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Summer 2

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Summer 1 Week 5 Reading Activity - Get creative!

Reading is a great way to travel without leaving the home; we can take a flight of imagination and become interested in the lives and characters of other, made-up people. There is no better time to be enjoying reading! We would love to know what book(s) you are reading at the moment by designing a new front cover for your current book or your favourite book of all time. You simply need to fold an A4 piece of paper in half and come up with a really artistic, creative and colourful design. Send your designs to year4@matchborough.worcs.sch,.uk to receive 20 dojos. We would really like to add them to our website too. Have fun and keep reading!


SUMMER 1 WEEK 4 Reading Activity


Have a go at drawing a map of at least one of the places from a book you have just read. See how much detail you can include and be sure to discuss your map with your adult if possible so you can compare and add more detail if necessary.

Take some time and effort to ensure your map is appealing to the same audience that the book is aimed at. Can you use specific words and phrases from the text?

Remember we love to see your work! Send your maps to so we can find out which books you have been reading.



Summer 1 Week 3 Reading Activity

Read the extract below and discuss your answers to the questions. Answer the questions in full sentences using evidence from the text to support your answers.

A Busy Morning

“Ouchhhh!” screamed Toby. I ran into the living room to see Toby lying on the hard, wooden floor, tears rolling down his chubby, little cheeks. Behind me, I heard my mum walk into the room.

“What have you been doing to Toby?!” she shouted, her face turning a deep red. “Go upstairs; I haven’t got time for this today.”

“But…” I started to explain.

“Upstairs. NOW,” Mum ordered. “And finish your packing, we need to leave for the airport in twenty minutes.”

I stomped up the stairs to my room. It wasn’t fair! Angrily, I started throwing things into my suitcase: sunglasses, a swimming costume, shorts, flip-flops.


  1. How is Mum feeling when she walks into the room? How can you tell?
  2. What does Mum think has happened and why?
  3. Why do you think the author has used “…her face turning a deep red”?
  4. What do you think the relationship is between Toby and the narrator?
  5. Who do you think Toby is?
  6. What do you think the narrator was trying to explain?
  7. Why do you think Mum says, “I haven’t got time for this today”? What is she getting ready for?
  8. Where do you think the family might be going?
  9. Explain what clues there are to where the family are going.
  10. Can you find an example of an expanded noun phrase? A fronted adverbial?

Summer 1 Week 2 Reading Activity

Summer 1 Week 1 Reading Activity

Open the word document below and read the text Opening Night. Talk through your answers to the questions and the answer them in full written sentences. Use evidence from the text to support your answers.

500 words

Every year Radio 2 has a competition for children all over the country to write a story using only 500 words or less.


Have a read of 3 of the stories using the link below. 

Tell someone a review of the one you like the best.

Read your favourite one to an adult or a younger sibling.

If you fancy a BIG challenge, try writing your own 500 story. 

David Walliams




David Walliams is releasing an audio story every day for the next 30 days for FREE! We have already enjoyed lots of stories from his World's Worst Children.


As he is our Year Group author, why not go and listen to some more by using the link below. 

I'll race you there!

Oxford Reading


Please continue reading - read anything and everything! To help you with some school books, please use Oxford Reading. They offer a wide range of e-books for FREE online. You will need to sign up with an email address and confirm the email so get an adult to help you. Once you have logged into the site, click on the section shown below, then your age range and choose a new book!



Copy or use the link below to take you to the website.

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