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Y5 20th April 2020 Hi Year 5, welcome back! Here are the English activities to keep busy this week.

 Writing - So look at this strange picture which is called ‘Whose there?’

  • Where is this? Is it underground or above ground? Has it always been this way?
  • Describe the monster. Consider its size, shape, the light in its face and how it moves. How does it communicate? What is it holding?
  • Where did the monster come from? Does it live here?
  • Did the people in front of the monster come here looking for it?
  • Why do they have swords? Are they ordinary swords?
  • What do you think could happen next? What is the most likely choice?
  • Use this picture as a stimulus for a short story, it must not be more than 200 words!

SPaG - When you have written your short story, you will need to proof read it. Please check for the following:

  • All sentences start with a capital letter and end with a full stop.
  • Handwriting is neat and letter sizes are consistent. Ascenders not too tall and the same height, descenders not too long and he same length.
  • Are there any spelling errors, or words you need to check?
  • Do all names have a capital letter?
  • If you have used speech, have you remembered the correct punctuation?
  • Have you remembered commas to clarify meaning?

Please keep this piece of work as you will need it for our English task next week!

Spellings - This week’s focus is spelling ‘time adverbials’











Use the powerpoint and the activities to help you learn them.  Then you can use them in your own sentences and be imaginative!

Reading - When you complete your 5 home reads of a fiction book this week, think about answering these questions.

  • Can you think of another story with a similar theme?
  • Can you think of another story character similar to a character in this book?
  • Have you had any similar experiences?
  • Which stories have openings like this?
  • Can you think of another author who writes in a similar style?

I hope this will keep you all busy for the week but remember just do what you can.  Just email if you are not sure about anything.


Mrs Aldwinckle