Monday 17th January – English
This week in English we will be continuing our learning about non-chronological reports and linking this to our science topic – Earth and Beyond. Today we will be thinking about our Moon.
Please watch the following video clip about the Moon:
Please write at least five quality descriptive sentences about the moon in the night sky, and then add a picture.
Extension – can you think of five questions about the moon – tomorrow we will be learning more about it in English.
Tuesday 18th January and Wednesday 19th January – English
Today we will be gathering facts and information about the Moon – you are going to be scientific reporters !
Activity - Please carefully read the presentation below. Have a go at writing some notes about the Moon using the subheadings below (or you may want to use your own three subheadings). Remember to write in clear note form - just include the main points. You may want to use bullet points to organise you notes like we did last week in English - try to include at least five bullet points under each sub heading.
What is the moon?
How does the moon move?
How does the shape of the moon appear to change?
Also, You might want to add to your research about the moon using the links below.
Please keep hold of your notes ready for tomorrow's lesson.
Wednesday – 20th January - English
Today we will be starting to write our introductions to our non-chronological report about the Moon.
Please carefully read through your notes from yesterday.
Next, we are going to write the introduction and first paragraph to our report. Your introduction should to be a general introduction to this topic and include some general information about the moon. Here's an example:
The Moon is a large natural object that orbits, or travels around, Earth. After the Sun it is the brightest object in the sky. It is a sphere of rock, measuring 3,476km in diameter – that’s roughly a quarter of the size of Earth.
Once you have written your introduction, have a go at writing your first main paragraph of your non-chronological report. Start this paragraph with your sub heading: What is the moon?
Remember to use your research notes from earlier in the week and make sure that you write in the present tense, write clear sentences and include some technical words and information.
Thursday 20st January - English
Today we are going to use our notes to write the next two main paragraphs of our non chronological report. You might want to some pictures and / or diagrams in this section of your report.
Remember to write in the present tense, use full, clear sentences and include key facts from your notes. For example, you could start your paragraph off like this:
How does the Moon move?
The Moon moves around the Earth in a circular orbit. It goes once around Earth in approximately 28 days. This is also known as a lunar month.
Friday, 21st January - English
Today we are going to use our notes to write the conclusion or closing paragraph of our non chronological report about the Moon. The conclusion of a non-chronological report provides a sense of closure to the reader.
Now read your report carefully and proof read it. Can you improve it in any way? Remember to check your spellings, grammar and punctuation. Well done you have completed your lunar mission !
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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