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Term 5 Week 6 - last week of term 

Please note that the Literacy activities link directly to the reading, so please do the reading activity first. 

This year's theme:                Where does the chocolate journey begin?


The key ingredient in chocolate is cocoa. Most of the cocoa you eat comes from the rainforests of West Africa, where farmers tend their cocoa trees on small family farms. This is where the chocolate journey begins.


Here is the competition guide which provides ideas on how to respond to the theme.


Who can enter?

Open to UK residents aged 7 years and over. No purchase necessary. All valid entries received by the closing date will be considered. Full terms and conditions.

Closing dates

The deadline for poems is 5th June 2020.


A film of your poem being read by this year's guest judge, Onjali Raúf, winner of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2019.

PLUS Divine Chocolate goodies and book tokens!


For more information - click here 

Week 5 - 11th-15th May 

Below you will find the Literacy activities for this week. We are trying to simplify things for everyone and make things more accessible for people that cannot get access to paper copies of work for their children. 

If you have any queries or would like some extra activities for your child to do, please email us at 

Here is the word document version of the above image, this may be an easier way for you to follow the links

Thursday 16th April 2020

For the next couple of days, I am going to direct you to a website where you will be given a picture and a range of activities to complete around this. Please choose the ones that your child is interested in :) 

Friday 17th April 2020 

Please choose a few activities that your child is interested around this picture. 

Monday 20th April 2020 

This week, we are going to be learning about, and then writing, a diary entry. Today, I would like you to read through some diary entries, I have put a few for you below but please feel free to read more/others that you can find if you would like to. 

As you are reading, make notes on the similarities that you notice between all of the different entries. 

What is the same about them?

Do they mention any of the same things?

Do they use any of the same/similar vocabulary? 

Do they look similar?

Tuesday 21st April 2020

Below is some information on how to write a diary entry correctly. Have a look through and then create either a set of instructions, or a poster, on how to write a diary entry that somebody else could use. 

Wednesday 22nd April 2020 

Today, I would like you to plan a diary entry that you are going to write out properly tomorrow. I would like you to think of a day that you remember well, you can choose yesterday if you like, or a significant day e.g. a birthday or Christmas etc. It's up to you! 


Below, is an example of a planning sheet that you can use, if you are not able to print it, that's fine, just draw the boxes on to a piece of paper that you are using and plan it that way. Fill in the boxes, remembering to include as much detail as you can. 

Thursday 23rd April 2020

Today is the day you will write your diary entry out! Remember to use your plan from yesterday to help you, you didn't make it for no reason! Think about the diaries that you read on Monday and all of the tools that you have learned about that need to be included in a diary. 

Have fun! 

Friday 24th April 2020 

Mini Teacher Day!

Yesterday, you wrote your diary and today you now get to mark it like I would! 

I have supplied you with a list of things you needed to have included in your diary. What you can now do is check to see if you have included them or not. You can even use a green and a yellow pen if you have them! 

If there are things that you have noticed you have forgotten then you can go back and make some changes if you wish to. 


Week 3 - 27th April- 1st May


Character description - attached is a worksheet with questions 



Characters and Character Qualities

Every author designs characters with specific qualities for a specific reason. Understanding how the character's qualities affect the plot is important to th...

Tuesday - setting description 

Story Elements for Kids: What Is a Setting?

Setting is an important story element! In this video, you'll learn the definition of setting and how to determine the setting in a story. Teachers, visit my ...

Wednesday - Story types

Thursday - story planning!

Friday - story writing! 

Week 4 - 4th-7th May 2020

Monday 4th May 2020

This week we are going to be looking at, newspaper reports! Below, there are some examples of these that you can look through. Alternatively, ask an adult if you can look at real newspaper reports that can be found on the internet via their phones- or even better, a real newspaper!

Today, I would like you to think about the features of a newspaper report. So, as you are exploring them, note down some of the features that you notice e.g. how are they laid out? Which tense are they written in? which perspective are they written from? Etc.

Create a mind map of the features that you discover! 

Creating a News Report

This video is about Creating a News Report

Tuesday 5th May 2020 – Newspaper reports

Today is the day where you need to get ideas going! I would like you to think of as many different things that you could possibly write a newspaper report about.

You can choose something that is going on in real life if you would like to, you can choose something that you have experienced or you can make a topic up entirely! Whatever it is you choose though, you need to make sure that it is something that you know quite well so that you have enough information to write about it.

If there is a topic that you really want to choose, but you feel you don’t know enough about it, use this time today to research it.

Record some possible ideas and information that you have about those topics.

Wednesday 6th May 2020

Planning a newspaper report

Today you will need to use one of your ideas from yesterday to plan your report. 

You can use your own template, or the one that I have provided you with below. Remember to include all of the features that you discovered on Monday! 

Thursday 7th May 2020 

Today, you need to write your newspaper report using the planning document that you created yesterday. I have attached some templates that you can choose from, or you can make your own if you wish! 

I would love to see the finished product so please send pictures to !

Monday 23rd March 2020

Tuesday 23rd March 2020 

SPaG - inverted commas

Have a quick look at the following video and then see if you can apply the skill in a few sentences by writing down a conversation you're having with someone in your family!

For example;

''Would you like a cup of tea?'' enquired Miss Johnson. (I need to start a new line because someone new is going to start speaking.)

''Always!'' replied Mrs Marks. 

''It'll be two minutes!'' laughed Miss Johnson. 

How to use inverted commas

This video shows you how to use inverted commas to show direct speech in your writing, as well as how to correctly punctuate them.


Choose your favourite film character, draw them and write a description of them. 

Include things like;

- their personality

- what they look like

- where they might live

- things they might say (use inverted commas from earlier)

-things they might like 

Wednesday 24th March 2020

SPaG - articles 

Look through the articles powerpoint and then try the ones on the activity sheet below. 


Setting description

We have recently been studying Finding Nemo, which took place in The Great Coral Reef. 

Today, I would like you to write a description of this setting. You can either Google this, research it on YouTube, or use the picture below to help you. 

Remember to describe;

- what you/fish might be able to see, feel, smell, taste and hear

- animals that might be near

- the mood of the setting 

Thursday 26th March 2020 

SPaG - 1st, 2nd and 3rd person

Watch the video below and then write sentence for each point of view. 

For example;

1st person - I love to eat chocolate.

2nd - You are doing your work.

3rd - She likes to drink tea.


Thoughts and feelings

The video below shows a story of a girl that lives on a whale that swims through the sky. 

I would like you to watch the video and then think about how the whale feels. 

What happens to the whale?

How do you think it feels?

Why does it feel that way?

How would you be feeling if you were the whale?


Write a paragraph about the whale. If you feel like doing more writing then do the same for the other characters in the story. 


Friday 27th March 2020

SPaG - verbs

Watch the video below and then act out as many verse as you can think of. Make it as fun as you can! 




Today is also going to be linked to the 'Adrift' video that you watched yesterday. 


I would like you to imagine that you live on an animal in the sky, but you need to choose the animal! 

Act this out with the people around you and then draw a picture. You can choose to label this picture or write a short story about it. It's up to you! I would just like you to have some fun with your imagination today :) 

Monday 30th March 2020

Informal letters 

Have a look through the following PowerPoint to learn as much as you can about informal letter writing. 

Activity ideas; 

- create a poster on how to write an informal letter

- create a list/mind map of people you might send an informal letter to

- makes notes as you go 

- write a list of instructions on how to write an informal letter


Tuesday 31st March 2020 

Formal letter writing

Have a look through the following PowerPoint to learn as much as you can about formal letter writing. 

Activity ideas (do a different one to yesterday); 

- create a poster on how to write an informal letter

- create a list/mind map of people you might send an informal letter to

- makes notes as you go 

- write a list of instructions on how to write an informal letter

Wednesday 1st April 2020

Letter writing- your turn! 


Today, I would like you to write your own letter. You can choose which type of letter you write, formal or informal and you can choose who you write it to. You might not be able to send it at this moment in time, but you could write a letter to a member of your family you haven't been able to see recently, a friend from school, someone in an elderly person's home, your teacher, or someone else you can think of. If you want someone to receive it straight away, you could write one to someone in your house. It's up to you! 


Whichever one you choose, have your work out from that day to help you (poster/mindmap/instructions etc). 

You will find more Literacy work as of 16th April