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Week 11- commencing 22nd June

Monday 22nd June

This week in English, our learning is going to be based around a short film called La Luna. Please watch the film by following this link:

Once you have watched the film, take a look at the similes Powerpoint below. We have done lots of work with similes in Year 4 so this Powerpoint should help remind you what they are and why they are used in writing. 

Your task is to think of some similes to describe what the young boy in La Luna could see, smell, hear and feel (both on the boat as well as on the moon). For example, the moon's surface was as soft as sand. Try to think of some similes for each of the four senses and use as interesting vocabulary as possible. How many different similes can you think of?

Tuesday 23rd June

Yesterday, you watched the short film La Luna. Today, we are going to continue our work on this film but we are going to focus on only two short sections. Please re-watch the film again but only from 40 seconds to 1 minute, 7 seconds. Then re-watch the film from 3 minutes, 45 seconds to 4 minutes, 20 seconds. Both of these sections of the film involve the young boy's father and grandfather talking- and even arguing- with each other. However, as you most probably could tell from re-watching those sections, they are talking a load of gibberish!

Your task today is to write a piece of dialogue for both of the sections of the film that you re-watched. Dialogue is when you write down the conversation that happens between two or more people. If you are unsure how to start each piece of dialogue, there is a document attached below which you can use to start off your writing. 

Try to use the following rules of speech:

  • Use inverted commas around the speech. 
  • Always use a capital letter at the start of speech.
  • At the end of speech, before the closing inverted comma, use a comma, exclamation mark or question mark. 
  • After the speech, make sure you write who said it.
  • New speaker, new line. 

To help you think of other words to use instead of said, there is an 'other words for said' poster attached below. 

Wednesday 24th June

For today's task, we would like you to create a storyboard for La Luna. You will need to split the film into 6 sections. For each section, you will need to draw a picture of what happens in that part of the film and underneath each picture, you will need to write one or two short sentences explaining what happens in that section. Feel free to watch La Luna again if you need to in order to help refresh your memory of what happens in the film. 

Attached below is an example story board for the story 'Little Red Riding Hood'. There is also a blank storyboard template attached below for you to use or you can draw your own storyboard into your exercise book. 

Thursday 25th June

We would like you to pretend that you are the young boy in the film La Luna and that you have just returned from your trip to the moon. You are going to write a letter to a friend describing what your trip was like and what you got up to. Use the storyboard that you made yesterday to help you write your letter (this is your plan). Can you also use any of the similes that you thought of for Monday's task in your letter? 

Below is an example letter to help remind you how to set one out. Once you have written your letter, be sure to read back through your work to check that no punctuation is missing and see if you can make any improvements. 

Friday 26th June

Conjunctions are words that we can use to join sentences together to make them longer, such as and, but, because, as, when etc. 

Please take a look at the conjunctions task below where you will need to create your own comic strip. A comic strip is quite similar to a story board- you will need to draw pictures of what happens in your superhero's adventure and underneath each picture, write a sentence describing what is happening in the picture. Make sure that in your sentences, you are using the conjunctions from the first page of the worksheet. 

Don't worry if you can't print off the comic strip template on the worksheet- you can always draw your own comic strip into your exercise book.