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Monday - This week’s spelling practice: This week’s spellings are all about suffixes: Suffixes are groups of letters which we can add to the end of a root word to change its meaning. E.g. forget + ful = forgetful kind + ness = kindness hope + less = hopeless 1. 2. Can you think of or find other words that end in these suffixes? Practise writing them out in your best handwriting like this: hope + ful = hopeful Go Deeper: Can you find any root words that work with more than one of the suffixes? e.g. hopeful hopeless Add the suffixes to the root words and spell the new words correctly: -ful -ness -less wish tidy care joy happy end pain sad help success fair thought Be careful with tidy and happy: When the root word ends in a ‘y’ (e.g. happy) the y changes to an i when you add a suffix.
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This week’s spellings are all about suffixes:
Suffixes are groups of letters which we can add to the end of a root word to change its meaning.
E.g. forget + ful = forgetful
1.
2. Can you think of or find other words that end in these suffixes?
Practise writing them out in your best handwriting like this:
hope + ful = hopeful
Go Deeper:
Can you find any root words that work with more than one of the suffixes?
e.g. hopeful
hopeless
Add the suffixes to the root words and spell the new words correctly:
-ful -ness -less
wish tidy care
joy happy end
pain sad help
success fair thought
Be careful with tidy and happy:
When the root word ends in a ‘y’ (e.g. happy) the y changes to an i when you add a suffix.
This term we will be basing some of our English work around the book Treasure Island. It’s not the full original version, but a simpler version for children.
Sadly, we won’t be able to read you the whole book like we would have done in school, but there are some ways we can help you to understand the story and what’s happening:
1) We will send you extracts to read.
2) We will send you short summaries of what happens in each chapter so that you know what has happened.
3) You can watch the short animated clips of the story on the BBC website:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/english-ks2-treasure-island-home/zk2qnrd
or Google: BBC Treasure Island
There are lots of TV and film versions of Treasure Island, including a brilliant Muppets one, that you may be able to watch to help
you get to know the story.
IMPORTANT: You must ask your parents / carers first before watching anything.
Tuesday - Reading - retrieval
At the start of the story of Treasure Island, we meet Jim Hawkins, a young boy who works at his parents’ inn called ‘The Admiral Benbow’. A mysterious stranger arrives asking to stay at the Inn:
1. Which word describes the wind outside?
2. What did the old seaman drag behind him?
3. What did he use to help him move the thing he was dragging?
4. Find and copy 2 words which describe his skin.
5. Find and copy 2 words which describe his coat.
6. Find and copy 2 words which describe his hair.
7. What colour was his scar?
8. Find and copy a word that means ‘grubby’.
9. What did he do with his stick to get Father’s attention?
10. Draw a picture of what you think the old seaman looks like. Label your picture with words or phrases from the text.
The night was bitter, and we could hear a howling wind outside when an old
seaman with a scarred face made his way through our door.
In he blew, a strange sight with his sea chest being dragged behind him in a
wheelbarrow. He was strong and tall, with nut-brown skin and a blackened pigtail
hanging over a dirty blue coat. In fact, everything about him looked dirty,
including his hands and nails. The whiteness of the scar that spread across his
cheek stood out against his grimy skin. He rapped his heavy stick on the floor to
get my Father’s attention. While he waited, he whistled and sang a song I would
hear many times:
“Fifteen men on a dead man’s chest…. Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum!”
Wednesday - Reading
The seaman pays Jim’s father some money to stay at the inn, saying he wants bacon, eggs and rum. He tells them to call him Captain.
1. Find and copy two words which describe the Captain’s telescope.
2. Copy the phrase that tells you no-one went near the Captain.
3. Copy the phrase that tells you that the Captain was rude.
4. Where did the Captain spend his evenings?
5. A ‘parlour’ is another name for a sitting room. Do you know any other names for this room? Ask your family to help if you aren’t sure!
6. Who did the Captain ask about every evening?
7. There are two similes that describe the Captain in this text.
A simile is a description of something being like something else.
Find and copy both of the similes the author uses.
He was a silent man who spent his days upon the cliffs looking through a shiny
brass telescope out across the horizon. At night he would sit by the fire in our
parlour. He would often not speak when spoken to and just as suddenly would
blow his nose like a foghorn. Our guests kept their distance from him, as did I and
my father.
After his evening stroll, he would ask whether any sailors had come along the
road. At first we thought he was lonely, but we soon realised that he was hiding
from someone. When a seaman did come by, he would watch through the curtains
and be as silent as a mouse.
Thursday - Writing
Use adjectives to give detail and extend descriptions using ‘with…’
He carried a razor-sharp sword with a curved golden handle.
Use prepositions (words which tell us where things are):
Tucked under his arm was…
Inside his mouth…
As he ran he cackled like a hyena.
Friday - Reading
In Chapter 2, the Captain is visited by a man named Black Dog. The two men end up having a fight and the other man runs away.
In Chapter 3, Jim’s father passes away and Jim has to take over running the Admiral Benbow Inn with his mother. Then a blind man visits the Captain and gives him ‘The Black Spot’. This is a warning that pirates are coming to get him. The Captain collapses and dies.
1. Who is coming to get the Captain’s chest?
2. What time did the note say they were coming?
3. What two things did Jim find in the Captain’s pockets?
4. Find and copy two words that describe the compass.
5. Find and copy a word that means ‘damaged’.
6. List 3 things they find in the chest.
7. Copy the phrase that tells you the trinkets were not from England?
8. Where does the noise come from that makes Jim freeze?
I told my mother all that I knew, and both of us realised that the Captain’s terrible
old shipmates would soon be coming to get whatever was in his chest. The note to
the Captain had said ‘You have till 10.’ It was only six now so we had four hours
before anything happened. We had to see what was in that chest.
We searched the Captain’s pockets for a key but only found a pocketknife and an old,
rusty compass. Suddenly I spotted a string around his neck and there it was, the key.
We hurried to his room and spotted the battered wooden chest. Mother turned the
key and inside we found clean clothing, pistols, silver and trinkets from faraway lands.
Beneath those things were scrolls and a sack of gold. As we sat counting out the
foreign coins, I heard the tapping of a blind man’s cane on the street outside. I froze.
Answers
Tuesday
1. Which word describes the wind outside? Howling 2. What did the old seaman drag behind him? a sea chest 3. What did he use to help him move the thing he was dragging? wheelbarrow 4. Find and copy 2 words which describe his skin. nut-brown 5. Find and copy 2 words which describe his coat. dirty blue 6. Find and copy 2 words which describe his hair. blackened pigtail 7. What colour was his scar? white 8. Find and copy a word that means ‘grubby’. grimy or dirty 9. What did he do with his stick to get Father’s attention? rapped Wednesday 1. Find and copy two words which describe the Captain’s telescope. shiny brass 2. Copy the phrase that tells you no-one went near the Captain.
our guests kept their distance from him 3. Copy the phrase that tells you that the Captain was rude.
he would often not speak when spoken to 4. Where did that Captain spend his evenings? by the fire in the parlour 5. A ‘parlour’ is another name for a sitting room. Do you know any other names for this
room? Ask your family to help if you aren’t sure! living room, lounge, front room etc 6. Who did the Captain ask about every evening? if sailors had come along the road 7. There are two similes that describe the Captain in this text. Find and copy both of the
similes the author uses. ‘blow his nose like a foghorn’ , ‘be as silent as a mouse’ Friday 1. Who is coming to get the Captain’s chest? The Captain’s old shipmates 2. What time did the note say they were coming? 10 o’clock 3. What two things did Jim find in the Captain’s pockets? Pocketknife & compass 4. Find and copy two words that describe the compass. Old, rusty 5. Find and copy a word that means ‘damaged’. battered 6. List 3 things they find in the chest. Any 3 from: clothing, pistols, silver, trinkets,
scrolls, gold. You could also have put ‘foreign coins’ 7. Copy the phrase that tells you the trinkets were not from England?