Reading - your child should read to an adult for ten minutes each day. Ask your child questions about their book.
Monday 18th May
Spellings These activities should take about 45 minutes - In the small, brown spelling book, put the date on the top line.
You should read the spellings aloud to your child and they try to spell them (Cold test). Mark these - this gives a starting point for the week.
Next discuss the meaning of the words with your child. Look up definitions in a dictionary or online and try to use them in a sentence.
Your child should practise their words in their handwriting book - see picture below. All letters start on the line. Write a line of each of this week's spellings.
After handwriting for ten minutes, fold your child's spelling book so that they cannot see their cold test and read the list again. (Warm test) Mark and check for improvements. Check for tricky words - these will need extra work over the week.
Work on your child's spellings each day and then we have a 'hot' test on Friday.
This week's words:
Tuesday 19th May
Today's comprehension is about the first Thanksgiving. Read the information and then write your answers, in full sentences, in your book.
Wednesday, 20th May
Today we are learning about relative clauses. A relative clause comes after the noun to which they
add more information. They usually start with a relative pronoun (e.g. which, who,
whose, when, where).
e.g. Jaguars live in the rainforest, where it is hot and humid.
Video on relative clauses: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZqxSz9Swlc
Grammar game show - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpYTihB4bqc
Thursday 21st May
Write a legend of your own based on themes in Native American culture.
Think carefully about the legends main theme, characters and message.
Use a story mountain to help plan ideas. I have put a story mountain below and have left you the myths from last week to help you think about how to structure your own.
Title ideas: The legend of – the son of Thunder; The Bear girl; The Buffalo and the Mouse; The Sun and the Moon; The tale of the ferocious wind.