Handwriting starter – it is important to keep practicing your handwriting and to not let this slip, use the handwriting worksheet, look carefully at the words and how they’ve been joined.
Main activity – You've done a lot of work on different grammar for the past couple of weeks so now you need to apply it to the SPaG mystery game! Can you solve the case of the missing emojis?
Starter – Correct the spelling mistake, look carefully at the sentences and correct the spellings.
Have you ever looked at a door and wondered what might be on the other side? Where it may lead? What may be hiding within? At first glance, a door is just a piece of wood, glass or metal that is opened and closed that people can get in and out of a room, a vehicle or a space. But in the hands of a writer, a door represents a world of possibility, a world where things are not only hidden but often closed off and restricted.
This week you are going to tell us all about what may lay behind your chosen door. You did some really brilliant writing on the ‘Disappearing Worlds’, so we are taking it one step further this week!
Your work for today is based on the image below, the questions you need to answer are on the worksheet underneath. Use your imagination!
After yesterday’s lesson, you should have some ideas about what might lay behind your chosen door. This activity is inspired by a poem called 'The Magic Box' where the poet images what may be contained inside a magical box. We are going to use a similar ideas for what might lay behind the magical door.
Here is some examples of doors:
Use the worksheet attached below which explains your activity for today's lesson. We can't wait to see what you have to say about your magical door.
Extension/Little bit of fun:
Doors are not only exciting for what may lie behind them, they can be designed to invite you into their world. A few years ago, a derelict area of Funchal in Madeira was transformed by local artists who decided to being the dead doors to life. The beauty of the art opened new doors, and soon homes, shops, and restaurants flourished there. Here are a few of those doors:
Why don’t you have a go at drawing, painting of creating your own door? What design would you choose? What would it represent?
Starter - Idioms - an idiom is a common word or phrase which means something different from its literal meaning but can be understood because of its popular use, e.g:
Complete the starter on the idioms, can you work out what they mean?
Main activity - planning
Before you get onto planning, make sure you read the extract as it'll help you.
Now you are on to your planning, it’s important to think about your main character. Use these questions to help you create your character:
What are they called?
What do they look like?
What sort of a person are they (miserable/friendly/kind/aggressive)?
What do they say?
What do they do?
How do they treat other people?
How do the other people treat them?
Now you’ve got your main character, you can plan.
Nearly all portal stories follow a similar pattern:
Use the planning sheet attached below to help you plan your story!
Writing your own story day!
You now have everything required to write your own story. You may like to write about a more traditional portal that leads you to a magical world or one that takes you on an adventure, one that takes you back in time.
The choice is yours!
Key points to remember when you write your story:
Describe the portal in detail – you may want to show the portal through the eyes of the main character
Think about what lies on the other side of the door – allow yourself the opportunity to write about what interests you and what is important to you
Great writers steal ideas (‘magpie’) from other great writers – reflect upon the portal stories you have enjoyed reading and consider what makes these so engaging. Try to being some of these skills and techniques into your own work.
Enjoy it – writing is all about sharing a passion for words, stories and the word of possibility. If you love the story you are writing – so too will your reader.