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Primary School

English 30th March

Week Commencing 30th March

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SPaG x1 task

OL: I can apply my knowledge of SPAG terminology to answer questions.

Please continue completing questions in the back of the teacher made SPAG booklet Sent home 20/3/20. Use your work/definitions to help you answer questions on:

  • Punctuation 
  • Vocabulary 
  • Verb form 

By the end of this week, the questions in the back of your SPAG booklet should all be complete. Take note of any you found tricky, we could perhaps provide resources to revisit any parts you think necessary. 


Spelling x1 task

OL: To use homophones

You have officially completed your spelling booklets, and the year 6 spelling curriculum- Well done! 

However, there is a lot to revisit!

Please visit Grammar Explained on LGFL and watch the video titled 'homophones'. It is a really great website, so do to take the opportunity to explore. Grammar explained/ year 6

Once you are confident with the meaning of homophones, create a list of words that are homophones in your home learning book. Which do you think are common in writing, and therefore can frequently be spelt incorrectly?

Perhaps start a game with family at home - take it in turns to say a word which is a homophone. How many can you come up with? 


Reading x1 task

OL: I can apply my understanding of a text to answer questions.

Flower Power: The Magic of Natures Healers by Christine Paxman (attached below). Read the extract 'Ginger' from her non fiction book all about the healing powers of plants. The book has beautiful illustrations, so look it up if you get a chance. As a small extract, this is an ideal text to share with someone else in your household. Discuss it together and share ideas of the text, just like we would in class. Then, answer the DERIC questions. 


Writing x1 task

L: To write a flashback narrative


Emotive language

Multi-clause sentences

Semi colons to separate two independent clauses

Write in present tense

Extn: Switch between present and past tense

Watch The Piano on Literacy Shed

This week, you will be focusing on The Piano and writing a flashback narrative. The learning below is to take all week. Really think about this piece, the thoughts and emotions that come with it, the accompanying music, how you can incorporate aspects of our learning on WW2 into your writing.


What is going on in the video? Who is the man? Who is the boy? Who is the woman?

What feelings are shown? What is the significance of the music?


In your home learning books, make notes of the events that are shown in the video – write these in chronological order. In each scene, think about how the old man is feeling as well as what is happening. You may want to draw a table to include all information, feelings, thoughts, key words etc.



What’s happening?

Thoughts, feelings, emotions

Key vocabulary

Key grammar












Look at the model text, what do you like about this piece of writing? What language and grammar techniques would you like to magpie?


You may like to plan before writing your piece.


Write your flashback narrative in your home learning books. Remember to write a line, miss a line so you can go back over your work to edit and improve.  Keep this piece of writing concise and 'show not tell'. As well as the WILF, please think about your own personal targets and if you can include these in this piece of writing.