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Week 7- commencing 18th May

Monday 18th May

Today, please read the text called ''Hamish and the Worldstoppers'' and then answer the questions. The text and questions are in the same document. 

Tuesday 19th May

Please read the text called 'The Man Who Bought a Mountain' and then answer the questions. There are three levels of difficulty- 'mild', 'spicy' or 'hot'. You can choose which level you want to do. The text and questions are in the same document. On the last page of the document are the answers which either you or an adult can use once you are done to mark your answers. 

Wednesday 20th May

25 of the world's most magical jungle adventures

Imagine that you have travelled to this jungle. Your task today is to write a description of this setting. There is an example description below of a different setting to help give you an idea of how to write yours. 

Try to include the following features in your writing:

- expanded noun phrases

- noun phrases/ adjectives

- adverbs

- similes 

- personification 

- interesting vocabulary

- Try to use all five senses in your paragraph (taste is a tricky sense to describe so don't worry about that sense if you can't think of anything). 

Some features you may want to use as a challenge:

- Relative clauses

- Interesting sentence starters (can you use some fronted adverbials or subordinating conjunctions in your writing?). 

- A wide range of different conjunctions. 

Thursday 21st May

Below is a poem about all the things I found in my rucksack after I came back from an adventure in a magical jungle. This type of poem is called a list poem because it lists lots of things. 


10 Things in an Explorer’s Rucksack

                                                            A sizzling sun beam scorching the sky,                                                                                                                   The sound of rain splashing on mud,                                                                                                                      A rhino’s footprint,                                                                                                                                                      A hat made of stars,                                                                                                                                                  10,000 leaf skeletons glittering in the wind,                                                                                                          The sweetest fruit from an ice cream tree,                                                                                                            A never-ending flapjack,                                                                                                                                           The smell of jungle clouds,                                                                                                                                        A feather from a Soupee bird,                                                                     A pair of very sore feet.

Your task today is to write your own list poem (like the example above) about the magical things that you found in your rucksack after exploring a jungle. Think of the following things as you plan/write yours:

  • Try to make your items sound exciting by using alliteration (where words start with the same sound) e.g. sizzling sun, lazy lion, towering trees. 
  • Use precise, powerful verbs that show things in a more exciting way e.g. scorching, splashing, glittering. 
  • Choose unusual things to add to your rucksack. You can be as inventive and imaginative as you want! e.g. a hat made of stars, boots made of spider webs. 
  • Exaggerate things. Make them: the biggest, the tallest, the sweetest. the fastest. 
  • Invent new things e.g. a Soupee bird, the smell of clouds. 

Use the planning grid attached below to help you plan your ideas for your poem. Then, using the tips above, you can have a go at writing your own list poem!

Friday 22nd May

Synonyms are words that have the same or similar meaning. For example, large, huge, immense and enormous are all synonyms of big because they all have the same/similar meaning to big. 

Please complete the synonyms task that is attached below, where you have to match the words to their synonyms. Then, have a go at adding your own synonyms to the table. How many can you think of for each word? The table for this task can be copied into your exercise book.