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English Week Commencing 22nd June 2020

Monday 22th June


Word of the week  - lured

Whisper it, shout it, say it in a funny voice.


lured – definitiontempt (a person or animal) to do something or to go somewhere, especially by offering some form of reward.

           Try writing it in 3 different ways.

   lured                   lured                 LURED

Can you think of any other words that mean the same as lured? It’s another tricky one so don’t worry if you can’t!







Our book this week is The Smeds and The Smoos  another book by Julia Donaldson and Alex Scheffler.


Here is a video of the story:-

Now try answering these questions about the story. Try writing you answers down today.

What was the story about?

Who are the main characters?

Why do you think there are so many ‘nonsense’ words?

What lesson do you think The Smeds and The Smoos learned?

Which of the planets would you like to live on and why?

On the last place of the  book Julia Donaldson dedicates the book to ‘All the children of Europe’ – why do you think she does that?

What was your favourite part? Why?


Tuesday 23rdJune

Try writing a sentence using our word of the week.

Revisit the pages where the Smeds and the Smoos are visiting different planets in search of Janet and Bill. Using Resource Sheet 1: A world of difference to describe the different planets in the story, exploring the similarities and differences. Try to use some good adjectives (describing  words) and describing the way the creatures move. Maybe you could use some of the phrases from the story.





Wednesday 24th June 

On Monday you said which planet you would like to live on but today we’d like you to think about which planets you would like to visit. What would you like to do there? Would you like to live on any of other  planets? Are any of the planets similar to Earth?


Ask if you can search the Internet for some photographs and/or film footage of some real planets and moons. Make a note of any  space related vocabulary such as orbit, atmosphere and craters.



Thursday  25th June & Friday 26th June

Close your eyes and imagine that you are part of the Smeds’ and the Smoos’ search party.  Imagine that you are looking out of the window of the blue rocket as they descend to another world.  Think carefully about the physical features of the planet. Does it have mountains or craters? Is the planet covered in dust like Vumjum or covered with plant life like Lurglestrop? Will it be bleak and grimy like Grimble Tosh or will it be bright and colourful like planet Earth? Think carefully about the sky, the atmosphere and whether there is any plant or animal life on your planet. Can you think of a name for your planet? You could have fun making alien sounds to generate some possible names.


Use Resource Sheet 2 : View from the blue rocket and revisit the illustration in the book where Janet and Bill are spotted far down below (page spread 12).  Imagine that you are looking down at your imagined planet from inside the blue rocket – you will need to draw the view that you can see! Your picture should include some sky, land and plant or animal life if there is any. Explain that any features should be small because it is a drawing of what can be seen faraway.

Wouldn’t it be great if planets had post boxes?  Imagine that there is an intergalactic postal service and that you are going to write a postcard to a friend back on Earth from the imaginary planet you have visited. Remember to use lots of description. You could refer back to Resource Sheet 1:

 A world of difference for some descriptive phrases about the planet.


After lots of describing planetary landscapes, you should be ready to describe their own imaginary world using Resource Sheet 3: Intergalactic postcard.’

 An illustration of one or a variety of your planet’s features could be drawn on the front of the postcard.



Try designing a postage stamp for your postcard with the name of your planet on it.