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Week of Monday 22nd June

Hi everyone! It’s Mr Rist here! I am going to be setting the Literacy work for Home Learning over the next weeks.


Our first task is to create a non – chronological report about an invented animal. A report is a non – fiction text that describes something very clearly.

Are you in the imagination zone? Close your eyes and transport yourself to the Congo. The world famous explorer, Sir Quentin Smithers has journeyed into the heart of the Congo Rainforest, in Africa. Using the knowledge of local tribes people he has discovered a new animal.


Your first task is to create a name and draw a labelled picture for his animal. Try to add as much description as you can. This will make your report writing much easier!

1.With the name you can either use your imagination or create a name from 2 existing animals.

2. If using your amazing imagination, there are no limits.

3. If you are struggling for ideas, take 2 animals such as a tiger and lion, combine letters from both names to create tigon.

4. Once you have created a name, can you do a labelled drawing including all the features of your chosen animal. Click on the file below to see my amazing example.

5.  Remember to put commas in between 2 adjectives

6. I have included a word mat to help with vocabulary. Also, you could use a thesaurus to up level your adjectives or google synonyms for some of the vocabulary. I would love to see some of your amazing pictures!

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Spagtastic – noun phrases


This weeks SPAG is  noun phrases – which basically means just using adjectives to describe a 'thing' (noun). Read through the powerpoint to help you understand what a noun phrase is.


With the SPAG tasks, they start off easy and get gradually more challenging.  See if you can push yourself to complete all the activities!


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Tuesday , 23rd June


I hope you enjoyed drawing your invented creature yesterday. I am looking forward to seeing some of your amazing work. Eventually, we are going to be writing a non - chronological report. which is a factual report that explains something very clearly.

I know that our creature is not real, but we are still going to write as a factual report.


Today, we are focusing on the features of non - chronolological reports. Below are a list of these features ; please read them carefully.

I have included my non - chronological report on the tigon and have highlighted and labelled all the features in our list. 
Look at the animal reports below.  Can you highlight or label all the features?
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WOW!!! Have a listen to EL amazing Owl podcast below, it truly is Owltastic! Amazing work EL, you might be teaching me about how to make a podcast when you return. Brilliant facts as well and very well written. Love it!


Wednesday, 24th June


Hi everyone. We are now at the planning stage of the report. Look at the plan that I have created for the Tigon. Can you create your own plan for your invented animal on the planning template provided?


  • Magpie some of my ideas
  • Use a thesaurus to help with adjectives
  • If you have access to the internet, use to find better word choices
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Task 1 - Introduction

First, look at my brief introduction, then write your own


  • Keep your introduction short – no more than 3 sentences
  • It usually answers Who, What, When, Where, Why questions?
  • Use your plan to help you


Task 2

Read paragraph 2 ( Appearance) of my report. I have created a story map ( which is below) and acted it out on the video. Your  second task is split into 3 parts:

  • Write your appearance paragraph using your plan to help you. Also, magpie some of my choices if you wish and use a thesaurus to up level your vocabulary
  • Create a story map for the paragraph
  • Act it out for your friends and family. Remember to rehearse a few times before you perform it

As I am the kindest teacher in town, I will give you until Monday to complete these tasks.

Good luck and I look forward to seeing your work!

June 24, 2020

Talk for writing

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Some fabulous work from EM, RE, AG and VS from Y5 and AH in Y6. Well done team Walkley - you are splendiferous!