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Westonzoyland Primary School ‘Achieving, Learning and Growing Together’


Monday 29th June

Good morning, Kestrels! Thank you for all your hard work last week! I had an amazing time at our picnic and LOVED seeing you all! Below are your activities and challenges to complete for today…enjoy!



Look at this picture of a monster. Can you think of 5 different expanded noun phrases which you could use to describe it? Try and think of interesting ones (not just ‘big monster’!)

e.g. deadly, fierce beast, spiky, orange body, razor sharp claws etc


Now that you have your 5 noun phrases, can you use them to write some sentences to describe this monster? Underline your adjectives and don’t forget to use a conjunction in every sentence (and or but because so if when that).

E.g. This deadly beast has razor sharp teeth that he uses to devour his prey.


Reading/ Writing activity

This week we are going to continue learning about the story ‘The Elves and the Shoemaker’ (story below).

Do you know what a riddle is?



Jas loves riddles. Read his riddle and see if you can work out which animal this riddle is about.



This is a very special riddle called a Kenning. A Kenning describes something without actually telling you what it is. It has some very special features:

  • Each line is made up of a 2 word phrase.
  • The words are joined by a hyphen.
  • The second word always ends with the suffix -er

*CHALLENGE – Once you have worked out which animal this riddle is about, can you think of other ways to describe it which could be added to this riddle? Watch the clip on the website to help you. Think about what it did, what it sounded like, how it behaved etc… to write a simple ending to our Kenning. E.g. Sofa-scratcher. 






Have you heard of Neil Armstrong? He was an astronaut who is famous for being the first man to set foot on the moon. There have been many trips to space since then, including one in the last few weeks. Today, we are going to think about life in space and what astronauts need to live in space for months at a time.

Watch this video about the International Space Station to find out about what life is like in space:


Today, I would like you to design a place for astronauts to live while they are in space. You could draw or make your model using objects from around your house.

You will need to think about (and remember there is no gravity):

  • Where will the astronauts sleep?
  • How will they exercise?
  • Where will they eat?
  • How will they store their food/tools/belongings?
  • How will you get electricity to power lights, computers?
  • How will the astronauts keep in contact with earth?
  • Where will the astronauts work?