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Thursday 3rd December 2020



This week we have been using the book Tiddler by Julia Donaldson as a prompt for our English work.  For the next two days we are going to think about how we look after fish that we might keep at home.  Your job today is look at the power point display on instructions and think about how you would write your own instructions for looking after a goldfish.  You don't need to write the instructions today, as we are going to plan them first.


Look at the power point below first.

In the power point it mentions imperative verbs and time conjunctions.  Let's look at these and understand what they are so we can include them in our work.


Imperative Verbs

We sometimes call these 'bossy verbs'.  They are words that come near the beginning of an instruction that give us a direct order.  For example, put your shoes on or shut the door.


Look at the instructions below and find the imperative verbs in each instruction.

Time Conjunctions


Time conjunctions tell us when something happened within an instruction.  For example, first, next, finally. Have another look at the instructions above and find all of the time conjunctions.



You might want to make a note of the imperative verbs and time conjunctions that you have found in a table like the one below. 



Can you think of any more to add to the table?

Friday 4th December 2020


Today there are 2 parts to our work.  The first part is to do some research on the internet to find out about how to look after goldfish (You might need a little help with this).  Use the headings on the sheet below to collect your information.

The second part of our work today is to pretend that you need to tell someone how to look after a goldfish and write some instructions for them to follow. (Look at the 'How to plant a Sunflower' instructions above.) Remember to use a time conjunction and an imperative verb in each instruction.  Try to write at least 5 instructions.  Use a capital letter to start your sentences and full stops to end them.  You could even draw a picture of your fish and illustrate your instructions.



Can you write a top tip?  Look at the instructions on How to plant a Sunflower above, for a clue as to what a top tip is.