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Week of Monday 13th July

Monday the 13th of July 2020

Good morning lovely folks. This week we will look at a different story everyday! Today we will look at one chapter from Mary Poppins by PL Travers. The book is quite different to the film and this chapter shows some special powers Mary has which are not in the beloved movie. For those who don't know about Mary Poppins, the story is set around 100 years ago in London and is about a magical nanny called Mary Poppins who flies in on her umbrella and looks after the children at 17 Cherry Tree Lane. Sit back and enjoy listening to this chapter and then try some of the activities below.


Mary Poppins

Extra Activities: Please solve this word search and make your own!

Mary Poppins art and craft ideas. Please send your work to us!

How To Draw Disney's Mary Poppins

Learn how to draw Disney's Mary Poppins! 🎨 ART SUPPLIES

Tidy up your room and sing this song!

Spoon Full of sugar - Mary poppins

Thank you for all your work on Greek Myths!

Tuesday the 14th of July 2020

Howdy all! Today we will look at the brilliant The Sneetches book by the wonderful Dr Seuss. This story is all about prejudice, being very careful with money but also working together and having hope.


Dr Seuss' The Sneetches Full Version YouTube

Put these pictures in order and retell the story in your own words using these images!

Extra Activities: Make McMonkey McBean's stars on machine with Lego!

Do some Sneetches art!

Reply to this letter from Mr McBean to let him know how wrong he is!

Extra activities

Sneetches cooking!

Wednesday the 15th of July 2020



Today we will learn about one of our greatest real life heroes. Nelson Mandela is such an inspirational person who was brave, selfless, forgiving and kind. Please watch the video and read the texts to learn more about this wonderful person.


Here is the link for the Real Life Heroes book on the oxford owls e-library. You will need to get your adult to create a free login and then after that you will have access to 100s of ebooks!

Mild reading

Spicy reading

Flaming hot reading!

After reading and listening to the biography, please make your own Nelson Mandela fact file

Nelson Mandela Art! Please make your own

Thursday the 16th of July 2020


Today's book is a tremendous story which is beautiful, touching and shows a little girl being so strong and over coming a tough situation. Sit back and enjoy my favourite Julia Donaldson tale!

Paper dolls ks1

SCBA 2013 Author Videos - Julia Donaldson

Julia Donaldson's new book, a first time collaboration with acclaimed illustrator Rebecca Cobb, is the story of a little girl and her paper dolls, who go on ...

Extra activities: Please make your own paper dolls

Friday the 17th of July 2020


Today we are going to look at story telling. It would be super if you could tell your adults and friends some fantastic stories over the summer holidays. You all have incredible and vivid imaginations so please share them! You have complete control of where your story is set, who the characters are and what happens. It could be a pirate adventure which ends with the discovery of treasure! It could be a thrilling story where a dragon comes to school or about the day in the life of your pet rabbit! It is up to you. Please watch below where I show you how story cubes can be a fun way of creating a tall tale and freeing your imagination.

Story cube part 1

Story cubes part deux

Extra Activity: Make Your Own Story Cubes: DIY Story Cube Tutorial 🎲

Your story cubes could have a theme like these!:

Playing with Rory's Story Cubes | Kids' Poems and Stories With Michael Rosen

Please see the great Michael Rosen (Chocolate Cake) have a go with the cubes!

How to Play with Rory's Story Cubes | Kids' Poems and Stories With Michael Rosen

Have a go too adults!!