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CofE Primary School

Growing and maturing in our learning journey ‘They are like trees that grow beside a stream, That bear fruit at the right time, And whose leaves do not dry up, They succeed in everything they do’ Psalms 1:3

Respect

‘Do for others what you want them to do for you’ Matthew 7:12

Honesty

‘Our love should not just be words and talk; it must be true love which shows itself in action’ 1 John 3:18

Reflection

‘Let us examine our ways and test them, and let us return to the Lord’ Lamentations 3:40

Compassion

‘The Lord is loving and merciful, slow to become angry and full of constant love’ Psalms 145 8:9

Teamwork

‘For the body itself is not made up of only one part, but of many parts’ 1 Corinthians 12:14

Perseverance

‘Happy is the person who remains faithful under trials’ James 1:12

English

Reading Activities for the week of 18th January

Remember that you have the audio book links above if you want to read along.

 

Monday  

Choose one of your reading assignments from your purple Rising Stars reading homework book. Remember that the answers are found at the back of the book. You can email me your results along with your maths at the end of the week.

 

Tuesday

Read Chapter 5. Copy the words and definitions from the vocabulary PDF for this chapter.

 

Wednesday

Join me at 1pm to read Chapter 6 of War Horse together.

Use the vocabulary PDF to explore the words in this chapter.

 

Thursday

Read Chapter 7 of War Horse and use the vocabulary PDF to explore the important words.

 

 

 

Week of Jan 18th Tuesday comprehension worksheet

Sentence Stacking - Friday 7th January

 

It will be of no surprise that I picked a little bit of Jane (Mrs Considine)heart for the Friday Sentence Stacking Lessons.

 

You have done these a few times now and so you should be able to work through the lesson without too much support.

 

You may have used the film before - it has become a bit of a classic. It ties in beautifully with the War Horse work and the World War II topic. You can find it at the bottom of this page. You might want to watch it first but you can keep coming back to it.

 

Please watch Jane's introduction, which can be found here.

 

Unlike a normal lesson, I would like you to have a go at writing about the whole film. You can start with individual chunks and then try and build a story.

 

The Choose your Chunk sheet can be found below or linked here.

Please send the completed stories to our class email. They can be typed, photographed or scanned. I just look forward to reading them.

 

If you've read all the way to the end first then you might get some ideas for when the 'country' completed this writing in March. You can listen to it here.

 

 

 

 

The Piano by Aidan Gibbons

Reading activities Week of January 11th

Monday  

Choose one of your reading assignments from your purple Rising Stars reading homework book. Remember that the answers are found at the back of the book. You can email me your results along with your maths at the end of the week.

 

Tuesday

Join me at 9am to share Chapter 1 of War Horse

Independent questions to think about-

Retrieve

What is the first thing the narrator can remember and how old were they when it happened?

Why didn’t the narrator manage to get away? 

What is the old horse in the next pen called?

What is the name of the young boy? 

What does Albert name the horse?

 

Explain how you can tell in the first pages, that the narrator is a horse?

In chapter 1 - How does Michael Morpurgo make you feel sorry for Joey?

 

Chapter 2

What impression do you get of Albert?

Describe him in less than thirty words. 

Why did Albert pick level ground to do training?

What does Joey do when Albert’s father attempts to whip him?

Why does Albert use a whip on Joey?

How does this make Joey feel?

Why does Joey’s mother say ‘oh dear god’?

 

Wednesday

Read Chapter 3 of War Horse

Questions to think about.

Why were Joey and Albert relived that Albert was left to tend to the horse work alone?

Why does Albert’s mother stick up for his father? Do you agree with her?

Why does Albert’s father send him on a job?

 

Thursday

Join me to continue reading War Horse together: Chapter 4

Independent

Define the definition of the words -  khaki, apprehension, rousing, jodhpurs

What do you think the phrase, 'sound in wind and limb' means?

 
 

 

 

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