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Week commencing 4th May


Reading Activity 1


Read a book of your choice and tell someone about what you have read.


Reading Activity 2


Read a book of your choice and tell someone about what you have read.


Reading Activity 3


Read a book of your choice and tell someone about what you have read.


Reading Activity 4


Read a book of your choice and tell someone about what you have read.


Reading Activity 5


Read a book of your and tell someone about what you have read.



When you have finished your book, 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?


Words of the Week


Word 1: relevant

Word 2: controversy

Word 3: persuade

Word 4: profession

Word 5: sacrifice


Learn how to say it, spell it, its definition and use it in 3 different sentences to show you can use it



Activity 1

Read the Synopsis of Kick below:

Budi had a difficult decision to make, both options would lead to serious consequences. Do you think Budi should steal the boots for Dragon? 

  • Write a paragraph explaining why he should, and a paragraph why he should not steal. Justify your reasons. For example- stealing is wrong, he could in get trouble at the factory, or Dragon would hurt his family if he did not steal. 

Activity 2  

Using this book as our inspiration, we are going to write a newspaper article about fair trade. Make sure you have read the pages from Monday on Budi’s working conditions at the factory. 

Also read these real life examples of working conditions for children around the world who work in factories that produce sporting goods. 


Now watch this video:

Playing Fair: The Story of Fairtrade Footballs

All children should be supervised on YouTube.

What is the biggest difference between the 2 types of working conditions? 


How could Budi’s life improve if the factory operated under Fairtrade conditions?

Activity 3 

Today, we are going to look at biased and unbiased newspaper reports. Open the worksheet below and complete the questions:

Here is the downloadable version below:

Activity 4 

Features of a newspaper


​​​​​​Have a look at the link and the pictures to find out what the features of a newspaper are. Newspapers are also written in past tense and formal language.


Please read the webpages below:



Can you find these features in the article below?

  • headline
  • by-line
  • lead paragraph 
  • body
  • caption
  • quotes
  • past tense
  • formal language

Activity 5  (due to the bank holiday this Activity will be on Monday the 11th May)


Here is some grammar revision which will be helpful when you come to write your article.


Quotes can either be direct or indirect speech:


Turn these sentences into direct speech - including inverted commas/quotation marks/speech marks in the new sentence.




She said that she hated me.

“I hate you,” she said.


1) Mrs Morgan claimed that the Summer Fair would be a success.

2) Mr Woodley shouted at the boy to stop running in the hall.

3) Jim laughed at Sarah, saying her dress was silly.

4) Emma told Eddie that he could not come to the party.

5) Sally complained that her shoes were too tight.

6) Chris mumbled that he felt sick

7) Joe exclaimed that he won the match!

8) Carol offered to cook the dinner.

9) Peter told his mum that he did not want to eat his cabbage.

10) Mr McNally told his class that they were being far too noisy.

11) Hayley shouted at the dog to stop barking.

12) The fireman begged the cat to come down from the tree