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This week, will start reading Chapter 2 of our book Journey to the River Sea.


You can follow along with the text as the lady in the video (below it) reads the story aloud to you.

If you did not read the first part of Chapter 1, click here to open the text.

 If you did not read the second part of Chapter 1 last weekclick here to open last week's reading text.

Journey to the River Sea

Continue reading CHAPTER TWO from where we left off in the video and read up until 'They won't be nasty," said Maia.

(19:52 - 33:03 on the Youtube clip)

Journey to the River Sea

View document year_4/chpaer_2_-_p1.pdf





Here is some new vocabulary from the text:

  • slender
  • porpoise
  • superior
  • heaving
  • foster


  • juvenile
  • simpered


Task: Can you complete a word mat for each of the words? Click on the picture of the word map and you may either:

- print the word map and complete it using pen/pencil then take a photo of your work

- draw your own word map and take a photo of it or 

- complete it using your computer

Please email your work to me at 


Here is an example of a Word Map you can draw yourself (it doesn't need to look exactly like the one I have given you)




Fun Activity - Balloon Car Race

Make and race a balloon-powered car using just a balloon, a plastic cup, straws, thread and rubber bands.

Watch the video to see Dyson engineers supersizing their balloon cars to see if they can win the race. 



If you like, you can send me a video or photo of your balloon car at