We're starting to look at some of the stories from this book, with the eventual aim of writing our own Viking Saga at the end of the term.
This week, we will be looking at developing our descriptive writing by focusing on the appearance of a dragon. You could draw your own or use the internet to find some images of dragons that already exist. Think about the different ways you can start sentences (especially simile and adverb starters) and try to use a thesaurus to help you improve your vocabulary. If you don't have a thesaurus at home, Microsoft Word gives you the option of looking up 'synonyms'.
Send me your paragraph (and drawing) on ClassDojo so I can have a look at your descriptions.
The one we started as a class is below; feel free to magpie some of it too.
As hard as rock, his scales are blood-shot red. His soft skin-covered belly allows his stomach to stretch after eating spine-shivering humans. Sharp-as-knife claws pierce the skin of his enemies as he rips them to shreds. Horrifyingly, if you attempt to swim in the river, he will tear you apart. Screaming in terror, his victims burst into flames as his toxic breath rushes over them. The dragon’s soul-sucking breath is like a hurricane to anyone who encounters it.
For the next couple of weeks, we'll be improving our understanding of paragraphs.
Take a look at the Powerpoint that explains when a new paragraph is needed (TiP ToP) and then try out the task. Think carefully about which information should be grouped together and what would be the best subheading for it.
nouns ending in the suffix -ation
information, adoration, sensation, preparation, education, location, exaggeration, concentration, imagination, organisation
This week is easing our brains back into learning again! We'll be looking at factors, multiples, squared & cubed numbers and prime numbers. It sounds a lot, but we've got this!
The White Rose videos and worksheets explore the concepts, but if you want to have a go at some of the games on the link below too, then that still counts as work!