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Reading

  Remember that reading is one of the best things you can do to help your learning. I have added some more books to your bug club accounts for you to read if you would like to have a look at them.

  Activity 1: Listen to the video below of Miss Tucker reading the first half of the story of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’. Or you could read the story for yourself using the pictures below.

  Once you’ve read or listened to the story have a go on the Kahoot challenge below to see how much of the story so far you can remember. The link is below and the pin is 02562952.

A Midsummer Night's Dream - Part 1

Writing

Activity 2:

  So far, in the story of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, we have met all of the main characters. Can you choose your favourite character and write at least two paragraphs describing them.

  You could write one paragraph describing what they look like – remember to use ambitious adjectives, similes and metaphors to help you describe them. Perhaps you could use adverbs to describe how they may move or speak.

  You can write a second paragraph about their personality.

  Use the word mats and pictures of the characters below to help you. Remember to make sure you know what a word means if you want to use it! I have also uploaded and example that someone wrote for me last year – they did very well and even got to put their name in the box for their work! You can look back at the story to help you as well.

Spelling

Activity 3: This week we are going to look at words that end with –ssion. These words sound similar to those that end with –sion, -tion or –cian. They sound like they should have a ‘sh’ but they do not. Generally if the root word ends in a ‘ss’ or a ‘mit’ the suffix used is –ssion. (E.g. express becomes expression and admit becomes admission.)

  I have re-allocated you a game on Activlearn looking at the –tion, 

-sion -ssion and –cian suffixes. This is one you have been allocated before but you could play it again looking more at the –ssion suffix this time.

  You could also use a spiral like the one below, to write the words out in a variety of colours to make a spiral. You could draw pictures to remind you about the words, or even act them out to help you learn the spellings. There is also a page from BBC Bitesize that might help you.

  There is a Kahoot for you to play, the link is below and the pin is 08941184.

This week’s words are:

expression

discussion

confession

permission

admission

Extension 1:

   Mrs Calzada has found a fantastic competition for us to join in with. Here is a quote from the website to tell you more about it:

  ‘This is your opportunity to write about your experience. Until midnight on Friday the 17th of July, you can submit a piece of writing about what life has been like in lockdown and during the coronavirus.

This could be a personal experience, a poem, or a creative story. All of you will have had a unique experience that is only yours, and only you can capture in words.

Your entry should be 700 words or under and you should submit in your age category.’

  This is what I set you for your extension 1 activity last week and I will be setting this for the next two weeks so you have plenty of time to work on it and perfect it! The link to the website with all the information is below.

Extension 2:

  Look back at the story of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’.

 Write down any words or phrases you didn’t understand, can you find out what they mean?

  Write down any words or phrases you particularly liked, can you use them in your own writing this week or next week?

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