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Year 5 English activities Monday 11th May 2020

Hi there Year 5! Mrs Aldwinckle here again. Here are some more English activities for this week.

Spellings – This week we are focusing on words that don’t ‘fit’ into any particular spelling patterns and therefore must each be learnt separately.











Use the power point and the activities below to help you learn them.  Then you can use them in your own sentences and be imaginative!

Writing – Recount

I hope you enjoyed the first episode of Oliver Twist. Your task this week is to listen to the second chapter and then retell both chapters, adding any further details you know about Victorian life.

Here is the website link

As always be mindful of your spelling, punctuation, use of grammar as well as your presentation. I have attached a checklist for you to use, to make sure you are keeping on track, remember you don’t have to use all the features, this is just here to remind you of the features you have been taught.

Here is a quick recap of the key events from the first two chapters that you might find helpful, when you are planning where to add detail to your work.

Key Events

Oliver was born in difficult circumstances.

Oliver lived in the workhouse in the care of Mr Bumble.

Oliver is punished for asking for more food.

He is sent to work for Mr Sowerberry at the undertakers.

Oliver decides to escape and head to London.

Oliver reaches Barnet and meets the Artful Dodger.

Oliver meets Fagan and has a place to stay.

Oliver learns how to pick pocket.

Oliver gets caught and is dragged to the magistrates.

Remember you can re-listen to the story and read the synopsis to help you. Write as little or as much as you are able. Remember to keep your writing concise and make every sentence count!


SPaG - This task is to use the power point to remind yourself what you know about modal verbs. Perhaps you could then use them in your story, remembering to signpost them in the margin.

Reading - When you complete your five home reads of a fiction book this week, please use the following questions to help you explore your reading further:

How has the author used description to show how this character is feeling?

How does the layout help…?

Can you explain why?

Why did the author choose these words?

What evidence can you use to support your view?

Once again, I really hope you enjoy these activities, remember just do what you can and email any questions you have, I always love hearing from you.

Have a super week!

Mrs Aldwinckle