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Friday 27th October 2023

Sounds and Syllables

Each week we are going to give you a five words from the Year 3/4 Statutory Spelling list, this is a list of spellings that you need to be able to spell accurately by the time you leave Year 4.


We need you to use your Sounds and Syllables techniques to Say the Word, Snip into syllables, Say the sounds and draw the sound lines and then check your spellings. As this will help you learn them. 


Each week some spellings from the previous week will appear to ensure that you keep practising them, we have not made a mistake we are asking you to over learn words that you have already seen before. 


We have included a Technique bookmark to remind you what to do and also a separate answer sheet for parents so that they can support you.  

Please spend between 5 and 10 minutes every day having a go at this. 


Over the last few weeks we have been learning to recite one of the setting descriptions that Roald Dahl wrote as part of 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'. The setting description that we have learnt was of the 'Chocolate Room' (see document below for a copy of the description). We have used this description in class, to help us to write a setting description of our own 'Chocolate Room' by 'magpieing' (borrowing) certain words, phrases and sentences and using them ourselves. We have also learnt all about using effective nouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs, prepositions and conjunctions to make our writing more effective. 


Your homework over half term is to use the existing description by Roald Dahl (just as you did in class) to help you to write a setting description for the picture below. Try to mimic his style by using a similar format. It might be a good idea to make a list of nouns that you can see in the image and then to make lists of adjectives, verbs, adverbs and prepositions that will help you. Try to use all your senses: describe what you can see, hear, smell, how you feel when you are there. Can anyone write like Roald Dahl? 


Your homework is due on Wednesday 8th November - so you have slightly longer to complete this. 

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