Core: Introduction to the idea of outsiders; empathy; cohesion
Pronouns and Determiners PowerPoint
This PowerPoint recaps cohesion before revising the identification and function of pronouns and determiners and their role in cohesive writing.
SPAG: Explore the subjunctive form
Subjunctive Form PowerPoint
Explore the very formal register which is created by the subjunctive form. Identify and use the form for hypotheticals and demands, understanding how to apply the sentence structure and select the correct verb forms.
Descriptive & predictive writing ('Philosopher's Stone' chapters 5-7)
Children look at expanded noun phrases, including identifying adjectives, adverbs and prepositional phrases. They then study modal verbs of certainty, ability and obligation. Finally they revise relative clauses and pronouns.
5-minute SPAG Revision
Revise noun phrases, including identifying head nouns, then revise modal verbs and relative clauses.
Information & explanation texts ('Philosopher's Stone' chapters 11-14)
Look at the difference between phrases and clauses, then move on to study adverbials, including fronted adverbials. Finally, revise parenthesis.
5-minute SPAG Revision
Revise adverbials, including phrases and clauses. Ensure that children understand parenthesis. Finally, revise word classes.
SPAG: Cohesive writing: conjunctions
This PowerPoint revises conjunctions, how they create cohesion and how they are punctuated.
Introduce Greek Mythology and explore story openings
1) Presentation: Sentence Punctuation
Revise what makes a complete sentence and how these are punctuated. Explore the syntax of a sentence (subject, verb, object) and how these work together to make meaning.
2) Presentation: Formal and Informal Language
Revise what is meant by formal and informal register and how it can be created through vocabulary choices, contractions, question tags, ellipsis and breaking grammar rules!
3) Presentation: Word Classes
Revise word classes (noun, verb, adjective, adverb, preposition, determiner, pronoun, conjunction), how they function in a sentence and practise identifying words by class.
Presentation: 5-Minute Revision, Unit 1
Deliver quick, focused revision (sentence punctuation, formal and informal register, word classes), which requires children only to have whiteboards. Questions are intentionally similar in content and style to the formal KS2 tests.