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Thursday 2nd December, 2021

Well - it's 2nd December - the second day of advent!

Let the countdown begin!

To join in with the iMoves Countdown Advent Calendar click below

and then select the first week of advent.

Login:        chadland@thythornfield.leics.sch.uk

Password: Thythorn6

ENGLISH:

Start each morning with a Christmas story!

A wonderful person has put this story advent calendar together for us all to enjoy!

MAIN TASK:

Record your ideas, notes, plans and tasks in your Fiction Writing book if in school, or on paper if you are working at home.

Individual task:

Summarise your impressions of the characters you have encountered in the first chapter of GNMT.

Use the comparison grid to fill in facts about the characters from the story.

  • Do we get a good impression of the character?
  • Are they friendly?
  • Are they going to be kind to Willie?
  • How do we know?
  • Which clues were the most helpful in helping us build a picture of the character?
  • Which clues were more helpful for characterisation – literal or inference clues?

Paired discussion:

  • Look at the pictures of refugees. What can you tell me about these children e.g. gender, hair type, belongings - what else?.
  • What can you guess about these children e.g. the girl looks very thin so I don’t think she’s had enough to eat. The boy’s expression makes him look cross, so I don’t think he wants to be evacuated. What else?
  • Discuss how these small details help characterisation.
  • As well as the things you can see on the pictures, what else could help the reader understand the character?
  • How do they move?
  • How might they speak?
  • How do they react? Etc.

Whole class:

Look at the evacuation card for Willie Beech below and compare with evidence collected.

  • Do you agree with what has been written?
  • Is there anything you disagree with? Why?
  • Discuss the register of the writing – is it formal or informal?
  • Discuss the language and vocabulary choices which have created the formal register e.g. vocabulary choices such as stature, malnourishment; expanded noun phrases such as a slight boy with limp, unkempt blond hair; phrases replacing full sentences to show business-like nature e.g. short in stature; lack of emotional response from writer.

Individual task:

It's break time!

Have 20 minutes of exercise, fresh air, relaxation and a snack if you have one.

Go to the toilet, wash your hands and then return ready to learn.

MATHS:

Join in with the maths calendar - a question a day!

Daily arithmetic - brush up those skills.

Can you beat your P.B. from yesterday?

                        

Print off if needed:

FAST FINISHERS:

It's lunchtime already!
I hope you are having something healthy, nutritious and tasty!

 

STOP, DROP and READ:

30 minutes of reading by an adult: demonstrating good practice and modelling fluency, pace and expression. Continue to read a little more of Goodnight Mister Tom.

SCIENCE & DT project:

You need to complete your Lighthouse Keeper's Son island project.

Install the circuits and make sure they work, fitting the detail in the story.

 

I wonder which group finished first?

Which group matched all of the criteria?

Which group worked well as a team?

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