Upton Noble

C of E VC Primary School

Part of the East Somerset Federation which includes Bruton Primary School




Well done to both spelling groups who are in the Spelling Shed top ten this week; Tigers are second and Lions, fourth. Special congratulations  to Jessica, Poppy and Noah K and who are 3rd, 5th and 7th individually.


You have the next set of common exception words to practise this week. Choose from the different activities below to help you to remember the spellings.


Reading Comprehension



Start by retelling the story of 'The Snail and the Whale'. Use your story map to help you if you need to.


Today you are going to write a thank you letter from the snail to the whale. You will need to start a new page in your Learning Journal. The document below shows you how to set out your letter. 


You will need to have four paragraphs in your letter.


Paragraph 1 - say why you are writing.


Paragraph 2 - write about what you enjoyed on the trip and why.


Paragraph 3 - write about where you would like to go next with the whale.


Paragraph 4 - this is the final paragraph. You need to give an overall view of the experience.


You will then end the letter with Love Snail, or Lots of Love Snail






Today you are going to innovate the story of 'The Snail and the Whale' and plan a new adventure for the snail. This time the snail's adventure is going to be across the land or in the air. You need to choose the animal that will take the snail on its adventure. Where will they go? What will they see? What will the problem in the story be? How will it be resolved?


If you have post-its at home you can use them to innovate your story map like we do at school. If not, you can draw a new story map or you can use the story boxes on the pdf below.

Wednesday and Thursday


Over the next couple of days I would like you to write your innovated story. Remember to use adjectives and similes to bring your writing to life. Use your plan as a guide, choose interesting words and vary your sentence openings. Try and use some fronted adverbials, for example, Excitedly, he slithered onto the eagles wing, or Nervously he looked inside the gigantic pyramid. You might even include some dialogue (speech) in your story. Remember to keep checking your writing to make sure that you haven't missed out any key words or made silly spelling mistakes. 



You are going to edit your story today. You need to check for the non-negotiables; punctuation (full stops, capital letters, commas, speech marks) and CEW spelled correctly. Have you started your sentences in different ways? Have you used and or but to join any of your sentences? Can you add an adjective to improve a sentence or change a word for effect? Once you have checked your story, share it with a member of your family.


Please also complete the 'Mr Whoops' spelling activity.