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If you would like some more resources for reading, please see the Purple Mash website. You already have your login details for this website. Have a go at the  reading tasks I have set on Purple Mash from the Serial Mash section.

To find these, you click on '2dos' on the home screen. They will appear on Monday 18th May and can be done at any point up until Friday 22nd May. You can choose from the easier text: Chapters 3, 4 and 5 of Magic in the moonlight and the relevant tasks or the harder text of Chapters 3 and 4 of Look into my eyes and the tasks about that story.

Writing task

Writing task

For your English work this week, please read the story opener on page 1 of the document above to get you started. Then have a go at the activities on pages 2-5. If you are not sure what to do, I have included below some hints and tips to help you before you begin the main piece of writing. 


Page 2.  Question time - Answer the questions about the story opener. Then think about which door you would like to go through, where it would lead you and what/who you would find there. This will be the basis of your main piece of story writing.


 Page 3  Perfect picture - draw or describe your own front door. How is it similar or different to the ones in the picture?

Page 4. Practise writing some question sentences. Make sure you start with a capital letter and end with a question mark.

For example: Who lived behind the door?

Which door should she choose?


  Page 5.   Sick sentences -  Improve the sentences by including adjectives,  adverbs or time adverbials.

For example: Carefully I put my ear against the cold, wooden door.

Suddenly I could hear a mysterious, scraping sound.


Imagine that you went through one of the doors. What would be behind the door? Would it lead to a place outside or a room inside? Who would be there?  Write your story about going through the door describing where you would go and what happens to you there. What adventures do you have? When you write your story, use interesting and ambitious adjectives and adverbs. Remember adverbs  can start sentences and this is a good way to make sure you use different sentence openers.  

 I've added a set of word mats with adverbs, adjectives and sentence openers to help you.

I would love to read your writing when you have completed the task. You can share what you have done with me by asking your parents to email it to me, or by uploading your work to Purple Mash and saving it in your 'my work' folder. This is simpler if you have typed up your story, but if you haven't then just take a photograph of your hand written work and ask your parents to email the images to me.