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Monday:

Imagine that you are on the coast, sitting on the beach. Play the 'Ocean Waves'  video below to help you to picture what that would be like. Think about your 5 senses (see, hear, smell, touch and taste). 

 

TASK: On the first page of the lesson resource (or in a notebook, of course), collect thoughtful vocabulary and phrases in each column to describe what it is like, using the image and the video as a stimulus. Can you improve the words with more exact/appropriate synonyms using a thesaurus? (online thesaurus link below)

 

Then, look at the screenshot from the short film that we are going to be looking at called 'Lighthouse'. Use the second page of the lesson resource to create descriptive sentences using your five senses to describe the setting screenshot of the lighthouse and its surroundings. Can you include expanded noun phrases?

Tuesday:

Today, we will be using fronted adverbials to make predictions about 'Lighthouse'.

 

TASK: First, watch the BBC Bitesize video below to recap what a fronted adverbial (or an adverbial opener) is, if you are not sure. Then, watch the start of the 'Lighthouse' film (to 40 seconds). Don't be tempted to watch anymore just yet! Finally, on today's lesson resource, predict how the story might begin to unfold from here by drawing a simple picture of your predictions (from the beginning of the film to the end) and writing a sentence with a fronted adverbial for each picture.

Wednesday:

Today, the first thing that you need to do is watch the whole of the 'Lighthouse' film! Were any of your predictions from yesterday correct? Can you explain to someone what happens in the film? How does the lighthouse keeper learn and change through the film?

 

Alongside our work on fronted adverbials and expanded noun phrases this week, we are thinking a lot about how we can make our sentences more interesting for our readers. We can vary the starts of our sentences by using a range of features. The strange word 'DADWAVERS' can help us to remember these different features... look at the 'DADWAVERS lesson resource' to learn more and to look at examples of how some of them can be used to make the starts of sentences more interesting.

 

TASK: Read through the 'DADWAVERS task' with an adult. Can you spot the different openers that have been used? Which type of DADWAVERS opener are they? You might want to use a coloured pencil to label each different type. How have they made the sentence more interesting?

Thursday:

TASK: Using the 'DADWAVERS planning sheet' and looking at the screenshot of the villagers climbing the hill to help the lighthouse keeper, collect your ideas for different DADWAVERS openers that you could use to describe the picture. Some of the types of openers are more challenging than others so focus on the ones that you looked at examples for yesterday. Can you use your ideas to write a descriptive paragraph describing the scene where the villager climb the hill?

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