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Reading, Writing and Grammar

Yesterday we shared our summer memories. Today we're going to pretend to be the girl on her memorable summer day with grandad.

We're going to write from the point of view of the girl. Another word for point of view is perspective. To write from someone else's perspective means you have to pretend to be them.

Here's some questions to help you understand the girl's perspective of her summer day with grandad:

Where are they?
Is anyone else there?
What things did she see on her summer day with her grandad?
What does she do with her grandad?
How did she feel about him and spending time with him?
Are they really going into space? 

As the girl, write a thank you letter to grandad for the race car track. 
Think about being out on summer days as well as the girl’s feelings about her grandad.

Here's one I wrote:
Dear Grandad,

Thank you so much for your wonderful gift. I had so much fun playing with the race track. I know you said it was second hand but that makes it even more special to me. The sun made the cars feel so hot! I think this helped them go faster. I really loved spending time with you at the beach playing today. I love it when we play together because you are so much fun to spend time with and make everything exciting. It was so cool pretending that our race cars could fly off into deep space. I had the best summer day ever!

Love from your granddaughter.

P.S. I know the race car track is old so I am going to make sure I take extra special care of it. 

Edit your writing by...
Re-reading it!
Read your writing to check it makes sense.
Read your writing to check your punctuation is correct (that means capital letters and full stops!).

Making it more detailed!
Add some adjectives to make your writing more interesting for the reader.

Getting some feedback!
Read your writing aloud to a family member and see what they enjoyed about the writing and any ways in which it might be improved.

Publish your writing to finish the writing process.
You can use lined paper to publish your piece of writing on. Make sure you write with neat, joined handwriting.
You might like to draw a picture to present it with too.


We are learning time! Time is used to measure or compare the duration of events or the intervals between them, and even sequence events.

This week we are learning to tell the time in 5 minute intervals. I know that lots of you having been learning how to tell the time, remember to keep practicing!! Here is a video to help you tell the time to 5-minute intervals.

Special Task

Paper aeroplane challenge!

Make a paper aeroplane and see how far you can fly it! Can you make a target and try to aim for it?