Education Umbrella

Mr Wah

by Storyteller Interactive | Duration: 00:06:12

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What is the story of the box in the corner of the bedroom? Can the old servant save the girl from terrible danger? Will the end of the journey bring doom to all? In this Chinese tale, the only way out is to tell the story...

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Drama

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Look at the images and discuss the setting of the story. Act in role as guides showing others around Chungi Ling's home and garden.

Explore the facial features of the characters to determine how they are thinking and feeling.

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Acting in Role

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Look at the images and discuss the setting of the story. Act in role as guides showing others around Chungi Ling's home and garden.

Become more familiar with and confident in using language in a greater variety of situations, for a variety of audiences and purposes.

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Facial Expressions

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Explore the facial features of the characters to determine how they are thinking and feeling.

Pupils should be encouraged to use drama approaches to understand how to perform plays and poems to support their understanding of the meaning.

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Grammar and Punctuation

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Identify the conjunctions. Substitute with others and note the difference in meaning. Note they are used to join clauses. Write new sentences using the conjunctions.

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Conjunctions

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Identify the conjunctions. Substitute with others and note the difference in meaning. Note they are used to join clauses. Write new sentences using the conjunctions.

Extending the range of sentences with more than one clause by using a wider range of conjunctions, including when, if, because, although, and, or.

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Reading and Comprehension

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Reading passages silently and reading aloud, noting and analysing differences.

Discuss and write words or phrases to describe the characters of Chungi Ling and Mr Wah.

Ask questions of Chungi Ling to understand her character better, noting evidence from the text to support the answers.

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Reading Fluently

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Reading passages silently and reading aloud, noting and analysing differences.

Ensure children become independent, fluent and enthusiastic readers who read widely and frequently.

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Drawing Inferences

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Discuss and write words or phrases to describe the characters of Chungi Ling and Mr Wah.

Drawing inferences such as inferring characters' feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions, and justifying inferences with evidence.

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Asking questions to aid understanding

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Ask questions of Chungi Ling to understand her character better, noting evidence from the text to support the answers.

Asking questions to improve understanding of a text.

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Writing

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First discuss and then write a different version of how the stories were captured and where they were kept.

Identify and discuss the differences between spoken and written language, then write a short piece using examples of spoken language.

Write in role as Chungi Ling creating an invitation to an imaginary event.

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Retelling and innovating

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First discuss and then write a different version of how the stories were captured and where they were kept.

Draft and write by composing and rehearsing sentences orally (including dialogue), progressively building a varied and rich vocabulary and an increasing range of sentence structures (English Appendix 2).

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Comparing spoken and written language

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Identify and discuss the differences between spoken and written language, then write a short piece using examples of spoken language.

Pupils should be beginning to understand how writing can be different from speech.

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Different writing types - Invitations

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Write in role as Chungi Ling creating an invitation to an imaginary event.

Learn the conventions of different types of writing (for example, the greeting in letters, a diary written in the first person or the use of presentational devices such as numbering and headings in instructions).

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Spelling

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Identify, categorise and list words with the 'ing' suffix.

Writing sentences with 'ure' words.

Explore 'ou' words. First tell, then write a short story using as many 'ou' words as possible.

Think of words with 'ation' suffix. Practise saying them with French accent to remember spelling!

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The suffix 'ing'

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Identify, categorise and list words with the 'ing' suffix.

Apply growing knowledge of root words, prefixes and suffixes both to read aloud and understand meaning of new words from DfE Appendix 1.

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Words ending with 'ture' or 'sure'

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Writing sentences with 'ure' words.

Words with endings sounding like /ʒə/ or /tʃə/.

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Words with 'ou'

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Explore 'ou' words. First tell, then write a short story using as many 'ou' words as possible.

The /ʌ/ sound spelt ou.

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The suffix 'ation'

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Think of words with 'ation' suffix. Practise saying them with French accent to remember spelling!

Apply growing knowledge of root words, prefixes and suffixes both to read aloud and understand meaning of new words. Appendix 1.

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Cross-curricular

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Make a 3D model or collage showing what a story looks like as it floats in the air. Hang them to display and enhance the effect.

Compose music or sound effects for each of the stories in the box. Create a dance to show the stories being captured.

Make and decorate a box to keep the stories in.

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Art

Make a 3D model or collage showing what a story looks like as it floats in the air. Hang them to display and enhance the effect.

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Music and Dance

Compose music or sound effects for each of the stories in the box. Create a dance to show the stories being captured.

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Design Technology

Make and decorate a box to keep the stories in.

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Narrative Structure

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Opening

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Build up

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