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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 1st June and can be done at any point up until Friday 5th June. You can choose from the easier text: Chapters 1, 2 and 3 of Tale of Ostrich and a very long neck and the relevant tasks or the harder text of Chapters 1, 2 and 3 of Undercover Zoo 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.  Sentence challenge - think about the word trudged - what does it mean? Can you think of other verbs instead of trudged? Try placing them in the sentence to see how it changes Toby's mood and feelings.

In fact, he had said as much to his mum as he _________ up the grand, stone steps to the entrance an hour earlier.

For example climbed, shuffled or stomped


 Page 3   Question time - Answer the questions about the story opener.  This will be the basis of your main piece of story writing.

Page 4.

Improve the sentences by including adjectives,  adverbs or time adverbials.

For example: Cascading streams of cold water gushed onto the shiny, wooden floor.

  Page 5.   Perfect picture - If you could paint a picture of anything that could come alive, what would it be?


Imagine that other pictures could come to life - what would they be? What could happen once they came to life? Would the gallery return to normal or has it changed forever? Write your story about the pictures in the gallery coming to life and how Toby would react to this happening. When you write your story, use interesting and ambitious adjectives, verbs 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 verbs to describe movement of animals and people, adjectives and  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.