- An English or Maths task
- An optional half termly project
In our English lessons this week we will begin learning about biographies and but the end of the unit we will have written a biography about Harriet Tubman and a biography about an inspirational figure of your choice.
Watch this video to find out about the features of a biography. After you have watched the video, write down what features need to be included in a biography.
Challenge: Write down the types of facts you might use in a biography
e.g. When the person was born
Open the file called 'volcanoes' and read the text. Think about these questions, if you can, talk to an adult about what you think.
- What is the text about?
- What is the text type? (e.g. a letter, extract of a fiction book, blurb, fact file, website, email etc.)
- What do you think the purpose of the text is?
- To entertain
- To persuade
- To inform
- Why do you think this?
Now, you are going to complete some retrieval questions.
Retrieval skill recap:
- Read the text
- Read the question
- Identify the key words in the question
- Use skimming and scanning to find the answer in the text using the key words
- Write your answer
Now, complete the retrieval questions in the document below. You can choose to complete mild, medium or spicy.
Last week, we were rounding numbers. Please spend some time consolidating this learning using these activities.
You can choose to complete mild, medium or spicy. There is a challenge at the end for everyone.
We have been sketching using graded pencils and charcoal in school. For your art task, we would like you to have a go at sketching someone or something important to you using whatever you can find at home.
It could be a pencil or pen or even using an app on a phone or computer. You might even want to go outside and see if you can find something to draw with.
Let’s see what you come up with!