This week in school, the theme is Harvest week and each year group is focusing on a different element of Harvest. The focus for Year 6 is Fair Trade. This is an area of Geography, which you would have looked at in Year 5 last Summer, if we hadn't been in lockdown. This week's English activities are based around finding out some more about Fair Trade and practising your basic skills in English.
Lesson 1 - What is Fairtrade and Fronted Adverbials
Have a look at the PowerPoint explaining what Fair Trade is. Then remind yourself what fronted adverbials are by having a look at the fronted adverbials explanation and the word mat which has lots of examples of fronted adverbials on. Then use all of this information to write/type a paragraph, to explain to someone in your house, what Fair Trade is. You should remember all of your basic writing skills of capital letters, full stops, commas etc but we also want you to try to include at least 3 fronted adverbials in your writing.
Extension - if you have spare time and would like to find out more about Fair Trade, take a look at the Fair Trade school website. https://schools.fairtrade.org.uk/
Lesson 2 - Fair Trade and Nouns and Expanded noun phrases
Today, read the text all about Fair Trade and then answer the comprehension questions. There are 3 levels of text and questions, which get harder. You only need to choose 1 to do. The answers are there for you to check your work afterwards. Next you are going to be reminded about nouns and expanded noun phrases and then identify them in the sentences.
Extension - if you have time, you can try to identify the nouns and expanded noun phrases in the Fair Trade text.
Lesson 3 - Thank you for the Chocolate
Chocolate has a long journey to make before it reaches our mouths. Read the 'Thank you for the chocolate' story from the Fair Trade schools website. Then open and complete the Spot the Mistakes activity.
Extension - If you have time spare, you could research another fair trade product like bananas, sugar or coffee and write your own version of the chocolate story.
Lesson 4 - Fair Trade Flowers and Alphabetical Order
Read the Fairtrade Flowers fact page and then answer the questions. The answers are there for you to check your work afterwards. After this write a list of as many flowers as you can think of and then write them in alphabetical order. Here are a few to get you started; daffodil, poppy, daisy, sunflower, daffodil, rose.
Extension - if you have spare time, use your new knowledge to create a poster encouraging people to buy Fair Trade products
Lesson 5- Spot the mistakes.
Over the last half term, we have been working very hard on the use of punctuation, such as capital letters, full stops, question marks, commas and apostrophes. We have also been looking at verb tenses and word classes, including proper nouns, which need a capital letter! Your task today is to look at the texts below (the are both about Fair Trade) and spot the mistakes in them. It tells you how many mistakes you need to find and these mistakes will include everything we have looked at over this half term. You might want to edit the text the way we do in school (as if you are the teacher) using orange to correct spelling mistakes and pink to think showing whether there should be punctuation mark there or a different tense is needed. If you don't want to use the different colours, you can either copy the text out correcting the mistakes or change the mistakes on the Word document. Good luck!