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English Week Commencing 4th May 2020

All the resources you may need are saved below. However, do not feel obliged to print these off. The work can be completed in your child's Home Learning Book.

Monday 4th May


Word of the week  - marvellous

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

Marvellous - definition- very good.

           Try writing it in 3 different ways.

Marvellous    marvellous  marvellous

Can you think of any other words that mean the same as marvellous? Make a list. I’m sure you’ll think of lots for this one.


We are continuing to work on The Jolly Postman this week. Have a look at the PowerPoint again or you could listen to Allan Ahlberg (the author) reading it on Espresso.


Let’s start the week off with some role play. We’ve included a role play pack to help you. If you can’t print it off – try drawing your own.

You could choose to do the whole story or maybe choose one of the featured stories - for example – Jack and the Beanstalk.

If someone could video part of your retell, you could email it to your teacher.


Tuesday 5th May

Try writing a sentence using our word of the week.


There are quite a few letters in this book. Have a look at the examples we’ve given you. What do you notice about them? See if you can make a list of the key features of letters.

Once you’ve had a go – look at the list we’ve included at the bottom of this page.


Wednesday 6th May

Have a go at writing a thank you letter, from Baby Bear to Goldilocks.

Include details of what you think Baby Bear really enjoyed, his favourite food, games etc.

 Remember to use all of our key features. Can you include our word of the week – marvellous?


Thursday 7thMay


The first time we write anything there are often mistakes. Have a look at Goldilocks’ letter – can you spot the mistakes she made?

Now have a look at your letter. Did you make any mistakes? Try to put them right if you did.

Now think about your sentences. How could you improve them? Think carefully about how you start each sentence.



Friday 8th May

Now you have a lovely letter thanking Goldilocks for  her marvellous party. Now you need to make an envelope. We’ve included a template for you.




End of week challenges:

Design a set of stamps based on the ‘traditional tales’ from the Jolly Postman. We’ve included a template to help you.

Design a birthday card for Goldilocks.


Key Features of Letters

                                         Your address (on right hand side)

Dear ………………

Chatty friendly style

Date under address

Begin with  - Dear/Hello/Hi

Ask questions

End with – bye for now, see you soon, lots of love

End with a friendly statement

Remember to write in paragraphs

Name at the bottom