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Week Beginning: 11.01.21


This week your SPaG work will focus on adverb and adverbials. There are instructions at the top of the worksheets. 


Monday 11th January

WALT: understand the meaning of words and choose appropriate vocabulary


English I would like you to look at the following words and order them from the word that means the most scary to the words that means the least scary. 

          frightening      terrifying     creepy     disturbing     intimidating 

What are your thoughts? 

Next, use these words to write sentences. Remember to punctuate your work accurately - start with a capital letter and finishing with an appropriate piece of punctuation.


Tuesday 12th January

WALT: Use adjectives and expanded noun phrases

An adjective is a word that describes a noun such as blue pencil (blue is the adjective and pencil is the noun.

An expanded noun phrase is a phrase made up of a noun and at least one adjective. If one or more adjectives are listed to describe the noun, a comma should be added to separate the sentence.

Use the link below to find out more:

Using the sheet with the picture, annotate it with adjectives and nouns to describe the scene. Try to choose some really powerful words – use a thesaurus to help find ‘even better’ words. You will need this to help with you learning tomorrow!


Wednesday 13th January

WALT: Write a setting description

Using the words and phrases that you brainstormed yesterday, write a setting description for the dark woodland scene. Remember to think about starting sentences with a capital letter and using punctuation to mark the end of the sentences. Can you include some powerful adjectives and use some expanded noun phrases?

Send your work in so that we can share some of your work on the website!


Thursday 14th January

WALT: read a poem and discuss

Read the poem below – it was written by Mrs Whalley’s sister and it describes the dark in a negative way.


Dark is dangerous.
Holes hiding; hidden in shadow
Waiting, watching, willing
You to fall down, deep
Into the darkness...
Furniture to stub small
Toes on, leaving you
Doubled in pain

Dark is scary
Monsters mooching round each other
Waiting, watching, willing
You to come closer, close
Enough to snatch away.
Hiding under beds and
Behind sofas and
In cupboards.

Dark is lonely.
Friends far away, in bed, asleep
Talking, texting, calling;
Having to wait for the
Sun to rise again
To go and play
In parks and fields,
In school grounds...

Dark is empty,
When you can’t see past yourself
Echoes echoing
Back to your
Ringing ears
Lonely, waiting for the day
To be full again.

Can you identify any noun phrases or alliteration in the poem? Highlight these and draw a key at the bottom. Are there any powerful verbs or adverbs?

What do you think about the poem?


Friday 15th January

WALT: brainstorm ideas for a poem and write a verse

In the story, Plop found out all of the positive things about dark. He said that ‘Dark is . . . exciting (ch.1), kind (ch.2), fun (ch.3), necessary (ch.4), fascinating (ch.5), wonderful (ch.6), beautiful (ch.7)’.

I would like you to choose ONE of the heading from above – e.g. Dark is exciting. Listen again to the chapter. Write down all of the things that Plop found out about dark being ‘exciting’.

After this, please write a verse for a poem, in the style of the one above. See the example below. Send your verse to me via email and you will receive feedback ready for learning on Monday!



 Dark is exciting.
Fireworks exploding; lighting the sky
Whizzing, whirling, wailing
Golden rain pouring
Down from the darkness.
Bonfires sizzling,

Sparklers cracking

Leaving you gazing in wonder.


Worksheet for Tuesday's English WALT: adjectives and expanded noun phrases


Monday 11th January

WALT: explain symmetry

Today you will be finding out about symmetry – finding out what symmetry is and exploring whether shapes have any lines of symmetry.

Look at the PowerPoint, which explains symmetry and gives you some examples, then complete the worksheet to find lines of symmetry in shapes.

You could carefully cut the shapes out and try folding them. If they fold EXACTLY, then they have a line of symmetry.

Monday symmetry PowerPoint and worksheet

Tuesday 12th January

WALT: complete shapes along a line of symmetry

Look at the shapes on the worksheet – only half of the shape has been drawn. Can you complete the shape along the line of symmetry? Remember that it is important that both halves of the shape look exactly the same!

Symmetry Day 2

Wednesday 13th January

WALT: Plot shapes on graphs using coordinates

Today you will be finding and plotting coordinates. Coordinates are numbers which give a mark on a grid and are used to identify position.

Watch the video below:


If you are still unsure, read through the PowerPoint.

Once you done this, complete the answers to the questions on the sheet below.


Another way for you to practise your coordinate learning is to play the games below:


WALT: Use coordinates to plot shapes  

Today you will be continuing to practise your coordinates work – have a go at the worksheets for today. If you have forgotten what to do, have a look again at the links from yesterday’s lesson.

There are lots of sheets for you to have a practise!


WALT: Measure and compare lengths

Today you will need a ruler!

Watch the video lesson below to see how to use a ruler to measure and read a scale.


Have a go at the worksheet – ‘measure and compare length’.

Measure and compare length