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Take a look at this term's Literacy topics, check out what we planned to write about. Why not have a go at home!

Diving Giraffes!


Back legs apart and front legs slightly arched, a group of giraffes take turns diving into an Olympic-sized swimming pool. Cube Creative celebrates it’s 10th anniversary with ‘5m80′, a short by Nicolas Deveaux featuring high diving giraffes. The animated short was inspired by ‘7 Tonnes 3′, an earlier project by Devaux which featured an elephant jumping on a trampoline.

This film is fun but could still provide some great writing responses.
Writing ideas:

  • Write a news report of the event.
  • Describe the giraffe in detail.
  • Use show not tell throughout describing all that happens as if it is a human and then reveal at the end that it is in fact a giraffe. 
  • Write through the eyes of the giraffe.



Jack and his dog!

Can you write a narrative through the eyes of Jack/his dog? Remember to describe your surroundings and your feelings throughout!

What would your success criteria look lipke?




Who is William Shakespeare?

Find out interesting facts about the famous playwright, William Shakespeare.

CBeebies | What is Shakespeare's The Tempest?

William Shakespeare explains the story of CBeebies The Tempest... A magical story about Duke Prospero and his beautiful daughter, Miranda. They were banished...

The Big Book of the Blue

Investigate a creature from The Big Book of the Blue, write an explanation about the creature you choose. Try to include a labelled diagram!

Greta and the Giants - Behind the scenes

Greta and the Giants is an inspiring illustrated children's book about a girl joining forces with others to make a difference. Can you write an explanation about looking after the planet?

One World: On the beach, a brother and sister create their own tiny marine world in a bucket. With its wildlife, shells, oil and even a tin can, it is a microcosm of the larger world outside; a world polluted by ocean plastics, deforestation, and the burning of fossil fuels.

Rhythm of the Rain: Issac plays in his favourite pool on the mountainside. As rain starts to fall, he empties his little jar of water into the pool and races the sparkling streams as they tumble over waterfalls, rush through swollen rivers and burst out into the vast open sea. Where will my little jar of water go now? Issac wonders. On the other side of the world, Cassi welcomes the rain to her parched village . . . From tiniest raindrop to deepest ocean, this breathtaking celebration of the water cycle captures the remarkable movement of water across the earth in all its majesty.

Somebody Swallowed Stanley: "Plastic bags don't belong in the sea!" Everybody has a taste for Stanley - and the other ocean creatures just keep mistaking him for a delicious treat - but this is no ordinary jellyfish. Most jellyfish have dangly-gangly tentacles, but Stanley has two handles... Other jellyfish have a magical glow, but Stanley has stripes... Because Stanley (spoiler alert) is a plastic bag!

Challenge 1 - How many words can you make using these letters?