This is our final week on ‘The Thief the Fool and the Big Fat King’, a fiction story set in the Tudor period. These lessons are carrying on from last week. What can you remember about the story?
Listen back through the whole story/ look back through the book. How do the pictures help us understand the story? What does the word INFERENCE mean? We can understand (or infer) what characters are feeling, thinking and what their motives are from their actions in the story. We can also justify our inferences with evidence. This is where we can use the text to support our thoughts about characters, setting and the plot. This is something we have been working hard on all year.
Look at the pictures from the story on the document below. Think about what is happening in each picture and then write a short paragraph for each one. The sentences should not relate to the story of James and Meg- we are not remembering and re-writing the story but making up our own version of it! You can infer how the characters might be feeling based on their expressions. Look at improving the quality of your sentences- openings/word choice/exciting starters. Make links from the start of the story and the end. Make sure it flows. Be as creative as you like!
Listen to Chapter 8 of TFBFK.
The story finished with some questions. Think about why this might be and what effect it had. Talk about what life on the road might have been like for them- what sort of places would they have visited, what would be the good things and the bad things, what sort of people would they have met?
This lesson is about responding to the text you have been experiencing, and allowing you to choose how to do this. Today you are going to act out and draw out your own version of a Tudor story following on in the life of Meg and James. You could jot down sentences and think about extending these through discussions. You need to think about life on the road and plan one chapter of their journey. Allow time and space to talk about your story, act out parts of it and then draw very basic stages of it on paper.
Activity 3 (continued to next week)
Are you ready to show off all you have learnt this year?Now is your chance! Over the next few lessons (this will be next week’s Literacy lessons too) we will be writing, illustrating and sharing our own Tudor stories. Your teachers are looking for descriptive sentences, appropriate punctuation, exciting sentence openers, paragraphs, joined handwriting, varied conjunctions, and inverted commas for character speech, accurate spelling (use some Sparkle words from your spellings) and Tudor vocabulary. You may wish to write in pencil first before editing and writing in neat. We are looking for high quality writing!
Once you have written your story, use time to add illustrations to your story. Remember, your illustrations should explain the text you have written and if possible be on the same page as the relevant text.
Make sure you share your Tudor story with your teacher on Class Dojo. Dojo points will be awarded! Good luck!
Lesson 5 – Grammar
Task 1- Complete the ‘Identifying sentence types’ quiz on the PowerPoint below.
Task 2- Complete the ‘Grammar and punctuation’ quiz/test and then go through the answers. How did you do?