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Spelling activities can be completed each day in the familiar format as follows:

Monday- Find and write out dictionary definitions for the first 4 of your spellings using an online or paper dictionary.

Tuesday- Choose 4 of your spellings and put these into sentences. Remember to be creative and use sentences we have looked at this year such as 2A, simile and list.

Wednesday- Write all of your spellings in alphabetical order.

Thursday- Learn your spellings using the 'look, say, cover, write, check' table provided beneath the spelling list.

Friday- Complete a test on your spellings.

Gender Specific Nouns

This week we will be looking at gender specific nouns. These are nouns which change depending on the gender of the subject for example 'man' and 'woman', 'son' and 'daughter' or 'waiter' and 'waitress'. There are quite a few of these used in the English language including words relating to animals such as 'cow' and 'bull' or 'fox' and 'vixen'. Have a look at the list provided before beginning your tasks. You can also play an interactive game to test what you have learned!

Tuesday Talking & Listening and First News iHub

For Talking & Listening this week, choose at least 3 of the question cards provided to start a discussion with a member of your household.
Remember to log in to the First News iHub and try some of the fantastic activities based on the latest edition of First News.

Wednesday Grammar

We will be revising the different types of nouns that we have learned about this year. Look at the poster provided to remind yourself the difference between abstract, concrete, collective, common, proper and pronouns. You can also follow the link to learn more about nouns and play a game to test your knowledge. This could be useful before beginning your task.
Last week as part of our writing project called 'Animal Magic' you created a poster advertising your animal park. This week you will be writing a report about an animal of your choice. This can be a real animal or an imaginary one! Think back to your work on animal fact files during our Rainforest topic as this will help you with this task. You will need to research information about your animal using books or the internet. You may want to split your fact file into sections such as 'Appearance', 'Diet', 'Habitat', 'Movement', 'Young' and 'Classification'. If you are going to create your own animal you can make up information for each of these categories! Remember MR FABI for animal classification. This stands for mammals, reptiles, fish, amphibians, birds and insects.

Animal Classification

Friday Comprehension

This week you will be revising what you have learned about the water cycle as part of your comprehension task. You can use the diagram of the water cycle and the animated video provided to remind you of the processes involved. 

The Water Cycle 'Story of a Drip'

Still image for this video