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 This week's English is Gracie the Lighthouse Cat

I am excited to say that Mrs Campbell has been busy making us a school youtube account. This is a private account. You need to click on the link below and subscribe to our channel to be able to view the story. There are two versions of the story on here. The first is the story being read to enjoy and the second has been read so the children can track the words and look closer at the images. 

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCv18RYQpoYH1qu7Ahz5If5g

Monday

  1. What is a parlour? Look at the image on the picture, what does it look like it might be?
  2. What are ‘gale force winds’? What would they look like?
  3. ‘Hurling him out into the storm’ what is meant by the word hurling?
  4. Gracie’s cries were ‘frantic’ what does this mean? Can you search for synonyms for this word? (synonym meaning another word with the same meaning).
  5. The kitten clings onto the rocks ‘like a limpet’ – limpets must cling onto rocks. What is a limpet?
  6. Can you remember what the term parallel means and the term peril?

EXT - please make a note on your answer how you found out the answer. Did you use picture clues? Did you already know? Did you use a dictionary? A google search? Did you work out the meaning in the context of the sentence?

 

 

 

Monday's questions to print

Tuesday

Gracie the lighthouse cat is a parallel tale of the true story of Grace Darling. Parallel meaning the stories run side by side.

In identifying the 2 stories together think about what is the same and different about them? Write a comparison of the 2 stories in the 1 book.

Clue: names, relationships, actions, behaviours, feelings.

You can compare the 2 main characters or the 2 events.

Wednesday to Friday to print if you wish. This section of the English is focused on writing and spelling in the correct tense.

Images to choose from. Select the images you'd like to caption or use the images a reminder to help you write a caption.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zrqqtfr/articles/z3dbg82 Discuss tenses - past, present and future.

The verb is what is mostly changed when using tense. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zrqqtfr/articles/zpxhdxs (revise what is a verb if you wish to)

The future tense is often accompanied by the word ‘will’ and the root word is often used.

When the verb is changed to past tense you often add the suffix ‘ed’.

When the verb is changed to the present tense you often add the suffix ‘ing’ or ‘s’

For example

Future: Bex will jump in the race later today. (jump is the root word)

Present: Bex is jumping or Bex jumps: Bex is jumping in the race right now, she's going to win.

Past: Bex jumped in the race yesterday and fell over, so she lost.

Wednesday

Write captions from the images from the story. Make the captions present tense. i.e: The kitten is racing down the stairs, following the sounds of the storm.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zrqqtfr/articles/z3dbg82 Discuss tenses - past, present and future.

The verb is what is mostly changed when using tense. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zrqqtfr/articles/zpxhdxs (revise what is a verb if you wish to)

The future tense is often accompanied by the word ‘will’ and the root word is often used.

When the verb is changed to past tense you often add the suffix ‘ed’.

When the verb is changed to the present tense you often add the suffix ‘ing’ or ‘s’

For example

Future: Bex will jump in the race later today. (jump is the root word)

Present: Bex is jumping or Bex jumps: Bex is jumping in the race right now, will she win?

Past: Bex jumped in the race yesterday and fell over, so she didn’t win!

Wednesday

Write captions from the images from the story. Make the captions present tense. i.e: The kitten is racing down the stairs, following the sounds of the storm.

 

Thursday

Write a recount of the story of Gracie the Lighthouse cat. Write it in the past tense and the third person (Gracie)

Gracie the lighthouse cat searched and searched and looked and looked for the kitten.

EXT add in some noun phrases, similes, metaphors, questions, exclamations, inverted commas. 

Friday – what will happen next – future

EXT: You can explain your reasoning linked to what you know from the story, what you know about kittens, what you know about Grace Darling or what your imagination tells you. For example: I think the kitten is going to run off again because he is going to stay awake. If he stayed awake he will be bored and want to find something to do.

Future tense verbs used: run, awake, find, stay

Thursday

Write a recount of the story of Gracie the Lighthouse cat. Write it in the past tense and the third person (Gracie)

Gracie the lighthouse cat searched and searched and looked and looked for the kitten.

Friday – what will happen next – future

EXT: You can explain your reasoning linked to what you know from the story, what you know about kittens, what you know about Grace Darling or what your imagination tells you. For example: I think the kitten is going to run off again because he is going to stay awake. If he stayed awake he will be bored and want to find something to do.

Future tense verbs used: run, awake, find, stay


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