Hiya everyone, is it Thursday already? Personally, I think the week is flying by really quickly – I wonder what the children in ‘Yellow Bubble’ think? Hopefully they’ll agree with me. For all you ‘at home learners’, here are your tasks for today. If you are a little behind with the work, don’t worry about it: we are about a day behind in school as well so simply start where you left off and catch up later.

Maths: Turn to the Home Learning Booklet week 2 and look at page 10 for Thursday’s maths work. This is all about the order of operations or BIDMAS as we know it. Use your existing knowledge of the order of operations to solve the various problems on this page.

Comprehension - Log onto purple mash and find the 2 dos about our new chosen text: ‘Just the beginning.’

· Read the fourth chapter of the book and answer the online multiple choice questions.

· Now answer these questions:

1. I’d never pedalled so hard in my life. Hurtling along on my bike, I snaked between rubble and cracks in the road. What does the word snaked tell you about the route Ennio took on his bike?

2. Look at the paragraph beginning: I carried on… Find and copy one word or phrase that shows Ennio was travelling quickly.

3. Why did neither of the children ask the visibly wounded Mr Romano whether he was alright before asking for his generator?

4. Do you think that Mr Romano’s decision was fair? Give a reason for your answer.

5. Our friendship had no meaning anymore. Why did Ennio believe that his friendship with Miah no longer meant anything?


Put these events in the order in which they happened in the story, numbering them from 1 to 5.

Many obstacles blocked Ennio’s path, such as broken pipes, blazing fires and collapsed buildings.

Ennio jumped off his bike to ask Miah whether her dad and Elena were OK.

Mr Romano came out of his barn looking dazed and confused.

As he approached the farm, Ennio noticed someone running towards the buildings.

Ennio raced along on his bike towards Mr Romano’s farm.

Spelling Grammar and Punctuation

1. Choose the correct spellings to complete the sentences below.

Ennio felt that obtaining the generator was essencial/essential for saving his Gran’s life, but Miah also needed it for a special/spetial reason. With no official/offitial help at the disaster scene, it was becoming a dog-eat-dog world.

2. Circle the option below which shows how the underlined words in the sentence below are used.

Talking over each other, we both tried to explain our predicaments, but Mr Romano looked frustrated and confused.

as a main clause as a fronted adverbial as a subordinate clause as a noun phrase

3. Complete the sentence below by adding an adverbial of time.

_____________________________, Mr Romano stood up.

4. Add a pair of brackets in the most suitable place in the sentence below. Mr Romano a local farmer had a generator and other useful equipment.

5. Expand the following noun phrase…

_______________________________________ ’our friendship’

Writing : At the end of the Chapter, Ennio and Miah’s friendship is bout to be put to the test. What will happen next? Is there a solution that would mean both families could be helped?

· Write the next part of the story from one of the characters point of view. Remember to write in the first person ( I We) and the past tense (was , were) so it is the same as the rest of the story. You could be either Ennio or Miah for this piece of writing. They will see things very differently.

Reading - As always, find yourself a quiet corner where you won’t be disturbed, and read a book of your choice for at least 20 minutes.

Stay safe –

Mr. A.

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