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Friday 22nd May


This would be the last day of our half term before a 2 week holiday. Therefore, I am going to set you to write up a story of the clip Marshmallows. I will not be setting anymore work until after the 2 week break so use this time to rest and if you want to do work, scroll down to any that you might have missed or go on for any writing ideas smiley


Paragraph 1 - Introduce the setting

Paragraph 2 - the creature appears (describe it) - the boy is frightened

Paragraph 3 - the creature just wants marshmallows and eats them all (maybe you could write a conversation between the boy and the creature)

Paragraph 4 - the boy ran out of marshmallows so the creature was angry

Paragraph 5 - The creature burnt the pillow and was sad


Make sure you write at least 3 sentences for each paragraph!


Success Criteria

Capital Letters

Full Stops

Expanded Noun Phrases


Fronted Adverbials

Relative Clauses

Inverted Commas for speech

Thursday 21st May


Now, let's use those fantastic ideas you wrote down yesterday to write a character description for this creature. All you have to do, is put the ideas you already have into full sentences to make a full paragraph with as much detail as you can. Focus on one sentence at a time!

For example: 

Large, yellow eyes.

On top of its head, it has large, yellow eyes which glare down at its victim.


Razor, sharp teeth

As it opens its mouth wide, you see razor, sharp teeth which are as sharp as a mighty sword so it can devour its prey.


Success Criteria

Capital Letters

Full Stops

Expanded Noun Phrases

Prepositional phrases


Relative Clauses

Powerful Verbs


Here's an idea to help you get started (you don't have to use it).


Deep in the darkest forest, lived a _____________ creature.




Wednesday 20th May


Today, I want you to re-watch the clip and use the resource below to tell me as much about the creature as possible using:

adjectives to describe

similes to describe and compare (scary like scary as......)

verbs to show how it moves

adverbs to describe how it moves

prepositions to say where details are (on top of its head, in the middle of its face)

Tuesday 19th May


Today, I want us to use those descriptive sentences you wrote yesterday to write a setting description!

I have attached a WAGOLL (What a good one looks like) along with a template with a word bank to help. 



Capital Letters

Full Stops

Expanded Noun Phrases (bright, warm campfire)

Prepositions (next to, through, in between, above, below)

Conjunctions (and, so, but, after, although, as, because, before, once, since)

Fronted Adverbials for when (Before long,)

Fronted Adverbials for how (Suddenly,)

Fronted Adverbials for where (By the lake,)

Relative clauses (which)

Monday 18th May


This week, I want us to do some writing focusing on a video clip like what we did with Rock, Paper and Scissors!

To start things off, watch this clip!


marshmallows short film

Writing video

I want us to describe the setting first so you only need to focus on the first 18 seconds. Using our knowledge of:

Nouns: a person, a place or a thing

Adjectives: describing words

Verbs: doing words

Prepositions/Prepositional phrases: where something is

Fronted Adverbials (when, where, how): To begin sentences to describe when, where or how


When watching, I want you to think about what you can see and how you would describe them! While also imagining what you might hear, smell and feel.


In your workbook I want you to write some descriptive sentences using these nouns:

forest, lake, campfire, moon, sky, trees, grass, wind, tent, log, birds, insects, water, mountains.


Your book/sheet of paper might look like this:

The campfire

The bright, warm campfire

The bright, warm campfire was crackling

The bright, warm campfire was crackling by the calm lake.

At night, the bright, warm campfire was crackling by the calm lake.


You do not have to include all of these in your sentences but try to include as many as possible!


You might want to look at this setting to help with your ideas!




Campfire by the River

Friday 15th May


A little bit of fun to finish the week, I think. Here's a summer crossword, the perfect end to a sunny week! You could draw the crossword in your book or just write the answers. 


Thursday 14th May


Today I'd like you to try this missing word activity.  The words you need are on the sheet and they are all time related. There are 3 levels of challenge to choose from. You could copy the sentences in your book.




Wednesday 13th May


Today your reading activity is to complete a book review of your favourite book. It can be your current reading book, our class novel or a favourite book/ story that you have. Look at the headings on the sheet and, if you prefer, you can write your book review in your book.


Tuesday 12th May


Today I'd like you try a different activity using the same forest image. Using the question prompts, can you tell the story of the little girl walking through the red door in the tree. Remember adjectives, adverbs, fronted adverbials and conjunctions. You could also include some of your ideas from yesterday. Please write your story in your book.


Monday 11th May


Today I'd like you to look at the image below called 'Deep in the Forest.' Look at the picture carefully. Using your senses, can you describe yourself as if you were in the picture. You can write your sentences in your book.

Thursday 7th May


Today I'd like you to look at when we use a and when we use an.  The general rule is to use a if the word begins with a consonant sound and an if a word starts with a vowel sound. There are exceptions however for today's activity the general rule applies.



Wednesday 6th May


A selection of midweek reading activities today. Use your current reading book, our class novel or a favourite story to base the activities on . You can choose 1, 2 or all the activities to complete. You can use your book for your answers.


Incredible Illustration- Choose your favourite page or event and create an illustration for it.


Dear Diary- In first person (I) as the main character, write a diary entry about the main event.


I say... Draw a speech bubble- What was a character thinking during the events of a page.




Tuesday 5th May


Today I'd like you to try a piece of writing, using some of the prepositions you used yesterday. I'd like you to describe Baby Owl's first flight. You could write it as a story including speech marks if you like. See how many different prepositions you can include- Good luck!




Monday 4th May


Today I'd like you to try the activities below. We are focusing on prepositions. Prepositions are words which tell the reader where things are in relation to other things. Look at this sentence- 'The alpaca is lying on the ground.'


The word on is the preposition in the sentence as it tells the reader where the alpaca is in relation to the ground. Prepositions can also tell the reader when something is happening.


Also below is a preposition word mat. Please have a look at it, it may help you with tomorrow's writing task!



Friday 1st May


For the final writing task of this week I'd like you to use all the writing elements we've been practising over the last 2 weeks.


Below is a picture of a beautiful woodland scene. I know from speaking to you all that many of you have been enjoying walks in the fresh air and I want you to use those experiences for this writing task. 


Using the work we have done on nouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs and fronted adverbials I would like you to write a setting description based on the picture below. You can use the I can see... I can hear... to start you off if you wish. You can write your setting description in your book.



Thursday 30th April

Today our focus is fronted adverbials.


A fronted adverbial is a word or phrase that is used at the start of a sentence to describe the action that follows. I'd like you to practise using fronted adverbials which tell the reader how, when, or where something happened.

Complete the sentences from the activity sheets below using different fronted adverbials. You can write the sentences in your book. 



The Fronted Adverbials Song 2019

Wednesday 29th April


Today I'd like you to try something a little bit different. The focus is reading. Thinking about the book you are currently reading or a favourite story that you have, complete one, some or even all of the reading activities below. You could write your answers in your book.


Reading Activity 1- In a nutshell.... For this activity I'd like you to write a 10 word summary of the pages (or book!) you are currently reading. If you prefer you can write a summary of a story that is a particular favourite of yours.


Reading Activity 2- Time to... For this activity I'd like you to create a timeline for your book with 5 main events on.


Activity 3- 10 questions... For this activity I'd like you to write down 10 questions you'd want to ask the characters from the book. Remember to use a question mark at the end of each question.


And finally- Hear, Hear... tell someone the favourite part of your book and why.




Tuesday 28th April


I hope you enjoyed writing about Cliff yesterday. I really can't wait to read your character descriptions once we're back at school!


Today, we're going to look at different word classes. Last week, we focused on nouns and adjectives. Our activities today focus on verbs and adverbs. 

Verbs are words which describe an action. Adverbs tell us more about the action.

Activity 1 asks you to identify the verbs and adverbs in the sentences. You could write the answers in your book.

Activity 2 gives you the chance to write some sentences of your own using adverbs. 



Monday 27th April


Today I'd like you to let your imaginations run wild!


Below is a character called Cliff. He's the perfect character for our new rocks and soils topic. Unfortunately, not a lot is known about Cliff yet. Today, using the question prompts, and any amazing ideas of your own I'd like you to write a character description of Cliff.

Remember to include expanded noun phrase sand fronted adverbials to make your writing interesting.



Friday 24th April


To finish off the week I'd like you to practise using speech marks, also known as inverted commas. There's a guidance sheet to remind you how to use speech marks, an activity sheet and finally I've included the answers. You can write your answers in your book. Good luck! 


Don't forget the inverted commas song to help you out!

Thursday 23rd April


Today's lesson builds on yesterday's learning. We are going to focus on adjectives. Adjectives are words which we use to describe nouns. Using them well makes our writing a lot more interesting and descriptive to the reader.  

Have a go at one (or more) of the activities below. You could write the answers in your book.



Wednesday 22nd April


Today, I'd like you to try this grammar activity. The focus is nouns and proper nouns.

Nouns refer to an object, person or place.

Proper nouns name a specific object, person or place. They require a capital letter because they give us the actual name of something or someone. 

Can you sort the words into nouns and proper nouns? You could write the answers in your book. Don't forget capital letters for the proper nouns!


Tuesday 21st April

Watery World

Complete the story using the picture above!

Sean was the only person who had taken notice of the warning. A great flood had swept over the planet, and now life was very different...


Success Criteria:

Relative Clause using which or who.

Either use it at the end of in the middle of a sentence.

E.g. Beautiful, tropical fish surrounded Sean who was feeling very lonely.

There were lots of fish, which beautiful, swimming around the deep, blue sea.



Sick sentences!

These sentences are ‘sick’ and need your help to get better. Can you help?


Sean lived underwater.

Lots of fish swam around him.

The water was blue.

The water was clear.

He was alone.


Perfect picture!

Can you design the perfect underwater home?