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Fuji - Thursday

Reading 

Summarising

A summary is a brief paragraph, written in your own words, that tells the main events or main points of a text in order. It is important to summarise what you have read because it helps you:

  • pick out the important information
  • remember what you have read and
  • understand the story better

Who is a summary written for? It is for yourself and your teacher! So you need to remember to use all of the correct punctuation (capital letters, commas, full stops, apostrophes) and spelling.

 

 

Fronted Adverbials

This week, I would like you to focus on using correct punctuation for your fronted adverbials.

The summary sentence stems are all fronted adverbials. Remember to use a comma after the fronted adverbial. A fronted adverbial:

  • goes at the beginning of a sentence
  • describes the verb (action) in the sentence
  • describes where, when or how

 

Example:

  This week, I would like you to focus on using correct punctuation for your fronted adverbials.

 The fronted adverbial in this sentence is 'This week'. Notice how there is a comma after it.

 

 Steps for writing a summary

 

Sentence stems (use these to start each sentence of your summary)

At the beginning,

Then,

Next,

After that,

Following that,

Finally,

 

Summary example from last week's reading:

 

 

 Task: Can you write a summary of the next part of our book Journey to the River Sea

Youtube clip - https://youtu.be/C7U5B873gtc  (8:32 - 19:52 on the Youtube clip)

 

View document year_4/journey_to_the_river_sea_week_2.pdf

 

Support Group Summary

If you need some extra help to choose the main events of the story, I have written them here for you. Your job is to put them in order first AND use the sentence stems to write your summary. Just like we do in class.

 

Don't forget to use the sentence stems: 

At the beginning,

Then,

Next,

After that,

Following that,

Finally,

 

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Writing

Last week, you used the story mountain organiser to plan a narrative. Today, you are going to use it to write the first paragraph of your story. 

Remember the opening paragraph:

  • introduces the main character/s 
  • describes the setting
  • gives a hint about the plot and
  • makes the reader interested in reading the rest of the story

 

Don't forget to use the known story plots to help you with what you need to include in each part of the story. Click here to see the story plots again.

 

Task: Write an opening paragraph for your narrative. 

We will add to this story each week so make sure, if you are writing using pen and paper, to leave lots of room over the next two pages to finish your story. 

 

Try to use at least one of these Alan Peat sentences in your opening paragraph.

 

 

Don't forget to re-read your writing out loud to check it for:

 

 

You may either: 

  • write your narrative in pen/pencil and send me a photo of your work or
  • type your paragraph to me in an email

Please send your work to hhobbs@sfdprimary.co.uk 

 

 

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Calm Activity - Yoga for Kids

Yoga is a great way to stretch your body, develop coordination and balance and strengthen your muscles. It can also help you feel calmer, happier and concentrate better. So it is healthy for your body and your brain!

Find a space in your house where you can watch this video and copy the yoga instructor on the screen. Your siblings and parents might also like to some yoga with you too. I know I will be!