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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 15th June and can be done at any point up until Friday 19th June. You can choose from the easier text: Chapters 1, 2 and 3 of Skyscraping Sunflowers  and the relevant tasks or the harder text of Chapters 1, 2 and 3 of Porchester Park Project 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 to deepen your understanding of the text. This will help you with your story writing task.


 Page 3   Sentence challenge - write a sentence using an apostrophe to show a contracted (shortened) form. For example: She's holding the parrot on her hand. 

The write a sentence using an apostrophe for possession (owning something).

For example: Alice's hair was blown about by the strong breeze.


Page 4.

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

For example: The rainbow coloured hot air balloon glided through the sunset tinted clouds.


Page 5.   Perfect picture - Draw or describe the whole of the hot air balloon and then design your own hot air balloon. What would it look like? What colour and shape would it be? What sort of basket would it have?


Continue the story of the hot air balloon. Where are they going and why  are they going there? Is there someone else in the basket? Who is in the other balloon? Is the parrot an ordinary bird or does it have special powers? 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 to help you and you could also use word mats from previous weeks.

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.