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Week 6 Literacy 

 

Acrostic Poem

 

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. 

 

Spring acrostic poem
Summer acrostic poem

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:

 

  • What have you been doing during lockdown?
  • What new things have you done during lockdown?
  • How has it made you feel?
  • How have you spent your time during lockdown?
  • Is there anything that you have missed doing?

 

Here is some more info on acrostic poems. Write your poem in your book. We’d love to see you work.

English KS2 | Write a poem | BBC Teach

Awesome Acrostics

The Learning Lab: Acrostic Poems

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.

Remember:

  • Read the passage carefully
  • Use the text to find your evidence
  • Full sentences
  • Use the language of the question to build your answer

 

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

Grammar

 

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: 

 

Contractions! | English Grammar Practice | Scratch Garden

Unidentified Flying Apostrophies!

These links will also help you to revise using the apostrophe to contract two words together. 
Here are some extra tasks for you to complete. They will help you to revise using the apostrophe to contract two words together. 

Week 6 Spellings 

 

Here are your spellings for this week - don't forget those all-important meanings!