Upton Noble

C of E VC Primary School

Part of the East Somerset Federation which includes Bruton Primary School


W.C 27th April




This week’s English revolves around non-chronological reports and poetry.


Each day is set out clearly with activities to follow, most children should be able to do this independently - but some may need support reading through with an adult.


For the first two sessions you will read several reports, looking at the key features and then you will have a go at writing your own.


The next three sessions are all about different types of poetry. Session 3 is about portrait poems, looking at ‘Simon, my best friend’ there are a few grammar activities and then you can have a go at writing your own portrait poem. This is the same for session 4 and 5 looking at shape and action poems.


Please, send me any poems that you write!


Reading Resources


  • Puffin Storytime: From Monday 6th April, Puffin will be bringing 20 minutes of storytime magic to homes daily at 3.30pm on weekdays.


The Full ‘Puffin Storytime’ Schedule:


Mondays & Fridays, 3.30pm - Storytime & Draw-alongs for little ones 0-5. Launching on 6th April with Look Up! By Nathan Bryon and Dapo Adeola

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3.30pm - Sam Copeland will serialise, in 20-minute episodes, the entirety of his hilarious book Charlie Changes into a Chicken for readers 7+ 

Wednesdays, 3.30pm - Story Starters for ages 6-11. Puffin authors will read extracts from their books to help inspire children to discover their next read. Launching on 8th April with an extract from the bestselling Murder Most Unladylike read by Robin Stevens.


  • The Puffin Podcast: A new 3-part Puffin Podcast series will launch on Sunday 19th April (via Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Acast and YouTube Kids), where comedian, children’s author and YouTube personality Humza Arshad hosts laugh-out-loud stories, games and jokes guaranteed to give you the giggles! Aimed at unlocking creativity, taking stories to imaginations worldwide and inspiring children to dream big, the podcast will be available at www.puffin.co.uk/podcast  


  • Puffin Schools: To support teachers, parents and caregivers now tackling home-learning, the Puffin Schools website has been restructured to make Puffin books and resources accessible to children who need them. A huge collection of easy to discover resources to bring stories to life, including bite size activities and new categories such as Writing Prompts, Activity Ideas and Picture Book Packs, can be found at https://www.puffinschools.co.uk/