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Reading can be a fun activity and gets more enjoyable the more you practise. If you are a good reader, it really helps to make your learning in all subjects easier.

The Challenges:

· Complete the reading challenges set for your key stage

 · Tick the activities off once you have completed them

  • Create a scrapbook or reading diary to keep a record of all of your challenges along with pictures of you completing them

· Enter the Suffolk Libraries reading challenge organised by The Reading Agency. You will find all the information and free books to read here:

Which activity will you choose?

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Week 14  13.7.2020




This week I would like you to create a Wordsearch containing words from our 101 word list that you find the trickiest to spell. Take a look back at the spelling list below and add them to your Wordsearch. 

Children read to you/you read to them as regularly as you can.

Mrs Gale reads Ella's story.

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Charlie and The Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl wink


This week our reading focus is on the final 4 chapters of the book, Chapters 27 to 30.

  • Roald Dahl wrote all his books in a special brick writing hut in his garden. It was painted white with a yellow front door. It was full of special gadgets and nobody else was ever allowed inside. If you were going to design a special place to write, where would it be and what would it be like? Draw your ideas and write a short description.
  • For our final week, I would like you to watch the film of Charlie and The Chocolate Factory and compare it to the book. There are 2 versions of the film, I much prefer the earlier version made in 1971 - but choose whichever one you prefer.
  • Below are different templates to use when comparing the film and book - you may want to create one of your own.
  • Create some writing to persuade someone to either watch the film or read the book, depending on the outcomes of your comparison task.

This week I have included the next in our series of arithmetic tests and a reasoning test. wink


I have also included a summer-themed maths booklet to get you in the summer holiday spirit!

  • TT Rock Stars

This week I would like you all to complete a Sound Check so I can see how you are progressing with the rapid recall of your tables to 12 X 12.

  • Numbots

 Numbots is an online game and playing little and often will significantly improve your recall and understanding of number bonds, addition and subtraction.


This week our focus is art and RE.smiley


I would like you to create a piece of art linked to RE.

These pieces of art will be entered into the Spirited Arts 2020 competition.

A short explanation of your piece of art also needs to be written, then I can submit them into the competition. Please drop your entries off at the school office and don't forget to include your shorty commentary (this can be written on the back of your art work).


Below is an explanation of the different themes you can choose from to create your piece of artwork. 

Good Luck!


God’s good earth?

Are we spoiling God’s good earth? Should we be thankful for it? Can we save it in time from the threats of climate change? The beauty of the earth is celebrated in many religions, but the human spoiling of the earth is a danger and a coming crisis.

In this theme, learners are invited to explore ideas and beliefs about the natural world, human responsibility for the earth and ways of praying about climate justice. Great work will show some originality: the globe in God’s hands won’t win!


What inspired you? A song? A quote? Another person’s life? A place?

Religion offers people inspiration to live. Sometimes an inspirational life, a person’s example, a text or a piece of music crystallizes our inspiration. In this theme, you are invited to identify what inspired you from a religion – it doesn’t have to be your own faith, as inspiration tends to spill over the edges of religions.

Explain through your art and text what connects your inspiration to spiritual or religious life.

Holy Words!

What words are holy for you? Select a saying or story you really love about peace, faith, unity, prayer or some other religious theme. Incorporate your holy words into your design or art and express the value and meaning of the words you have chosen in the images and art that you make.

This theme has a close connection to the study of holy books and teaching from 2 or more different scriptures can be used, so get reading from the Torah and the Gospel, the Qur’an and the Gita, the Dhammapada or the Guru Granth Sahib. And add some words from a non-religious source of wisdom too if you like.

Where is God?

Atheists, agnostics and believers in God might all respond to this by expressing their sense of the search for God or finding God. Where’s God? In your heart, in prayer, in the temple or the universe? Or is she hiding? Is he not there at all? Looking for God, searching for him or her, matters: but how are we doing in finding God? Would you search with google or a ‘God detector’? Is God on Instagram or WhatsApp? Can God be found by prayer or by looking among the world’s suffering people?

This popular Spirited Arts & Poetry theme produces great work where pupils use ideas from religions clearly: The Jewish Psalms 42 and 43 are where it starts.

Picturing Faith (BRAND NEW Photography section)

This is an innovation for our Spirited Arts competition. Pupils are invited to select up to 4 photographs from a visit to a place of worship (or another trip connected to RE) – preferably those taken by themselves, and give a brief commentary on the pictures to say what was great and what they learned from their visits. Comments about the emotions and the purpose of the place, not just ‘labels and captions’ are best. Pupils may like to provide their commentary in the form of a poem.