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Monday 13th July

TABITGB Chapters 42 and 43

TABITGB Chapter 44


LO: To write your own wishing story

Today and for the rest of this week, you are going to write your own wishing story.  Write a section each day, using the plan to help you.


  1. Have a good look through the work your have been doing in English over the last few weeks, to remind yourself of what you've learned;
  2. Look again at the plan you wrote last week and decide which days you will write each section, for example:
  • Mon: Main characters in a safe, homely setting: one dreaming of a fortune or change.  
  • Tues: An object arrives with a ‘too good to be true’ promise or wish.  One character warns against, but the other character ignores the warning and makes a wish. Nothing happens. Yet!
  • Wed: Wish comes true but with unforeseen consequences. (This is the biggest section of your story)
  • Thurs: Character wants to use another wish to put things right, but the object has disappeared.


   3.  Try to

  • Use the outside / inside opening to create an atmosphere or mood and have the weather hint at the terrible events that are coming;
  • Use words carefully to build up the picture you want to create of how the characters feel, what they do and what happens;
  • Use speech to show how the characters are opposite through what they say and what they do and feel as they speak.


  4.  Improve your draft as you go along, reading each section aloud, making 

       punctuation, spelling, grammar, word and paragraph edits.


   5.  Now, write the first section/s you've decided upon and edit.


LO: To use metric units of measurement

This is Year 5 outcome, but Year 6 are welcome to also do this work at home.  There are no separate Year 6 maths lessons this week.


Use the video to help you understand what to do and then have a go at the questions on the sheet, before marking your work.  Remember, they usually get harder as you work through them so do as many as you are able.  If I have found any supporting videos or games, then these have also been linked.

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire PPT Game


The Seven Wonders of the World

For the last week of term, I thought you'd like to do a mini-project.  Something that always interested me are the 'Seven Wonders of the World'. There are different groups of 'Seven Wonders' so have a look at the resources below to find out what they are.

The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

Now, let's find out more about the ancient wonders...

The Seven Wonders of the ancient world

Research one of the Ancient Wonders and complete a fact file