Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
This term we are reading Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!
In our writing, we are working hard to:
- Use capital letters at the beginning of sentences and for proper nouns (names of people or places).
- Use neat joined-up writing.
- Use ambitious vocabulary.
- Use a variety of punctuation in each piece of work;
- full stops .
- question marks ?
- exclamation marks !
- commas in lists and for pauses ,
- speech marks " "
- apostrophes for possession ' (John's pen or James' pencil)
- apostrophes for contraction ' (Russet class couldn't stop singing)
- challenge punctuation (optional)
- ellipsis ….(fiction only)
- bullet points (non-fiction only)
- brackets (for extra, but non-essential, information)
- colons : (at the beginning of a short list e.g. We need to buy fruit: apples, pears and oranges)
- semi colon ; (at the beginning of a longer list e.g. We need to buy fruit; juicy red apples, fresh ripe pears and sweet plump oranges).
There are several different ways that you can develop your reading, writing and spelling skills from home:
Reading Eggs App
Miss Coleman will set 1 Reading Eggs comprehension activity for you to do each week via the app (You can always do more if you like!)
Remember to click on ReadingExpress to find your comprehension task!
It's really important to keep up your reading. Just 10-15 minutes a day will work wonders. Read to yourself, your brothers and sisters or even to relatives and friends via FaceTime or down the phone!
Run out of books? The Reading Eggs App has lots of online ones you can read!
Spelling and Handwriting Practise
Choose 10 new spellings to learn a week (look at the common exception words below or check your magpie book for those words you use all the time).
Improve your joined up handwriting by practising everyday. You could focus on the letters that you know you struggle with (such as p and f), write out each spelling 5 times or copy sentences from the book you are reading.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Projects
Here is a list of some projects linked to our class text this term. Click on the name of the project to open a new page with more information about the task and for resources which might be useful.
You do not have to do everything! Have a look and choose 1-2 projects per week that you are most interested in doing. The aim is for you to be practising the skills that we would learn in class in a way that is fun and interesting for you. If you want to do the task in a different way for example you want to learn 'more about frogs' or 'more about boxing' instead of 'more about chocolate,' then go ahead. The only limit is your imagination!
Most importantly, send in photos of your work (and you doing the activities) so I can see which projects you are enjoying the most. I will also post the pictures on the class page so you can keep up with what your classmates are doing.
Roald Dahl has written loads of other amazing books that you may also want to read (some of them have also been turned into films).
Charlie and the Glass Elevator
Georges Marvellous Medicine
James and the Giant Peach
Danny champion of the World
The Enormous Crocodile
The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me
Click here for more information.