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During your time at home, you can practise some of the text types that we have covered in class. 


Here are some ideas:

  • Balanced argument 
    • Should homework be banned?
    • Should children wear school uniforms?
    • Should children be allowed to own pets? 
    • Should violence be banned from Tv and Video games?
  • Newspaper Article
    • Write about the current situation.
    • Rewrite a fairytale as a newspaper article
  • Literacy shed - Some great short films that you could write about.


You could also have a go at writing some different types of texts. Use any independent learning time to research the features of each text type. 


Here are some ideas:

  • Letters
    • Write a letter to a friend or family member that you are unable to visit.
    • Write a thank you letter to anyone who you think is working hard (for any reason) during the current situation.
  • Leaflet
    • Do some research and create a leaflet advising people how to keep safe.
    • Create a leaflet for children and parents, offering some ideas of activities families can do from home. 
  • Poem
    • Write a poem to a loved one. 
    •  Link to topic - Write a poem about the Black Death
    •  Write an uplifting poem to help raise spirits in the community. 
  • Film/Book reviews
    • Write a review of a book that you have read.
    • Write a review of film or Tv series you have watched. 




Take time to keep up with your reading! You can read lots of different texts: books, newspapers, magazines, recipes etc.


Don't forget that you could be ticking off lots of things from our class reading challenge! 

  • Read an action book. 
  • Read more than one book by the same author.
  • Read a book in your pjs.
  • Read a book that makes you laugh.
  • Read a story from the bible.
  • Read a book with an animal as a main character. 
  • Read a book with over 100 pages.
  • Read to an animal.
  • Finish a book within a week.
  • Read a book in a den you have made. 
  • Read somewhere unusual.
  • Read a non-fiction book.
  • Read a book related to topic.
  • Read to someone younger than you.
  • Read to someone older than you. 
  • Read a book outside.
  • Read a fiction book. 
  • Read a recipe and make it. 
  • Read a book with a yellow cover. 
  • Read a book to a teacher. (I'll let you tick this one off) 

Reading Comprehension


Read the text careful and answer the questions. Keep a track of how long it takes you to read the text and answers the questions. The next time you complete a reading comprehension see if you an do it a little bit faster. 


Don't forget the golden rule.... Refer to the text!!