Rowsley C of E Primary School
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w.b 20-04-20

Monday 20th April

Spellings - please go to the Rainbow folder for spelling work every Monday.


English sessions for this week 

You can do session 1 as part of your daily walk or just for a chance to get out! 

Session 1

  • listen and respond appropriately to adults and their peers
  • ask relevant questions to extend their knowledge and understanding
  • Use relevant strategies to build their vocabulary

Go on a walk in your local area (we can still do this with responsible social distancing). Look at the sky, what are the cloud patterns? Is it rainy, windy, sunny? Stand still and feel the weather on your face – what does it feel like? Encourage your child to use words to describe the weather i.e. gloomy, dull, wispy, fluffy clouds, warm, pleasant, blustery, breezy, overcast, bright, drizzly

Talk about things you see and experience on your walk – link it to Spring – look for buds on trees, bluebells, new shoots, lambs, birds collecting twigs for nests, butterflies, bees, celandines (yellow flowers that look like buttercups), wild garlic, ducklings, frogspawn etc.

You could take photos,  draw pictures or take examples of their finds for later in the week but please talk to your child about how we need to leave the area as we find it and for others to enjoy and although it is not illegal to pick wildflowers, it is illegal to uproot them.

No recording today as it is a speaking and listening activity. 


Session 2

  • Talk to an adult about what they are going to write.

Construct a timeline of your walk by ordering image/objects chronologically (in the order you saw them). You could lay out your seasonal treasures and talk about where they were collected, what you found first etc. Or look at the photos taken – if you can print them off they can be ordered manually or you could order them on a PPT or Word doc or just talk about them. Practise retelling the whole ‘walk story’ chronologically.

Structure the children’s talk by using time connectives such as ‘first we’, ‘then we’, ‘next we’, ‘after that’ and ‘finally’. You could video your child telling their ‘walk story’. I would love to see it and share it on our class page.

No recording, just planning by talking today. 


Session 3 & 4

I am doing this over 2 sessions so work can be edited, it must be neatly presented and written with care. Encourage your child to be proud of what they are doing. Two half hour writing sessions with extra time for illustrating would be good. Take time over the illustrations and encourage them to join their words. 

LO: Make simple connections between events using time connectives to indicate the start and end of a text  

Look back at their pictures, finds or video about their walk.

Today and tomorrow they are going to write a recount of their walk using the time connectives from yesterday: first we’, ‘then we’, ‘next we’, ‘after that’ and ‘finally’

Two options -

1. Create individual mini books about their experience, sequencing pages and images chronologically. Add interest by drawing things that they collected or print and stick photographs.

2. Write it up in their English/Writing books illustrating their sentences as they go. 

Encourage your child to use capital letters at the start and full stops at the end and include some of the vocabulary words from Monday

Example: First we set off on our adventure through the woods.  First we looked at the sky and saw lots of wispy, white clouds. Then we found some beautiful, blue bluebells in the woods. etc 


Session 5

Only do this if you have completed your other English work. I know some did the walk on Monday.

Write a postcard to one of the bears featured on our page. If you email it me, I will send it on to the bear's owner. I know they will love receiving them during this lockdown period. You can choose any of the bears to write to. 

Look at the postcard writing PowerPoint for some ideas. I have attached a postcard template but the work can be done in their writing books.