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English - Balanced Arguments

Today we have a different teacher for our English session. Please don't panic - it is the right lesson and the right unit!!


Our English lesson today combines your skills from the week to plan and write a balanced argument. 


Before you begin, have a think about the WAGOLL examples - balanced arguments about CCTV in school, graffiti and school uniform. Think about the purpose, audience, structure, vocabulary, adverbs of possibility, level of formality  and keeping your opinion to yourself until the final paragraph.


Follow the instructions from the video- remembering to pause and complete the activities when asked to. Use the 'next activity' or green dots at the bottom of the page to navigate through.


Remember to add to your magpie page as you watch the video - these details will really help you when you write your own piece. Mr McGarry has included a planning example, which you may find useful.


Refer to the worksheet element of the website (or printable version below) as here you will find a structure of the piece, a bank of sentence starters and adverbial phrases. There are also some phrases which are used for balanced arguments.


Whilst writing your balanced argument, think about all the elements you have worked on and the WAGOLL's you have read. See below for the success criteria set by the Oak team.



After completing your task, re-read and edit your piece of writing . Then resume the video for feedback to self mark and edit your work before uploading on seesaw.


Today you will complete your spelling test on homophones as part of your English video. Take care to listen to the use of each spelling word within a sentence as your homophone words sound the same!  If you need to listen to the spelling test again, rewind the video and play it again.


Please remember to ask someone at home to test you on your two extra spellings to make your list up to ten.


Today you will be finding the area of irregular shapes.


1. Have a look through the Learning Reminders. Look at the leaf that has been drawn. We have to use the grid to help us find the area of this shape because it is not symmetrical. We start by counting all of the squares that we know are fully inside the shape. Tick them off as you go along. Next, decide which squares are mostly in the shape. Don't worry if a small part of the grid is outside, as long as most of it is. Tick these as you count as well. Don't add up the squares that have less than half of itself within the grid. Have a go at counting the area of the leaf.

2. Draw around your hand using the square paper provided. Begin the process again of finding the area. Start with the whole squares and then the half squares, count carefully as you go along. 

3. There is only one choice of challenge today. Work out the area of the different leaves.


Please don't worry if you are unsure if a shape is more than a half or less than a half. It can be quite tricky to tell sometimes. If your answer is close to the answer on the sheet then we know you understand what you are doing. 


4. Have a go at the Check Your Understanding questions. 

Foundation - Outdoor Learning

This week there are two different topics for Outdoor Learning. There is 'Potty About Pollinators' and 'The Wonders of Water'.  Follow the links for each activity to find out more information.

Remember to take some pictures and pop them onto seesaw to show us what you have been up to in an outdoor space!