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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 8th June and can be done at any point up until Friday 12th June. You can choose from the easier text: Chapters 4 and 5 of Tale of Ostrich and a very long neck and the relevant tasks or the harder text of Chapters 4, 5 and 6 of Undercover Zoo and the tasks about that story.

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 to deepen your understanding of the text. This will help you with your story writing task.


 Page 3   Sentence challenge - read the sentences and add ! or ? or . to punctuate the sentences correctly. Think about if the sentences are exclamations, questions or statements.

Page 4.

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

For example: The minute, perfect castle nestled between the looming, forbidding pine trees.


Page 5.   Perfect picture - Draw a picture of the other miniature buildings in the miniature town.


Continue the story of the miniature castle. You could write the story in the first person (using I, me and my) or the third person (using he, she, it and they). How would you feel as you approached the castle? What might be inside the castle? What other buildings are there to explore? 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 based on castles 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.