Year 4 – Fir Class- Getting to know the vocabulary – 16.9.16
Today the class immersed themselves in the vocabulary for an autobiography. The children familiarised themselves with the words and were able to put them into sentences. Can you write any sentences with these words in?
This morning in literacy, we have been working hard on building our vocabulary bank in preparation for our Big Write next week. We’ve played a game of pairs, whilst also trying to use the words within a contextual sentence.
Following that, we have been looking at personifying a storm and liking it to an animal…
What do you think of some of our efforts?
“Stalking it’s prey, the vicious Storm-Cat pestered the boat ruthlessly as if it was in play.” Luke Boulton
“The ferocious Storm-Cat clawed and pounced at the harbour wall hoping to get it’s delicious meal early.” Isaac Rodgers
We found the definitions for our topic vocabulary and then created glossaries.
Palm Class were vocabulary detectives in our literacy session…
We collaborated together to find all the technical vocabulary in an explanation text about the life cycle of a butterfly.
There were lots of new words for us to discuss and define the meaning of.
We all discovered plenty of exciting vocabulary we hope to use in our own explanation about the butterfly life cycle. Which words will you magpie for your Big Write?
Here is a short list of just some of the technical words we found:
Pick 4 of these words to explain to someone at home.
Can you think of a way to remember how to spell them for your Big Write?
Monkey Puzzle have been extending their vocabulary, ready for their Big Write on Friday. They have ping-ponged the words and also played games to become familiar with them and knowing what they mean.
Do you know what these words mean?
unyielding / aghast / unassuming
Have a go at using them in a sentence!!
The children started today’s lesson with a vocabulary warm up.
Using the vocabulary for this topic, the children played games like snap and pairs to further their understanding of the words required to make their persuasive letters successful.
Today, we learnt about different features of a diary and began to write a diary entry as an animal in the zoo (orangutan). We wrote in the first person and included:
- commas to mark clauses
- apostrophe for contraction
- exclamation marks
- capitalisation for emphasis
Check out our fantastic writing below: