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Week Beginning 27th April 2020

This week continue collecting things for the second page (photos, family pictures, artwork etc).  Also complete the pages titled, My Community and Our Hand prints.
This week we are going to use the story, The Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton as our stimulus for writing.  

Friday 1st May 2020

The aim of today's session is to continue (possible finish) your story.  Try to tell the reader who/what is at the top of the tree.  Describe what you would see and hear.  What happens to your character at the top of the tree? 


Think about using the conjunctions (when, if, because)  we looked at last week to begin sentences:

  • When he arrived at the top he...
  • If you looked closely you would see...
  • Because it was_____


Click on the link to read the next part of Emily's adventure. 

Thursday 30th April 2020

In today's session you will continue writing your narrative using the plan you created on Tuesday.  As well as using descriptive techniques, think about using interesting time words to move the story along:

  • All of a sudden
  • Moments later
  • Minutes later
  • Without warning
  • Days passed


Set yourself the goal of telling the next part of the story. Who do you meet next as your character climbs the tree? Don't rush and finish the story.  Save the big finish for tomorrow!


Click on the link to read the next part of Emily's adventure. 

Wednesday 29th April 2020

In today's English session you will write the opening to the story you planned yesterday. It is all about The Faraway Tree.  There are two parts to the session, which you will see when you click on the link below. 

1.  Highlight/Find the features in the example given.

2.  Use the example, and your plan, to write your opening paragraph. 

Tuesday 28th April 2020

The aim of the session today is to plan a narrative, using The Faraway Tree as a stimulus. Use the planning sheet and follow the prompts provided.  Where is the tree?  Who do you see as you climb it? What adventure awaits you at the top? You can always listen to the extracts again by clicking on the link in Monday's lesson. 


There are a few grammatical concepts and so we have provided a little help:


  • the bark was as tough as___
  • the tree was as tall as____
  • the twigs were like _____


click on the link


Monday 27th April 2020

How good are you at predicting?

There is a story called 'The Magic Faraway Tree'. Take a few minutes to think about the name of the story and discuss what you think it might be about with your family or those around you.

Using the sentence stems below, write some simple sentences about what you think the story will be about. Use 'because', 'if' and 'when' in your sentences.

I think _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

I hope _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

I wonder _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _


Now you have made your prediction, click on the link below to discover why this is a CBBC presenter's favourite story.  You will also hear a few extracts so you can find out if your prediction was correct. 

Task: Favourite Books 

Write the names of the people you live with or your wider family (when you video chat) and ask them what their favourite childhood books were. Next to each name, try to write the titles of their favourite books.

Do the titles of each book give you some clues about what they might be like? Now you have a list of some books you can read! And you can share your opinion with each person after you've read them.

At the bottom of the page you will find other presenters describing and reading their favourite books.  Why not have a listen.
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