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English Week Commencing 8th June 2020

Monday 8th June


Word of the week  - dawdling

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


dawdling – definition – wasting time, being slow, moving slowly


           Try writing it in 3 different ways.

dawdling        dawdling          DAWDLING

Can you think of any other words that mean the same as dawdling? Make a list.

Our book this week is Tiddler another book by Julia Donaldson and Alex Scheffler.



Here is a video of the story:-


Now try answering these questions about the story.

What is a tall tale? Can you make up your own tall tale?

What was the story about?

Who are the main characters?

What was your favourite part? Why?


Tuesday 2nd June

Try writing a sentence using our word of the week. (dawdling)


Have a look at our book again and write a list of the sea creatures that appear in the story.


Our task this week is to write a little non-fiction text about some of these creatures. Choose which ones you would like to do some research on.   You can use books you might have at home or the internet. This site might help you:

Try to make notes about the creatures and then you will be able to write your own sentences later in the week.

Use these subheadings:-

Appearance – what does your creature look like?

Diet – what does your creature eat?

Habitat – where does your creature live?

and finally Interesting Facts – try to include something the reader might not know, or might find fascinating.





Wednesday 10th June

You might need to do some more research today or you might be ready to start writing your own little booklet about ‘Sea Creatures’. We’ve included a worksheet which you might like to use. If you do a few maybe you could staple them together into a booklet. The box in the middle is for your drawing of the creature.

Remember to use the sub-headings (as above).


Thursday  11th June & Friday 12th June

Look at these two sentences using 'dawdling'. One makes sense, one doesn't. Can you work out which is which?

The whale was dawdling along the sea bottom.

The fish was dawdling quickly towards the octopus.

Use these two days to write some more pages for your booklet. Don’t forget to use your best handwriting and to check for any mistakes you might have made.



Remember when we’ve looked at non-fiction books they have an index, a contents page and sometimes a glossary. Can you remember what all of those things are?


Why not try including some of these features in your booklet?