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Year 5 English activities 27.04.20

Hello Year 5! Here are your English activities for this week. I have included spelling, writing and reading work for you.

This week’s spellings are all place adverbials.  These words add detail of where something is happening to a sentence.  The power point will help you practice their use.

Once you have learned the spellings, don’t forget to write sentences using them- the more imaginative the better.











Well done for learning your spellings so far and keep practising!

Writing - Last week you looked at this strange picture which is called ‘Whose there?’ and hopefully you created a wonderful, imaginative story and then proof read it. This week we are going to level-up some of our sentences to try to improve our work even further!

You need to read through your story and add any of the below language features that you can. Remember, if you already have them in, have you recorded them in your margin? It is okay if the parts you add in take your work over 200 words.

  • Did you develop your characters or the setting by using FANTASTIC’s? If not can you add in one of these in for each?( Feelings, Asking, Noticing, Touching, Action, Smelling, Tasting and Imagining)
  • Have you expanded your noun phrases to add more detail, by adding an adjective?
    • E.g: Instead of saying: He ate ice cream. You could say: He ate a huge amount of delicious, sticky, ice cream, which dribbled down his chin.
  • The example above also contains a relative clause (,which dribbled down his chin). Can you include one? Remember to use clauses beginning with relative pronouns: who, which, where, when, whose, that or with.
  • Make sure you have the consistent and correct use of tense throughout a piece of writing. Is your story in the past, it has already happened? Or present, happening now? Do all of your sentences in your story follow the same tense?
  • Can you use a model verb? Would, should, could?
  • Using a colon to introduce a list
    • This year I want to visit four amazing cities: Paris, London, New York, and Barcelona.
  • Have you used parenthesis? Using brackets, dashes or commas to indicate parenthesis. For example
    • He finally answered (after taking five minutes to think) that he did not understand the question.
    • He finally answered, after taking five minutes to think, that he did not understand the question.
    • He finally answered - after taking five minutes to think - that he did not understand the question.

When you have added all these, rewrite your story in your best handwriting. Finally, read your first draft to someone in your family, followed by your second draft. Then ask them to say which one they think is better and why?

Reading - When you complete your 5 home reads of a fiction book this week, think about answering these questions.

When and where did the story take place?

Who are the main characters?

What does the main character look like?

How does the book begin?

Where in the book would you find?


I hope you enjoy these activities, remember just do what you can and please email if you are unsure about anything

Have a good week!

Mrs Aldwinckle