Y6 English Work (18/05 – 22/05)
* Minimum of 30 minutes reading every day. Please try to quiz on Accelerated Reader at least once every two weeks.
Please complete the daily English lessons on the Oak National Academy website (Week 5 May 18th – May 22nd).
This week, the focus is on writing a diary entry which is a form of a recount. You will read some extracts from Skellig – a book written by a local author called David Almond. You will use these extracts as a stimulus for writing a diary entry at the end of the week. You will also look at examples of diary entries to identify the purpose and features of this type of writing and you will consider the layout and vocabulary choices used by the author.
- Language questions – looking at the language the author uses and consider what they are suggesting through their choice of vocabulary. Think about what the author is trying to achieve by using this technique.
Grammar, punctuation and spelling
Key structural features of a diary entry
- Date – tells the reader when the diary was written
- Greeting – generally, an entry begins with a greeting to the diary
- Before the day begins – enables writer to express emotions about how the day will turn out, what might happen or what you dreamt in the night
- Before the day ends – Gives the writer the opportunity to summarise the events of their day, relate to emotions from the morning and look forward to the future.
Key grammatical features of a diary entry
- Written in first person
- Informal style – conversational language, use of contractions, question tags at the end of a sentence
- Range of tenses – mainly past tense, but may have elements of present and future tense
Spellings – Practise these on Spelling Shed
Please complete the following activities:
- Hyphens, dashes and bullet points (B)
- Formal and informal (A)
You could also try these games on Spelling & Grammar Bug
- -tion, -sion and –cian
- Formal language
- Perfect verb forms
Think back to the extract from the start of the unit. Write a diary entry as if you are Michael and you are heading back into the garage to see the man.
Alternatively, you could choose to write a diary entry to reflect upon an important event for a character in the book that you are currently reading.
Don’t forget to reveal the character’s thoughts and feelings through your diary entry.