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Westonzoyland Primary School ‘Achieving, Learning and Growing Together’

Day Two 09.06.20

Session One Wellbeing and English 


Cyril and Pat


This book is about Cyril, the only squirrel in Lake Park, who is very lonely. One day he meets Pat- Pat is big and grey, and Cyril mistakes him for another squirrel! They become great friends and the two have lots of adventures and fun together- Cyril is so pleased he's made a friend. But everyone else thinks that Cyril and Pat simply cannot be friends, and they soon reveal why: Pat is actually a rat!


Think about the following questions:

Who are the main characters?

Where are they?

What happens?

Read this short extract from Cyril and Pat and then try the activity below.

Extract 1

Lake Park only had one Squirrel,

All alone and sad (poor Cyril).

Until the morning he met Pat,

His new best friend, a big grey…


Just like ME!

at and Cyril spend each day

Thinking up good games to play.

They liked to put on puppet shows.

And test how fast a skateboard goes.

Their favourite games were Hide-and-seek,

And one that they called Pigeon Sneak.



Activity 1

1. What type of animal is Squirrel?

2. Where does he live?

3. How is he feeling at the beginning of this text?

4. Who does he meet?

5. Write two things they enjoy doing together.


Extract 2

Cyril ran, out of the park

Into the city, into the dark.

All alone and scared. Poor Cyril.

'Not quite alone, you stupid squirrel.'

'And not so brave without that rat.'.

'Ahem. Do you mean ME?' said Pat.

Lake Park still only has one squirrel-

But he is not alone. Now Cyril

Lives there with a large grey rat,

His brave and clever best friend, Pat.


Activity 2

You are going to write two sentences as Pat and two sentences as Cyril.

These questions may help you decide what to write.

  • You are Cyril. What do you think you would say at the end of the story? Remember, you used to live alone in Lake Park, then you met a new friend Pat who saved your life! Now you live happily together.
  • You are Pat. What do you think you would say at the end of the story? Remember, you found a new friend Cyril, but everybody treated you differently because you were a rat. In the end, you stood up to Slim the dog, saved Cyril’s life and now you live happily together.



















Session 2: Maths Ordering Numbers 

Session 3: PE- Throwing and Catching

Session 5: Geography- Introduction to South America - Rio De Janeiro

I have included a border to print for the children to draw their own costume designs, please feel free to draw this straight into a book or onto paper. 


Session 6: Art Pointillism

Pointillism is a painting technique invented by painters like George Seurat and Paul Signac. While impressionists used small dabs of paint as part of their technique, Pointillism took this to the next level using only small dots of pure colour to compose an entire painting!


Georges Seurat. A Sunday on La Grande Jatte. 1884-1886.


We are going to have a go at making our very own pieces of art using this style of painting. You can even give it a go using felt tip pens. I have provided a video showing how to achieve this technique using cotton buds to create this effect.

Here is some inspiration and a list of what you might need and how you can start creating your painting…

What you will need:

  • Pencil to make a sketch with.
  • Paint, watercolours, or felt-tip pens
  • Surface to paint on- a canvas, carboard, card, or paper (you could even use the back of a cereal box.
  • Optional- Cotton swabs to make paint dots with


Steps to create your piece of art:

  • Start by thinking of the subject you would like to draw. You can draw anything you like: a nature scene, portrait, flowers, animals, a sunset, a piece of fruit or vegetables.
  • Sketch this out on your paper/canvas/cardboard.
  • Use cotton buds to paint in your sketch- do not mix your colours! If you need a purple car, use blue and red dots to paint the car in. Play around with colours and have fun! 😊


Stuck for what to draw? Why not use you favourite colouring page, then instead of colouring it in use pointillism instead! 

Reflection on our day...