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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 27th April and can be done at any point up until Friday 1st May. You can choose from the easier text: Chapter 2 and 3 of Ned and the jungle animals and the relevant tasks or the harder text of Chapter 2 and 3 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. Finish the sentences that start with an adverb. Make them as interesting as you can!


    Page 3. Answer the questions about the story opener. Then think about where you would build your own glass house, what it looks like and how it would be used. You will use these ideas in your main piece of writing.


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

    For example: The colourful, twinkling lights shone brightly from the intriguing rainbow house.

          The beautiful house was tiny, but every part of it glimmered with jewel like light.


          Page 5. Try drawing a picture of the inside of the glass house. What furniture would be inside?

         What would it be made from?

Now imagine that you built your own rainbow house. What would it look like inside and outside? Where would it be? Why is it built in that place? What would it be used for?

Write a description of your rainbow house by using 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.  Also you can use conjunctions to extend your sentences and add information. You can use the word mat below to give you examples of conjunctions to use.

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.