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We have two phonics exercises for you to complete. These can be downloaded and printed off at home. If you are unable to print off the work then please write your answers on some paper.

The first task is a phonics handwriting exercise. This can be viewed over here.

The second challenge is a phonics comprehension exercise. You can read the story, and then answer the questions over here.

Good luck!
The resources you need for these activities are all linked below. You can view them as a pdf file that can be printed off at home. If you don't have a printer then please write your answers on a sheet of paper that can be returned to school at a later date.

The Haunted House

Read The Haunted House story over here and answer the questions on the sheet.

The Runaway Iceberg

You can read The Runaway Iceberg over here. The sheet includes some multiple choice questions to answer.

Alice in Wonderland

Your next task involves inferences. These are when things aren't explained literally in a text. You need to use clues to reach a logical conclusion. We are using the Alice in Wonderland story over here to help with this.

The Curse of Cogston House

This is another multiple choice activity. Read the story The Curse of Cogston House, and then answer the questions on the sheet.

Blank Comic Strips

We have a selection of comics for you to read over here. The only problem is that some of the speech is missing from the bubbles! Your challenge is to think of some suitable words to add to the empty bubbles.

Spooky Story with Descriptive Adjectives

This next exercise involves you writing your own spooky story. There are some blanks in the text over here. You can shape the story by adding your own describing words.

Adventure Story

We are now going to think about how to write an adventure story. There are some prompt cards over here. They will help you to think about the setting, the plot and the characters for an adventure story.

Creative Writing

This is an exercise that will lead to writing a creative story. The starting point is one of the pictures that you can choose over here. Further activities and planning are available on the sheet.

Horror Story

We are going to use some pictures once again to help us to write a story. Choose one of the pictures over here. There are further instructions on the sheet to help you plan and write your story.

Other resources

Adjectives, Verbs, Adverbs and Nouns.

Sentence Openers.

Good luck with all the activities. Be as creative as you can!
Time for some spelling, punctuation and grammar!

Please look at the worksheets linked on this page. You can either download and print them off, or complete your answers on a separate piece of paper.

Our first challenge is to add either an 'ed' or 'ing' to some verbs on the sheet over here. Here is a clue: when some verbs end in ‘e’ and you want to add ‘ed’ or ‘ing’, you must remove the ‘e’ first.

Capital letters and full stops need to be added to the sentences over here. Write each sentence, adding in any capital letters or full stops that you think are needed.

Question marks and exclamations are also important in our written work. The exercise over here asks you to decide if a question mark or exclamation mark is needed in each sentence.

Finally we have some common exception words activities to complete. Find the words in the word find, and then write a sentences using each of the words. We have five work sheets for you:

Sheet 1

Sheet 2

Sheet 3

Sheet 4

Sheet 5
We have five comprehension activities for you. Each piece of work has a story to read. You are then asked to answer some questions about the story. You can download the exercises and print them off. Or you can read the work on the computer and write your answers on a piece of paper.

Cats comprehension.

Dogs comprehension.

Monster Surprise.

Rainforests comprehension.

The Cautious Caterpillar.
We have a number of writing activities for you to complete. Please download the worksheets and the print them off. You can also write your answers on a sheet of paper if you are unable to print.

Let's start with a story setting. Have a look at the picture over here and then write about where your story is taking place.

Next we need some characters. We are going to have a Princess in our story. You can see a picture of her over here. Your challenge is to use some words to describe what she looks like.

The next set of tasks involve you looking at a set of different pictures. These are all based around different places. We would like you to write about what you can see, and what it might feel like to be at each setting. Use your imagination!

Beach picnic

Beach scene

Birthday party

At the farm

Relaxing at home

At the park

School setting

At the swimming pool

Under the sea

A Winter scene

In the classroom

Dinosaurs

Healthy eating

In the jungle

Pirates

The summer garden

In the supermarket
The English work on this page is for Milestone 4 students who are not working on GCSE or other projects. Our focus is on spelling, punctuation and grammar. You can download the files and print them off, or write your answers on a separate sheet of paper.

The first task over here is to look at different types of conjunctions. Choose a coordinating conjunction from the box to complete these sentences.

Next we are going to correct some spelling mistakes over here. The mistakes in these sentences have been circled. Write the correct spelling for each circled word in the box.

The worksheet over here challenges you to add the correct punctuation in the sentences.

We are now going to look at 'sion' 'tion' and 'cian' endings in words over here. Which ending should each word have?

The exercise over here asks you to change a sentence to past tense.

Finally we have a story for you: The Mystery of the Stolen Spacesuit, over here. Read the story and try and solve the mystery by finding the five clues.
The English work on this page is for Milestone 4 students who are not working on GCSE or other projects. Our focus for the work below is on creative writing. You can download the sheets and print them off, or write your answers on a sheet of paper.

Each exercise contains a picture. Your task is to use this image to write a short creative story. Think about using adjectives and verbs. Remember to use your senses sight, taste, touch, smell and hearing. Try to write in a style that you wouldn’t normally write in. be creative!

Story 1

Story 2

Story 3

Story 4

Story 5
The English work on this page is for Milestone 4 students who are not working on GCSE or other projects. We have a series of activities based around the newspaper First News. You can download the files and complete your answers, or prepare them on a sheet of paper.

The first task is a reading task. We have three First News articles for you to look at.

News Story 1

News Story 2

News Story 3

Choose one of the stories above that you are most interested in. Research the topic on the internet, and then answer the questions over here.

Use the questions from your First News research worksheet to write a short speech about your Newspaper Article. You can use the worksheet over here.

A puzzle based on First News stories is available over here.

Finally we have a question sheet based on recent news stories available over here.
We have a number of tasks for students studying for IGCSE English. The information is available to download as pdf files. You can print the answer sheets off at home and complete the exercises. If you don't have access to a printer then your answers can be written on a sheet of paper.

Sheep Migration

This task is about sheep behaviour and migration. You can read the text for this exercise over here.

Next up is the questions for the exercise over here.

Finally an answer sheet can be downloaded over here.

Tiger Encounter

This is an IGCSE exam paper that describes the writer meeting a bengal tiger. The text can be read over here. The questions for this exercise can be viewed over here.

The final IGCSE exam paper is Project Mammoth. This is about a new scientific project. The text can be viewed over here. The questions to answer are over here, with an answer sheet available over here.
Please work through the activities below. You can print off the worksheets, or write your answers on a sheet of paper. Miss Pappa will be happy to review your work when we return to school.

Good luck!

CVC Initial Letter Matching

CVC Word Building

I Spy and Read Activity - Part 2

I Spy and Read Activity Part 3

I Spy and Reading Activity - Part 1

Letter Formation