Day 1 Teaching
Introduce The Genius of Leonardo Da Vinci, noting that he was an inventor. Share book to the top of spread 7 and make notes of facts discovered so far. Use the PowerPoint: Verbs and Tense, slides 1 to 6 to revise verbs and simple present and past forms.
Easy: In pairs, children add missing verbs to sentences using the Missing Verbs sheet (see resources). They re-write each sentence in the past tense.
Medium/Hard: In pairs, children add missing verbs and then re-write in the present tense. They find synonyms for common verbs.
Day 2 Teaching
Continue to read The Genius of Leonardo to the top of spread 13 and discuss why he is often called ‘the greatest inventor of all time’. Share PowerPoint: Verbs Tense (see resources) up to and including Slide 10, checking children’s understanding of progressive form.
Children change simple present or past tense verbs to progressive form (see resources). They then write a paragraph about Leonardo. Challenge them to use three examples of the progressive form of past tense in their paragraph.
Day 3 Teaching
Share PowerPoint: Verbs Tense (see resources) slides 11-17, children completing the exercises. Share The Genius of Leonardo from page 13 to the end. What did children think of this biography? Agree that biographies are written in the past tense. Explain the concept of a ‘potted biography’.
Easy: Children edit a given potted biography where the verbs are missing (see resources).
Medium/Hard: Children rewrite the potted biography, changing some verbs into the past perfect (red)/present perfect (blue) (see resources). Challenge children to add a couple of sentences of their own to the biography.
Day 4 Teaching
Skim through Animated Tale: Was it Better Now? Revise tense using PowerPoint: Revision of tense (see resources). Use enlarged version of Searching for verbs (see resources) to identify verbs and the tense used.
Using differentiated resources, Find the Verbs 1/2, children identify verbs used in a text. Challenge more able to specify whether the examples of the perfect form that they find are present perfect or past perfect. Support least able to identify verbs.