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Week commencing 27th April

Reading Activity 1

Read a book at home or read a book on Bugclub.

Reading Activity 2

Read a book at home or read a book on Bugclub.

Reading Activity 3

Read a book at home or read a book on Bugclub.

Make a list of any words you didn’t know and had to look up.

Reading Activity 4

Read a book at home or read a book on Bugclub.

Reading Activity 5

Read a book at home or read a book on Bugclub.


Write a book review telling the teacher why he should read the book. Think about:

  • why you liked it. What were the exciting parts, the sad parts etc?
  • what surprised you about the story?
  • do you have a favourite character?
  • what do you think about the author's choice of words or the layout of the book?
Words of the Week

Word 1: accompany

Word 2: anticipate

Word 3: doubt

Word 4: encounter

Word 5: endurance

English Activity 1

This term we are going to be learning about the adventurer William Shackleton. But before we do, I would like to know what unexplored part of the world - island, mountain, ocean, desert or even planet - you would like to discover?



(Write at least one paragraph).

English Activity 2

Read a summary about William Shackleton and his amazing adventure. Then complete the vocabulary and comprehension worksheets.

A summary of the adventures of William Shackleton

English Activity 3


Legend has it that Shackleton’s crew responded to his call for adventure after seeing an advert that read, ‘Men wanted for hazardous journey. Small wages. Bitter cold. Long months of complete darkness. Constant danger. Safe return doubtful. Honour and recognition in case of success.’


Imagine you are William Shackleton. You need people to come with you on your journey to the Antarctic. Create an advert to recruit volunteers to join you on your epic journey. You must include information about the type of adventure, likely dangers, and what skills you are looking for. Think about what type of person would apply for this role? What attributes would they need?


Try to use some of the words from the wordbank below.

English Activity 4

We learnt about using modal verbs in March. This is our time to recap on our learning.


Read the following slides.

Have a go at making sentences with modal verbs. Look at the next 3 worksheets and use together.

English Activity 5


You want to volunteer to join William Shackleton on his epic adventure to the Antarctic. You answer his advert (the one YOU wrote on Wednesday). You must persuade William Shackleton that you are the best person to go on the journey.

What would you be looking forward to? What skills and equipment would you bring?


Use persuasive words and modal verbs in your job application so that William picks you! Use the wordbank to help you write it.


(use the modal verb wordbank to help you).


Once you have finished you can make your paper look old. Here is an online guide on how to do it.

Modal Verb Wordbank