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Week 6

Monday 11th May


Hello Caernarfon!


This week we are returning to our Seaside/Ocean topic so to start us all off...

Today's task is a reading activity on Sun, Sea and Beach Safety. Carefully read the fact files and answers the questions based on what you have read. Remember to take your time when reading the fact files and use your skimming and scanning skills to find the answers within the text.


Note to Parents:
The fact files and questions have been differentiated 3 ways, chose the appropriate level for your child based on their reading skills. 


This will give you an indicator of what level activity to complete based on their Bug Club reading books.

1 star - red, yellow and blue.

2 stars - green, orange and turquoise.

3 stars - purple, gold, white and lime


Answers for the questions have been included.

Tuesday 12th May


Bore da Caernarfon!


I hope you are all wide awake and feeling brave this morning, as we are going on an adventure! We are going to join Jack on a perilous journey as he sets sail with his best friends, and a patchwork sack that his Granny has packed for him.

Are you ready? Lets go!



1. Listen to the story Jack and the Flumflum tree on Youtube (video below).  


2. Discuss with your child what has happened in the story. 


Question prompts:

  • Who is the author? Who is the illustrator?
  • Can you name the different characters in the story?
  • What happens in the beginning of the story?
  • What was wrong with Jack's Granny? 
  • What was the cure for Granny's moozles?
  • Can you remember the different items in the patchwork sack?
  • What happened on the way to the Isle of Blowyernose?
  • What was your favourite part of the story? Why?
  • Who is your favourite character? Why?
  • How does the story finish?


3. Can you list all of the objects that Granny packed for Jack to take on his journey? You can draw pictures of each object and label them. 


4. Can you write a sentence to describe what each of the objects were used for during Jack's adventure? 


To get those Brucie Bonus points, can you extend your setences using a connective? And, So, But, Because



Jack and his crew blew up the red and blue balloons to stop the sharks biting holes in their boat but they were too late, as the boat began to fill with water.


Jack took out Granny's chewing gum from the patchwork sack because they needed something sticky to plug the holes in the boat. 



Jack and the Flumflum Tree by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by David Roberts

Storytime for kids: Listen to Jack and the Flum Flum Tree by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by David Roberts read by Little loves Library!

Wednesday 13th May


I'm not sure about you, but I had a fantastic time on our adventure yesterday, to the Isle of Blowyernose!! The Flumflum Tree was very different to what I had imagined it to be, but the fruit from the tree sure did look delicious, I wonder what it would taste like?


What was your favourite part of the story?

My favourite part was when the cheeky monkey from the Isle of Blowyernose began to play the TomTom drum, he sure did look like he was having lot's of fun!


I would like you to listen to the story once more to remind yourself of the main events.


Can you remember each of the different problems Jack and his friends faced on their adventure? How did they overcome these issues? 


Thank goodness for Jack's Grannny, if she hadn't of packed the large patchwork sack full of those useful items then they never would have been able to make it to the Flumflum Tree and get the fruit to cure Granny's moozles. 



I want you all to use those fantastic imaginations each and everyone of you have to complete today's tasks!


I want you to replace each of the objects that Granny packed in the patchwork sack, with seaside items. Your seaside items could include; seashells, sea creatures, seaweed, rocks, bucket and space, stick of rock, ice cream, seagulls, sun umbrella, deck chairs, windbreaks, towels etc.


Granny's Items

  • chewing gum - filled the holes in the boat made by the sharks.
  • wooden spoons - to play the TomTom drum with.
  • porridge bowl - to bail out the water from the boat.
  • red and blue balloons - used to distract the sharks away from the boat.
  • tent pegs - to climb the Flumflum tree as it had no branches.
  • TomTom drum - to dsitract the monkey.
  • 3 spotty handkerchiefs - to blow your nose.
  • Granny's old skipping rope - to save Stu when he fell off the boat.

Replace these 8 items with objects from the seaside.


Task 1.

Draw pictures of your 8 seaside items and label them.


Task 2

Write adjectives to describe them.


Task 3.

What problem will each of the items solve? Write a short sentence to explain. 



  • Stick of rock.
  • Red and white stripes. Hard and crunchy.
  • I will use the red and white stripey stick of rock to distract the sharks away from the boat. The sharks will bite through the hard, crunchy rock with their sharp teeth instead of biting the boat.

Thursday 14th May


Hello boys and girls!


I hope you enjoyed yesterday's task! I bet you all came up with some fantastic ideas to replace the items in Granny's patchwork sack. 


It's Thursday today, whatever shall we do?

""Don't get your knickers in a twist, said Jack, "let's take a look in the patchwork sack".


In the patchwork sack is today's task, let's find out what we have to do...




1. Listen to the story once again, to remind yourself of the beginning, middle and end.


2. Look over the work you completed yesterday, reminding yourself of the new objects in Granny's patchwork sack.


3.  Create a story map of Jack and the Flumflum Tree.

- When drawing Granny's patchwork sack, I would like you to draw the new objects that you decided on. These objects will replace Granny's objects throughout the story.

- Make sure your story map has a clear beginning, middle and end. 


4. Add key word to your story map.

- Time Openers

- Adjectives

- Character names


Note to Parents:

A story map allows the children to retell the main events of Jack and the Flumflum Tree. The children use pictures to represent the main events in the story. The children can then add key words to their map which will aid them when re-telling the story tomorrow.




Story Map Template

Friday 15th May


Today is a very special day, because today is the day you get to become an author and write your very own adventure story.


This week we joined Jack, Rose and Stu on a very important adventure to find the Flumflum tree, so they could cure Granny's moozles using the Flumflum fruit. We have had great fun exploring this story written by Julia Donaldson. 


The great thing about an adventure story is that you get to escape reality and go on a quest and experience something out of the ordinary. These are my favourite kind of stories, as they fill me with such excitement!


Now it's your turn to use your imagination and re-tell the story of Jack and the Flumflum Tree. Remember to add your own twist to the story, make it your adventure to the Isle of Blowyernose.



Use the story map you created yesterday to re-tell the story of Jack and the Flumflum Tree.


Top Tips

  • Remember your story must have a very clear beginning, middle and end.
  • Open your story with an exciting starter. See supporting resources.
  • Vary the way you start each sentence by using a variety of openers.
  • Use adjectives throughout your story to add detail.
  • Use a variety of punctuation to add excitement.


Have fun writing your adventure story, and once you have finished pass your story onto someone special so they too can join in on this very exciting adventure