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Monday 18th May


2 x 15 minutes

Read anything you want – a book, a comic, a magazine, a blog, a web page, anything!



There is no guided reading this week as English is a longer task.




For the next two weeks, you’ll be working towards creating a short story based on suspense!


1. Watch videos based on suspense / leaving on a cliffhanger (pause at 1.19) (pause at 1.43)


Make some notes/discuss with your family:

What do they have in common?

What makes a film scene suspenseful?

What happens to you as you watch?

How do you change (think about what happens to your body)?


2. Make a list of suspense and non-suspense words. Pop them on your portfolio as we will create a word list as a class.


  1. – Alma video

Watch the video, pausing at key moments. Try and predict what’s going to happen, ask questions, make comments (Read Aloud, Think Aloud).


Pause at:

12 secs – rooftops – What can you see? Where are we?

26 secs – Alma dancing down street. How is she feeling? How can you describe her?

36 secs – shop – What is it? What does it look like?

44 secs – Names on wall – Graffiti? Why are they there?

52 secs – Alma – What do we know about the character now?

    1. – Doll pops up behind – How does doll appear? Is that normal? What do you think is going to happen?

1.16 – Alma and doll – What do you notice? Is there something strange? What is Alma thinking?

1.33 – Doll disappeared – Where? What does Alma think?

1.51 – Alma trying to open door. Why is she doing this?

2.06 – Throws snowball – How is she feeling?

2.10 – Door opens – How? Why?

2.39 – Seeing dolls – What can we see? What kind of shop is it?

3.00 – Doll on bike – How does that make you feel?

3.14 – Doll’s moved – Where has it gone? How has it moved? What will Alma be thinking?

3.33 – Reaching up – How is she feeling? Should she be doing it?

3.40 – Hand nearly on face – Good thing or bad thing? How’s she feeling?

3.49 – In doll – What’s happened? How do you know?

4.04 – Other dolls – What do you notice about the other dolls? What has happened to them?

4.27 – Doll pops up – What’s going to happen? How has that happened?

4.47 – Names on wall – What do we now know about these names? How are they linked?



Practice your skills on Reflex



Log into My Maths for today’s lesson and activities.

When you finish your My Maths homework, you  should either try to beat your score or play on the games provided by My Maths or Abacus.


SPAG Have a go at a test on



Speed Spell, Spelling zone (video transcript) and Dots and Dashes



Task 4:  Making Plants in Paper

You will need sellotape/ masking tape, stapler, scissors, paper (you could use coloured paper or white paper which you have coloured in.

There are lots of different ways of making sculptures of flowers and plants.  You might have got an idea of how you are going to do this already; if you haven’t, you could watch these YouTube videos to help you.