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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 3rd May and can be done at any point up until Friday 8th May. You can choose from the easier text: Chapter 4 and 5 of Ned and the jungle animals and the relevant tasks or the harder text of Chapter 4 and 5 of Henry the elephant 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.  Sentence challenge - find the article that describes each noun. There are three types of article: a, an, the.


 Page 3  Question time - Answer the questions about the story opener. Then think about what would happen next in the story after the arrival of T Rex! You will use these ideas in your main piece of writing.


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

For example: Noisily, the Triceratops slurped the cool, fresh water from the rippling lake.


  Page 5.  Try drawing a picture of a dinosaur and then add adjectives to describe what it looks like or how it sounds or moves.


Now imagine that T Rex has arrived on the scene! What will happen next to the other dinosaurs? What could be seen, heard or felt? Really use your senses to describe how the dinosaurs looked, felt or how they moved. 

Write the next part of the story 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.  You could use some of the adjectives on the word mat below to describe the dinosaurs. Also I've added a set of word mats with adverbs, adjectives, nouns and verbs 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.