Week 6 Literacy
Acrostics are a fun poetic form that anyone can write. They have just a few simple rules, and this lesson will teach you how to create acrostic poems of your own.
To begin with, an acrostic is a poem in which the first letters of each line spell out a word or phrase. The word or phrase can be a name, a thing, or whatever you like.
Usually, the first letter of each line is capitalized. This makes it easier to see the word spelled out vertically down the page.
Acrostics are easy to write because they don’t need to rhyme, and you don’t need to worry about the rhythm of the lines. Each line can be as long or as short as you want it to be.
Here are two simple examples so you see what acrostic poems look like.
This week, we'd like you to write an acrostic poem about your own experiences of lockdown. Using the word 'Lockdown' think about the following:
Here is some more info on acrostic poems. Write your poem in your book. We’d love to see you work.
WW2 Belfast Blitz Comprehension
You should complete this WW2 comprehension activity. It is on the Belfast Blitz and links with our World Around Us work this week.
Check this info carefully so that you know which comprehension to do.
Complete the comprehension for your reading group.
Winklesea/ Rocky the Dinosaur/ P7S Red group– Comprehension 1
Charlie & the Chocolate Factory/George’s Marvellous Medicine/ P7S Green group – Comprehension 2
Harry’s Mad/ Matilda/ P7S Gold and Rainbow groups – Comprehension 3
This week we are going to revise apostrophes. You should complete the apostrophe pages in your grammar booklet, plus we have extra pages for you below.
This week we are going to focus on using the apostrophe to contract, or join, two words together. e.g. I have becomes I've. Here, the apostrophe replaces the missing letter, or letters.
The two videos below will help you to revise using the apostrophe to contract two words:
Week 6 Spellings
Here are your spellings for this week - don't forget those all-important meanings!