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Week 10

Monday 15th June

 

Bore da my Caernarfon Superstars! I hope you all had a lovely weekend, I sure did! I spent my Sunday afternoon walking up Rudry Mountain so I am feeling rather achy this Monday morning.

 

With another week of home learning ahead of us, I feel it's time to shake things up with a new topic. This weeks theme will be MINIBEASTS! Hopefully this topic will be right up your street as we can get outside into the beautiful fresh air and go hunting for minibeasts.

 

To kick off Monday's Literacy lesson, I have another story which I think you are all going to enjoy. 

 

The Cautious Caterpillar 

 

This colourful story follows the life cycle of a butterfly as one reluctant caterpillar learns to accept change and prepares for her transition from caterpillar to butterfly. With a little help from her minibeast friends, she begins to feel brave and ready for her next step.

 

There's a lot of change ahead of us so I felt this story was perfectly fitting, we all need to feel brave and ready for whatever we have to face next.

 

 

Task:

1. I would like you to carefully listen to the story being read aloud, follow the words along. 

 

2. Use the puppets provided or make your own stick puppets of the different characters in the book. Using these puppets re-tell the story, including as many details as you can.

 

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Tuesday 16th June

 

I hope you all enjoyed the story of Cody the Cautious Caterpillar. I think we could all learn a thing or two from Cody, what a brave little caterpillar she was! Often we feel scared and feel like we won't be able to do something but if we try to be brave Cody, we will be able to achieve great things!

 

Task: 

Can you describe the setting from the story? 

 

I would like you to write descriptive sentences about the garden, setting the scene where the minibeasts live. 

 

You will need to use lot's of adjectives (describing words) to really set the scene. 

 

Note to Parents: 

The activity is differentiated three ways so that you can provide children with more or less support.
 

How do you write a setting description?

 

  • To describe a setting, provide the reader with information about the location.
  • Use descriptive sentences to talk about what the place looks, sounds, smells and feels like.
  • Use adjectives to describe.
  • Write about colour, shape, size, texture and more.
  • You could use metaphors and similes in your description.

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 17th June

 

If you could be a minibeast for just one day, what minibeast would you be? Where would you go? What would you do? 

 

Task:

Use your imagination to write about what you would do if you could be a minibeast for just one day. 

 

Watch the video for some inspiration!

 

Note to Parents:

Children can use the writing template if they wish or they can write it straight into their workbook. 

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Thursday 18th June

 

Task:

 

Can you write an acrostic poem?

 

Chose from the following words; caterpillar', 'butterfly', 'change' and 'minibeast'.

 

 

What is an acrostic poem?

An acrostic poem is a poem where the first letter of each consecutive line spells a word, normally related to the theme of the poem. 

 

 

Take a look at the examples below! 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday 19th June

 

One last push my little lovelies and it will be the weekend!!!

 

Today's Literacy focus will be spelling. 

 

Task:

1. Can you practise spelling the months of the year? These words are tricky to spell and must be learnt by frequently practising them.Remember that each month must start with a capital letter. Use the 'Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check' method. Supporting resource attached. 

 

 

 

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