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Are you up for a word challenge? Each week, myself or Mr Chin will post a word challenge or activity for you to have a go at. Use your skills to try and work it out. Take a photo of you doing it in your purple book and send it in to us. They are just a bit of fun. Try your best and a go! 👍🏼😃
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Think it Through Today! - Challenge 5 & 6 (18.5.20) The definition of ‘jubilant’ is a feeling of great happiness. Write a paragraph using the word jubilant to share what has made you feel happy recently. Rambunctious - We can all be a little rambunctious at times! Can you complete the three warm ups and then complete the character trait challenge?

Think it Through Today! - Challenge 4 (7.5.20) Can you write an acrostic poem that clearly shows the meaning of this challenge word?

Think it Through Today! - Challenge 3 (1.5.20)

It is a word challenge today.  

Word Ladders!

How long can you make your ladder? Remember your words need to be at least 5 letters long!  The aim of the task is to make a list of words where the last letter of each word, forms the beginning letter that your next word must start with.  For example;





Extension: Can you think of works with 6/7/8/9 letters?

Think it Through Today! - Challenge 2 (24.4.20)

For today's challenge you must see how many words you can find that have your word within it. Your word is 'ate'.

Example - mate, late, grate.....

The person with the most words gets 20 house points.

Extension - Can you use each one in a sentence to show you understand the meaning?

To help you get started, here are a few examples that you could use; rate, hate, plate, grate, calculate, participate, catering, captivate, liberate, emancipate.

Think it Through Today! - Challenge 1 (24.4.20) Year 5 Word Challenge - How many words can you make using the letters from this word? How many times can you use this word?

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Full Audiobook

Full playlist and keep updating at: - Harry Potter Audiobook FULL Stephen Fry:

Tom Fletcher reads his books aloud for you.

Once upon a picture (see link above) - for all you budding writers out there and those who enjoy creative writing, use these images or 'The Collections' to have a go at being creative!  All you need is the image (on a phone, tablet or computer - no need to print out), something to write with and something to write on.


You may like to write a whole story, a beginning of a story or just an ending.  You may even like to create a set of instructions using the images as a starting point.  Give it a go and see how you get on.

Book reviews of your favourite book(s) - write a comprehensive book review using your own ideas.  You might like to think about including: 

  • Illustrate your favourite scene.
  • Write a synopsis of the book.
  • Write about whether you would recommend the book and why or, if not, can you give reason why not?
  • Maybe you could think about re-designing the book cover; can you make it better?

Creative Writing idea - The Red Glove

How about creating a diorama of your favourite book or a scene from your favourite story just like these below.  Have a look at these for inspiration.

Goldilocks and the Three Bears - Revolting Rhymes by Roald Dahl

Revolting Rhymes read-aloud for older children. Roald Dahls fantastically wicked take on the Goldilocks story!
Roald Dahls fantastically wicked take on the Goldilocks story!.... This is actually a book about a brazen little crook!

The Enormous Crocodile by Roald Dahl

Some much needed escapism for the kids ❤️ We are creating read-aloud stories of much loved childrens Authors, alongside our own original stories. Subscribe to our channel for a new story every day and to access other stories such as The Very Hungry Caterpillar xx
Read-aloud Story with illustrations. The Enormous Crocodile is a horrid greedy grumptious brute who loves to guzzle up little boys and girls.

AUTHOR ACTIVITIES Just some of the UPPER PRIMARY aged books, discussion guides, or activities kindly made available for FREE online during the COVID-19 crisis. (CLICK ON NAMES TO ACCESS ACTIVITIES)