same Literacy lessons in school and via video to keep all our students on the same learning journey. Our Literacy writing will be based on our history focus 'The Benin Kingdom'. 

 

Below is the first learning journey for writing a Diary Entry. The children are very familiar with seeing their learning planned out in this way and know that each WALT has a linked activity.

This week we will be building up to writing a diary entry on Friday using knowledge gained this week. On Tuesday children will look at an example of a diary entry to spot the features.

On Wednesday they will look at different tenses and recognise that past tense is used when writing a diary.

On Thursday they will use a thesaurus to find synonyms for happy and sad ready to include these emotions in a diary entry. There is also an optional reading comprehension about Nelson Mandela for Thursday - please choose the correct level for your child.

On Friday children will write a diary entry either about their favourite day in the Christmas holidays or from the point of view of a child living in the Benin Kingdom from our Year 5 daily story. Children should aim to write in the past tense, include emotion and write in chronological order.

Literacy video link for DAY 2 (WEDNESDAY) Tenses learning - This is a useful video from the Oak Academy about verb endings.(Ignore the spelling part at the end because we have our own Benin Kingdom spellings.)

 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-investigate-suffixes-past-and-present-tense-6nhkjc

 

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DAY 3 (THURSDAY) Emotions for a diary entry.

 

Here is a link to the oak academy about choosing good vocabulary to describe emotions.

 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-generate-vocabulary-emotions-6ww6cd

 

Children need to write 'happy' and 'sad' in each of the bubbles on the two worksheets and write synonyms for these emotions in the boxes round the edges. How creative can they be in describing the emotions in other ways?

 

There is also an optional reading comprehension for DAY 3 in Nelson Mandela.

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