Sherston C of E

Primary School

Learning, Caring and Achieving Together

Week Beginning 25.01.21



Work through the Oak Academy lesson focusing on modal verbs. You will need a pen and paper during the lesson.  Then have a go at the activity sheet below. Choose the level of challenge you feel most comfortable with.  

Tuesday - Outdoor lesson


On Tuesdays in school, we often use the outdoor classroom. Depending on the weather, you might choose to move this lesson to a different day this week.


In the autumn term we focused on the kennings found in Beowulf.  In a kenning, an object is described in a 2 word phrase, eg. whale-road for sea.  Kennings were very popular in the Anglo Saxon and Viking times.


For today's activity, I would like you to collect some outdoor objects from the outside space available to you. When you have collected your objects, see if you can write a short kennings inspired by these objects. Remember to wash your hands after handling your objects. Think about your vocabulary choices and try to use all 5 senses to describe your objects.

Use the planning sheet below to help you prepare to write your kennings. 

If you can, send in a photo of yourself working outside.


Today we are going to start exploring our next talk for writing unit.  We will be focusing on story writing and will use The Impossibly Possible Bookshop by Kat Pennington as our main text.


Prediction Activity


Today I would like to use evidence from the text to make some predictions about what you think will happen in the text.  Read part 1 of the story and then think about what might happen and why you think that.  


Use the prompt sheet to help you if you are stuck. It would be best to try and read the story for yourself rather than listening to it as this is an important skill to practise. If you do need to listen to the extract, please use the link in Thursday's session and pause at 1:55.


When you have made your predictions and written them down, listen to or read the rest of the story to see if you were close with your thoughts. Then complete the grid showing your likes, dislikes and thoughts about the story.



Listen to the story again. Create a story map to retell the story. Can you video or voice record yourself using your story map to retell the story?  If you are able to, please send the recording to me. I will be looking for lots of expression in your voice, some exciting story language and maybe some actions too.  


It is quite a long story to story map so aim to story map part one. If you have time to do the whole story then that's fantastic but part one is all that you need to story map. 


Use the text to answer the questions. You can reread or listen to the text as many times as you like.