LI: To be able to use passive voice.
Look at these examples of the passive voice:
- The Queen's tart were eaten by Jack.
- The tarts were nibbled by the mice.
The tarts are the subject of the sentences. However, they do not perform the action of the sentences, the action happened to them: Jack eats them, and the mice nibble them. We often use the passive voice when an action is more important than who or what did it.
Watch the clip below and complete the quiz.
Change these active sentences into passive sentences, the first one has been done for you.
The kind doctor saw Harry. Active
Harry was seen by the kind doctor. Passive.
Helena grabbed the heavy book.
Samir finished the homework.
AJ popped the large, pear-shaped balloon.
The frightened tabby cat knocked over the potted cactus.
My irritating little sister lost my favourite green hat.
LI: To be able to use the letter-string ough.
The letter-string ough is one of the trickiest spellings in English. It can be used to spell a number of different sounds.
He had a nasty cough. (Here, ough rhymes with off.)
The baker threw the dough onto the table. ( Here, ough rhymes with no.)
Find the misspelt words in each set - some have more than one. One has been done for you.
- rough, ruff, ruph. Answer ruph.
- stough, stuff, stuph
- coff, cow, cough
- bough, bau, bow
- wow, wough, woe
- thorough, corough, borough
- doe, dow, dough
- through, threw, threu
- trough, troff, troph
- blue, blew, blough
Spellings to learn this week:
As you know, do your pre-learning test on Monday. Then learn your spellings throughout the week and ask to be tested on Friday.