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English Summer 5



Activity One


Read a selection of poems with the theme of summer.


Ask yourself these questions as you read:

What images does the poet create?

Is there a rhythm to the poem?

Has the poet used repetition?

Do the line breaks help the reader?

What language has the poet used to help the reader?  Can you find any onomatopoeia, personification, similes or metaphors?  How do these help the reader?

Do you like the poem?  Why/Why not?

Choose one poem to perform.  How will you enhance the poem?  Can you add sounds or movement?

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Perform your poem to someone in your household – did they enjoy the poem?  Think about your own performance; if you were going to perform it again is there anything you would do differently?


Activity Two


Find out more about different types of poetry at:

Can you create your own poem inspired by those you have read? 

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Maybe you could create an acrostic poem.  An acrostic poem takes the first letter of a word and uses that as a basis for poetry.  Try creating your own acrostic poem, think of a summer word or phrase or choose one of ours and have fun! 





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Watch the children make a fruit quencher drink.



Try to write your own set of instructions for the fruit quencher.

Make sure you:

accurately punctuate your sentences


•         a title and sub-headings,

•         an introduction,

•         a list of ingredients and equipment,

•         step- by-step instructions – use numbers to make the order clear.

•         imperative (bossy) verbs

•         modal verbs (must, should, might)


Can you add top tips and safety information?


Challenge:  Is there anything else you could add to your instructions to make them easier to follow?


If you would like to make the fruit quencher drink please see maths activity three.


Activity Four


Try the GPS (grammar, punctuation and spelling) challenge cards (attached).


Play verb and adverb charades.  Create a list of action verbs and a list of adverbs of manner – here are a few to start you off:

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Choose one word from each list to act out e.g walk and slowly.  Can your opponent correctly guess the verb and adverb?


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Do all verbs and adverbs make sense in pairs?


Challenge:  Can you ‘upgrade’ any of your verbs? For example, run could become sprint, dash or jog  your household think would work well together.