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Week 4 - wb 11th May

Over the next few weeks we are going to explore a story from "far, far away". In line with our topic of Castles and Kings, all the activities we will be looking at will relate to the story 'Shrek 3' which can be downloaded a chapter at a time (Chapter 3 is underneath this section). All that is left to say is good luck and keep on reading!

Activity 1

Mr Moss says "can you read chapter three of 'Shrek 3' and put the pictures from the story in the order that they happen? (see pictures attached as pdf. below). When you have them in order can you talk about each picture and retell the chapter without the need to look back and read it again?" (Don't worry if you can't print the pictures, they have been numbered so you can just write them in the correct order).

Activity 2

Miss Philpott says "can you look at the sheet and find the synonyms on it within the text?" (Reminder: a synonym is a word that means the same as something else e.g. talk=discussed) there are clues on the pdf telling you which page the word is on. As an extra task you could highlight words that you don't know and research what they mean too.

Activity 3

Miss Cooper says "draw a line down the middle of a page and name one side true and the other false. Can you use the text to find out if each statement is either true or false and place it on the correct side?" Clue - If you read the statement first and then look for the answer in the text. Challenge - If you wanted an extra task why not create some of your own true or false questions about the text and ask somebody at home to find the answer.

Activity 4

Miss Stone says "Can you draw a picture for the text that describes what the spell was like that Merlin cast to get Shrek and the gang back to far far away. If you want to add an extra challenge you could add more features to the drawing and write the sentences to describe it".


It was an open area with a few trees dotted around the fire. Merlin himself was stood on a grey rock with both arms in the air (one of them was holding a wand). He was wearing a blue cloak with yellow stars dotted all around it. On his face was a large grey beard and some black circular glasses. The fire was roaring very high into the sky with lots of oranges and reds shooting out at all different angles. Circling the fire were a group of stones so that the flames didn't begin to spread and cause trouble in the forrest. A cluster of shimmering stars could be seen overhead as the moon shone brightly in the night sky.


(Top Tip - read the text as a whole and then have a go at drawing a line at a time it before continuing the next section).