Grammar and Writing

Monday 25th January 2021

This week's Grammar lesson focuses on Fronted Adverbials! We have learnt about these before in Year 4, but please watch the video below to remind you about what they are and how we use them. Then, complete the Activity sheet below. 

Tuesday 26th January 2021

Today, we are going to focus on learning about the features of a diary entry. You all produced a brilliant diary entry back in Autumn term about our Anglo-Saxons and Vikings theme! So, this week you will be writing a diary entry linked to our Polar Regions theme - it will be about your experience in the Arctic. Hopefully, the Theme lesson which you completed on Monday will help you with your writing too.


Use the PowerPoint to remind yourself of the features of a diary entry, which you will hopefully be able to include in your own writing this week. Look at the WAGOLL (What A Good One Looks Like) to try and identify the features of a diary entry. You may notice that this weeks WAGOLL is the same as our Reading VIPERS text - you might want to rewatch the Reading video from Monday to help you with reading/understanding the text. Your job is to try and find the different features, just like we do in class, and underline them in different coloured pens/pencils. The answers are attached at the back for you to check once you have done this! 

Wednesday 27th January 2021

Today, you will be carrying on from yesterday thinking all about writing a diary entry! You will be planning your writing using the 'A Journey to Arctic Planning Sheet' to think about all of the different senses you would experience. Once you have completed your plan, you might want to re-read the WAGOLL from yesterday and remind yourself of the features. Can you remember what they are? Can you write an example of each one on a piece of paper? To help you with the planning, please use the 'Fronted Adverbials Word Mat' and 'A Journey to Arctic Word Mat' to help you with your writing. 

Thursday 28th January 2021

Today you will be writing your diary entry about your experience in the Arctic! Think about all of the features you identified in the WAGOLL from Tuesday and remember our Grammar focus this week is Fronted Adverbials - can you include lots of different fronted adverbials in your diary entry? Remember to use the word mats from yesterday to help you with your writing! Be creative, use lots of interesting vocabulary and look back at all of the features a good diary entry should have (e.g. first person, past tense, addresses with 'Dear Diary' at the start).


Choose one of the Writing frame templates below, or if you are feeling super confident, you can write your diary entry on a separate piece of paper with your own ideas.


Good luck with your writing Year 4 - and have fun with it! laugh

Friday 29th January 2021

Today, it is time to self-assess and edit your work. Use a different coloured pen or pencil (like we use in school with our purple pens!) and go back through your work reading a paragraph at a time out loud. This will help you to spot any little mistakes as if you read it in your head, you are less likely to spot them!


Remember to check...

  • Capital letters and full stops
  • Spellings
  • Use of paragraphs
  • Fronted adverbials (at the start of your sentences!) of time
  • Use of the five senses
  • First person (e.g. 'I')
  • Informal/chatty language
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