St John's C of E Primary School


W.B. Monday 1st June


This week we are beginning our new topic 'Green Fingers'. Our learning this week will be based around the story 'The Tiny Seed' by Eric Carle. Listen to the story here: 



Listen to the story on the video link. Today's task is draw a picture of what happened to the tiny seed in each season. You can divide your piece of paper into four parts to do this. This will create a plan for your writing over the week so you can draw detailed pictures to remind you of what happens. 



Yesterday you drew a picture for what happened to the seed in each season. This story is all about the life cycle of a plant. We are going to write about what happens in each season. Today you can write a sentence about what happened in Autumn. If you would like to challenge yourself, you can use describing words in your sentence. I have written my describing word in blue here. 



Today we are going to move on to Winter. What happens to the seeds in winter? Write a sentence to explain this. 



Next, we are going to write about what happens in Spring. Where is the seed now and what is happening?



Finally, we are going to write about what happens to the seed in Summer. Where is it? What has changed? 

W.B. Monday 18th May


Hello everyone. This week we will be basing our learning around the story 'Zog' by one of our favourite author's Julia Donaldson.

We have read this story at school but you can listen to it to remind yourselves here:

Activities for the week:


Zog is a dragon who goes to school. Today you can imagine you are a dragon and write a diary about the things you do in a day. You could even draw a picture of your favourite part of the day.



Today we are going to be thinking about dragon school again, but this time you can pretend to be a teacher! You can write a plan of what you are going to teach in the day. Last week you wrote what you do in the morning, afternoon and evening so you could set it out in times if you would like to. 



This story starts with Zog in Year 1 and tells us what he learns. Can you have a think back to when we were at school and write what you have learnt in year one? You could write different sentences about this or one sentence about your favourite thing you learnt about.

At school I learnt... 

My favourite things to learn about were... 



We have thought lots about Zog being in school in this story. Can you look at the different pictures in the story and write down a list of the settings in the book? You could also have a go at writing the different characters too!




We have thought about illustrators at school this year. An illustrator is someone who draws the pictures in the story. Can you draw a brilliant illustration of Zog? 

W.B. Monday 11th May 


Tell Me A Dragon

This week our writing activities will be based around the book: Tell Me A Dragon. Please listen to the story first on this link: 



Last week we thought about describing words. Your first job is to listen to the story and see how many describing words you can pick out. Maybe for each page you could pause the video and think about which words are describing the dragons. You could write these as a list or talk to an adult about your ideas. 



The end of the book told us about lots of different types of dragons from all around the world. Lots of different cultures have dragons to represent different things. This week we are going to use the four seasons to imagine our very own dragons! Each day you can tell me your dragon. You can draw it and describe it. 


Today we will start with you telling me your dragon of Spring. Have a think about the season spring and how you could create a dragon that represents it. When I think of spring I think of lots of flowers. Here is my spring dragon: 

I have drawn purple lines under the adjectives I have used. You can write one sentence or more it is up to you. smiley



Today we will move onto summer. What does summer make you think of? It is hot in summer. You could think about other things that remind you of summer and use them to describe and design your dragon. 



Today we will move onto the next season autumn. What makes you think of autumn? I think of the colours. I would draw and write about a dragon made of leaves with red and orange colours! Have a think about what reminds you of autumn.



The last season is winter! When I think of winter I think of ice and snow. You could use this to help you describe your dragon. 

W.B. Monday 4th May


This week our writing will be based around dragons. Here are the activities for this week.



Can you think of any stories that have dragons in them? We have read The Trouble With Dragons and The Magic Paintbrush which both had dragons in. Write down any other stories you can think of with dragons in.

Then draw a dragon and label it with different describing words. 




Treasure or trash?

Here are some different adjectives. Which ones could be used to describe a dragon?

Copy the words out putting your sound buttons on them into a table like the one below. The first two have been done for you.













Treasure Trash
Scaly Smiley



Dragons appearance 

First of all we will write about the dragons appearance. This means we will write about what it looks like. Think about its features. 


My sentences are: 

The dragon has huge and strong wings.

The dragon has evil eyes. 



Dragons personality 

Next we are going to think about the dragons personality. Is your dragon friendly or scary? Is your dragon kind or fierce?


My sentences are:

The dragon is angry and fierce. 

The dragon is aggressive. 



Where it lives  

Now we are going to describe where the dragon lives. Lots of dragons in stories live in castles, you know lots about castles so that would be a great one to describe. You can pick anything you like. 


My sentences:

The dragon lives in a creepy and grey castle.

The dragon roams around the big and scary towers.

W.B. Monday 27th April


Writing activities for this week: 


Write a set of questions about knights and castles. What would you like to know about these?


Where does a knight live?


Remember to use question marks. 


Pretend you have a castle, maybe you are having a party there. Write an invitation to your friends or family members to your castle. 


Dear ________ , 



Practise forming the letters of the alphabet in cursive. Start on the line and swoop the letters. 



Write a list of things that make you happy! smiley




W.B. Monday 20th April


Castle writing 


We are going to be thinking about castles this week. We learnt about a castle as a setting whilst we were at school.


This week your activities are:

Describe a castle using adjectives.

Have a think about all the amazing adjectives you know, which words could you use to describe a castle. Think about its colour and size.


Use your senses to write about a castle.

What does the castle look like?

What can you hear in the castle?

What does the castle smell like?

Can you use adjectives to improve your sentences?



We thought about labelling the different parts of our house last week. Can you think about what is the same and what is different about your house and a castle?

Think about:

My home

A stone castle


What does your front door look like? Does it have a window? How does a castle door keep enemies out?




How many windows does your house have? What are they made from?




How thick are the walls of your house? What are they made from? What is a castle wall made from?




How do you keep people out of your home? How were castles defended?




How many people live in your house? How many rooms are there? Think about these questions for a castle too




Here are some writing tasks for the week. You could try and complete one a day.


● Draw a picture of your house and label it.

● Write sentences using adjectives to describe a room in your house.

● Hide and seek: Write a set of instructions on how to find something in your bedroom. Think about the positional language to help find the object.

● Diary: Keep a diary of things that happen outside one of the windows in your house. 

● Draw a map of one of the rooms in your house. What symbols could you have? Where will you place items?