Today I would like you to write the main body of text for your instructions. First, please create a 'You will need:' list. This is a list of things the reader will need, such as ingredients for a recipe, materials for a building project or equipment for a craft activity. This is an opportunity to use a sub-heading and bullet points.
You will need:
• a very large container of warm water (a padding pool would
• a strong rubber patch
• a piece of sandpaper
• some chalk
• a coloured wax crayon
• rubber solution (similar to glue)
Next, I would like you to please write an outline of the method needed to complete the task (in chronological order). This is where you will use imperative verbs to give commands. You should also use conjunctions, prepositions and adverbs to show time, place and cause throughout, e.g. After that, Inside the box, As soon as it has melted, etc.
Extra tips and advice may also be given to the reader for especially tricky parts of a task. Pictures or diagrams can be used to provide clarification if you wish, e.g. a series of pictures or diagrams corresponding to each step of the method, a single picture or diagram of a tricky part of the process or an illustration of the final product.
1. Firstly, remove the tyre from the truck with the help of several strong people, who are able to help to lift the truck off the ground.
2. Perform a thorough check to see if any sharp object remains stuck in the tyre and carefully remove them if necessary. This is particularly important if the truck has been driving over other vehicles.
3. If the source of the puncture is not clear, you will need to locate it by reinflating the tyre with air. An electrical pump could speed up this process considerably.
4. After inflating, try looking or listening for any air leaking out. This may involve the use of a small stepladder to reach the top of the tyre.
5. Alternatively, submerge the tyre under water in a very large container such as a paddling pool. Any leaking air can be identified by bubbles rising to the surface of the water.
6. Once the puncture is located, mark the affected area with a piece of chalk or wax crayon. Keep the chalk nearby for later.
7. Next, take the sandpaper and lightly rub around the damaged area to roughen the surface.
8. Spread the rubber solution over the area then allow a few seconds for it to become tacky and achieve the correct consistency.
9. Use the chalk, which you set aside earlier, to absorb any excess water or liquid.
10. Remove the patch from its packet, making sure not to get any dirt on it, then place it over the puncture and smooth it down carefully until securely stuck down. Be sure to apply it meticulously into any deep ridges of the tyre.
Your spellings this week are:
If you have paint and cotton buds, write out the words in dots.
In your packs, you have a plastic wallet labelled 'handwriting'. I would like you to write out the words and sentences on unit 14, page 15 in your exercise books. I have attached a photograph below in case the sheet is missing from your pack. Look carefully at the letter formation and at which letters are joined.