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Reading Explanation


Week 1 (Reading comprehension) - W/C 10th January (due in by Tuesday 18th January)


This week for English, I would like you to carry out the attached reading comprehension about Howard Carter.  Remember, this is not only about your actual reading skills but more importantly, your understanding.  Remember to read the questions carefully, as usually it isn’t that you can’t answer the question, but that you perhaps haven’t read it properly!


The text is at varying levels of difficulty and it is up to you which level you choose but do try to challenge yourself.  There are some unusual words you may be unfamiliar with so do your best to read these.


If you want to print the text out and highlight/underline the key information you can.  If you don’t have printer (or don’t want to print!) don’t worry as you can read off the screen and write the answers down.


Spuddy’s Super Bonus: Write down between 3 and 5 interesting facts you have learnt from reading this text.

Week 2 (Poster) - W/C 17th January (due in by Tuesday 25th January)


This week for English, I would like you to produce a factual poster.  You could do this about various landmarks in Egypt or choose one of your favourite landmarks.  I have attached a version of my own.  You could complete this on the computer if you want to (such as on Powerpoint) and send it to me in digital format/take pictures of your work or you might do the poster on paper or print pictures off and stick them onto your poster.  I do not mind how you complete this.  Find information about your landmark out of books or by using the internet safely, such as typing in “The Great Pyramid of Giza” info for kids.

Week 3 (Sausages and Mash) - W/C 24th January (due in by Tuesday 1st February)


This week for English, I would like you to play the game, “Sausages and Mash.”  Please record a short video of your child reading.  For every word that starts with an “s” they should replace that word with the word “sausages” and for every word beginning with “m” they should replace this word with the word “mash.”  I look forward to seeing your video clips! wink


Please note: I will not be showing Spuddy your videos as he likes the sausages part but HATES the bit about the mash! surprise

Week 4 (Sentence spectacular) - W/C 31st January (due in by Tuesday 8th February)


This week I want a really good focus on your sentences and the punctuation you use.  Attached are some sentences I would like a grown up/older sibling, etc. to read to you.  It is your job to write the sentences out as neatly as you can and to think very carefully about your spellings and punctuation. 


Spuddy will give team points for:

  • Neat handwriting/a real effort with this;
  • For you thinking carefully about your spellings as an individual as some of you find these trickier than others;
  •  For good punctuation, especially using the correct type of punctuation for that sentence.


IF YOU WANTED TO, you could go over the sentences together.  This does not mean you correct every single mistake (especially spellings) but can look together where things need to be improved.  The most important things to remember are capital letters, especially at the start of a sentence and any tricky words or patterns that have been looked at on your spellings.




























Week 1 (Spelling Challenge) - W/C 13th Sept (due in by Fri 17th Sept)


Please see the "Spellings" section for your group's spellings and some information regarding these.  I will also talk to your child in class about ways they can learn their spellings and it can be made more fun.  This week, the homework below is actually doing one of these ways!


This week, to learn your spellings I challenge you to write down the correct form of each spelling as many times as you can in 1 minute (yes – that’s 60 seconds!).  You can choose to write these however you like.  You can write them on a piece of paper in any colour you like or may choose to write them on an Ipad or paint them somewhere.  You can send me pictures, videos and/or timings of how you get on. 


Challenge yourself to beat how many times you can do this as you become more confident with the different spellings!

Week 2 (Norway) - W/C 20th Sept (due in by Fri 24th Sept)


We have started learning about Norway in class for our topic this term.  This week I would like you to find and write out around 10 facts about Norway.  For every fact you write down that I do not know about, you will receive a team point.  In addition, if I think your fact is particularly interesting, there are team points up for grabs here too!

Remember to STAY SAFE: if you are searching the Internet to find information, please ensure you search safely/the facts are from a children’s website and in the presence of a grown up.  You may type into Google something like: “Norway facts for kids” or “Interesting facts about Norway for kids.”

Note: For less confident writers, you do not need to write 10 out.  For more confident writers, you can write me more out, but don’t go too crazy!


  • Work needs to be written out neatly;

  • Words need to be copied correctly;

  • Places need capital letters!

Week 3 (Reading Comp - Roald Dahl) - W/C 27th Sept (due in by Fri 1st Oct)

Week 4 (Checking Sentences) - W/C 4th Oct (due in by Fri 8th Oct)

Note: I will print the sheet off for the children this week in order to save printing at home and because the activity does need completing on a piece of paper.  Please take a photo as usual and upload to Seesaw.  Thank you! smiley

Week 5 (Dialogue) - W/C 11th Oct (due in by Fri 15th Oct)

Week 6 (Reading Comp - Hedgehogs) - W/C 18th Oct (due in by Fri 22nd Oct)

Week 7 (Apostrophe for Contraction) - W/C 1st Nov (due in by Fri 5th)

Week 8 (Questions) - W/C 8th Nov (due in by Fri 12th Nov)