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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 '2do's' on the home screen. They will appear on Monday 20th April and can be done at any point up until Monday 27th April. You can choose from the easier text: Chapter 1 of Ned and the jungle animals and the relevant tasks or the harder text of Chapter 1 of Henry the elephant 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. Answer the questions to get you thinking about your setting: Animal Town and what it is like there. This will help you when you begin your writing.


Page 3. Can you use verbs and adverbs to describe what you could see in Animal Town? Remember that adverbs can go after the verb or at the start of sentences. Also you can use a thesaurus (either a paper copy or an online one) to look for better words, for example instead of using walked or went all the time.


Page 4. Improve the sentences by including adjectives, better verbs, adverbs or time adverbials.

For example: A proud lion lounged lazily on the top of the rusty van.

One dull morning the bored, grumpy zebra trotted across the dusty road.


Page 5. Try drawing a picture of what the supermarket would look like in Animal Town. Who would be stacking the shelves or working at the checkout? What sort of food and drink would be for sale?


Now imagine that you have gone to visit Animal Town. What would you see or do? Which animals would you meet? How would you feel -  scared, excited or worried?

Write a description of visiting Animal Town by using adjectives, time adverbials and adverbs. Remember adverbs and time adverbials can start sentences and this is a good way to make sure you use different sentence openers.  Make sure you use some interesting adjectives to describe the animals.


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.