Week 4 English
The great thing about English lessons is that there are so many genres to read and write. This week, we begin by looking at speeches. Remember our wonderful 'Only One You' speeches from the beginning of the year?
Communication is so important and in recent weeks I'm sure many of you have found different ways to communicate via online platforms and video calling. In these situations we need to make ourselves heard and understood; in a speech to a large number of people, that is even more important. Vocabulary is key. The more words in your vocabulary, the easier it is to communicate.
With VE day celebrations only just over, it is apt that one of the famous speeches in the learning pack is from Winston Churchill. How does he select his vocabulary to get his message across?
Later in the week you will be looking at the lyrics from a song: another very important way in which to communicate ideas. We can't wait to read some of your song lyrics...perhaps you could even perform?
We really hope you enjoy this weeks English. As always, we look forward to seeing your work - don't forget to send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Take care!
Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic.
-- J.K. Rowling's character Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows
Can you finish the story?
The witch hadn’t slept for three nights. The first night she’d spent deep in thought, plotting. The second she’d spent stooped over her cauldron, muttering evil incantations as she prepared the foul and odorous brew. On the third night, the deed had been done. Without a glimmer of remorse, she took flight once again, glancing back over her shoulder at the wreckage she’d left behind. A merciless cackle escaped her chapped lips…
Where does the witch live?
What did she brew inside her cauldron?
What ingredients might she have used?
What evil deed did she carry out on the third night?
Does the witch regret what she’d done?
What powers do you think the witch possesses?
Can you place the missing bracket in the sentence below? What grammatical feature do the brackets contain?
The witch who was a very steady flyer) soared through the air at great speed.
Can you write a sentence containing brackets?
These sentences are ‘sick’ and need your help to get better. Can you help?
The witch went through the air. She held onto the broom. Her skin was green.
Can you draw a picture of a witch’s house?