Keeping In Touch

Hi Year 5! I hope that you’re all having a lovely time at home, completing your packs and doing some fun activities at home. I’d love to hear from you and what you’ve been getting up to so far.

This event will go down in history, and I thought it would be a great idea for you to write a diary during your time off, so that you can remember everything when you’re older! Use a note pad or blank book, and each day write down what you did and how you felt, adding reflections – it’s like a time capsule!

If you need any help with your work, remember the 5r’s which will hopefully get you out of the learning pit. If you’ve tried everything, then please write a comment and i’ll get back to you.

 

Story starter!

 

The humidity was unbearable. Perhaps when the entered the temple it would be cooler?

The group had been travelling together for days, fighting their way through the jungle. They had exhausted themselves wrestling with vines and branches, drenched in sweat as the heat attacked them.

All around them the air was heavy; each breath was a gasp. The jungle climate was oppressive, and they were in need of rest.

As the group hacked their way through the dense foliage with their machetes, they had glimpsed the hidden temple. Approaching the door with a sense of growing trepidation, they knew they had to go inside; curiosity and desperation had got the better of them…

 

Continue this story by commenting in the boxes below, if you want to write lots then write it on paper.

Sentence challenge!

  1. Can you make a list of feelings to describe how you would be feeling before entering the temple?
  2. Could you start a sentence with 1,2 or 3 of these emotions?

E.g. Nervous and shaking, I stepped through the doorway, preparing myself for the worst.

Question time!

  • What does ‘trepidation’ mean? Why might they be feeling it?
  • Who are ‘the group’? Why are they in the jungle?
  • What does ‘curiosity and desperation got the better of them’ mean?
  • Would you venture into the temple?
  • What might they find inside?
  • Do you think all of the group want to go in?
  • Why is the floor green?

10 Comments

  1. They preceded onward into the temple. The atmosphere was damp and heavy ,with vines and spiderwebs all around. We made our way through in utter silence. A dusty tomb came into view.The floor was creaking .All of a sudden thunder and rain started shooting down.We had definitely disturbed something or someone…

  2. The humidity was unbearable. Perhaps when they entered the temple it would be cooler?
    The group had been travelling together for days, fighting their way through the jungle. They had exhausted themselves wrestling with vines and branches, drenched in sweat as the heat attacked them.
    All around them the air was heavy; each breath was a gasp. The jungle climate was oppressive, and they were in need of rest.
    As the group hacked their way through the dense foliage with their machetes, they had glimpsed the hidden temple. Approaching the door with a sense of growing trepidation, they knew they had to go inside; curiosity and desperation had got the better of them… Should they enter? “I think we should go back to the jungle to where we started.” whimpered Timmy.
    “Why, are you afraid? Come on Tim nothing bad can happen the temple is abandoned REMEMBER!”
    “Oh yeah, ok let us carry on.” They all carried on deeper and deeper into the temple… 2 HOURS LATER…
    BANG!

    (calculator beeping) “By my calculations we should get out of this cage in…” 74327616776664566732143676507427rgftwcegrf45h837f47g67645f5t76675h “aaaaaaahhhhh I don’t know, my calculation was so big that my calculator short circuited and it is to hard for my brain!” announced Jefferey.

    “Which means what exactly?”
    “It means we will never get out of this prison!…

    TO BE CONTINUED…

    • Wow Lewis, that was amazing! Wonderful imagery of the jungle – it’s like I’m actually there. I can’t wait to hear the next instalment!

  3. Hi Miss Andrew, I am missing school and all of my friends (including you and all of the teachers in year 5) hope to see you all soon!

    School needs to come back!

  4. I have been trying my hardest to get rock legend and I am so close. I have also been doing work that we were given

    Hope everyone is safe
    Cole

    • Hi Cole, lovely to hear from you! Well done for practicing your multiplication facts on TTRS, they are so useful in all maths. I hope you have a lovely Easter, Miss Andrew 🙂

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