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Week 5

Another fabulous week of our project! The children thoroughly enjoyed making their mock-ups this week - don't forget to check out the photos of us in action on Tapestry. Next week we will be making our wheeled vehicles. The children will use their designs and their mock-ups to do this. They will need to think about the materials they use and whether they are suitable for the environment that their vehicle will be going into. 


Next week we will be continuing our stories; introducing a problem, resolution and ending. We will also be learning how to use apostrophes in the contracted form. You could be looking out for contractions when you are reading together. Here are some examples of contractions: doesn't, couldn't. 


In Maths we will be learning about multiplication next week. We will be continuing to count in 2s, 5s and 10s to do this. We will be looking at times tables in different ways and forms and will also be problem solving and reasoning. 


In Phonics we are looking at alternative spellings for the following sounds:

/or/ spelled as 'ore' eg. more and spelled as 'ar' eg. warm

/l/ spelled as 'le' eg. little, 'el' eg. camel, 'il' eg. pencil, 'al' eg. metal 

We will also be looking at the pronunciation of 'tion' in words like 'conversation'.

We will be recapping all of our Tricky Words and looking at compound words. Compound words are words where 2 words are put together to create a new meaning eg. play and ground = playground.


This week, we will be writing the next part of our stories. We will be writing about the problem, resolution and ending. You should have written the beginning of your story and ended with the part where your characters build their rescue vehicle. 



Today we are going to look at contractions. A contraction is when you join two words to make a shorter word, which still has the same meaning. An apostrophe is used to replace the missing letter/letters. Look at the video below to learn more. There are activities to complete when you click this link, too. 

Now open up the document below. Find the contracted words in the first paragraph. In the second paragraph you need to write the contraction. Use the Contractions Word Mat to help you.


Today we are going to be thinking about the next part of our story. You will now need to think about what could go wrong in your environment. Write down some ideas of possible scenarios that someone may need to be rescued from, within your environment. Then come up with some good words and phrases to describe the problem that needs resolving. This will prepare you for tomorrow when you are going to choose your problem, resolution and ending.



Today we are going to plan the next part of our stories. You will need to think about what the problem is. This will be the situation a character needs rescuing from. Then you will need to decide how the characters resolved this problem by jotting down some notes to describe how they rescued the character. Finally, you will need to write down some ideas to describe what happens to the characters at the end of the story. Is there an unexpected twist? 


All of this should be done in a note-taking format - you do not need to use full sentences. Open the document below for your story planner and take a look at the example to help you.


Today is the day you write your story ending. Make sure you use your plan to help you and use capital letters and full stops. Don't forget to make it exciting! Have a look at the example below to help.

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