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Thursday 30th April

Good morning! 


Well it rained lots yesterday so lets hope for some nicer weather today. 


It was lovely receiving pictures of your favourite books and the reasons you like them. Keep sending those to me if you haven't already and you get chance. 


It's Captain Tom as we knew him's 100th birthday today. But because he has been such an inspiration raising money for the NHS the Queen as made him an honorary Colonel of the Army.

SO Colonel Tom is 100 today- HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Look at all the cards that have been sent to him, can you spot yours! ;) 


Here are today's activities...



Warm up


Go on the times tables website and choose one that you you need to focus on. 


Main session

Summer  Week 2-Lesson 1: Compare lengths


Click on the following link to access it.



  • Please watch the video to support your understanding.
  • Try the sheet below.
  • Check your work against the answers (attached below).


Remember, you can either print it, write the answers out or discuss them with a family member.


Today we will continue to look at the book 'The Magic Faraway Tree' in more detail and will focus on one of our sentence types, questions. 


Click in this link to see the video.


Activity 1: The Magic Faraway Tree

Later in this lesson we are going to watch a clip about 'The Magic Faraway Tree'. In the story there are four children called Joe, Beth, Franny and Rick. They love going to the Magic Faraway Tree because they always have so much fun there.

Write a question for each of the four children asking them something about the tree. You can do this verbally or you can write it down.

  • Use words like: what, did, does, have and where to start your questions.
  • Don't forget your question marks.


Activity 2: Writing a diary

Firstly, watch the video below about The Magic Faraway Tree.


'The Magic Faraway Tree' by Enid Blyton

What can you remember about The Magic Faraway Tree? Imagine you have been on an adventure there and you want to write a diary entry about it.

You can watch the video again and make some notes about the things you want to include in your diary.

Your diary entry will need to include:

  • a greeting like 'Dear Diary' or 'To Diary'
  • a description of the tree (what it looked like, how it felt to be there)
  • who you met (what were their names and what did they look like)
  • what questions you asked whilst there (remember to include question marks)
  • information about what you did and how you felt
  • a closing like 'Got to go now' or 'time for me to go'


Activity 3: Let's draw some of the characters

In the story 'The Magic Faraway Tree' we heard about characters such as: Dame Washalot, Silky the Fairy, Moonface and The Saucepan Man.

Using their names, draw what you think they would each look like.

Once you've drawn them, next to each character, write one question you wish you could ask them.


As we all know, to stay safe we can't go anywhere at the moment, so lets look at a place where we could visit in the future- France.


Watch the videos and play the games on Activity 1 and 2. 



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