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Week Beginning 18th January 2021

Monday 18th January 2021

Today we are carrying on with our second unit of work, looking at Journalistic writing.


For the today's and tomorrow's lesson, Mr Hicks would like you to put your journalist head on. 

Tuesday 19th January 2021

Today we will be carrying on the second half of our newspaper writing.

Wednesday 20th January 2021

Today's lesson is a little bit different, rather than focusing on writing, we are instead going to be focusing on reading.


For today's lesson, I would like for you to have a go at answering the following questions. Be ready to share your answers in our Zoom session.


  1. Where is the Rang-Tan at the start of the advert?

  2. Can you list 3 things that the narrator tell us that the Rang-Tan keeps doing?

  3. Why might the Rang-Tan ‘throw’ the chocolate and ‘howl’ at the shampoo. What do these actions tell us about the animals’ feelings here?

  4. What word does the narrator use to describe the Rang-Tan before telling her she ‘has to go away!’

  5. Why does the Rang-Tan say that she was in the girl’s bedroom?

  6. At 32 seconds – why does the film change from colour to black and white at this moment?

  7. What 2 reasons are given for why humans are destroying the Rang-Tan’s trees?

  8. At 43 seconds – pick one word to describe how you think the Rang-Tan feels at this moment. Explain your choice of word?

  9. Why are human’s burning the forest?

  10. At 57 seconds – How do you think the girl’s feelings about the Rang-Tan in her bedroom changed? Why have they changed?

  11. The girl says she will ‘fight’ to save the Rang-Tan’s home. What does the word fight mean here?

  12. She also says she will stop the Rang-Tan ‘feeling blue.’ What does the phrase ‘feeling blue’ mean?

  13. Write a list of all the things we could do to help Orang-utans whose homes are being destroyed and lives lost.

Thursday 21st January 2021

During this lesson, we will be looking at determiners. We will be deciding whether we need to write an or a and then including these correctly in our new up-levelled sentences.


Watch the lesson below of Mrs Bennett teaching how we can use a or an as a determiner before the noun.

'a' or 'an' Determiner Lesson with Mrs Bennett

Friday 22nd January 2021

Today is our last lesson looking at There's a Rang-Tan in My Bedroom. 


In this lesson, we will looking at contractions and how to transform formal phrases into informal contractions using an apostrophe. 


We will then be using this new knowledge to write up-levelled sentences containing these.


Watch the lesson below of Mrs Bennett teaching us how to correctly use apostrophes for contractions.

Apostrophes for Contractions Lesson with Mrs Bennett