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Kempsey Primary School

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Week Beginning 11th May 2020

This week continue collecting things for the second page (photos, family pictures, artwork etc).  Also complete the letter writing activity, but you can choose who you would like to write it too. 
This week we will be looking at tense and how we can change the tense that we write in.  By the end of the week, the children will be able to change the tense and explain how they did it. 

Friday 15th May 2020

Today's session will look at the future tense.  If you need a recap on the different tenses, watch the BBC Bitesize clip again. There is also an online quiz that will challenge the children to say how they know it is written in the future tense.


The main task of the session is to create a poster to explain the different tenses (past, present,future) using examples.  You may want to draw little cartoons to go with some of the sentences that you write, for example, Luke will comb his hair in the morning (future tense). 


Thursday 14th May 2020

Today's session will look at the present tense.  There is a tutorial and online quiz below which the children can complete.  For the written task, we would like the children to write 8 sentences during the day (as they are doing the task) describing what they are doing, for example:

Josh brushes his teeth.

Hope cleans the windows outside.

Oscar is walking around his garden. 

Highlight the verb to prove it is in the present tense. 

Wednesday 13th May 2020

Today the children will write in the past tense.  This is the most common tense the children write in, but we want them to find their past tense verbs as they write.  Look through the power point and then choose one of the following:

  • Write a brief paragraph about a famous person and as aspect of their life (biography).  Choose someone you are interested in, may be an author, astronaut or sports person, the choice is yours. 
  • Write a recount of a favourite holiday or a class trip. 
  • Write a postcard to a family member about something you have enjoyed over the last month or two.  

The aim of this piece of writing is to be able to identify the verb and its past tense, not to produce a polished piece of writing.  In class we would expect the children to write for 20-30 minutes and then highlight their verbs. 


Tuesday 12th May 2020

Today we will identify which tense a sentence is written in. There are a few ways to do this, for example, past tense is often found with an ed ending,  where as the present tense will use the suffix ing for some verb endings. Sometimes you need to look for other words to help, for example, 'last week we ...'There is a video clip to watch with accompanying online games, plus a power point to work through. There is also 3 worksheets, please don't worry about trying to complete all of them! Do what you can.  

Monday 11th May 2020

When we change tense spotting the verb is very important.  The first session this week looks at identifying verbs.  There are a few activities to do:

  • Act out a verb and your partner has to guess what the verb is.
  • Watch the video all about verbs found at BBC Bitesize. Then play the game at the bottom of the page. 
  • Copy out the sentences, highlighting the verbs.


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