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Week 1

Monday 

Walking in the woods

Today we are going to describe a woodland habitat using adjectives.  An adjective is a describing word that can tell us about the colour, size, shape, feel or smell of something.  For example:  silver, round, bumpy, sweet, large are all describing words.  We use adjectives to give more information about something.  

 

You are going to be using all four of your senses to describe the woodland.  Watch the videos below to go on a journey through the woods.  What different sounds can you hear?

You may even be able to go for a walk in the woods if you live near Middleton Park, so you can write about your experience first-hand.

 

Try to think of interesting adjectives that will make your writing stand out.  For example, instead of big trees you could have giant trees or huge trees.  We call words that are close in meaning synonyms!

 

Feel free to borrow some of my ideas from the picture below.

Walking in the Woods - 4K UHD Relaxation Video with Bird Singing and Forest Sounds - 20 minutes

Tuesday

With an adult read the beginning of the story 'The Bog Baby' on the slides below.  

 

Now I want you to imagine that you are in Bluebell Wood and are going to try and catch a Bog Baby. Imagine what your Bog Baby might look like and what things you might need to have with you to catch it.

Draw a picture of your own Bog Baby.  Does it have a tail, or wings?   Is it big or small?  What colour is it? Is it magical?

 

Once you have drawn your picture I would like you to write a character description about your Bog Baby.  Remember, you need to use lots of adjectives to describe your character e.g. My Bog Baby has big, blue eyes. It has silver, pointy horns etc. 

Each sentence should describe a different part of your Bog Baby, try to extend your sentences by using some of these words:

  • because
  • and
  • with
  • when
  • but
  • or

You can either write it straight on to Purple Mash, or write it on paper, take a picture of it and upload it to Purple Mash.

I can wait to read all your fantastic descriptions.

 

Wednesday

Read the rest of the story of the Bog Baby with an adult.

 

Today I want you to pretend that you are the Bog Baby and that you went home with the two girls.  Tell an adult the all the different things that happened to you (the Bog Baby).  For example, I met two girls but I felt a bit scared because they blew on my wings and it was cold.  I was taken out of the pond and put into a jam jar which I kept bumping my head on.

 

After you have talked about all the different things that happened to the Bog Baby, I want you to write a diary as if YOU were the Bog Baby.

Can you remember how to start a diary?  Dear Diary, 

Each sentence should tell the reader about a different event that happened to you (the Bog Baby).  Remember YOU are the Bog Baby and it happened to you in the past.  

Try to extend your sentences by using some of these words:

  • because
  • and
  • with
  • when
  • but
  • or

You can either write it straight on to Purple Mash, or write it on paper, take a picture of it and upload it to Purple Mash.

I can wait to read all your brilliant diary entries.

Example of a Diary entry:

 

Dear Diary,

I can’t believe what happened to me today. I was happily minding my own business, floating on my back in my pond, when suddenly something fished me out of the water. I’ll never get over the shock. I was so frightened I couldn’t move a muscle. It was a girl! Two girls in fact. They’ll put me down soon, I thought, but they started stroking my wings and blowing on me. They blew so hard I fell off their hands and into the sticky, brown mud.  I hope tomorrow is better!

From Bog Baby.

Thursday

Do you think the two children did a good job looking after their Bog Baby? 

They took the Bog baby out of its natural habitat, and this made him poorly. 

What are animals basic needs?  Read through the slides and discuss this with an adult.

 

Today I would like you to write a report titled: What animals need.

You will need to set it out with subtitles for each of the animals basic needs and a sentence or two explaining why they need it.

 

Think about your layout, use the report examples below to show you how to lay it out.  Or you can go onto Purple Mash and use the template on there.

 

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