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Woodland Habitat

Lets describe a woodland habitat using adjectives.  An adjective is a describing word that can tell us the colour, size, shape, feel or smell of something.  For example: silver, round, bumpy, sweet and large are all describing words.  We use adjectives to give more information about something.

You are going to be using four of your senses to describe a woodland.  Watch some of the video below to go on a journey through the woods.  What different sounds can you hear?

You could even go and explore the woods in Middleton Park.

Try to think of interesting adjectives that will make your writing stand out.  Instead of 'big tree' you could say 'gigantic tree' or 'enormous tree'.

You could write it on paper or go on to Purple Mash and type it on to the 'Woodland description', remember to focus on your letter formation and punctuation.

Woodland to inspire your writing

Panda post


We are going to write a story, using this picture as inspiration.

A few questions to get you thinking! (The answers do not need to be written down, just discuss them with an adult).

1.  What is happening in the picture?

2. How did the child and the panda meet?

3. How are they managing to fly?

4. Where are they going to?


Using a piece of paper folded into 8 boxes (fold a piece of paper in half 3 times), or using the planning template on Purple Mash (Under Panda mail) draw pictures to show what happens in your story.

Remember that a story has a beginning (where you tell me about your characters and where they are), a middle (where there is a problem and the character have to fix it) and an end (where the characters fix the problem and everyone lives happily ever after).  


The day after you have planned your story, you are going to need to write it.  Below are some word mats that might help you.  Please don't rush writing your story!  If it takes you longer than a day to complete it that is absolutely fine.  

If you want to then type it on to Purple Mash so that I can read it too that would be fantastic!  I can't wait to read it!!!





Word mats to help you with your story.

Jack and the beanstalk 1

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Jack and the beanstalk 2

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Jack and the beanstalk 3

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Read along as you watch the video. Also use this text to help you answer the questions

It is now your turn to write a riddle. Investigate an animal and find out lots of interesting facts about it. You should give your reader 7 clues about your chosen animal but remember not to make it too easy! You should finish your riddle with the words "What am I?" When you have finished your riddle go onto Purple mash and type your Riddle on to the 2do work.

What is a riddle? Watch the BBC video below. Then read each riddle on the picture and try to guess the correct animal from the clues!

Listen to the poem in full here To create your own version of the poem think about these questions: 1. What two animals could you choose? 2. What different describing words can you think of for the boat and guitar? 3. What else could the honey and money be wrapped up in? You may think of lots of different possibilities, be as creative as you like!

The Owl and Pussy Cat is a library of children's books, children's story songs, children's games and puzzles to help kids learn to read. It's Disney and Sesame Str...

Write your own poem using the template below, or head over to Purple Mash and use the template on the to dos.

Writing competition