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English 23rd March 2020


This week we are learning how to write a non-chronological report. Please complete the activities below over the week and complete a spelling activity daily. Look at the other information page to get your code for the hive game on Friday.  


We will find out the difference between fact and opinion and think about sentence starters for reports. 


Fact – something that is true

Opinion -something that a person may believe or feel. 


Example fact: We are learning at home.

Opinion: I think learning at home is fun. 


Think about your classroom at school. Write two facts and two opinions about your classroom and write them down. 


Read the paragraph below and write own the facts.



Plants are living, they need water, space, nutrients and light to grow. Plants are really pretty.  Lots of plants have a stem which transports nutrients and water to the rest of the plant. I don’t like touching leaves because they can be prickly. The roots help stabilise the plant. I think a plant grows fruit so we can eat it.  I don’t like plants because they are green. A plant will die if it cannot get the water and nutrients it needs. 


Use the word wall wheel to find interesting words to start the sentences that are facts. 


Spellings: This week’s spellings are

obey, prey, convey, survey, grey, osprey, disobey, they, surveyor, conveyor


To learn them, you can use a variety of methods. 

Write them down, cut up the letters and put them back together again

Ask someone to sound then out to you.

Practise writing each one in a sentence (use a dictionary or google to find the meaning of words you do not know)

Write them in alphabetical order

Play games on spelling shed



Reading – don’t forget to read

Books, comics, magazines, posters, recipes, menus, leaflets, online articles, receipts, letters, they all count!


The school is now partially closed due to the risks associated with Covid-19. We are open ONLY for children of identified key workers or are classified as vulnerable, those in Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 and who are pre-booked into school. Every class has lessons set on the class pages (Children - Class pages) which everyone should access. Our latest Newsletter has been published which contains useful hints and tips for teaching your children at home and important information about the school.