Matchborough First School Academy

Home Page

Matchborough First School Academy

Home Page



Today we are going to plan our poetry review of I Opened a Book by Julia Donaldson. 


Look back at Monday to remind yourself of facts about Julia Donaldson (they are all on the power point).


You need to point out some interesting lines and words and what they mean to you. Think about how the poem makes you feel and who you think would enjoy the poem.



Now think about what star rating you would give the poem.



Remember when you plan you don't need to write full sentences as long as your notes are clear to you.


I opened a book and in I strode

Now nobody can find me.

I’ve left my chair, my house, my road.

My town and my world behind me.


I’m wearing the cloak, I’ve slipped on the ring,

I’ve swallowed the magic potion.

I’ve fought with a dragoon, dined with a king

And dived in a bottomless ocean.


I opened a book and made some friends.

I shared their tears and laughter

And followed their road with its bumps and bends

To the happily ever after.


I finished my book and out I came.

The cloak can no longer hide me.

My chair and my house are just the same,

But I have a book inside me.


Julia Donaldson



Look through the power point - this will give you instructions with how to complete your learning.

Bug Club or EdShed




This week we are introducing you to a new online learning platform called 'Charanga'.



To access this online platform you will require a login and password.


Due to GDPR we are unable to provide these details via our remote learning page so we ask that you email with your child's name and class to obtain this information and the details on how to log on to this new platform.


Today we are going to be comparing lengths using <, > and =


To work out


27cm > 49mm


Convert to the same measurement so either


27cm and 4.9cm 




270mm and 49mm


It will make it much easier for you to compare doing it like this 



Welcome to our school website!