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Half Term SPAG Revision

Monday 25th May 2020

WALT edit and improve the use of commas in sentences.

In Year 5, we have focused a lot of our attention in writing at using commas correctly within our writing. Today, you can show off what you know about commas and how they can be used in different ways.

Open the PowerPoint called “Commas” and read it through to the end.

When you have finished the PowerPoint, you can choose which worksheets you do that are commas related from the list below.

Remember to think carefully about what the commas is used for and where it should be inserted into the sentences.

When you have finished the worksheet(s), remember to mark your work using the answer sheet before uploading it to Purple Mash.

Tuesday 26th May 2020

WALT write verbs and sentences in the present perfect tense.

This is a tricky skill that we are learning about today. We started to cover this in skill and is a skill that might need refreshing. The present perfect tense is used to describe an event that has started in the past but is continuing in the present.

You will need to go through the PowerPoint called “Present Perfect Tense” to remind you of what you need to have in order to create the present perfect tense. Ultimately, you will need the auxiliary verb of have/has and then the present form of the verb (-ing) eg. I have lived in Bedfordshire for 2 years now.

When you are happy with the concept of the present perfect tense, have a go at the two worksheets that I have uploaded. Like yesterday, remember to mark your work and edit any mistakes you may have made. Then upload your work to Purple Mash!

Wednesday 27th May 2020

WALT write verbs in the past perfect tense.

Yesterday, we looked at the present perfect tense. Today, is all about the past perfect tense. With the past perfect tense we use this to describe an event that started in the past and ended before a different event. We use the auxiliary verb ‘had’ with a past particple (a verb usually ending –ed) to create the tense.

An example of this would be “We had learnt about the present perfect tense before learning the past perfect tense.”

Have a look at the picture below. See how we can form sentences using the past perfect tense.

Open the worksheet called “Past Perfect Worksheet” work your way through the sentences ensuring that you write the verbs in the past perfect tense. Check the answers when you have finished. Then can you write your own 3 sentences in the past perfect tense at the bottom of the sheet and upload to Purple Mash!

Thursday 28th May 2020

WALT convert words from nouns to verbs.

Another SPAG skill that we have to be good at is spotting words which can or have been converted from nouns into verbs. This is often done with using suffixes. The 4 most common suffixes which are used are –ate, -ise and –ify. Quickly, can you think of a word that ends with these suffixes and see if there is a root word which is a noun. Eg. Computerise (verb) -> computer (noun). Go through the PowerPoint called “Suffixes –ate, -ify and –ise PowerPoint.” It should help you consolidate your understanding of suffixes and that the suffixes have meanings too!

When you have done that have a go at the “Sorting Suffixes” worksheet. Here you will need to decide what suffixes you can add to the nouns to make a new verb. We have done something similar to this in school so I know you will be fine! Check the answers when you have completed the task to see how you got on!

Finally, test yourself using the “Suffix Application Activity.” See if you can spot the mistakes within the document and using the column on the left, rewrite the word correctly as if you were the teacher. Use the “Suffix Application Activity Answer Sheet” to check your answers. Then upload all your work to Purple Mash!

Friday 29th May 2020

WALT proofread work to check for spelling, punctuation and grammar errors.

The last SPAG revision activity of this May Half Term is a proofreading activity. In school, we often talk about proofreading work for finding errors in your own writing. Here, I would like you to proofread this extract from “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck.” You will need to use all your know SPAG skills to find all 54 errors in the extract. When you think you have found an error, be the teacher; edit and improve it by inserting or changing the mistake with a different colour pen or felt tip.

Check your answers using the sheet provided and then upload your work onto Purple Mash.

Good luck trying to find them all! J

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