Brightstorm - Chapters 19 - 22 are now live!

This weeks work

This week I have set up a few more activities for you all to do. I would like everyone to email me a photo of at least one piece of their writing or publish their work in line with the radio blog activities by the end of the week. This allows me to check on your progress and see the work you have been doing. Lots of you have been sending me your efforts so far and that has been great. If you have been publishing your work on the radio blog then that is excellent and I can already see how you are doing.

Please reach out and share your work with me at:

There is also a science piece of work that requires you to email me your results so that I can gather everyones data in to use in line with our maths activities next week.

English - Writing

This week I want everyone to be following along with the RadioBlog. It is an excellent way to practice a range of writing styles and to gather and share ideas. I recommend having your Magpie Book there ready to use to help you. I will be online each day and you can see my ideas on the padlet (Post-it note page) and I will be able to see yours. 

If you don't have a lot of technology available make sure you listen along and try to post to the padlet but you can complete the written task within your book. Each writing task has an example on the webpage you can use to help, just like we do in school. Remember that you can always go back and edit but you need to give everything a go, just as we do at school. Start in your magpie book, just like we do, and build your ideas from there. I am only an email away if you aren't sure how to use your idea. I am happy to help with a next idea, line or suggestion but you need to give me your first idea first!

Make sure, if you don't publish your work on the blog then send me at least one piece of your writing to me this week!

Reading Response

Chapter 19 - The Case against Eudora Vane.

Watch the chapter video for chapter 19. Complete the task below, they are similar to what we would have done in the classroom together. 

Task one: Write what Maudie may have seen when she woke up after the crash. Write in the first person (I, me, my) as Maudie and imagine where she might have woken up, what she might have seen, how she could of felt and who she first saw.

Task two: Write as Eudora Vane looking down from the Victorious. WHat might she have seen, smelt or heard. How could she have felt finding out the Aurora runs on water and that there is no pitch to steal.

Task three: Write an action paragraph to add more detail to Arthur running through the forest. Remember your power of three sentences, use sounds and short sentences to add drama. 

Task four: Write what you think will happen next. What are the piercing green eyes? You can write as a prediction or you could try writing the next paragraph from Arthur or Harriet's point of view.

Chapter 20 - Thought wolves

Chapter 21 - Grave News

Chapter 22 - Ghost Sky Ship


Whiterose have teamed up with BBC to create a comprehensive learning scheme for the whole of the summer term. By following this I will know everyone is at the same point when we are able to return to school.

Choose the correct year group for your child - either 3 or 4!

Use the "Summer term - Week one"

Each day starts with a flashback which is exactly like our bell work but shorter. The children can pause the video at this point and use the time to revise the few questions before going over the answers. The video then goes on to that days learning and there is a task afterwards.


I have set a daily Sumdog task on timestable for each child. These results come back to me directly and I am able to tailor the next timestable steps for each student. It is important they participate EACH day so we can continue to grow their confidence with their timestables.


This week I want you to look closely at your garden as a habitat.

Task one

Complete a survey of the insects that are in your garden using a tally chart. Make sure you have your tally grid before you start. Remember to think about where you might find creatures in your garden and to look carefully. Use the same categories as me. I need you to email me your results by the end of the week so that we can create a whole class set of data results to use for next weeks learning.

If you don't have a garden you could use a hedgerow, or a field when you go for a daily walk. Just take your tally chart with you!

Task two

You need to create a map view of your garden. This is when you draw it as if you were looking from above. I find it easier to add labels so that people can understand the shapes. You might choose to do yours in colour or with a pencil. Think carefully about the different materials used within your garden.

If you do not have a garden you can draw the area you used for your creature tally chart.

Task three

Here i would like you to spend some time sitting and drawing the different plants within your garden. I would love photos to be able to put on our page so people can see your field sketches. You might choose to draw an area of your garden or specific plants or wildlife. Remember, creatures are not a field sketch as they move. We are looking at the plants not the animals. Take your time with your drawing and build up the layers like we have practiced. Please email me your sketches so I can see all of your hard work!


Read the section from the bible below. It is when Jesus calls his first disciples to him to begin their journey of following him.


Jesus Calls His First Disciples

18 As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. 19 “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.” 20 At once they left their nets and followed him.

21 Going on from there, he saw two other brothers, James son of Zebedee and his brother John. They were in a boat with their father Zebedee, preparing their nets. Jesus called them, 22 and immediately they left the boat and their father and followed him


Imagine you are Peter, Andrew, James and John. How would you have felt leaving behind your family and your loved ones? Why might they have followed Jesus? 

You could write a letter, a diary or the story from a different point of view. Remember to include how your disciple is feeling during this time. Remember, they have just met Jesus and they have decided to follow him on faith.